WAMC.. help with school list please!!

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I would love some help building my school list. I don't want to apply to places where they would not take my application seriously.. I really want to maximize my chances of getting in and I know this is contingent on a solid school list. Please help me out :)
  1. cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS
    1. 3.47, 3.40
  2. MCAT score(s) and breakdown. Include all (non-voided) attempts.
    1. 502 (125/125/125/127) (500-504 band)
  3. State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US)
    1. NY/CT
  4. Ethnicity and/or race
    1. Black Hispanic
  5. Undergraduate institution or category
    1. Large R01 Public research institution (biomedical engineering) T30 public schools
  6. Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer)
    1. Medical interpreter translating for non-english speaking underserved patients. (100 hours) , confirming patient appointments while screening for social determinants of health (100 hours)
  7. Research experience and productivity
    1. Participated in a paid summer research program every summer, institution 1 (400 hrs) institution 2 (400 hrs) institution 3 (ivy league school, 320 hrs) currently holding a research tech position full time (3280 hrs) 3 poster presentations, 2 upcoming, 1 oral upcoming, no pubs yet.
  8. Shadowing experience and specialties represented
    1. While translating I was exposed to family medicine (100hrs) and hematology/oncology (32 hrs)
  9. Non-clinical volunteering
    1. Volunteered mentoring students from my same background navigate the premed track, as well as new students navigating the transition to college (50hrs)
  10. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
    1. Founded the undergraduate chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA+) , held a president position for a club as well for 2 years
  11. Relevant honors or awards
    1. Leadership scholarship received for enhancing community while in undergrad, as well as a national award (dual citizen)
  12. Anything else not listed you think might be important
    1. I Speak 4 languages!!!! and i love to dance and teach salsa to interested individuals

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I am an immigrant, I left my country of origin when I was a teenager. Learning english was tough but here we are. I hope that provides more context as well
 
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As a member of LMSA, what mentoring and advice have you received about your application profile? The MCAT 502 and relatively low GPA (though impacted by an engineering curriculum) will make it challenging on the MD side (though not impossible). What is your BCPM?
 
As a member of LMSA, what mentoring and advice have you received about your application profile? The MCAT 502 and relatively low GPA (though impacted by an engineering curriculum) will make it challenging on the MD side (though not impossible). What is your BCPM?
It's about the same, 3.45. All of my classes in college were either biology, chemistry, physics or math. I took a laboratory course every semester. Tough schedule for sure + premed requirements outside of my curriculum. My major was about 131 credits and I ended up graduating with about 150 credits 1 class away from a math and chemistry minor lol
 
I suggest these schools with your stats:
All 4 SUNYs
Albany
Howard
Meharry
Morehouse
Charles Drew
Vermont
Quinnipiac
Hackensack
Drexel
Temple
George Washington
Eastern Virginia
Wake Forest
Belmont
NOVA MD
TCU
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Indiana
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Alice Walton (when it opens)
Roseman (when it opens)
Also apply to DO schools and consider these:
Touro-NY
NYITCOM
PCOM (all schools)
LECOM (all schools)
WVSOM
CUSOM
MU-COM
ACOM
WCU-COM
UIWSOM
KCU-COM
TUNCOM
BUCOM
DUQCOM
 
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