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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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    • 4.8, 111 Ratings

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.

    How Often Are MCAT Prep Resources Updated?

    How Often Are MCAT Prep Resources Updated?

    You purchased MCAT prep books, but decided to postpone the MCAT until next year. How long are your prep materials good for? Does the content change year-to-year?

    • 9 min
    How to Talk About Being Inspired by Your Child's Adversity

    How to Talk About Being Inspired by Your Child's Adversity

    This nontrad mom found her passion for medicine through her child's adversity. How should she discuss it on her medical school personal statement?
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-239-how-to-talk-about-being-inspired-by-your-childs-adversity/)
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    (https://www.amazon.com/Premed-Playbook-Personal-Statement-Interview/dp/168350853X)
    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)
    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)
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    • 9 min
    Can You Communicate with Med School AdComs Before You Apply?

    Can You Communicate with Med School AdComs Before You Apply?

    It might seem intuitive, but you might be surprised! What are the rules for communicating with adcoms? In short—it depends. Find out why!
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-238-can-you-communicate-with-med-school-adcoms-before-you-apply/)
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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)
    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)
    WhatsMyGPA.com (https://medicalschoolhq.net/med-school-gpa-calculator-for-amcas-aacomas-and-tmdsas/)

    • 12 min
    When Does It Make Sense to Apply Early Decision?

    When Does It Make Sense to Apply Early Decision?

    You're an nontrad with a family and ties to a geographic location. Does it make sense to apply early decision? What are the benefits and downsides?
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-237-when-does-it-make-sense-to-apply-early-decision/)
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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)
    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)

    • 14 min
    Discouraged on the Premed Path — Who Should You Listen To?

    Discouraged on the Premed Path — Who Should You Listen To?

    Med school is hard, expensive, and requires a lot of sacrifices. You know it's right for you, but why are other physicians trying to talk you out of it?
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post (https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-236-discouraged-on-the-premed-path-who-should-you-listen-to/)
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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)
    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)
    Specialty Stories (https://medicalschoolhq.net/specialty-stories-podcast/) 

    • 12 min
    Does Being a School Nurse Count as Clinical Experience?

    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/)
    Mappd.com (https://www.mappd.com/)
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    Nontrad Premed Forum (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16)
    Premedforums.com (https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/)

    • 9 min

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111 Ratings

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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!

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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.

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