516/3.71 - help with school list, other advice appreciated

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Hi everyone,

Thank you in advance for your advise/help.
  1. cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS
    1. 3.71 cGPA
    2. 3.71 sGPA
  2. MCAT score(s) and breakdown
    1. 4/19 516: 130/125/129/132
    2. 9/18 514: 132/123/131/128
  3. State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US)
    1. Washington
  4. Ethnicity and/or race
    1. Asian
  5. Undergraduate institution or category
    1. University of Washington
  6. Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer)
    1. Scribe pediatrics & fam med 2600 hrs expected
    2. Volunteering homeless/HIV/AIDS/palliative care pop 712 hrs expected, direct pt contact
  7. Research experience and productivity
    1. 2 yrs in cardiology wet lab, 3rd author
    2. 1.5 yrs in a different cardiology lab engineering research, poster and ppt presentation
  8. Shadowing experience and specialties represented
    1. General surgery 8 hrs, cardiology 40 hrs, cardiothoracic surgery 10 hrs, pediatrics orthopedics 16 hrs; interventional cardiology 140 hrs;
  9. Non-clinical volunteering
    1. 100 hr w/ homeless youth
    2. 250 hrs w/ Asian community accessing social/health services
    3. 50 hrs senior undergrad honors/leadership project
  10. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
    1. TA 1 quarter, 100 hrs
    2. Leadership: 2 student orgs, both 2 yrs each
    3. 3 Gap years (including this application year) —> volunteering and scribing
    4. Athletic hobbies
  11. Relevant honors or awards
    1. Research scholarship
    2. Dean's list (3.5+ GPA) all quarters
  12. Anything else not listed you think might be important
    1. I am 2nd time applicant. Reviewers thought I didn’t have enough “why medicine” in my first PS. No interviews. I had it heavily fixed and revised this year and I am way more confident in PS now.
School List: (I am also considering to have 3-4 DO schools to have a larger safety net but not sure which ones)

Albany Medical College
Boston University School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Drexel University College of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Indiana University School of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
New York Medical College
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Tufts University School of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine


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U Tennessee and UMass accept few non residents with no connection to the state. You could add these schools:
Seton Hall
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
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