Worried about my future.

<p>Hello College Confidential Community,</p>

<p>I'm an undergraduate student in my second semester of my freshman year. I aspire to one day get into medical school and have a profession in the medical field. I know it's not an easy field considering most of my cousins are all in medical schools already and they are all geniuses. I Know what I have to do and what grades I need which is why I made this thread.</p>

<p>First semester of freshman year I received a mere 2.75 GPA and I am very discouraged to still go into the medical field. My parents keep comparing me to my cousins and they expect so much of me and I just want to make them proud. I have always wanted to go into the medical field. </p>

<p>So, what are my chances of still achieving my dream of becoming a doctor? I'm determined to work harder this semester to achieve that 3.5 GPA. Will that be enough? If I continue at this pace of 3.4+ GPA, will I still be able to attain my dream or will this 2.75 GPA be a stigma to me?</p>

<p>My grades were:</p>

<p>Biology 1: B
Chemistry 1: B
Calc 1: B
Bio Lab 1: B
Chem Lab: B
Greek Mythology: C-</p>

<p>Please give me advice. :( I'm freaking out.
My dad actually said .. I broke his heart when he saw that GPA. He has very high expectations for me.</p>

<p>ehh, a c in greek mythology is very random. it's definitely a positive that the C isn't a science-related course. The Bs show a trend of mediocrity. Strive for better. You say you know what it takes, so to iterate that, you need at least a 3.2. The MCAT will be the real challenge and if you are struggling in chemistry and biology, orgo will be a real roller coaster. I think you ought to reconsider your career plans. The GPA isn't really going to hinder you as much as you currently anticipate, but if you are doing average in intro science courses, are you enjoying it? is this something you want to commit the next 7 years of your life to? A bigger factor will be whether you publish any research papers or do any big med projects. i recommend seeing if a prof can hook you up with a research opp</p>

<p>Was Greek mythology actually hard?</p>

<p>I'd be worried to if I were you. You are not meeting the expectations of your dad, and of yourself. You need to step it up and show the professors what your made of. It is up to YOU to respond. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.</p>