I'm very interested in pursuing medicine, but I definitely slacked off in my early college life. As such, pursuing an MD isn't really in my sights. I am planning to go through DO. However, I've heard a lot of doom and gloom stories about how the top ACGME residencies like surgery, rad, and anesthesia are nearly impossible to get into. I've also heard that AOA residencies are skipped over by many hospitals during the hiring process. While I would really love to get into medicine, the idea of investing years of my life and not being able to match due to my early poor choices is horrible. I can attain a 3.7+ through grade replacement, but I am also still fearful that I won't match, especially because I am several years out of being able to get into a residency program. How bad is it really looking? I don't want to do one of the residencies that no one wants. I want to do certain fields because it's what I'm interested in. While I love medicine, I don't want to be in a specialty that doesn't make me happy.