SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) How much does a schools name affect your chances of getting into Harvard Medical (HMS)? For example, an undergraduate has these 5 schools to choose from: Emory, Washington&Lee, Fordham, Stony Brook, and Geneseo. Does the applicant have the same chance of getting into HMS from any one of these schools or will Emory and W&L offer the greatest chances? Also, does Harvard look solely at GPA, MCAT, research to decide your acceptance or does any other factors/confounding variable(s) play a part in this decision?