I know there's a lot of smart people here....so I thought I'd ask some questions First, let me give you a background. I really want to go pre-med in college(currently a junior), however, I'm not sure I'm cut out for it. The money is definately not a reason why I'm interested in this profession. I have shadowed them, and it's honestly exactly what I want to do. More specifically...I want to be an Emergency Room doctor...as I've shadowed an ER doctor, and it make quite an impression on me. So, I currently have a HS GPA of 3.5, and will probably get around 1000-1100 on the SAT's. I've taken a good college prep course of study, with classes such as Spanish, Adv Reading, Honors Chemistry, etc. I am hoping once I get into college and I can really focus and spend all my time studying. I'm basically pulling off a 3.5GPA now without studying a single word.(bad habit yes...but it sort of makes me think of what I could do with extensive studying). Must I be a 4.0 student with 1500SAT's, etc, to make it in the cut-throat pre-med world? I'm just curious what other's would suggest under these conditions. I hear such negative things about becoming a doctor(the impossibility of it) that is making me very nervous. After all, I don't want to do bad...as even getting B's in those courses will prevent me from getting into Med School. Suggestions? I know this message is brief, but I think people will get what I'm trying to say.