Hi~ I want to be a physician scientist in the future. I am a freshman in Purdue University. And I have a question. Is the prestige of the institution of premed years significantly important to get into med school? My situation is as follows. I am a US citizen but I lived in another country for 16years. So I am not pretty goot at communicating in English right now. After graduating high school and finishing one semester of a college in that country, I decided to come here, USA. When I applied for universities, I considered the possibility of getting into that college at spring semester(because I wanted to start as soon as possible) and financial problems. And I thought that I could spend some years improving my English and then go to more prestigious university. As a result, I entered Purdue University. Actually, prestige is not the most important thing to me as considering institutions. But, you know, every human being has achievement motivation. And I have more compared with average people. So, I want to spend my own potential as much as possible. Therefore, I want to go at least good med school which can motivate and incite me academically. Inversly, that implies that my current college doesn't do that.. I can barely meet studious people like myself and the size of class is too big for me. And I can get good grades though I don't study much and deeply.(I want to study deep and hard) I am a kind of people who likes challenges. That's why, I guess, I feel a little helplessness and can't apply myself these days. And that's why I am really desperate to the former question. In case I can't get into med school, I can become miserable. Again, Is the prestige of the institution significantly important to get into med school?