I've been following this board for quite a while, and I really like the atmosphere here. People actually want to help! Congrat to all those who've got admission, and best wishes to those still waiting! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> I'm still a little froshy in college. I've always wanted to go to med school, but I'm never too sure if the lifestyle is the thing I want. Family is everything for me. Plus I'm an international student (on F-1 visa), and I know going to a US med school is almost impossible. I sort of made up my mind that I want to give a try. I didn't do that well last semester because I was still adjusting, but I'm doing pretty well this semester until... I was diagnosed with pancytopenia. The cause has not been found yet. I'm perfectly fine right now, but I don't know what'll happen to me in 10 years. After talking to a bunch of docs, I realize what a difference a good doctor makes. I want to be a doctor, and I know I can be a good doctor... but can I? I'll have bad immune system because of my low wbc count. I have inefficient platelets and low rbc. I don't know what is going to happen in the future. I really don't know. I'm not afraid though, coz I know no matter what, God will lead my way b/c he loves me. We'll see what happens. For now, I just want to do well in my next week's bio and chem midterms! And then have a great spring break! Same to you all... God bless you all, and take care. Just a quick question. I was reading the other post, and is it really better to take the MCAT before junior year? I would have finished bio, chem, orgo chem by that time. I already have the basic physics, math skills though. I plan to work on my verbal this summer. Any suggestions?