Depends on what you want to do. If you look at match lists from many of the schools, you will ifind that a lot match into University programs. University programs are beneficial if you want to do a [competitive] fellowship. Being at the university program offers you the opportunity to impress the pants of the program directors of the fellowships (hopefully), and may improve your chances of getting in. Universities often, not always, offer more research opportunities, which allow you to pad your CV with publications.
Let's say you just want to be a surgeon (I assume by your user name) and don't really want to do a fellowship and aren't interested in academia very much. Community programs often provide more of a hands on environment. Where there are fellowships, there are fellows. Often the fellows hog the good cases and procedures. In a community program there are no fellows, typically, and this allows the residents to function in the capacity at times. For example. When I was a resident, I got to do cardiac caths when I was on the CCU or cardiology service. The attending cardiologist was standing behind me, but after a while I did the whole thing. If I had been in a university program, I would have been watching from the control room as a fellow scrubbed in on the case. Again, it depends on what you want to do. G
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