Hello, SDN'ers! Long time lurker, first time poster... I would love some of you all's outstanding advice! I received a B/A in Criminology in '06 from my state university. Unfortunately, my GPA was on the low side, 3.0; however, I only have one science and one math from that tenure, both were Bs. Now that I'm older, wiser, and more mature (I think?), I've decided to stop shying away from a field I've always secretly wanted to do. So, here in a month, I will have completed my first semester of Pre-Med with 13 hours of As and 3 hours of a B. (Gen-Chem kicked my butt. When I was in high school, I still remember using the Bohr model for electrons!) I'm still committed to keep going, though, and I'm not going to sweat that B. I really love biology and will have made near 100 average in it. I know I'm a bit expedited because I already have a B/A, so I have less hours to do in order to complete Pre-Med requirements, so I've already started physician shadowing and I have about 50 hours of ER shadowing completed. My question is, what do I need to do, do more of, or stay persistent in? I've been reading books about getting into Medical school, but I must admit I'm a little fuzzy on some things still. I know I need to get extra-curricular activities in (like what!), more(?) physician shadowing, etc. I know I'm at a disadvantage because I'm non-traditional and I have a low B/A GPA, but I am really committed to a M.D. school acceptance. Any advice (Cat, I know you're out there!) would be very appreciated. And feel free to have me clarify anything you may be wondering. Thanks!