Engineer to med school chances? 3.73 GPA 513 MCAT

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    Hi! I'd like to know what you all think about my school list and my chances of getting into them. Too big, too small? I'm sort of an untraditional applicant in the fact that I'm a biomedical engineering major..

    Cum GPA = 3.73, Science GPA = 3.8
    MCAT = 513

    Activities:
    -Orthopedic surgical device internship, 6 months (watched many surgeries)
    -Overseas shadowing in Costa Rica (50 hours)
    -Humanitarian trip to Peru to aid with healthcare & development
    - Shadowing urology surgeon (20 hours)
    -Minimal hospital volunteering in the ED (20 hours)
    -Research experience in biomechanics
    -Worked 30 hours a week as a server (don't know if this helps or hurts me)

    I'm worried that a lack of consistent volunteering is a gaping hole in my application and will hurt me. The reason for this is because I had to work to pay for school. What do you all think?

    School List: (I have a few reach schools for fun, because why not? you never know)

    -Albany medical college
    -Duke
    -Emory
    -FIU Herbert
    -FAU
    -FSU
    -Georgetown
    -Harvard
    -Howard
    -Lewis Katz (Temple)
    -Morehouse
    -Sidney Kimmel
    -Stanford
    -Univ. of New Mexico
    -UCF
    -UF
    -Univ. of Massachusetts
    -Washington
    -USF
    -Vanderbilt
    -Wright State
     
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      The lack of clinical volunteering may hurt you. Your best chances will be at your Florida schools and you can add Miami and NOVA MD (if it opens for 2018). You can delete Howard and Morehouse unless you are URM. New Mexico and UMass accept few non residents. Of course you already know that Harvard, Stanford, Washington U, Duke, Emory and Vanderbilt are reaches especially with your lack of clinical volunteering.
      These are additional schools where you could receive an interview with your stats:
      Vermont
      Quinnipiac
      New York Medical College
      Drexel
      Penn State
      GW
      Eastern Virginia
      Virginia Commonwealth
      Oakland Beaumont
      Western Michigan
      Medical College Wisconsin
      Rosalind Franklin
      Tulane
      Creighton
      any new schools that may open for 2018 (Seton Hall, Roseman, etc.)
       
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        Your lack of volunteering will hurt you. My own student interviewers would eat you alive. You need to get more patient contact hours in order to be a viable candidate. Your stats are excellent.

        The oversee shadowing will not count for anything. If you want to learn what a doctor does he need to Shadow an American doctor in America.

        Hi! I'd like to know what you all think about my school list and my chances of getting into them. Too big, too small? I'm sort of an untraditional applicant in the fact that I'm a biomedical engineering major..

        Cum GPA = 3.73, Science GPA = 3.8
        MCAT = 513

        Activities:
        -Orthopedic surgical device internship, 6 months (watched many surgeries)
        -Overseas shadowing in Costa Rica (50 hours)
        -Humanitarian trip to Peru to aid with healthcare & development
        - Shadowing urology surgeon (20 hours)
        -Minimal hospital volunteering in the ED (20 hours)
        -Research experience in biomechanics
        -Worked 30 hours a week as a server (don't know if this helps or hurts me)

        I'm worried that a lack of consistent volunteering is a gaping hole in my application and will hurt me. The reason for this is because I had to work to pay for school. What do you all think?

        School List: (I have a few reach schools for fun, because why not? you never know)

        -Albany medical college
        -Duke
        -Emory
        -FIU Herbert
        -FAU
        -FSU
        -Georgetown
        -Harvard
        -Howard
        -Lewis Katz (Temple)
        -Morehouse
        -Sidney Kimmel
        -Stanford
        -Univ. of New Mexico
        -UCF
        -UF
        -Univ. of Massachusetts
        -Washington
        -USF
        -Vanderbilt
        -Wright State
         
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          I'll be honest. You'll be lucky to get into a state school. Also, med students come from all majors, even engineering ones. So having an uncommon major does not give you any sort of edge (sorry if this bursts your bubble).

          Furthermore, keep in mind that Harvard limits how many times you can apply to 2
           
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