Hello every one, I am new on this site, and I am seeking advice from my peers. Here I go (I'll try to make it short). I started out at a very small private college (that my mother forced me to go to). I wasnt ready to start college, at the time, I did not have any career path in mind. I wasn't doing well in my classes, and after a year and a semester, I was asked to leave....in other words dismissed. After I got the news, I enrolled at the local community college, and started changing my life around, and I found that I liked the idea of medicine. That idea, pushed me to get a 4.0 GPA for the two years I attended that college. Now that I am at a New 4year college, I have continued to maintain my 4.0GPA, I am very involved on campus (the list is too long for this post), and I am about to go to West Africa to volunteer with an independent organization, to educate and treat the sick in villages along the coast. I am yet to take the MCAT, but I have been studying and taking practice tests for about two years now. Ok now that you have a bit of my background... Its obvious I made a HUGE mistake when I first started college, but it is also obvious that I completly turned that around. I am on the Dean's list every semester, I have a job, and still find time to study volunteer at the hospital, food bank, and the local hospice. In your opinion, is there still a glimmer of hope for Med school??? Please be honest with me.... And secondly do you suggest a post-bacc or Masters program at this point?