About a week before I left for Philadelphia to attend the Medical Group Management Association's big conference, a magazine called Travel + Leisure
released the results of a survey aimed at rating America's favorite cities
. That San Francisco won the top spot received much less attention from news outlets than how Philadelphia rated in just one element of the survey. Participants of the poll pegged the City of Brotherly Love dead last among 25 major cities for the attractiveness of Philadelphia's people.