Reapplicant: 3.9 cGPA, 3.9 sGPA, 511 MCAT - School List Help

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Lunistrella

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Hi everyone, I'm seeking some help with my school list. I tried applying as a junior last year in the middle of the cycle which I fear may have hurt my chances. I got two interviews, one from UMass and one from NYMC (although the invite got servered in my email, so I never actually got to interview - their dean of admissions told me to email him once my application is complete this year so I am anticipating an II again this cycle). I am an Asian male, MA resident.

Experience (from last cycle):
2 years clinical research in colorectal surgery
1 year basic science research
3 years volunteer EMS on campus, with 1.5 years as a crew chief and 1 year as Director of Medical Operations (125+ hours of direct patient contact, thousands of hours of being on call)
Additional 1/2 year of EMS work on a BLS ambulance outside of campus
~300 hours of shadowing between surgery, emergency medicine, and radiology
~30 hours volunteering at the last 3 Boston Marathons
~100 hours of volunteering at a local hospital (though that was at the very very beginning of college)
Tutored a high school student in algebra for a semester
BLS CPR instructor since Nov 2014

New Experience:
Publication and Poster Presentation from the research above in colorectal surgery
1/2 year of part-time overnight scribing in an local ED/Level II trauma center (about 300 hours so far)
2 new recommendations from an ED physician and my Medical Director on campus

My current plans are to continue scribing, though there is a very high chance (almost guaranteed) that I will be quitting that within the next two months to begin working in a Cadaver Lab with orthopedic research on the side. A formal job offer hasn't yet been made though is highly anticipated based on recent phone conversations.


My school list from last year was:

UMass
Tufts
BU
Harvard (just felt like it, won't be reapplying here)
Tulane
Hofstra
NYMC
Weill-Cornell
UVM
Quinnipiac
WMed
Western Michigan (got a phone interview, but no campus interview)
Rush
Rosalind Franklin
Sidney Kimmel
Keck
Miami
EVMS
Loyola
Albany
MCW
Temple
Drexel
Wake Forest

Places I won't be reapplying to for sure:
Harvard
Cornell
Keck
Rush

Places I will be adding (or considering adding) right now:
GW
Georgetown
Rochester
Dartmouth (Possibly)
Albert Einstein (Possibly)
Creighton
St Louis
Oakland Beaumont

Where else do you think I should apply, and what are the others I should definitely cut? I fear that the schools I would have better chances are ones I am reapplying to, which isn't optimal.

Thanks in advance!

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Drexel and Rosalind Franklin would be worth reapplying to. You can add all the schools you plan to add and also consider these schools:
Oakland Beaumont
St. Louis
Creighton
Penn State
Tulane
Roseman (new school accepting applicants sometime this year)
An early application is important so submit you application in June and all your secondaries by July.
 
Thank you Faha! I will definitely add some of your suggestions after I do a little more research about them. Do you think any other schools I have on my list would not be worth reapplying to at all?
 
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