WAMC CA ORM. List suggestions?

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Hi! I’ve already been verified but I wanted to make sure that my list isn’t too top heavy. I excluded some details for privacy reasons. I would love suggestions for any appropriate mid/low tiers I can add, thanks!! I want to keep my list below 33. I know my stats are high but I’m ORM from CA and my ECs might be cookie cutter with low shadowing hours D:
  1. cGPA: 3.95 ; sGPA: 3.99 (Bio major)
  2. MCAT score: 523
  3. State of residence: CA
  4. Demographic: ORM female
  5. Year: graduated senior
  6. Clinical experience: Hospital volunteer in underserved area (250 hrs, 350 projected, MME), paid medical assistant and receptionist at a private practice (2200 total projected), paid optometry tech (900 hr)
  7. Research experience: immuno lab (1500 hrs, wrote seniors thesis, no pubs, 2 presentations at school-wide symposiums, awaiting mid-author publication at end of year, MME), cancer research lab over the summer (450 hr)
  8. Shadowing experience: Emergency med (30 hr during downtime at hospital volunteering), pathology (10 hr). Concerned that this is on the low side but I hope my clinical experience can make up for this.
  9. Nonclinical Volunteering: sorority fundraising and volunteering for partner philanthropy (200 hr), officer in humanitarian org on campus (300 hr, good LOR from manager of this org, MME)
  10. Extracurriculars: did a lot of dance, 2 leadership positions in other student orgs (~400 hr combined)
  11. Awards: university research fellowship, multiple academic/leadership/merit awards from university and biology department
  12. LORs: I think that 3/4 LOR will be quite good, but 1 of them is expected to be more generic
  13. Interested in rural health: I’ve had no experiences in rural health, so no
These are the schools I’ve sent my primary to. This list has already been vetted by multiple friends/advisor/myself, but maybe SDN will have diff suggestions! I made sure to apply to all my state schools except Loma and UCR (no regional ties)

Albert Einstein

Boston University

Case Western Reserve

Columbia University



Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Johns Hopkins University

Kaiser Permanente

Keck School of Medicine of USC

NYU Grossman



Saint Louis University

Stanford University

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UCLA David Geffen




University of Michigan

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Washington University in St. Louis

Weill Cornell