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The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students, Inc., better known by our website name, OldPreMeds.org or simply OPM, is a professional/pre-professional society and educational conduit for non-traditional students who seek to become Physicians. For those whose path to medicine is not the traditional high school to college to medical school, OPM's mission is to assist and advise on how to successfully prepare, apply, and succeed in both medical schools and residency training programs. Founded in 1998, our now over 10,000 registered members span from the very early premed through attending-level physicians. Many are enrolled or have graduated from medical schools, osteopathic programs, and other clinical health fields, here in the US as well as abroad. www.OldPreMeds.org, is a website community built upon peer-based forums providing resources for all levels of premedical students, medical students, medical residents, pre-health advisors, admissions officers, and other faculty & staff at undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, medical, and post-graduate programs.

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The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students, Inc., better known by our website name, OldPreMeds.org or simply OPM, is a professional/pre-professional society and educational conduit for non-traditional students who seek to become Physicians. For those whose path to medicine is not the traditional high school to college to medical school, OPM's mission is to assist and advise on how to successfully prepare, apply, and succeed in both medical schools and residency training programs. Founded in 1998, our now over 10,000 registered members span from the very early premed through attending-level physicians. Many are enrolled or have graduated from medical schools, osteopathic programs, and other clinical health fields, here in the US as well as abroad. www.OldPreMeds.org, is a website community built upon peer-based forums providing resources for all levels of premedical students, medical students, medical residents, pre-health advisors, admissions officers, and other faculty & staff at undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, medical, and post-graduate programs.

    235: Does Being a School Nurse Count as Clinical Experience?

    235: Does Being a School Nurse Count as Clinical Experience?

    You work with children as a school nurse, but now you're considering med school. There's only one question-does it count as clinical experience?


    Links: Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-235-does-being-a-school-nurse-count-as-clinical-experience/)


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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)


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    • 9 min
    234: Dismissed From a Caribbean Med School—What Are Your Options?

    234: Dismissed From a Caribbean Med School—What Are Your Options?

    Our former med student today was dismissed from a Caribbean medical school. What are their options and is there hope for attending med school in the US?


    Links: Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-234-dismissed-from-a-caribbean-med-school-what-are-your-options/)


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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)


    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)


    Mappd.com (http://www.mappd.com)


    PMY 230: Rejected from the Caribbean! Now with a US Acceptance (https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-230-rejected-from-the-caribbean-now-with-a-us-acceptance/)

    • 18 min
    233: How to Discuss Medical Leave & Illnesses on the Application

    233: How to Discuss Medical Leave & Illnesses on the Application

    You had to take some time away from school to heal from an illness or injury. You aren't required to disclose it on your app, but what if it comes up?


    Links: Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-233-how-to-discuss-medical-leave-illnesses-on-the-application/)


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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)


    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)


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    • 17 min
    232: Should You Take Classes Just for Letters of Recommendation?

    232: Should You Take Classes Just for Letters of Recommendation?

    It's been a while since you graduated—should you consider taking courses at a community college to get more recent letters of recommendation?


    Links: Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-232-should-you-take-classes-just-for-letters-of-recommendation/)


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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)


    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)


    PMY 330: Getting into Med School After Community College Postbac (https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-330-getting-into-med-school-after-community-college-postbac/)

    • 11 min
    231: Which Is Better: Undergraduate or Graduate Postbac Programs?

    231: Which Is Better: Undergraduate or Graduate Postbac Programs?

    When is it appropriate to complete postbac coursework at the undergraduate level, and when should you apply for graduate postbac or SMP programs? Let's discuss!

    • 13 min
    230: Lab Testing in a Health Clinic: Does It Count as Clinical?

    230: Lab Testing in a Health Clinic: Does It Count as Clinical?

    Working in a lab at a free local health clinic, you assist providers by explaining tests and answering patients' questions. Is it considered clinical experience?

    • 10 min

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