So, I am a high school freshman interested in becoming a neurosurgeon. It may seem like I am stressing for no reason as I have a long time to go before I reach a point in my life where my grades will have any significant affect, however I plan on going to a 6,7, or 8 year program. I was thinking about going to the UMDNJ program that is partnered with either Princeton, Rutgers, or The College of New Jersey. I was also thinking about going to Drexel University, or to Seton Hall and having a dual program in medicine and law. Has anyone been to any of these programs, or does anyone haeard from others about it? Also, I have a question about shadowing a doctor. I was thinking about asking my primary care physician, but I do not know her very well so that was ruled out. I asked a couple of doctors and they said they were too busy with other students; they did seem very nice which motivated me to ask some more doctors who have not yet replied. Do you think that, being a high school freshman, I am too young to shadow a doctor, or do you think I should keep trying? Thanks in advance.