im a freshman this year. ive taken a year of gen chem I and II w/ labs, 2 bios w/ labs, Calc I and II, plus other core requirements for my college. i'll end this year with anywhere between a 3.3 and a 3.7 (im assuming im ok still, i had a shaky first semester, but ive gotten my act together, at least more than before). and by the way i dont go to a grade inflated school, so my gpa isnt bad compared to other students, especially in sciences. over the summer i'm taking genetics, and next year im taking mol bio, cell bio, orgo I and II, physics I and II (calc based), maybe calc III (might put that off til the summer) and again more core requirements. i plan on double majoring in cell/mol bio and biological chemistry. so i have a few questions... when should i take the mcat? summer after sophomore year? thats the closest to when i finish my premed classes. what do med schools think about taking it multiple times? i am attempting to get a job/internship doing research over the summer, but nothing has happened yet. i will be doing research at my university's med school during next school year. and i will be volunteering some at a hospital over the summer. i havent had any extracurricular activities during this year. ive been a lazy bum not studying or doing much else. so what else besides what ive mentioned above do i need to do to get on track? any suggestions are welcome. thanks a lot.