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Pharaoh95

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cGPA: 3.86, sGPA: 3.91
MCAT: 515
EC's: I'd say they are relatively strong, diverse, and not cookie-cutter. I have my bases covered here. I don't want to share details because of anonymity.

I'm applying as a FL resident so my strategy is to apply to the florida schools (minus FAU b/c CAPSER and FSU b/c MCAT over 90th percentile) and and then any schools I would potentially take over my in-state options if granted an acceptance.

My list is 36 schools right now, mainly because of the high amount of reaches I have. Is this list too top heavy or is it okay to apply this top heavy if I have my "safeties" covered with my in-state options? What are some other schools I can add to be safe? I could really use some advice, thanks!

FIT SCHOOLS
University of Miami
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of Central Florida
Florida International University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Thomas Jefferson University-Kimmel
Tufts University
Ohio State University
Hofstra
Boston University
University of Virginia
Emory University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
University of Southern California, Keck
Case Western Reserve University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Pittsburgh
Duke University

REACH SCHOOLS
University of California-Los Angeles, Geffen
University of California-San Diego (received secondary)
University of California-San Francisco (received secondary)
Mayo Medical School MN & AZ
Columbia University
New York University, NYU
Cornell University, Weill
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
University of Chicago, Pritzker
Northwestern University, Feinberg
Johns Hopkins University
Harvard University
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University
 
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You can add Florida State. State medical schools do not discriminate against residents who have a high MCAT. You do not need to add any more schools.
 
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Pharaoh95

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You can add Florida State. State medical schools do not discriminate against residents who have a high MCAT. You do not need to add any more schools.
That is a relief to hear, I am so tired of writing secondaries. Thank you for the advice!
 
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