I'm a CA resident who, very likely, won't be able to make it into a UC med school. But, my app is competitive for privates and I'm planning on apply broadly. I wanted to know if there's a way to tell OOS schools of nearby family? Specifically, I have an aunt + cousins who live right by UIC and a sister in Syracuse (near SUNY-upstate). Does this even matter or do OOS schools select upper tier applicants without regard to which applicants will actually attend their school? I know some schools (like U Hawaii) consider OOS students if they have ties to the state (like family residents)... but, I'm not sure if there's a way of conveying this to schools other than the interview (which i may not get anyway).