Best website ever! Props to the creators =) A little background: I graduated in May from a decent university with no clear cut picture of my future. I was always interested in pre-med, but got a bit sidetracked by theatre, English and other such pursuits. I have never overexerted myself in my classes, perhaps because I was exploring so many interests and I found it hard to focus on one particular pathway. Hence my 3.2 undergrad GPA. But I digress. I knew that medicine had always interested me and I loved Bio and Anatomy in high school, but math related classes have always made me want to run for cover. Nevertheless I took the required Bio I, Bio II, Chem I and II classes in college and received B's. After graduation to explore my interest I gained some experience in the healthcare field by working in hospitals and a clinic. I LOVED IT. I want to help people, as DIsney as that sounds. It is so satisfying, especially working with sick kids or with the elderly patients, to know they are counting on you to alleviate their pain somehow. I know many will say being an MD is a hassle (malpractice, long hours, brutal residencies, insurance shizit to deal with), and I am fully aware of these burdens. Yet, I find it so incredibly rewarding. It's funny because after being so lost for a while I finally feel RIGHT about something I am doing, satisfied and content. Enough mush. I have a bit of a problem though: Ok you know my fear of numbers ? Well it caused me to WITHDRAW from physics I and another Math course. I know at the time I wasn't focused enough to do well, because pre-meds left and right were saying how you NEED A's, YOU NEED A's!!!!! And, well, I thought better a W then a D if I panic on the exams. I swear it's a phobia. There should be medication. So am I SCREWED according to all you all-knowing ones? Stats-wise: 3.2 overall 3.4 major 3.0 science 2 W's Shall I do a formal post bacc? Classes left are Orgo I and II, Physics I and II, and Biochem Also, I am now 22...do you think I can do this all this Spring and Summer and take the MCAT in August? Or is this rushing it? in your experienced opinions is it better to extend it over next year and take MCATs the next April? Ex: Spring 06 Summer 06 Summer MCAT Orgo I Physics I and II and Orgo II (is this even possible?) Or Spring 06 Summer 06 Fall 06 April MCAT Orgo I Physics I and II Orgo II I know people go to med school at every age so by the time I may start med school would be 25, (b/c of the lag year) if I go the alternate route. Does a year really make a difference? I have this fear I'll be surrounded by young-uns and I'll be the "kid left back in class" if I attend med school later.... OPINIONS PLEASE, Thank you ever so much if you got this far.