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  • GPA 4.00
  • MCAT: 520 130 132 130 128 (Tested June 2020 , several schools will not take now)
  • State of residence: MD
  • White
  • T 50 Private Undergrad
    1. Major: Chinese & Biochem
  • Clinical experience Total 2,763
    1. Paid
      1. 2300: ER Technician (Full time 1.5 years)
      2. 331: EMT
    2. Unpaid
      1. 62: Hours hospital volunteer
      2. 70: hours volunteer EMT on campus
  • Research 640
    1. 240: Lab technician at Covid lab
    2. 150 Research assistant during undergrad
    3. 75: Research inter , helped with writing 2 papers, published as 5th or 6th author, low impact
    4. 175 Clinical research inter in the ER
  • Shadowing experience 52 ( not including working in ER)
    1. plastics , orthopedic, cardiology, ER
  • Non-clinical volunteering Total: 150
    1. 40 hours, zoom teaching English to adult learners
    2. 30 hours, taught art at Juvenile detention center, leadership role
    3. 80: campus org variety activities in my school's community (held 2 different leadership roles)
  • Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
    1. 1600: Fulbright Taiwan, Teaching English ( Should I count this as volunteering?)
    2. 1350: Varsity athlete (D3) 3 years (ended by Covid)
    3. 2 leadership position in one club, and 1 in another club
  • Relevant honors or awards
    1. Phi Beta Kappa
    2. Language award from my school
  • Anything else not listed you think might be important:
    1. Reapplicant from 2021-2022, 4 II, 2 R, 2 WL
    2. II at UPenn, Kaiser, CWRU and UNC Chapel Hill
    3. Can't reapply to Kaiser or UNC because of MCAT
  • Penn
  • Hopkins
  • Harvard
  • Columbia
  • Stanford
  • Vanderbilt
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Northwestern
  • Case Western Reserve
  • Emory
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Rochester
  • Icahn Mt Sinai
  • Hofstra
  • University of Maryland
  • George Washington University
  • Sidney Kimmel (Jefferson)
  • UMass
  • Virginia Tech Carilion
  • Robert Larner at University of Vermont
  • University of Connecticut
  • Wake Forest
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Tulane
  • St Louis university
  • Oregon Health
  • Michigan state medical college

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Remove Oregon since they admit few applicants with no connection to the state. Medical College Wisconsin and Wake Forest may "yield protect" with your stats. You could add these schools if they accept your 2020 MCAT score:
USF Morsani
U Chicago
Boston University
I'm sorry your reapplication didn't work out. I know you'll have to focus on an MCAT retake to maximize your list, but hopefully you'll do great.

So the Fulbright will help you. I don't know if it necessarily helps you on the non-clinical volunteering front, but it will help you stand out depending on what you were able to do on the fellowship. Describe what other activities you were doing.

Other than that, you need to do something domestically. Work with shelters, food distribution, job placement services, housing rehabilitation, or non-medical transportation for at least 150 hours. I don't know what you did with your Fulbright, but if there is anything that you can do in these areas related to your Fulbright work, that would be great. Avoid tutoring/teaching if you can, especially in STEM fields. If you can serve in an Asian community center (health and non-health resources), that would be very helpful.