I was just wondering if I could get y'alls opinion on something. I am about to start my senior year of high school, and have been thinking about going down the pre-med path to become a pediatrician. I am most likely going to end up attending Baylor University in the fall of 2016. I also have the minimum requirements to be apart of the Honors Program and have been invited to attend the "Distinguished Honors Day". They do not have pre-med as a major, but they have many options for you to get the required courses for medical school. During high school I realized that my passion is young children, and helping others. I have looked into many job titles but pediatrics just seems right for me, but I am open to other jobs as well that I may not know about. I am a pretty dedicated student and currently have a GPA of around 3.88/4.0 at a very competitive public school in Texas. I have always tried very hard in most of all my classes. I wouldn't say I was a genius, I just make good grades because I try very hard. I made a 30/36 on my ACT, and a 1220 on my SAT with just the two scores (I focused more on the ACT). I have volunteered many times with kids so I'm certain I would love that about the job. The only thing is I don't have much experience in the medical field. I have always been very interested in hospitals, and all of the medical terminology for as long as I can remember. I have the stomach to witness the goriness of the surgeries and procedures, I just don't feel I would be able to actually hold the scalpel, and I believe being a pediatrician is not so much about needles? I could be wrong. I was wondering if you think this would be a good path for me to go down (pre-med), and if there is any advice you would give me? I was also curious how people balance family/friends with pre-med/medical school ect. Thank you so much for your time!