Hey everybody, I am a permanent resident of middle eastern descent and ever since I was a young child growing up in the mideast it has been my dream to be the first doc in the family (wow thats a run on sentence lol). I pretty much stress out almost everyday on whether I have a shot on "getting in" so I figured I would ask those of you who are experienced with this website. I'm actually a newbie to these forums and wanted to share a rather cliched question with all of you? Am I doing what i'm supposed to be doing? These are the current "stats". I go to a small private liberal arts college in PA by the name of Muhlenberg College. 1st year GPA Fall 2005 : 3.65 Spring 2005 : 3.9 CUMULATIVE 1ST YEAR + 1 course of Physics I during this summer: 3.73 (I know not that great ) 1.Currently volunteering for the American Diabetes Association in the Walk for Diabetes 2.Soon to be Public Speaker for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America 3.Currently a blood donor aide for the Keystone-Miller Blood Center of Pennsylvania 4. Will be shadowing a both a family physician (in a week) for about 10-15 hours, and will also be shadowing an orthopedic surgeon for about 10-15 hours as well. Next Summer I will be taking an EMT course and possibly (If i dont take it this upcoming spring semester) Physics II. Im trying my best to get my hands on some research as well. I also basically spent this summer independent learning Physics II so when i get to it hopefully it will be cake. Looking forward to your input, constructive criticism, and comments! Thanks guys and gals! Sincerely, Mohammed.