|Better luck next lifetime?
||[Dec. 26th, 2012|07:41 pm]
The Question Club
I'm a junior pre-med undergraduate student, majoring in Biochemistry. Current cumulative GPA is 3.5, science is 3.4. I've had three Cs in my undergraduate career in Genetics, Organic Chemistry 1, and Biochemistry 1, all in the same year. It was just a rough year, I slacked off, needless to say my own fault.
I'm still applying for medical school (at this point I'm headed for D.O. programs and I refuse to go to the Caribbean) as per my parents' wishes, but I'm also looking into physician's assistant and graduate programs.
I'm just scared that I screwed up too much to turn back. A lot of people keep telling me "You still have time," "You're still competitive," etc. but the fact of the matter is I'm treading on thin ice and I'm afraid it's going to crack very soon and I won't be able to get out and I'll be stuck doing nothing substantial for the rest of my life.
Advice? Cold-hard truth? Reassurance?
Anything you can offer because right now I'm alone and I have no one to give me guidance.
Edit// I just realized I made a very silly statement. Yes, my parents would like to see me go to medical school but it is mostly my choice. I want to be working in the medical field one way or another; it isn't pressure from them that is compelling me to apply.