MD MD School list - reapplicant seeking advice from the wise

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What's up SDN,

I'm reapplying in 2020 with a greatly improved personal statement, way more clinical & tons of additional community service. I got two interviews last cycle but no acceptances so I'm back in the starting gate! I'm hoping for some feedback and potentially some suggestions on schools for me to apply to / fill out secondaries while I wait to get verified.

Maryland Resident, 514 MCAT (126/129/127/132), 3.74 GPA, 3.65 BCPM

Clinical:
100 hours as a clinical extern with an orthopedic spine surgeon (great experience, tons to talk about), 250 hours volunteering in my local Emergency Department (tons of patient interaction)

Community Service: 300 hours as Disaster Relief Volunteer with the Red Cross (tons of direct caregiving service, leadership, lots to talk about), 400 hours volunteering for non-profit Soccer Without Borders working with child refugees (leadership, cultural competency, lots to talk about), other minor stuff.

Leadership: 100 hours as College-level Biology tutor, 80 hours as a trained Wilderness First Responder, 500 hours as an Outdoor Trip Leader / Rock climbing guide

Research: 1000 hours volunteering and working for credit in UMD Lab, First Author on Physiological Ecology paper (not directly biomedical), published Abstracts/poster presentations, etc.


Proposed School list:

Core:

University of Maryland SOM
WVU School of Medicine
VT Carilion
Larner at University of Vermont
GW
Georgetown
Penn State
Western Michigan
UNC
Tulane
Miami
Drexel
Jefferson
Oakland University
Oregon Health & Science University
Colorado
Dartmouth
Iowa (Carver)
Utah
UVA

Possible:
Albany
Nova Southeastern
St. Louis
Keck USC
Emory
Rush
Wake Forest
Rosalind & Franklin
Tufts
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Missouri
Wisconsin SMPH
VCU

I'm planning / budgeting to apply to about 30 MD schools this cycle. Any outside perspective or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance

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What's up SDN,

I'm reapplying in 2020 with a greatly improved personal statement, way more clinical & tons of additional community service. I got two interviews last cycle but no acceptances so I'm back in the starting gate! I'm hoping for some feedback and potentially some suggestions on schools for me to apply to / fill out secondaries while I wait to get verified.

Maryland Resident, 514 MCAT (126/129/127/132), 3.74 GPA, 3.65 BCPM

Clinical:
100 hours as a clinical extern with an orthopedic spine surgeon (great experience, tons to talk about), 250 hours volunteering in my local Emergency Department (tons of patient interaction)

Community Service: 300 hours as Disaster Relief Volunteer with the Red Cross (tons of direct caregiving service, leadership, lots to talk about), 400 hours volunteering for non-profit Soccer Without Borders working with child refugees (leadership, cultural competency, lots to talk about), other minor stuff.

Leadership: 100 hours as College-level Biology tutor, 80 hours as a trained Wilderness First Responder, 500 hours as an Outdoor Trip Leader / Rock climbing guide

Research: 1000 hours volunteering and working for credit in UMD Lab, First Author on Physiological Ecology paper (not directly biomedical), published Abstracts/poster presentations, etc.


Proposed School list:

Core:

University of Maryland SOM
WVU School of Medicine
VT Carilion
Larner at University of Vermont
GW
Georgetown
Penn State
Western Michigan
UNC
Tulane
Miami
Drexel
Jefferson
Oakland University
Oregon Health & Science University
Colorado
Dartmouth
Iowa (Carver)
Utah
UVA

Possible:
Albany
Nova Southeastern
St. Louis
Keck USC
Emory
Rush
Wake Forest
Rosalind & Franklin
Tufts
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Missouri
Wisconsin SMPH
VCU

I'm planning / budgeting to apply to about 30 MD schools this cycle. Any outside perspective or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance
I recommend:
U MD
Mt Sinai
Case (maybe )
U VM
U IA
U Toledo
USF Morsani
UCF
U Cincy
Miami
St. Louis
Albany
Albert Einstein
Rochester
Rush
Rosy Franklin
NYMC
EVMS
Wake Forest
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
USC/Keck
Dartmouth
Seton Hall
MCW
Loyola
Emory
BU
Duke
Pitt
Hofstra
Tufts
Oakland-B
Western MI
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
Nova MD
 
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I suggest these schools from your original list:
Core:
University of Maryland SOM
WVU School of Medicine
VT Carilion
Larner at University of Vermont
GW
Georgetown
Penn State
Western Michigan
Tulane
Miami
Drexel
Jefferson
Oakland University
Colorado
Dartmouth
Iowa (Carver)
UVA

Possible:
Albany
Nova Southeastern
St. Louis
Keck USC
Emory
Wake Forest
Rosalind & Franklin
Tufts
Medical College of Wisconsin

You could add these schools:
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
Quinnipiac
Temple
Loyola
Creighton
TCU-UNT
 
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I recommend:
U MD
Mt Sinai
Case (maybe )
U VM
U IA
U Toledo
USF Morsani
UCF
U Cincy
Miami
St. Louis
Albany
Albert Einstein
Rochester
Rush
Rosy Franklin
NYMC
EVMS
Wake Forest
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
USC/Keck
Dartmouth
Seton Hall
MCW
Loyola
Emory
BU
Duke
Pitt
Hofstra
Tufts
Oakland-B
Western MI
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
Nova MD

Thank you, Goro! I really appreciate the feedback. I'll look into each of these.
 
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