I started off college with wanting to be a doctor. I didn't think much about it and didn't really care that much. I was going out and hanging out with friends. I slacked off in my classes and was studying the night before my exams and sometimes not even studying at all. I wasn't driven at all. I was doing really bad in bio so I withdrew pass. I was going to retake it the next year. I also made a C in ochem. My first two years cumulative gpa was probably around 3.1. About a month before my junior year started, I was involved in a really bad incident. I was jumped, beaten really badly, and robbed by two guys. A witness was able to get their license plate. I went through the whole criminal process, which lasted about a year and was the most dreadful thing I've experienced. They were eventually convicted. When college started again during this time, I was mentally messed up. I was really angry, couldn't focus, was having nightmares, and didn't get much sleep. I didn't get any help but probably should have now that I look back. I retook bio and made a C in it after getting a WP a year ago. I was at a point I wanted to give up, but eventually I realized I'm not going to let this incident and experience bring me down and only let it make me a stronger person. I feel like I matured 10 years within several months. I made all A's within the next two years, except one B in anatomy and another one in english. Finished one semester with a 4.0 and another with a 3.9. I became more determined than ever to be a doctor and was really disgusted at myself for slacking off my first two years. My question is how do I explain this? Do I talk about it in my personal statement or wait for interviews? I apologize for the length of my post, but I'd really appreciate some advice.