ACADEMICS: GPA 3.35 MCAT 32Q, 34N P9 B11 V12 (first attempt) P12 B12 V10 (second attempt) EXTRACURRICULARS: 1. University judicial council chair 2. University student body vice president 3. Sat on 8 student committees (academic and non-academic) 4. Peer tutor in literature and composition 5. Winner of four writing prizes 6. Winner of leadership award 7. T.J. Watson fellow 8. Clinical preceptorships in 9 hospitals in USA, China, South Africa, UK 9. Clinical preceptorships in series of rural clinics in China, South Africa 10. Pre-medical volunteer in South African townships 11. Internship with South African ambulance service 12. Certified EMT 13. Clinical research in anesthesiology 14. Clinical research in bioethics of organ transplantation 15. Clinical research in pediatric pulmonology 16. Public health research in human resources at WHO My question is, do my extracurriculars compensate for my academics enough for me to apply to first-tier medical schools (Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke)? Or should I stick mostly to second-tier (Emory, Mayo, Pittsburgh), just in case? I'm having a really hard time putting a list of schools together, so I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks!