SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm an older student who's gone back to school to take some prereqs to try for medical school. So far some things are going great. I'm getting As in biology, and absoltely love it. I'm also managing As in chemistry -- that's taking a bit of work and I'm not enjoying it as much, but it's fine. Physics and math are another story. I got a C- in calculus as an undergrad. I thought I'd take calc again now to improve my grade. Didn't happen. I withdrew. I'm now taking a calc-based physics class for scientists and engineers, and failing with flying colors, after spending days studying. Fact is, I've always struggled with math and the more mathy of the sciences. My brain simply isn't cut out for mathematical and logical reasoning. I'm amazing at foreign languages, memorizing terms and phrases, and concepts that can be put into words. I'm eloquent, and can express myself in florid detail. This is why I excel at biology -- I remember what things are called and how they relate to other things. I find I can visualize what's happening at the microscopic level before a diagram is even shown. I'm sure as a doctor, I'd be able to explain to patients what's happening to them in terms that were neither too harsh nor too technical. I'm great with words and ideas. But I'm afraid with the US's (and world's) population being what it is, and the number of med school applicants out there, the ante is too high nowadays for someone like me. Why take me when there's a thousand other applicants with 3.9 averages who got As in EVERYTHING, and extracurricular experience up the wazoo? I got a 3.2 as an undergrad (don't be snide and tell me that's not competitive for med school. I'm well aware.) And I'm working in a nursing home and applying to do some research with the bio department at my uni. Sorry if that sounds like a short resume, but that's all I've the time and money for. Would I be well advised to consider other pursuits?