I am sure this is unheard of, but over the course of four years I managed to rack up eight W's and an F. I also attended three different colleges over that course of time. The biggest problem is I don't really have a good excuse for it either. I had very bad untreated depression and wound up in the hospital for it. I ended up dropping out of college. Thankfully, I was able to get treatment and I am ready to get back to school. I know I am in a precarious situation now. I've always had a strong interest in the medical field but due to my depression, I felt like it was something I would never be able to accomplish. However, now that I am feeling happy and healthy I really want to pursue some kind of career in the medical field. I plan on going back to school for a new degree (start "fresh"). So... the biggest question is, have I completely destroyed any chance for a medical degree? I don't think transcripts can look much worse than mine. Assuming I am able to get my undergrad along with prereqs finished without anymore W's (or F's, ugh!), do I have any glimpse of hope? As bad as my transcripts look, I still had a decent gpa -- 3.6 average. Hard to justify that with so many W's though. I know the next biggest issue would be explaining the W's. I have done my research -- I know all about the statistics regarding med students and doctors with depression & suicide rates. So obviously, I wouldn't be able to use depression as an excuse, haha. I have already prepared myself for the likelihood that med school is not a possibility and I am looking into becoming a PA or NP at this point as well, but I can't stop without trying at least. Any thoughts, suggestions?