need HELP (plz)

ripmysociallife

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    I just got my MCAT score back today and while I am thrilled it has brought up a little bit of an issue

    I scored a 522, my cGPA is 3.83, sGPA is 3.7ish I'm not sure exactly but low 3.7. Anyways, because of this my scores are above 90th percentile for a lot of schools that fit my GPA, whereas my GPA falls below the median a lot of top schools. I have decent ECs but nothing show-stopping, but now I am really struggling with a school list. If I'm above the 90th percentile will schools think I am using them as a safety or is this just a myth?

    TIA
     

    Davidfromcali

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      No such thing as a safety in the med school world. I have friends with scores above the 90th percentile at certain schools and they got accepted there

      Just apply broadly to top tier and mid tier schools and see where you land.
       
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        If your GPA and MCAT are well outside the norm for students who historically enroll in their program you may encounter that. It’s similar to what happens when TX residents apply OOS. You may encounter this from schools but not all of them.
         

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          In addition to your Florida MD schools I suggest these OOS schools:
          Emory
          Vanderbilt
          Washington University
          Duke
          U Virginia
          Case Western
          Cincinnati
          Ohio State
          Pittsburgh
          U Michigan
          Rochester
          Boston University
          Hofstra
          Einstein
          Mount Sinai
          NYU
          Kaiser
           
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          ripmysociallife

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            In addition to your Florida MD schools I suggest these OOS schools:
            Emory
            Vanderbilt
            Washington University
            Duke
            U Virginia
            Case Western
            Cincinnati
            Ohio State
            Pittsburgh
            U Michigan
            Rochester
            Boston University
            Hofstra
            Einstein
            Mount Sinai
            NYU
            Kaiser
            Thank you so much! I had some of these on a potential list so that makes me feel better! Do you think I would have a shot at Baylor? I know they still favor IS but their OOS tuition would be nice
             
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