Taking a year off, going to new school

I'm currently a 1st year undergrad at state college.
As the year ends, I got a dillema that, I didn' do so well first year for various reasons however, and I was aiming for going to med school.
So, I went to my academic advisor to talk about my grades, and she said it would be her suggestion is that taking a year off at community college and transfer to a higher institution (emphasizing to get all A's at CC, and she said it would be very plausible based on my high school record), rather than worrying about your freshmen grades over the course here at this college, that I can start off at a fresh slate.</p>

<p>It sounded ridiculous at the first place, but it made sense that I can apply to another college with different major (eg. pharmacy) if I do so well in CC rather than struggling through all years here.</p>

<p>So, I pretty much decided to take a year of at CC and work so that I'm aiming for purdue pharmacy/ rutgers pharmacy/ etc. </p>

<p>My plan is that I take summer session (24 credit) and fall/winter session (another 24 credit) and apply to new colleges during Spring.</p>

<p>So, I need an advice on which will be the most efficient way to spend the time at CC?
Also, does my financial aid carry over even if I take a gap year?</p>

<p>Thank you.</p>