WAMC/School List Help (3.8 GPA, 526 MCAT, NY, ORM, T20 Undergrad, Traditional Student)

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Looking to check/modify school list as needed/chances of getting in anywhere and getting into T20, as I feel like my Ecs are subpar, having hard time with writing, will submit Primary in the next few days

T20, Biomedical Engineering, NY Resident, ORM

Stats: 3.8 GPA (3.8 sGPA), 526 MCAT

Clinical Experience:
1500 hrs Collegiate EMS, leadership here

120 hrs volunteer ER

50 hrs PCT in ER (500 hrs projected more this summer and in school year)

80 Hrs Volunteering at peds clinic

Future: Camp Medical director (100 hrs)

Research:

750 hrs in BME research lab, 2 pubs submitted, 1 school poster presentation

Shadowing:

80 hrs in peds, ortho, radiology

Non-clinical volunteering:

Organizing science olympiad invies, president - 600 hrs

Food bank - 75 hrs

Religious center - 150 hrs

Online Tutoring underprivileged - 50 hrs

Other stuff:

2 TA jobs: 600 hrs

College MUN: 500 hrs, leadership

LORS: Unsure, solid prob

Personal Statement: Its ok

School List:

Harvard

NYUJ

Johns Hopkins

UPenn

Columbia

Duke

Stanford

WashU

Cornell

Yale

Mt Sinai

Vanderbilt

Mayo Clinic

Northwestern

UChicago

Emory

Case Western

UMichigan

Einstein

UVA

URochester

Boston University

Stony Brook

UBuffalo

SUNY Upstate

Albany

Tufts

Dartmouth

Jefferson

NYMC

USF Morsani

Hofstra

SUNY Downstate

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What is your purpose as a physician? Do you intend to leverage your engineering background in your medical education or further training?

IMO, your non-clinical volunteering is a little light for the top brands. You have 670 hours of academic activities (I'm putting Sci Olympiad and tutoring together here), leaving just 150 hours max of service orientation (food bank, religious center depending on what you do to serve other in distress or outside the religion). I have a feeling you are actually under 150 hours, which puts your application in jeopardy of getting screened out of most schools. You should get 250 to avoid getting screened out at top brand schools.

Your clinical experience also seems light compared to the brand school applicant pool.
 
What is your purpose as a physician? Do you intend to leverage your engineering background in your medical education or further training?

IMO, your non-clinical volunteering is a little light for the top brands. You have 670 hours of academic activities (I'm putting Sci Olympiad and tutoring together here), leaving just 150 hours max of service orientation (food bank, religious center depending on what you do to serve other in distress or outside the religion). I have a feeling you are actually under 150 hours, which puts your application in jeopardy of getting screened out of most schools. You should get 250 to avoid getting screened out at top brand schools.

Your clinical experience also seems light compared to the brand school applicant pool.
Nearly 2000 clinical hours as a trad student is light? Asking because I will be applying traditionally with far fewer clinical hours
 
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Add Carle Illinois (you fit their profile) and Washington University (in St. Louis-almost a guaranteed interview with your stats).
 
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Nearly 2000 clinical hours as a trad student is light? Asking because I will be applying traditionally with far fewer clinical hours
Where are the 2000 clinical hours?
1500 hrs Collegiate EMS, leadership here
120 hrs volunteer ER
50 hrs PCT in ER (500 hrs projected more this summer and in school year)
80 Hrs Volunteering at peds clinic
80 hrs in peds, ortho, radiology
Collegiate EMS is not viewed as clinical; I think it's more campus leadership (reflecting what other faculty adcoms I worked with consider it).

I'm still missing 300+ hours.
 
Where are the 2000 clinical hours?

Collegiate EMS is not viewed as clinical; I think it's more campus leadership (reflecting what other faculty adcoms I worked with consider it).

I'm still missing 300+ hours.
Ah I see what you’re saying.
 
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