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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.

    What Should I Do If I'm Failing My Postbac?

    What Should I Do If I'm Failing My Postbac?

    Most students aim for good grades during a postbac to prove their academic capabilities to med schools. What do you do if your postbac ends up being a disaster?

    • 12 min
    Is a "Colorful Truth" Better Than Discussing a Red Flag?

    Is a "Colorful Truth" Better Than Discussing a Red Flag?

    This student asks if a "colorful truth" would be better than talking about their mental disorder and psychiatric intervention. Should you be true to yourself?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-280-is-a-colorful-truth-better-than-discussing-a-red-flag/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)

    • 12 min
    Will It Look Bad to Use an Old Letter of Recommendation?

    Will It Look Bad to Use an Old Letter of Recommendation?

    Our student today is asking if it's better to use an old LOR or get one from a current professor. Does it matter how old a LOR is when applying to med school?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-279-will-it-look-bad-to-use-an-old-letter-of-recommendation/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast)

    • 9 min
    When Should I Give Up?

    When Should I Give Up?

    This week, we are doing something a little different. Based on some recent events, I decided to talk about plan Bs and when you should quit the premed journey.
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-278-when-should-i-give-up/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb0fnUyoo-8NIjd9276ah0rd3S6rKRWbm (Application Renovation videos)
    https://mappd.com/ (Mappd)

    • 19 min
    Is Having a Nonconformist Perspective a Good Thing?

    Is Having a Nonconformist Perspective a Good Thing?

    Today, this student is concerned about things they have published in the past. They are wondering if it may be a problem latter in the application process.
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-277-is-having-a-nonconformist-perspective-a-good-thing/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)
    http://premed.tv/ (premed.tv)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/what-prereqs-do-i-have-to-have-to-take-the-mcat/ (The MCAT Podcast Session 9: What Prereqs Do I Have to Have to Take the MCAT)

    • 11 min
    Do I Need to Complete an SMP After DIY Postbacc?

    Do I Need to Complete an SMP After DIY Postbacc?

    Today's student asked a popular question among nontrads. SMP and/or Postbac? If you have a similar question, hopefully listening to this podcast can help you.
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-276-do-i-need-to-complete-an-smp-after-diy-postbacc/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/thepremedyears/ (The Premed Years) podcast

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Bar91395389 ,

Extremely helpful for Non-Trads

I recently began my journey of switching careers from Speech-Language Pathology to Medicine and stumbled upon this podcast earlier this year. Since finding this podcast, I have been able to gain a ton of useful information for the premed process and have been so encouraged in listening to personal stories and paths of non traditional students like myself. It’s awesome the breadth and depth of knowledge that is covered through the podcasts regarding the premed process and beyond. Very thankful to have found Dr. Gray’s material. Thank you so much for helping and encouraging those of use who are non-trads especially and giving us access to these resources!

Newly Informed Old Premed ,

Just WOW

I stumbled across this podcast after doing a search for premedical podcasts, and accidentally finding this podcast and Dr. Gray’s work was the BEST thing that has happened to me in my journey to medical school. As a 30-something interested in becoming a physician, I had SO many questions, and Dr. Gray has been the most informative source of information I have EVER come across. I now feel confident that I have all the information I need to successfully navigate my postbac and medical school application. I wish I would have known about Dr. Gray’s work earlier.

NikkiG15 ,

The push I needed

The information that Dr. Gray provides has helped me find my path!

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