WAMC and school list help: 3.95, 522

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Hello, I graduated in 2023, planning a two year gap, just starting thinking about my med school list. Would appreciate any help!!
  1. cGPA: 3.95 (major: BME)
  2. Took the MCAT twice:
    1. First score - 514 (130/126/129/129)
    2. Second score - 522 (131/131/129/131)
  3. Rhode Island resident
  4. White
  5. Duke undergrad
  6. Clinical experience: (volunteer and non-volunteer)
    1. 100 hours as a hospice volunteer
    2. 200 hours as an ER volunteer
  7. Research experience:
    1. 1200+ hours in university tissue-engineering lab
    2. 2000 completed and 2000 planned hours as a clinical research assistant at NYC hospital
    3. 360+ particle physics research remotely with CERN
  8. Shadowing experience and specialties represented
    1. 110 hours (ER, urology, pediatrics, primary care, etc)
  9. Non-clinical volunteering
    1. Senior support program (weekly calls to seniors): 250 hours
    2. Running math workshops for middle school girls: 90 hours
  10. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
    1. Lead peer facilitator and tutor in organic chemistry: 250 hours
    2. Engineering team advisor: 100 hours
  11. Relevant honors or awards
    1. Magna cum laude
    2. Tau Beta Pi
    3. Student Marshall
    4. Dean’s lists
  12. Anything else not listed you think might be important
    1. Aikido (three times a week, about 200 hours)
Current School List (any and all feedback really appreciated - targeting 25-30)

1. Boston University
2. Brown
3. Carle Illinois
4. Case Western
5. Cincinnati
6. Columbia
7. Cornell
8. Duke
9. Emory
10. George Washington
11. Georgetown
12. Harvard
13. Johns Hopkins
14. Mount Sinai
15. Northwestern
16. NYU
17. Tufts
18. UCLA
19. UConn - Farmington
20. UCSD
21. UMass
22. University of Colorado
23. University of Miami
24. University of Michigan
25. University of Pittsburgh
26. University of Vermont
27. UPenn
28. UVA
29. Vanderbilt
30. Washington University in St. Louis
31. Yale

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You have a good list and should receive several interviews. UCSD admits few non residents with no connection to the state.
 
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You ought to get some attention. Have you taken Casper or PREview?

Make sure you know what you want to be doing as a physician in 10 years. What do you think the schools on your list offer?
 
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Thank you @Faha @Mr.Smile12 for your responses - definitely interested in doing research as a physician and trying to look into specific school offerings.
 
@Goro @gyngyn @LizzyM @chilly_md @Med Ed @gonnif

I was just also wondering if I need more non-clinical volunteering or if there's anything I should be doing during my gap year?
Also, how will the 514 first MCAT score impact my application, especially since I'm worried my school list is a little top heavy?

Thank you in advance!! :)
 
@Goro @gyngyn @LizzyM @chilly_md @Med Ed @gonnif

I was just also wondering if I need more non-clinical volunteering or if there's anything I should be doing during my gap year?
Also, how will the 514 first MCAT score impact my application, especially since I'm worried my school list is a little top heavy?

Thank you in advance!! :)
Take off UConn unless they explicitly have said they take applicants from Rhode Island. Can replace with Dartmouth.

Swap UCLA, Georgetown, and George Washington for Ohio State and Hofstra. Georgetown prefers more clinical and non-clinical hours (same for UCLA). Schools like Ohio State and Hofstra take higher stat applicants and broaden your list. You should receive multiple interviews.
 
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