I love browsing these forums. Although I feel as though I've mentioned a little of this in previous threads, I wanted to hear some opinions on what my thoughts have come to now, considering the unfortunate fact that I really have no one to talk to at home. This has been bottled up all summer. So here I am. I am going to become a sophomore starting in about a week. So time is plenty considering career choice (hopefully). I am an undergrad enrolled in a pre-dental accelerated program which gets me into dental school after successful completion of 3 years of undergrad with necessary requirements. I have a 3.75 gpa and 3.73 science gpa. After friends started bringing it up, I never really considered that dentistry may not be for me. I have always said I wanted to be a dentist since I was young, but my friends tell me I don't seem so interested in it and that they see me working in a lab as a chemist or college professor (I tutor people and very well at that). I don't talk about teeth (am I supposed to?) and people say I don't. I seriously think about my career choice when I sit down and talk with a friend of mine on the phone. He always tells me about how cool and interesting his day volunteering/shadowing at the hospital was and I sit there and listen to his enthusiastic voice as he describes the surgery he watched. I don't think I have ever seen myself that enthusiastic about dentistry. I shadowed an oral surgeon and really wasn't that interested in it (I feel like going into ortho, because I have braces now as well and have a liking to it out of other specialties). However, one day at the oral surgeon's, I had the opportunity for a whole day to be part of the team (because an assistant couldn't make it to work so they needed an extra hand). I was able to get some patient contact: I held the patients jaw and head in a proper position to aid the surgeon with extraction, and I also used tools to move the patient's tongue and position some gauze and I really enjoyed that day! Just to be able to do something was a lot more cool that just watching. The decision that has been killing me is this: I'm not sure whether to opt out of the program because I'm unsure about what do honestly about my career choice (even though I have nothing else in mind). I'm thinking maybe to take the four years of undergrad normally and take my time building up my application ( for schools like penn, Columbia..), and this all give me time to make a proper decision about my career choice (I only have 20 hours of oral surgeon shadowing and I go back to school soon). In addition, if I take regular 4 years on undergrad, I'll get a bs in chemistry which is a backup plan. Through the accelerated track, I get a ba and go to temple kornberg school of dentistry. Sorry if any of this seems redundant. Previously, I mentioned that I didn't want to do the program because it is forcing me to take a ba in chemistry. However, after digging in my heart a bit, the real reason I'm hesitating about the program is because I am having doubts and because I don't have much exposure. I'm really hoping that more exposure to a general dentist will cheer me up and spark some interest. Any thoughts guys?