I know lots of people in medical school have gotten low GPAs first semester, however I think I'm a bit different. First Semester I took all core courses and did somewhat bad. Calc I - B Physics Calc-Based I - B+ Orgo I - B Biology I - C It was the whole first semester transition from high school thing, and I plan to continue taking all core courses next semester (switching calc with inorganic chem), and possibly taking a crack at the MCAT mid soph year. However this time I've learned my lesson and I'm not gonna slack off, I already know how much I'm suppose to study. Maybe I shouldn't of taken so many sciences anyway, but I like testing my limits, plus this way I can go for ALL of the higher level science courses my school can offer. Of course everyone's good to go for medical school if they improve their grades, but I wanna ask you guys if I still have a clear shot at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYU, NY Med, Stony and Cornell-Weill. I'd love to stay in the city for Medical school, Plus my dad does research at Mount Sinai, so It'd be cool to eat with him everyday, though its a very good school now. Also, any thoughts on what I should do with my schoolwork and to buff up my GPA? I'd love to hear some brutal yet honest feedback too. Thanks.