I get the impression from reading posts on SDN that many people don't regard Yale's IM program at the same level as the other top tier East Coast programs, or even as well as programs like Cornell and Mt. Sinai. What exactly is wrong with this program? Yale seems to have a very well-developed teaching strategy, tons of highly-powered research, an outstanding international elective program with numerous sites, a newly renovated hospital that happens to be the largest hospital in New England and among of the top 20 hospitals ranked by US News. It's IM program is ranked 10th this year, and it's medical school is ranked 8th this year. The Yale name also never hurts anyone. Yes, I know New Haven leaves much to be desired, but, location notwithstanding, what is wrong with this program? Is there a secret defect in this program that they're hiding from me?