Intro/Plan: I am senior in high school and am graduating one year early, I will be 17 when I graduate. I have always had a fascination with medicine and currently have a 3.1 GPA in high school, and I hoping to get a better one by the time I graduate with a few college classes. I do understand in college you need to have excellent grades. I recently shadowed paramedics and had an amazing time, I did a total of 30 hours for my senior project. I enjoy being a part of the paramedics crew very much so I had decided to pursue my bachelor's degree and get a dual major of emergency management and french, becoming a paramedic part time after I receive my associates. While I am in college I will do part-time shifts as a paramedic (2) 12-hour shifts a week. This will help me pay off college and give me some pre-hospital care requisites that I believe will make me a better-qualified candidate for medical school. I chose a dual major in French because becoming a doctor will involve patients from the surrounding countries, Mexico, and Canada. I personally do not enjoy learning Spanish so I have chosen French as it interests me and have dual major will make me better qualified. I have seen how I react during life-threatening situations with paramedics and assisted in any way I possibly could including bedside transfers. At first I thought it may deter me from furthering medicine but it actually made me want to do it even more. I plan on shadowing physicians as early as this year to show my active involvement in the medical community and I am trying to get my EMT-B before I graduate so I can volunteer until I have my associates. If I do not get into medical school my first time, I will re-apply to all 15 of the same schools I apply to next year, most of them are not top notch schools, however, they are good schools (top 25). My time if I do not make it in I will continue my career as a paramedic for 3 years and re-evaluate my MCAT scores and retake if need be. If all fails the second time, I will re-apply a third time after 10 years of being a paramedic. If it were to get this far, I would be a paramedic for the remainder of my years on the job or potentially become a flight medic depending on my interest at the time. Let me know if you guys think this is a suitable plan, do pre-med students have lives in college as well? I am little nervous about that, but I realize it's part of the process, I have considered everything else besides medicine and this is what I am dedicated to. My final goal is to become an emergency room physician.