Hi everyone! I'm looking for the best way to breathe life into the rotting corpse that is my academic record. I've written a short novel, so please bear with me. About me: I have a bachelor's in Microbiology and have been out of school for nearly 3 years. I'm currently working as a research and development technician at a vaccine company, and have been there since I graduated. My GPA is abysmal (3.1 overall) , and I completely bit the dust in nearly every pre-req course I've taken. My finances were a major issue especially during my first two years, and unfortunately that's when I decided to take the bulk of my pre-reqs. I spent more time going to work (I had two jobs at the time), than going to class and studying. What I ended up with: O-Chem I C+, O-Chem II D , Physics I: C, Physics II: C-, Gen Chem I: F ( I was taking this over the summer at a local university and completely neglected the class. I should have withdrew, but for no reason in particular I never did and that's what I got), Gen Chem II: C, Genetics C, Cell Biology C. I was able to drop down to one job my last two years, and did better: Med Micro A, Physiology B, Immunology B+, Microbial Pathogenesis B, to name a few. However, I know that's not enough. After I did so poorly in undergrad, I decided to ride the "woe is me" train and tried convincing myself to give up on medical school. Here I am three years later, and I still can't shake my dream of becoming a physician. I've made up my mind that I'm going to make this work somehow, but I don't know how. What I'm really wanting to know is what's the best course of action for someone like myself in improving my academic record? I'm not considering a formal post-bacc program, because unfortunately my finances are still an issue, and I can't afford to move anywhere (there aren't any local post-bacc programs). I'm considering trying to get a master's at a local university (I'll have to go further into debt to pay for it, but its cheaper than moving out of state). If I go the master's route, I'm still going to have to find someway to work full-time and go to school (I'd have to quit my current job). I can't have it any other way. I like the idea of eating, living inside a home, etc. I've also considered trying to get another bachelor's in an allied health field (RT, PT, Med Tech), but I don't know how beneficial that would be. This is all I could come up with as far as options so any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!