They say it over and over...Choose wisely when applying to medical school. Choose some reach schools, some backup schools and just a couple that you don't stand a freakin chance at acceptance. Ok...I have just finished reading some posts from last year's applicant pool. I must say, there is no logic behind the results. For example, you may see a couple of schools that are pretty close say Pitt and Cornell and and individual who applied to both schools will get an interview at Pitt not Cornell and vise-versa. Never...I mean never...did I see an example of someone getting interviews at a large majority of the schools that require similar stats.... Empirically, my analysis: This whole entire app process is a game of chance...So why, therefore, does everyone tell you to have a school choice application strategy? I really do not see the point in developing/following a tactical plan of application. Get the GPA...Take the MCAT...Throw your money on the table...Roll those Bones baby! There is no tactic that will allow you to increase your odds. It is a mystery pure and simple.