Hello Physics Forums members, I've had a somewhat rough semester. My sister had a lot of medical issues pop up and I wasn't able to pay enough attention to my classes as I'd have liked. I'm actually pre-med, and was enrolled in organic chemistry. Flatly, the current best-case scenario for 6-credit hours of ochem is a C+. I'm feeling extremely frustrated with myself and questioning my future plans. I don't want to retake this class if I don't have to. I'm also not used to doing bad in school -- I was valedictorian in high school and had a 3.9 up until now. I'm just feeling very lost, and don't know if I can even continue with pre-med. I guess I don't know what I'm really asking for. The modes of thinking that they employ in biochemistry courses just don't mesh well with my mind set. I much prefer physics, stats, and math, subjects that I've always been rather advanced with. My parents have always pressured me to go into medicine and I was adamantly against it until my senior year of high school. I'm somewhat panicked here now that I see it may not happen. Pre-med culture and sub 5% acceptance rates at nearly every respectable med school is driving me to a very unhealthy, neurotic mental state. I am not sure if I want to commit to physics for the rest of my life, either. I suppose I would just like some general advice and discussion. Anyways, on the bright side, I did get As in my physics and astrophysics classes this semester... So hopefully my low o-chem grade doesn't make too large of a hit to my GPA. I look forward to reading the responses, Thank you.