Good list, I would add:Good programs that get a large number of applicants:
University of North Carolina
University of Michigan
University of Illinois Chicago
Boston Medical Center
University of Kentucky
University of Washington
This is by no means a complete list...just my personal experience.
At the FDA, you can complete a summer internship (through the Public Health Service COSTEP program) or complete a rotation there-- the website for the experiential program is: http://www.fda.gov/cder/Offices/DDI/pharmstudent.htm, but there is not a residency program at the FDA. I did a rotation at the FDA, and it was one of my better rotations so far.Fda?
Probably more like at least a 3.3+ with other goodies on your application. Grades really only get you so far. Once you reach a decent GPA is much more about other things you've done (ie: leadership, community service, etc).when you mean highly selective, what gpa are we talking about? 3.5 and above?