I am currently a junior studying Biochemistry at a relatively competitive university. Since high school I have been working on developing technology for a startup as a basis for a company I founded (which unfortunately since had to be dissolved due to a equity disagreements). Going into my freshman year I used this idea to get a spot participating in Biomedical research at arguably the most prolific lab on campus, which I am extremely passionate about. I have truly found my calling, I love the work I do and now as a junior proudly have been trusted with full independence to run a project previously pioneered by graduate students. I cannot imagine myself anywhere but having a long career in medical research. I currently have been published twice as second author in ACS, with a third publication coming soon. Soon, as I begin working on my senior project (I've chosen to continue to develop my company technology) I can hopefully have a paper before I graduate where I am first author. However despite my love of science and understanding of research I have struggled greatly with my classes as a result of several factors, one of which being the amount of time I devote to my research. After a very rough two semesters sophomore year taking Orgo and Physics my GPA is a painful 3.2... unacceptable as far as getting into the competitive medical schools I dream of being able to attend. Any advice on how to make medical school an option once again for me? I will be continuing to take even more challenging classes this year and worry for my chances of improvement. Have I completely ruined my chances of perusing higher level science? Will my research show med schools I am still a worthy candidate? Thank you for your time.