I guess I'll start with the ones that're bugging me the most (also, I'm in Texas if that makes a difference) 1. I just got a C in Organic II (or am looking at one, but I did get the A- in Orgo I), and now I'll probably get a B in Human Physiology. Mix that with an even mix of A's and B's with my other pre-reqs and I'm not in too great of shape. Weird thing is in ALL my other classes I have nothing but A's. I guess I just need someone to tell me it's not the end for me (still haven't taken physics or the physics labs). 2. I can't find out how to find doctors to shadow. The people I know that've shadowed either know the doctor personally from family relations or something, or are in some sort of program. Given my info from #1, I don't think my GPA's competitive enough to get into any of those programs (yet at least). Put simply, how do I find doctors to shadow? 3. This is more an extension of #1, and really a much larger problem. Ever since high school I was a B+ student. Why? I realized early on that I could purely rely on my intelligence to get by in classes and still make 88-91 grades, and the college I planned on going to (the one I'm going to now) I knew wouldn't give me any trouble for it. NOW I'm really running into trouble, since Orgo II hit me hard purely for my sucky study habits. I can't bring myself to read a text book let alone just start studying. I needs some tips on fixing this. Please. More than any of these. 4. This may be fairly generic (I guess these all are), but what type of extra curriculars should I look into? It's driving me crazy. Every time I see something that might look good, it seems like it'd just look like resume padding, which I really don't want to make it come off as. What's a good rule of thumb to avoid things that simply look like I'm just trying to show down. Currently, GPA's 3.594, which will probably change after Orgo II and Human Phys's grades kick in finishing off my sophomore year Thank so much. This place's been really useful for a lot of my other questions. Oh, and I've been wondering something for a while 5. What does someone do when they don't get accepted to med school the first time around? Is it like working in a lab and doing like full time volunteering and shadowing every available second? Maybe take more classes to boost your science GPA (I think you can do that after you've graduated, right? Man I'm confused ).