Will residency programs put aside one bad semester when evaluating a student? Just wanting to know if anyone out there has started med school out with a horrible semester, and turned it around, and suceeded (or is currently suceeding). My first semester has been a huge adjustment period. I don't think I will survive (mentally) for the next four years by barely staying above passing, so I am already looking ahead to next semster as the starting point of my new life as a medical student. I NEED some "come from behind victory stories" to give me some motivation. Details about how you changed your life (study habits, etc...) would be greatly appreciated. Anyone have any? P.S. You can exaggerate your story a little bit to make it more of a motivational speech to me...believe me, I will never know.