How bad are Ws?

One month into my 3rd semester and I am completely overwhelmed not just by school but by life in general. I think I need to take a step back. Quitting my job or working less than full time is not an option so I am seriously considering dropping a course.

My question is how bad is a W on a transcript? If I withdraw will I be seen as someone who cannot handle pressure and therefore is a bad candidate for medical school?

Please help:


Ugrad gpa: 3.1 (graduated 2001)

Postbac gpa: 4.0 postbac (so far)

Never mind. Did a little research. Don’t really have an answer, but I do know that my sanity is worth more than a 4.0.