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Filter for the 71 schools that consider Canadians.
Eliminate the ones that matriculated less than 3.
Eliminate the mission-based schools (unless you fit the mission).
Apply to the remaining schools that have a median around 512.
Bring back that list and we can help refine it.
 

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I've made this working list based on what previous Canadian applicants used. I haven't filtered them out by GPA & MCAT yet. The ones highlighted in red are ultra-reaches I consider having a slim-to-none shot at. Also should I be considering applying to some DO schools as safeties?

California

UCLA
UCSF
Stanford

Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Yale

DCish
Georgetown
George Washington

Georgia
Emory
Hawaii

Illinois
University of Chicago – Pritzker
Northwestern

Rosalind Franklin

Kentucky
University of Kentucky

Louisiana
Tulane

Maryland
Johns Hopkins
University of Maryland

Massachusetts
Boston University
Harvard
Tufts

Michigan:
Michigan State
Wayne State

Minnesota:
Mayo Medical School
University of Minnesota

Missouri
Saint Louis University
Washington University at St Louis

New Hampshire:
Dartmouth

New York:
Albany
Albert Einstein (Yeshiva)
Columbia
Cornell
New York Medical College
New York University
Mount Sinai
SUNY Upstate
Stonybrook

North Carolina:
Duke
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University

Ohio:
Case Western Reserve

Pennysvlania:
Jefferson
University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University

Rhode Island:
Brown

Tennessee:
Vanderbilt
Meharry

Texas:
Baylor
UT Medical Branch @ Galveston
UT Southwestern

Virginia:
Virginia Commonwealth University
EVMS

Wisconsin:
Medical College of Wisconsin
I know MSUCOM, which is a great DO/med school in general, accepts a significant amount of canadians each year! Your stats are significantly higher than most DO, but if you've got the cash, I would apply to 5 or so that interest you and have decent amount of canadians there.

I would eliminate several of the public schools on your list, and add some more lower to mid tier private MD, especially ones in borders states (rush, for example)
 
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Get rid of all the California schools, Harvard, Hopkins, the two UTs, Brown, Meharry, Albany, Tufts, Wake Forest and Case Western. They either are way too high reach, or don't take Canadians without significant ties, or are extremely mission-based. And only apply to DO if you are willing to matriculate if that's your only acceptance.
 

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I've made this working list based on what previous Canadian applicants used. I haven't filtered them out by GPA & MCAT yet. The ones highlighted in red are ultra-reaches I consider having a slim-to-none shot at. Also should I be considering applying to some DO schools as safeties?

California

UCLA
UCSF
Stanford

Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Yale

DCish
Georgetown
George Washington

Georgia
Emory
Hawaii

Illinois
University of Chicago – Pritzker
Northwestern

Rosalind Franklin

Kentucky
University of Kentucky

Louisiana
Tulane

Maryland
Johns Hopkins
University of Maryland

Massachusetts
Boston University
Harvard
Tufts

Michigan:
Michigan State
Wayne State

Minnesota:
Mayo Medical School
University of Minnesota

Missouri
Saint Louis University
Washington University at St Louis

New Hampshire:
Dartmouth

New York:
Albany
Albert Einstein (Yeshiva)
Columbia
Cornell
New York Medical College
New York University
Mount Sinai
SUNY Upstate
Stonybrook

North Carolina:
Duke
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University

Ohio:
Case Western Reserve

Pennysvlania:
Jefferson
University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University

Rhode Island:
Brown

Tennessee:
Vanderbilt
Meharry

Texas:
Baylor
UT Medical Branch @ Galveston
UT Southwestern

Virginia:
Virginia Commonwealth University
EVMS

Wisconsin:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Your list did not follow any of the guidelines I recommended.
For example, regarding your CA choices: UCLA matriculated exactly 2 internationals, UCSF matriculated none.
The median MCAT at Stanford is 518.

Meharry is a mission-based school.
None of the TX schools on your list matriculated a single MD applicant.

Apply the same quality of research on your list as you used on your publication.
 
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Hi I'm graduating this year and considering applying to US schools along with Canadian schools and I'd like to get some advice on applying. I know that there is a general list of schools out there that accepts internationals/Canadians and that private schools are usually non-discriminatory but would like to get an idea of how competitive I'd be as an applicant, if and where I have a good chance of getting interviews, etc. Here is my profile:

School/major: Top 3 Canadian/Science
GPA: 3.78 with upward trend (3.4, 4.0, 3.9, 3.85)
MCAT: took it twice. 510 then 515
Research: 2 years of research including undergraduate honours project, 1 paper (4th author)
Shadowing: <40h
Volunteering: 50h (hospital), 200h (non-hospital)
Other extracurriculars: a couple of student societies to which I was heavily involved, short term development in Africa, intramural sports
Good LORs

Thanks in advance.
I can't sugar coat this, for Stanford class schools, a US citizen wouldn't be competitive with your stats.
 
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