I am applying in June and come from California. I go to UCSD. Talked with the premed advisor and he suggested applying to about 25 schools. I went through the MSAR and found about 40 that I was interested in/I met their requirements/they accepted out of staters. Seeing as I am from CA and our state schools are no slouch, what is a good number of schools to apply to? Further, any suggestions on back up MD progs that accept CA residents?