Justianna's interest in compiling a Top 10 Plastics ranking makes me realize that I haven't seen a Top 10 General Surgery Residencies ranking - and it likely isn't the same as the Plastics list. Since there are so many qualifications upon which to judge (research funding, fellowship placement, trauma volume, # apps received per year, etc), much of this could be comparing apples and oranges. So, let's just list by academic reputation (you can judge whatever that means). Here's my starting pitch: 1)MGH 2)Hopkins 3)Southwestern That's not a very deep or bold list, but it should do to start. Here are some others, but I'm not sure of the best order: Wash U, U Wash, Michigan, Duke, Baylor, NYU, Mayo. Also, what about: Brigham, BI-Deac, Yale, UCSF, Stanford, UCLA? Any suggestions??