I'm an Asian male going into my Junior year of high school in Maryland in a specialized program that I tested into. Our program focuses on STEM subjects and provides us with a lot of specialized classes such as introductory courses into organic chem and biochem. But being one of the top 3 schools in the state in an advanced program, it's also highly competative.
My GPA (Unweighted) is currently 3.8, my weighted is 4.7.
Over 350 volunteer hours (70 at a senior center 100 at a hospital, the other hours are from tutoring younger kids)
Will have a summer research internship (required in my program so no worries here)
Varsity Tennis and Varsity Cross Country
AP's (Including ones I'm planning to take): Government, US History, World History, Calc BC, Stat, Chem, Bio, Lang, Lit, Computer Science A
Planning to take SAT II: Math II, Chem, and maybe an additional social studies or English one
I've always liked working with my hands and the almost mechanical way in which the body works also amazed me, so for the past year or two I've been thinking about being a Surgeon. I'd therefore have to go into med school and need a good university which would best allow me to get into med school. Some colleges I've been looking into (non-ivy) include UNC Chapel Hill, Emory, and Northwestern (maybe even Duke?).
So being Asian and many schools using affirmative action (especially Emory) I was wondering what my chances are to get into one of the aforementioned schools? My safety is UMD, but I'm really looking for an out of state school that has some really nice pre-med programs. I know my GPA isn't that perfect 4.0 many schools are looking for, but I'm hoping that my more-rigorous course selection would help. I know Emory has nearly a 60:40 female to male ratio, so is it easier for guys to get in? Any comments or suggestions is heavily appreciated