This might be long but I wanted to say what my plans are and please tell me if this is a good idea or bad idea and what additional things I should do to help myself get accepted into med school. Thank you! I have applied to the Surgical Technologies course and doing a "what if", lets say I make this school. I will be doing school for one year and I will have an A.A. and soon an A.S. in Chemical Technology focusing either on Biomedical or Biotechnology. I only have a few classes left for this, so first question: If i want to get my Chemisty Bachelors and get into med school, would a Biomedical or Biotechnology A.S. be better? Also, after this, I would like to be working at a hospital while finishing my Bachelors (hopefully at UF or USC) and was hoping that would give me insight to if I really want to go to med school and become a plastic surgeon or oncologist. So my other questions are, Do you think the Surgical Technologies course will help me at all? I think having the experience is good for myself but not sure if it will be good for the schools? Isn't working from the bottom to the top a good thing to do? Also, If I want to go to UF (Florida) or USC (SoCal) is there additional things I should be doing? I do things like Habitat for Humanities but i'm sure this will not influence anyone to why I would be a good student. Oh one last thing, I am in the military and have been for 6 years and am getting out. Will this help me at all? Thank you for the help!