Which one would you choose? Here are my thoughts on the various schools. I would appreciate reflections from anyone else who interviewed at these places. WashU Pros: Best hospitals and best research out of the three schools. Period. Cons: Lecture-heavy curriculum; poor name recognition outside of medicine (may matter to some people); Location Penn Pros: Well conceived 1.5 yr basic science curriculum; strong hospitals; #1 NIH rads funding Cons: Match list was Penn heavy, less impressive than WashU and Yale Yale Pros: The laid-back "yale philosophy" (potential con); part of the country's second most prestigious university; lots of opportunities Cons: Hospital not in same class as other top med schools; reputation of Yale grads as soft (according to my cousin who is a residency director at a top hospital in a very competitive specialty) I was favoring Yale initially but my cousin (the residency director) thinks that WashU is the best choice with Penn finishing a close second. Any thoughts?