Hi, I'm not sure how this works but i'm going to be a Sophomore at Wayne State University currently my declared major is biology. However i'm not sure if thats what I wanted to do. I've wanted to be in medicine since the age of 10. I am currently thinking about going into the area of Pathology perhaps even forensic pathology. The very first time I looked in an microscope at some cells I knew thats what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I'm not sure if I do indeed want to do forensics aspect, but i do however know that i want to do autopsies but i want to be so much more than a mortician. I want to determine causes of death and other things. I want to look at the human body in microscopes. I have the desire to help people as well, but am debating whether or not i want to be cooped up in a room all day, i want variation. Currently my gpa isn't so hot, it's a 2.5 overall due to my hardships not just in adapting to college environment but in dealing with personal issues such as the new found acknowledgement to my father's crack cocaine addiction. I work many hours and try to help out my family. I'm afraid that this has hurt my chances in getting into med school. I want so badly to go there is no question in my mind and since removing myself from the family situation my grades have dramatically improved. What should I do to get into med school and could you explain on a physical or emotional level the advantages or disadvantages that some pathologists are faced with. Are my chances of even being considered into med school forever ruined???? Please help I value any and all responses and am very eager to hear from all. Thankyou so much!