.Any response would be greatly appreciated.. . . .I am a sophomore at a top 20 university. I know that the rank of colleges do not matter when applying to med. School, so I am quite freaked out since all my counterparts at state universities are pulling off 3.8 and 9s. I also messed up two semesters. . . . .Freshmen year was not as bad as I thought, B+ in chemistry, B- in biology, A- in calc, I had room for improvements, ended up with a 3.6 for the sem. Then second semester was when it all collapsed. Relationship breakup really affected my mentality, never had the courage to seek counseling, I took up drinking. Ended up with mono during finals week, and ended up with F in calc II, B- in chemistry, C- in Bio. Situations at home turned worse, parents were never encouraging, so I started sophomore yr first sem with a lot of pressure. Hoping to make my EC look better, I took up a research job 20 hours a week (I stopped drinking completely). Instead of doing better I did just the same, C+ in orgo I, B- in Neurobiology. . . . .I am starting off the next sem with optimism, and planning to finally seek counseling. I am continuing the research job over next sem, the summer and the next year. My PI has many papers planned over the next year, so I may have the chance of being included in one of the publications. I am also shadowing one of the MD fellow in the lab for two months . . . .Medicine is the only thing I would like to do in the future. I plan to retake calc and bio II, and orgo I please give me some feedback or encouragements or criticism .J. I would really appreciate it I plan to work my hardest over the next three semesters, I mean its the only thing I can do but I would like to know would I still have a chance? What do you guys think? Do you know anyone of such cases similar to mine? Would I be able to explain myself on the application? . . . .Can you guys also provide me with some study tips?.