I've recently decided to pursue a career in health care. At first I thought about eventually being a CRNA...I could get my RN much faster than a medical license, and I wouldn't be in much debt. However, I don't think I'd be totally happy as one. I want to pursue a MD or DO degree. I'm 24 y/o male who's getting out of the Marine Corps in April. I have 33 credits of school done, but when I left for boot camp almost 5 years ago, I left in the middle of a semester, well actually about a week past the withdraw date. As a result: 3 Fs on my transcript. My grades are solid other than that, I somehow have a 2.9 even with those Fs. Thankfully, I never took any of the prereqs for med school, so I still have a clean slate so to speak for those courses. At any rate, I've always thought that I would go ahead and go to a community college, probably Valencia CC in Orlando, which is where I went before I left in 2004. But I've read on here that CC courses aren't exactly optimal when applying for med school. I've also read that you should go full-time, not part-time. 2 weeks ago, I signed up for Biology I from FCCJ, a community college in Jacksonville, FL. It's a 100% online course, but that doesn't show on the transcript. Should I cancel it since I'm not going full time next semester? If I don't go to a CC, that would mean I have to take either the SAT or ACT, get into a university, and take courses there. But I've been out of high school for over 6.5 years now, and quite frankly I don't know that I'd do good on it. If I went to a CC, I could get my AA degree, and easily transfer to a state school. Not really quite sure what the best path is to go down right now. What I was planning on doing was completing at least some of my prereqs at a CC, transfer to UF as a history major, and then apply to medical school. Bad idea? As a side note, I would probably be looking at DO schools, due to my low GPA. I could probably get it up to 3.6 or so, if I got basically straight As the rest of the way.