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Medical What schools should I apply to?

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Hello! I am hoping to get someone's opinion on schools that I should consider given my application materials. I would also love any feedback you may have about weaknesses in my application. Don't hold back.

  • Major: Anthropology
  • Minor: Biology
  • cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS
    • cGPA: 3.94
    • sGPA: 3.88
  • MCAT score(s) and breakdown
    • 523 –– 130/132/129/132
  • State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US)
    • WA
  • Ethnicity and/or race
    • Asian-American ORM
  • Undergraduate institution or category
    • WashU
  • Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer)
    • Clinic and surgical receptionist in orthopedics practice - 400 hours
    • Hospital volunteer - 30 hours (COVID canceled)
    • COVID Testing Site - 150 hours
  • Research experience and productivity
    • 1 summer bio wetlab + poster, no pubs
    • 1 semester microbio lab, no pubs or posters
    • 1 honors thesis in medical anthropology - 2 poster presentations + thesis
  • Shadowing experience and specialties represented
    • Orthopedic surgeon (20 hours)
    • Anesthesiologist (8 hours)
    • Emergency medicine (50 hours)
    • Internal medicine (8 hours)
  • Non-clinical volunteering
    • Tutor/mentoring organization that incorporates physical activity (100 hours)
    • Homeless shelter (200 hours)
  • Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
    • Co-founder of pick-up soccer club on campus (3 years)
    • PR Director for public health student group on campus (2 years)
    • Resident Advisor for sophomores and first-year students (2 years)
    • Intramural sports (soccer, basketball, futsal, ultimate frisbee),
    • Various jobs during summers and some school semesters (house painter, soccer referee)
  • Relevant honors or awards
    • Honors Thesis + Latin Honors
    • Undergraduate research grant
    • Dean's List all 8 semesters of college
    • (Lambda Alpha) Anthropology honor society
    • RA of the Year 2018-2019
  • LOR
    • Letters of rec will likely be 2 strong non-science, 2 good science and 1 strong from RA supervisor

You're golden. I suggest:
NYU
Columbia
WashU
Vanderbilt
Yale
JHU
U Chicago
U Penn
Northwestern
Harvard
Mayo
Cornell
Stanford
Case
Duke
Sinai
U VA
BU
Baylor
UCSF
Pitt
USC/Keck
UCSD
UCLA
U MI
Rochester
Hofstra
Ohio State
U Cincy
Dartmouth
Western MI
USF Morsani
U MA
U IA
Albert Einstein
Emory
Tufts
NYU-LI
Jefferson
Miami
U CO
SLU
U VM
U WI
U WA
WSU
 
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