Your reply to lainey234 was really helpful to me. I'm considering pharmacy (with residency in hope of counseling or doing patient rounds at hospital), DO and MD medical schools. I withdrew from ochem last semester and hope to at least get a C this time around. If I don't I'll take it again in the summer with a better professor and am sure I can get A or B (it'll be my only class for summer A). How badly would this look on my app. when I apply to medical schools? <P>How would you view this as an interviewer? My gpa is around 3.2; however, I still have physics 2 and ochem 2 to take in which I can get grades of A or B. I took gen physics and had a C; to prove I can do physics, I'm currently taking Physics for scientist and engineers (Calc based) and am set to get a grade of A! Is this good enough for admin? Personal situations force me to take all my courses thus far at a community college (quite challenging as far as science is concerned)... Can this work against me? Now during undergrad, can good grades offset the 4 Cs and the couple withdrawal I've had so far (or just the prereqs count)? Also, I've volunteered at a local hospital, have some awards like phi theta kappa, tutored mathematics at a local school, no research experience thus far. While I have no research experience, I have done tons of reading on scientific issues and generally have a good understanding of how some diseases evolve. Are those good enough? I have about 81 credits so far. How can I calculate thus far my gpa through amcas? Although it can be premature, but do I even have a shot right now at medical schools. I know I may have a shot at DO and I have a unique and really interesting personal statement. <p> Thank you very much for the input as I'm trying to decide if I should just apply to pharmacy school outright (with interest in clinical pharmacy). Also, I really enjoy your blog; you are smart and dedicated indeed.