I've seen a few west coast IM programs mentioned here and there, but I'm wondering if anyone can relate what the top programs are or if anyone can talk specifically about any one of them. Mostly I'm looking at: UNM in Albuequerque, UofAZ, UofColorado in Denver, UofNevada, UCIrvine, UCLA, UCSD, UCDavis, OHSC, Mayo and UWash. You can see most of these are University-based. I've been told that really there's no reason to not do a University-based program in IM, especially if you're considering competetive fellowships. Maybe only Mayo and Stanford would be possible private programs. Any opinions on that statement? What are the acceptance rates into fellowships of some of the community or private institutions for IM? Sorry for all the questions!