Not easy to determine the most succesful (academics, research, clinical exposure). I know there a re many "good" programs where one can train excellent for their future. However, keeping in mind the holistic approach, here's my take: NY Pres.-Cornell Wake Forest Univ. Univ. of Washington Seattle UCLA Med Center UCSF MassGen Med Colleges of Wisconsin Johns Hopkins UPenn U Alabama Emory U of Michigan UCSD Indiana NYPresb-Columbia UFlorida-Gainsville U Tex Med Branch-Galveston Mayo North-Western Chiacago Brigham&Women's ================================= close: Mount Sinai NY, USC Los Angeles, UT Houston, Thomas Jefferson, SouthWestern Dallas, St. Lukes Roosevelt NYC, U of Chicago, Ohio Columbus, etc. Ok, that's alredy top 25 and whoever trains at these programs should feel lucky. There might be programs I ommitted, that's why I don;t like these rankings, but hey, I'm waiting to be criticized! It will only improve the ranking.