I'm presently deciding whether to go to Michigan or Yale. If you have insights--specific or general-- please share them. This thread could be informative even for those not choosing between these schools specifically. Yale and Michigan are very closely ranked, but have their respective costs/benefits. Some important factors for consideration include the following: 1)Tuition (instate v. out of state) 2)Curriculum 3)Technological and other resources 4)Prestige (state vs. ivy) 5)Quality of life (college town vs. 2nd tier city) 6)Matching Record 7)Quality of Affiliated hospital (michigan's hospital is much better than Yale's. Will this significantly affect the quality of clinical education?) 8)Other unique strengths/weaknesses 9)Fuzzy/Anecdotal stuff One additional question: Does Yale's laxity in terms of academic assessment negatively affect average board scores? If so, how much does this matter? Thanks very much.