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    Delete Morsani, Einstein, Ohio State,UCR, Northstate (for goodness sake!) and CUSM.

    Thanks for taking the time to advise me.

    Those are schools @Faha advised me to add when I posted before. Although, admittedly, my application looked weaker in my earlier post & I have added a couple of things to my application since then, such as an MD lor & projected hours.

    I get that my stats are well above UCR, northstate, CUSM, so I'll likely remove those.

    However, I included schools like Morsani (90th percentile 521, 4.00), Einstein (90th percentile 519, 3.97) , Ohio State (90th percentile 523, 4.00) as "safety" mid-tiers, because I'm afraid that the rest of my list is very top-heavy and I'm not quite sure how compelling my application is. ECs seems kind of cookie-cutter to me, but I am definitely spending time on writing my secondaries well.

    1) Do you still think my list would be balanced after removing those?
    2) Are there any schools I'm missing where I likely wouldn't be yield-protected, but I would also have a reasonable chance as an OOS applicant with high stats?
     

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      I get that my stats are well above UCR, northstate, CUSM, so I'll likely remove those.

      However, I included schools like Morsani (90th percentile 521, 4.00), Einstein (90th percentile 519, 3.97) , Ohio State (90th percentile 523, 4.00) as "safety" mid-tiers, because I'm afraid that the rest of my list is very top-heavy and I'm not quite sure how compelling my application is. ECs seems kind of cookie-cutter to me, but I am definitely spending time on writing my secondaries well.

      1) Do you still think my list would be balanced after removing those?
      2) Are there any schools I'm missing where I likely wouldn't be yield-protected, but I would also have a reasonable chance as an OOS applicant with high stats?
      Northstate thinks so little of their students' well-being that they purposefully deny them access to federal loans and payback mechanisms. They would not deserve your application fee even if they were a "target."
      UCR is a mission-based school. You don't fit the mission.
      CUSM is way below your stats.
      The tippy top matriculants of the other schools often have a strong relationship with the school. They are not random high-stats applicants.
      Scan the MSAR for high stat private schools if you want more options.
      Someone will probably bite.

      Please check the LoE requirements at each school...I hope you don't send us an "MD letter."
       
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        Northstate thinks so little of their students' well-being that they purposefully deny them access to federal loans and payback mechanisms. They would not deserve your application fee even if they were a "target."
        UCR is a mission-based school. You don't fit the mission.
        CUSM is way below your stats.
        The tippy top matriculants of the other schools often have a strong relationship with the school. They are not random high-stats applicants.
        Scan the MSAR for high stat private schools if you want more options.
        Someone will probably bite.

        Please check the LoE requirements at each school...I hope you don't send us an "MD letter."
        What's wrong with an MD letter ? Maybe it's from a doc the student shadowed. Something 'bad" about an MD letter ?
         

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          What's wrong with an MD letter ? Maybe it's from a doc the student shadowed. Something 'bad" about an MD letter ?
          Physicians are congenitally incapable of writing a useful, objective letter. Who could blame them if their only experience of the candidate is when they are shadowing? What are they able to confirm? "Johnny is capable of being really unobtrusive and hardly anyone felt uncomfortable in his presence."
          If someone with a substantive relationship (PI, employer...) with the applicant happens to be a physician, that is another matter.
          ... but DO's do love a DO letter. That's also a different matter.
           
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            I suggest:

            UCSF
            USC Keck
            UC Irvine
            UC Davis
            UCLA
            UCSD
            Stanford
            Kaiser Permanente
            California University of Science and Medicine
            Harvard
            U Penn
            Yale
            Johns Hopkins
            NYU Grossman
            Cornell
            Mayo
            Vanderbilt
            Wash U
            U Chicago
            Northwestern
            Case Western Reserve
            Mt Sinai
            U Pittsburgh
            U Michigan
            Boston U
            UVA
            Ohio State
            U Rochester
            Hofstra
            Albert Einstein
            U Cincinatti
            USF Health Morsani
            U Miami
            Emory
            Western MI
            U VM
            Baylor
            Vandy
            Columbia
            Einstein
            Duke
            U CO
            U WI
            U IA

            With a few schools, this is one of those very rare times that I disagree with the very wise gyngyn!
             
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