Currently a freshman undergraduate student aspiring to become a physician specializing in emergency medicine. Recently, I've become discouraged with myself because I can't seem to pull off grades that would boost my GPA above a 3.0. During my first semester of classes, I had 2 B's, 1 B-, and 1 B+... I thought that was good until I realized it was a 2.9 GPA. The current semester I'm in is soon coming to a close, and I once again am not showing great grades. I have 2 A's, a B+, and two C's. I think I can bring up those two C's, but I fear that it might not happen. I've been told countless amounts of times by relatives who work in the medical field that having a 3.0 is unacceptable and that there's no way into med school with B's and its stressing me out. Would it be considered unrealistic to think that I can bring my GPA up to at least a 3.5 in the coming years? I guess I'm just looking for some guidance, inspiration, and reassurance because I feel like I'm the only one going through this. Am I preparing myself for heartbreak or is this all just apart of the process of being a pre-med student?