Hello all, and thank you so much for stopping by! This is the VERY first one, so I appologize for any errors on my part . First of all, I am just beginning my undergraduate journey--I will be entering the majestic sophmore year this fall (ooohhh, aahhh). Anyway, I decided a while back I wanted a career that challenged me to a great extent, would allow me leadership of some sort, and would let me go to Africa and take care of sick people. So, here I am as a pre-med student. My freshman year has been pretty good. Grades have been ok, and I was able to begin doing genetics research which is way cool. I also volunteer in the E.R of my local hospital, and am involved in a pre-med mentorship program. I am also in the honor's program. Like just about everyone else, I am quite confused about all of this still and would give anything for guidence!! After this last semester, I realized research took up more time than I thought and my grades slipped to a 3.76. I was horrified, especially since I know I could have done better. For some reason, I feel the need to give up (which is ridiculous). But I am wary that because my grades slipped so early on, I am in trouble. Anyone have any suggestions/ insight?? I am also a Spanish minor currently, but I am trying to figure out--does having a spanish minor really look good on an application? I only have 3 more classes to take, but I was just wondering... I know this is really long, Im kinda wordy Have a fantastic day!!