Hello y'all, so I'm currently a rising sophomore at a top 20 university, following the pre-med track. I'm undecided on my major although highly considering neuroscience while contemplating a variety of minors. In terms of my GPA, I currently have a 3.543 as a result of a less-than-exemplary work ethic and difficult transition. I took Orgo this past year just to get rid of it and while I didn't do bad in the class itself, it resulted in me focusing less in other classes and actually taking 3 instead of 4 during my spring quarter. I'm planning to do both bio and physics sequences this year so I can be completely done with pre-med science reqs by junior year and focus on other stuff. Aside from academics, I'm involved in 2 EC's that eat up a good chunk of my time. Other than that, all I've done so far is about 30 hours in the ER Clinical department at my local hospital this summer. My issue is that I have been working as an intern at a manufacturing company's lab all summer so I can save up on money for all my personal spending/books and supplies during the school year, leaving me no time to do anything else. I just have a bunch of questions really, like what should I do in terms of prepping for med school? Where should my GPA be at? I know I should do research but I'm lost as to when/how I should start. I also know I need hundreds of clinical experience hours but I don't get how I'm suppose to fit that in into a busy academic schedule. What's a good way to plan for the MCAT? LORs? Is going abroad on a trip necessary?? I just really overwhelmed and I need solid advice to take in and follow. I would really appreciate any input at this point.