Hello everyone! I am new here and wanted to ask a question that has lingered on my mind for a very long time. I am currently a student becoming a senior in the fall at my undergraduate college. Here is my situation. Let me first give you some background information. I was a pre-medical student freshman year as a biology major. Upon taking multiple pre-med courses such as Gen Chem, Inorganic Chem, Biology 1 and Biology 2, I initially found myself not wanting to pursue medicine. Initially this was due to my issue of seeking why I desired to pursue medicine and whether the amount of work was worth my pursuit. My grades weren't top notch in these courses as I had one B-, 2 B+s and a B in these courses. I chose to pursue a field of education in Biology in order to decide on a path towards becoming a professor since I loved to work with kids, and have done immense tutoring growing up and loved the chance to be a communicator and educator. 2 Years have past and I have been a Biology major nonetheless with a track in secondary education. Following the end of my Junior Year, my passion for medicine reignited due to personal reasons associated with family illness, a passing of one of my heroes (my grandpa), and the continual observance of physicians within that year (my Junior year). My respect for them grew as I learned to see how much effort these physicians placed towards taking care of my grandpa and my close family members. It was right then that I knew why I wanted to pursue medicine and chose to refinish what I started. At this time and age, I had an overall gpa of a 3.5 with a science gpa of about a 3.2 due to my freshman year B's, and a B in general physics, a B+ in Anatomy and a few other B's. Overall, I found that I have not placed sufficient effort in these classes due to my efforts in my other education courses as well as my time commitments that I placed in my extra curriculars such as serving my youth group as a leader, being a mentor for my dorm floor, starting a workout fitness club, tutoring underprivileged students and tutoring at my old high school for the international students and doing my student teaching at a middle school. Therefore, my grades were mainly B's in the sciences with a majority of A-'s and A's in my other courses associated with education, other sciences that were required for the Biology education track (Geology, Astronomy), and my other general education course requirements. Overall, I had only one B- in the Biology 1 course and nothing below this. As a returning pre-medical student, I found that I have a lot on my plate. I have to up my science gpa, my overall gpa as well as start volunteering at hospitals and picking up research and other opportunities to serve that is more medical related. I apologize for the long post. Here is where I need some advice! I will need to take Organic Chemistry 1, 2 and Physics 2 along with my upper division Biology courses as a Biology Major. In order to be caught up with my pre-req's and finish up my Biology major that is not on the secondary education track, I will need to do a 5th year. Therefore, a 4th and 5th year will be necessary to finish these courses. If I get a 4.0 for the remainder of these semesters (4 to be exact), I will have finished my Biology major and even pick up a psychology minor (I took intro psychology and loved it!) since I will be taking Abnormal Psychology, Psych. Statistics, Psychopharmacology to name a few. My overall gpa can go up to 3.7+ and my science gpa may go up to 3.7 as well due to the numerous science courses I will taking. I want to show an upward trend to adcoms since I was up and down due to my B's throughout my 3 years at my institution. I know a 4.0 is difficult, however, I will be putting in sufficient time that will MAKE it possible to achieve this. I know I can do it and I will! However, I was wondering if it was worth it to finish my Psychology major by doing a 6th year while taking even more science courses. I will be studying the MCAT during this time or even study for the MCAT after the 6th year during a gap year while I continue with my volunteering at hospitals, community service projects, serve at my youth group, lead my workout club and possibly do research at a lab or work at the hospital for that year. Is this a bad idea to do a 6th year as an Undergrad to show my upward trend for my 3 years while finishing a Psychology Major with my Biology Major? I know a 5th year will have to happen in order to finish my Biology Major and Pre-med prereqs, but since I will be doing a Psychology minor, I felt like finishing this major with A's in all my Psychology courses will show my interests in such a major and my ability to excel in my academics. In addition to these years as a super senior or super-super senior, I will try to manage my time by continuing with my workout club I started (I lost 50 pounds through fitness), serving at my youth group, joining the pre-med club and either starting volunteer at a hospital or do research with a professor. I will also be on a cabinet government position for the asian minorities club at our school this year. Again I am extremely sorry for this long post. I appreciate any tips or suggestions on this topic. It has been difficult for me to figure out my options or if I am on track towards a right path. Thank you all very much and I hope you all have a good day!