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  1. Attending Physician
    can we assume from your user name that you are already at UC for undergrad? If so - would you rather explore or are you a stay at home type?

    If its rep you're going for, Penn is the way to go, hospital facilities are probably on par, so it might just come down to social issues for you - what city would you rather be in?
     

    gel1

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      Actaully, it looks like he is from U of I at Urbana-Champaign. This is a far cry from Chicago (but at least in the same state). Anyway, both schools have similar curriculums and time spent in class, and excellent hospitals. UChicago hospitals are ranked among the best hospitals in the country, but Penn's are slightly better and in a couple more specialties according to US News (take that as you will). UChicago is top for cancer, endocrinology, and digestive disorders, and Penn is top for neurology and ear nose& throat, cancer, and digestive disorders. They just seem so similar in so many measurable ways Kim is right--you should consider social factors like location and go where you'll be happy.
       

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        Just go where your gut feeling is...just feel grateful you got accepted. When schools are so evenly matched it's so annoying to see people nit-pick...the prestige won't amt too much if you're not happy with atmosphere to begin with.
         
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