Okay- I know that this is a little early but was wondering if you experts can weigh in on ranking programs. Personally, I have been agonizing over two programs (maybe this will change as I finish my interviews but I doubt it). One is my home program and another is a fairly prestigious one far away from where I reside now. My home program is really the stick by which I measure others. Location is irrelevant to me. My main issue is that I bought a condo when I started med school and with the way the market is, I doubt I would be able to sell it. I am not sure if I can rent it and that would put me in one hell of a financial bind. With respect to the programs, both are very good wth slightly different focuses (home is bit more community and the other a bit more academic). I felt like I would fit in slightly better with the residents at the non-home program and there are more international and research opportunities at the away program. There is a lot to be said about knowing the system at my home program though and knowing all the personalities. The perks (vacation, money) at the away program are much better but it seems silly to make a decision based on this. Anyone else feel like it would almost be easier to throw darts at a dartboard? And yes, I know I am lucky to feel like I could be happy at two programs.