Well, as my handle suggests, I'm finishing a PhD in engineering in early summer 2009 and applying to medical school for 2010. However, with my low 3.2 uGPA/3.5 BCPM (undergrad at MIT, PhD at another top engineering school). I've realized that outside of a few hope schools, most of my (20-30) applications are headed to the usual suspects (Rosalind, Tulane, NY Med College), etc. One of my issues is that because of moving around and working between undergrad and grad (basic science research in a hospital), I have no state that will consider me their resident for medical school application purposes. So I'm thinking of getting one! It appears that some states look at your residency based on where you will be one-year before you matriculate, so I'm wondering if perhaps I should considering moving to one of these in June or July 09 (I have to move somewhere for a job between 09-10). Also, I may very well not get in that first year, so then I could apply to all the private schools first year, and then after a year in a state, I could definitely have state residency. So, where should I move? I'd like a state like Ohio, which appears to have a lot of state medical schools or maybe New York for the SUNYs? Basically, I'd like to optimize the selectivity of the schools with the number of possibilities in a state. Also, I like schools near Southwestern PA/OH/WV, because I really do love this area, so I wouldn't have to feel like a liar telling somebody in WV,PA, or OH that I love their area and want to contribute to their community. Thanks!