Can someone rate my school list?


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Aug 26, 2017
  1. Pre-Medical
    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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