I don't really get the emphasis on USNEWS rank in determining what medical school you are going to attend. I just don't get it, barring cool location, what incentive is there to go to a top named school over your state school? USNEWS largely rates schools based on research money, how many of you really give a damn about doing research (personally I despise doing research and the thought of having professors who will inject their "research" into every lecture). Personally, if I wanted to be a researcher i'd go get a PhD. Plus, it seems to me that most the people who get into these "top" schools are total douchebags, why would you want to go to school with these people? In fact, I am specifically avoiding such places (with the exception of UMICH based on location) because I don't want to be around these people. So who else out there is giving the finger to USNEWS rankings?