Just wanted to start a thread asking why so many people view Yale and Stanford Med as sub par (as compared to other top schools). I've heard many comments that they rest on the reputations of their colleges and other graduate programs. I've always considered these programs as two of the top in the country. I also think they do add to the prestigious reputation of the Universities. Ironically, they are also two of the most liberal programs as far as educational philosophy. They allow their students to pursue studies that don't make them the cookie-cutter med school graduates that many other places produce (an opinion). Could this have something to do with it? Any thoughts on this?