Hello everyone, first thing I would like to say before I get into my thread is let you all know that, yes, I do only have 1 post, and Yes I know I have a long while before I can apply to any Medical school. I have been using these forums for guidance and advice rather than posting for my own self, so here I go. I am just now heading into my second year of college, I am a sophomore with 35 credit hours and a 3.46 GPA. I am majoring in Pre-Professional/Pre-Med with only about 2 semesters until I receive an associates in this field. I am 19 years old, have hopes and interests in either attending University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, or University of Arkansas. I am 19 and plan on going about another 3-4 years before diving into the Medical School applications. My first concern is I am attending a Community college right now, I am greatly worried that this will make my application look very tacky and make them doubtful of my capabilities to function well in a big class at the University level of schooling. Will going to a community college make my application less likely to be accepted? Secondly, I have read and read about MDs and DOs but I am still not sure how people look at credentials and backgrounds and are able to tell which one is the best for for that person, both MD's and DO's have my specialty I want to go into here in Oklahoma, if anyone can help explain to me which one I may look at going into for the best chances of being accepted, please? Last question, I REALLY want to get into medical school but I am always worried that maybe a single C will be the fate being me not being accepted. What are the possibilities a school board committee will accept a student with maybe a 3.5gpa? Thank-you ladies and gentlemen for taking your time to read my questions, these are very important to me and yes I do know they are somewhat noobish questions, but they are honest and to the point. Below are my Stats and credentials to help judge my likeliness of getting n. cGPA - 3.5 sGPA - 3.0 (only 2 sciences so far, changing this semester :] ) MCAT - Not taken yet (read out of my MCAT Elite book that it is pointless to take until you have learned the material first.) - I have 100+ hours of Volunteer services at St. John's O.R. - Will be shadowing Doctors soon in primary care, emergency medicine, and cardiovascular specialties. - Recommendation letter from St. John's. - Certified Trained PCT I am sure I have forgotten something to add on here, if you would please tell me if I need more information to post. Thank-you once more!