I went up and down the search list in both sdn and reddit (so I apologize if I haven't been using the right boolean on phrase if this has been mentioned before) but I can't find a composite list of lesser known IM programs that applicants don't know about. I haven't heard a lick from VSAS and I don't know how to go about pursuing the right programs for an audition. In light of this, I was wondering if I could just skip to thinking about my residency program list. I don't want to apply to a bajillion IM programs and I already talked with my chair about their suggestion (of which they pointed to some generic programs). Harvard, JHU..etc are a league of their own and at this point everyone and their mother is going to consider them, so I want to stray away from these programs and ask if you all have other gems that may not be advertised as much (esp with covid preventing proper exposure). I am interested in fellowship but I realize there are community programs that don't have fellowships but have fantastic match rate. I have been randomly looking at university programs but somewhere my inexperience has me believing that I'm not getting the big picture at my level. Kindly appreciate any help if anyone is willing to add to a list of great IM programs worth looking into besides the top 30 (according to USNR).