Hi all, I am by no means depending on family connections to get into med school, but I'm curious as to how much they help (if at all) my chances at getting into certain medical schools. I have a very strong connection at Jefferson (father was chief resident, a fellow and a teacher there, still has friends who are faculty/admin. He also had a pretty memorable acceptance story (was a FMG)). I have some connections at UPenn and UC San Diego as well. I realize that connections do not make or break any application. Just wanted to know how much of an effect it has. Thanks in advance!