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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.

    215: Are You Sure You Want to be a Physician?

    215: Are You Sure You Want to be a Physician?

    With so many ways to make a difference in healthcare, how can you be certain you want to be a physician?

    • 11 min
    214: Afraid of Causing Harm to Patients as a Future Doctor

    214: Afraid of Causing Harm to Patients as a Future Doctor

    As a doctor you'll be responsible for your patients. How do you get comfortable with that, and how do you get over the fear of hurting people?

    • 5 min
    213: How to Find Research Opportunities as a Premed

    213: How to Find Research Opportunities as a Premed

    How do you find opportunities to get experience in a research setting, and what do you do if your premed institution doesn't seem to have any?

    • 5 min
    212: Factoring Combat Medic Training into GPA for Med School

    212: Factoring Combat Medic Training into GPA for Med School

    Our medical school hopeful has received Advanced Individual Training to be a medic in the military. Do grades from this training affect their application?

    • 5 min
    211: Applying Early Decision When You Are Unsure of Your Stats

    211: Applying Early Decision When You Are Unsure of Your Stats

    Which is better, applying early decision where your stats at the median for the school, or regular application where you are far above average?

    • 8 min
    210: Can You Fix a Very Low GPA and Get into Med School?

    210: Can You Fix a Very Low GPA and Get into Med School?

    Say you have a low GPA and even lower sGPA from undergrad. How do you improve your chances, and should you discuss the challenges behind your grades?

    • 8 min

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