Hello. I am a sophomore at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. My current major is athletic training. Springfield is a very competitive college for allied health studies. I had to go through two interviews in order to be accepted into the program. I job shadowed an athletic trainer near my town for six months and I thought I really enjoyed what the career had to offer. I am now in my second semester of field work. I have worked with some athletes on my own but still under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. The end of January will mark my sixth month of working in the training room and observing the certified athletic trainers. I really enjoy the major; however, for the past couple of months I have felt like the major is not allowing me to do what I want. I feel like an athletic trainer is very limited as to what they can and can not do with an athlete. I just feel like I want to do more! I have recently begun to seriously look into medical school and into changing my major. However, I have just started to take physics of movement science and have only taken anatomy and physiology my freshman year on top of my athletic training courses. After reading through your website I realize that there are many courses I still have to take as prerequisites. I am torn between really loving the atmosphere of athletic training but also being dissatisfied with the limitations of an athletic trainer's job. I love the sciences and working with people. I enjoy the allied health fields and I am sure that there is something in this wide field that I would like to do. I am very interested in medical school but I also love the school that I am at now. On top of the eighteen credits I carried last semester, I also attended a practicum where I worked with different athletic team's injuries here at Springfield, six days a week, approximately four hours a day. My GPA is a 3.357/4.0. I also play softball for the college. Is this good enough that I could consider medical school? Could there be a way that I could stay here and take the courses needed for premed or, if i do take these courses, would it be considered premed and then I could apply to medical school? Would you suggest that I should look for a school that offers premed as Springfield does not. I am not quite sure what to do. I don't want to continue taking courses that are not necessary if I want to enter into medical school. I want to get started with my premed prerequisites; however, I also want to make sure that this is what I want to do. I am not quite sure if this is the address to send this type of email to but I am really confused and I am desperately reaching for any advice I can get. If there is someone who could give me any advice my email address is: Thank you very much for any help you can give me. I greatly appreciate it. Your website has also been a big help!