So beyond the ROLs, which obviously take a lot of factors into consideration, I'd be interested to hear what people thought purely of their interview experiences at different programs. What places really wowed you on your interview day, and which places didn't seem to live up to their reputation? Here are a few for me: Wows: Michigan - Heck of a translational research sales pitch. Those guys have clearly been on a faculty and infrastructure spending spree. Be nicer when they get the new building though. MGH - Based on their reputation, I was expecting the attendings to be armed with cattle prods. I was very pleasantly surprised - the residents and attendings seem to have great relationships and overall I couldn't spot a weakness in the program. Loved it. I know you are better than this: Penn - Everyone I actually met there seemed great, but the PD, chairman, and several residents all made unsolicited remarks about some of the other residents being lazy and/or disgruntled. Seemed like a little too much honesty. Odd year for them though, with the signout system transition coming up. U of Washington - I consider it a red flag if you have to track down the PD 'cuz she didn't show up for your interview.