I hope everyone finds this thread helpful! As an aspiring physician, I like many of my pre-med comrades want to make this journey of becoming a physician. What daunts me is that I am a senior now as where... you guessed it Western Michigan University studying Bio Med Sci. I am not the smartest individual (GPA 3.69) which is good, but I find this not to be the point. Academically I eventually end up getting an A, BA, B in my sci courses by hook or by crook and by God's Will! Grades are not everything, though! I have a great slew of extracurricular activities! What daunts me is the fact that my mother thinks I will not be able to get into medical school and thinks more or less that I can't take the plunge. I live with my parents and I try to help them as much as I can! What daunts me is that my mother is being very discouraging to me and I am trying to phase that out of my mind! I was also recently accepted into a Master's Program at UMich and my mother was not thrilled or seemed to truly care. She more or less wants to take her way as I have done before and it did not turnout well for me! My mother constantly tells me explicitly or implicitly to do something else other than medicine! My two older sisters have PharmDs my dad has a PhD and my mom is a pharmacist/microbiologist. I am also the youngest one in my family. If you find yourself in a similar situation you are not alone and feel free to share! I also have to say that I'm suffering from senioritis!