I have thought of two different paths to get into a medical school each with their own benefits and I need the community of studentdoctor to help me decide. Path #1: Take GED exam during 11th grade of High School and not attend 12th grade. Take all prerequisites at a community college and transfer to a 4 year university to take the difficult sciences courses. I see this path is much cheaper and I get to see save a year, but I am afraid that it will be a struggle to get classes because community colleges in California are very crowded. I am also afraid that I might not have enough time to do research with professors. Path #2: Go to a 4 year university from High School and then apply directly to medical schools. As I see it, it will be a much less struggle to get classes. And I will be able to build better relationships with professors and other professionals that can give me letters of recommendations. Additionally I will have 4 years to do research. Please advise me at what to do. Thank you in advance.