Can someone rate my school list?

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Hey guys, I would really appreciate if anyone could rate my school list for the upcoming cycle! I think I have a solid school list but keep second guessing myself.

Year in School: Junior at University of Pittsburgh
Major: Neuroscience, Minor: Chemistry
Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine
Country/ State of Residence:
Ethnicity: Asian
Cumulative GPA: 3.82
Science GPA: 3.7
MCAT Scores: N/A due to COVID-19; AAMC practice scores have been 515/518/514
Schizophrenia research with UPMC (350 hours and continuing); upcoming poster (first author) and publication
Water channels research for coursework (40 hours); public poster presentation
Volunteering (clinical):
Hospice Music Therapist (100 Hours and continuing), 2 hours/week
Physician Shadowing:
20 hours in primary care, 20 hours in neurology, 15 hours in oncology, 20 hours in orthopedics
Non-clinical Volunteering:
Days for Girls (30.5 hours and continuing), 2 hours/week
Annual Church Mission Trips (~1250 hours and continuing; NOT voluntourism)
My Choice Medical Clinic Receptionist (18 hours)
Extracurricular Activities:
American Medical Student Association (31 hours and continuing), 1 hour/week
TA for Functional Neuroanatomy (1 semester)
North Way Christian Community, President (105 hours and continuing)
Church Worship Band (~440 hours and continuing), weekly
Employment History:
Clerical filing with a medical equipment company (730 hours and continuing), over summer and winter breaks
Freelance writing and transcription/captioning
Immediate Family Members in Medicine: No
Specialty of Interest: Neurology/Neurosurgery
Graduate Degrees: N/A
Interest in Rural Health: No; I have an interest in global health, though.
Schools to which you are applying:

Lake Erie College of Medicine
Philadelphia College of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Lewis Kratz School of Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Ohio State University School of Medicine
Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine (SUNY Buffalo)
Weill Cornell Medical College
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Indiana University School of Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

I live in Western PA and am trying to stay close to home (within 7 hours) for family if possible. I am a recipient of FAP, so I can apply to up to 20 MD schools for free. I'm also a first-generation college student if that helps. Thanks!


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Without an actual MCAT score it is not possible to determine how realistic your list is. Post your score here when available.
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No bets without an official MCAT score. Your geographic strategy looks good, and I presume your AMSA connections will keep you informed about the schools you will have on your wish list.