My main point is that if OP wants to get into medicine, they're gonna need to work hard for it and apply themselves to the process - in the same way your daughter put in the necessary effort to get into medicine. I don't think it's possible to put the necessary effort if half the effort is spent on becoming a lawyer and another half is spent trying to get into medicine and the heart is split in the middle. This is coming from my experience of the admission process and my observations of the type of people who get into medicine. I am happy to be proven wrong, but most of the cohort (except a small bunch who are very very talented) got in because they dedicated themselves to it with the view that they genuinely wanted to become doctors as their primary objective. This is especially the case for people who get in after high school as OP will be. If OP isn't prepared to at least have this dedication (perhaps because she sees herself becoming a criminal lawyer as she said above - which is fine) then I think it will be very very hard to get into medicine. Of course, there is nothing wrong with OP doing a diverse range of activities and in the process achieving personal growth/self development - however if she wants a realistic chance of getting a medicine offer, then she will need to be prepared to show that she actually wants it by committing to the preparation to get in. Have backups definitely and of course I'm not implying to literally 'tunnel vision'. Just adopt a mindset for what it is - a way of thinking so at least you can be motivated to do all that prep to get on - not to literally intrinsically believe medicine is the only thing life is about.