Hi! I'm a student at a community college and I'm getting an AA in physics to transfer to a university. I eventually want to apply to medical school with a bachelors degree in physics. I've recently been going over the classes required for medical school and for the physics major. I've mostly focused on the ones that I need in order to transfer. I need to take calculus 1, 2, and 3, and differential equations. So! The thing is, I have to take the prerequisites before that. I'm going to need to take 6 more math classes (I'm currently taking one). I'm going to be taking classes non-stop. In the summer I'm planning on doing my other general requirements. Everybody that I talk to in school says that calculus is this whole chunk of disaster. I've never taken calculus before. I never did any work in high school. My grades were terrible because the classes were just too boring and I didn't really bother trying. Right now I have a 4.0 gpa. I've gotten all A's this semester. I love math. Math takes away my boredom and keeps me entertained. Math is like.. the love of my life. I just want to do more and more. In my chemistry class, we have to do a lot of math and it's amazing!!!! It's weird. Right now I'm taking an algebra course and it's incredibly easy for me. I'm really excited for all the math I will be taking.. but I'm a little worried that I may be too excited and that it might not be how it seems it will be. I want to get my AA in less than 3 years. In addition to all the physics major requirements, I have to fulfill the pre-medicine requirements. I have to take biology, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. I'm also planning on taking anatomy and physiology, but that will be a bit easier for me because I'm an EMT. How hard is calculus, really? I know that it all depends on the person. I'm the type of person that wants to succeed in everything. A 'B' is not good enough for me. I try to never make the same mistake twice.. I'm a perfectionist. My therapist tells me I'm "extremely bright" but it's pretty hard to believe. I don't really have a lot of confidence in myself. I want to finish every single class with an A. Would it be a good idea to take calculus 3 and differential equations at the same time? I would also be taking physics with calculus 2.. Maybe a good idea would be to have a book on those topics and check it out to see if the classes would be manageable?