I am about to start my second semester of senior year and I have my heart set on medicine, I just don't know if my grades match my desire to become a doctor. I want to go to a Pre-Allopathic program, and only U.S. based schools. Please let me know what you guys think my best course of action would be. I have listed my grades in all of the science courses I have taken. I am a bio major with a second major in biomedical engineering. Calc 1- A- Chem 1- B+ Chem2-C Calc 2- C Orgo 1- C Orgo 1 lab-B+ Bio 13 Cells and Organisms- D Bio14 Organisms and Populations-A Orgo 2- A Orgo 2 lab- A Bio 41 Genetics- A Bio 62 Molecular Biotechnology- A Bio 13 Cells and Organisms- A Physics 1- A Physics 2- A Bio 46 Cell Biology- A Bio 115 Physio 1- A Bio 116 Physio 2- A Bio 164 Marine Biology- A Bio 131 Principles of Medical Imaging- A Bio 174 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering- A BME 50 Introduction to Biotechnology- A CHBE 95 Independent Study- A As you can see I started out pretty slowly with the 2 C's in Chem 2 and Orgo 1, as well as the D in Bio 13 Cells and Organisms. I retook the Bio class and managed to pull of an A. If someone were to ask me why did I do so poorly, I wouldn't be able to come up with a good excuse (Didn't have to balance school with job, or illness), but rather I'd explain to them I finally matured. I have done research for 3 years in tissue engineering, and I have written multiple papers on the subject. Although i haven't been able to get published, I feel as if my research has become an important part of my daily life and I enjoy sharing my findings with whomever is interested in learning. I have completed over 50 hours of physician shadowing at my local shadowing, and I also had the opportunity to spend another 50+ hours shadowing a Cardio Thoracic Surgeon in India. I took the MCAT and got a 34S. With all of these stats, do you think I have a legitimate shot and getting into a U.S. Medical School? My main concern would be my GPA. My BCPM is close to 3.3 and my overall GPA is 3.65 I look forward to hearing what you guys think. Thanks!!