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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 • 133 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.

    From Pharmaceutical Sales Rep to Physician

    From Pharmaceutical Sales Rep to Physician

    This student wants to know if their experience as a pharmaceutical sales rep will help or hurt their chances of getting into medical school. Listen!
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-288-from-pharmaceutical-sales-rep-to-physician/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://store.medicalschoolhq.net/store/zBzcDvvk (Application Academy)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)
    https://www.amazon.com/Premed-Playbook-Medical-School-Interview/dp/1683502159 (The Premed Playbook series)

    • 12 min
    Am I Too Old To Get a College Degree and be a Doctor?

    Am I Too Old To Get a College Degree and be a Doctor?

    Our question asker today is 33 years old with no college courses under his belt. Is he too old to go down this path and graduate medical school at 41?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-287-am-i-too-old-to-get-a-college-degree-and-be-a-doctor/ (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)

    • 11 min
    How Should I Convey Advancement on My Med School App?

    How Should I Convey Advancement on My Med School App?

    Today's nontrad is the GM at a bakery. With their eyes now set on med school, how should they discuss career advancement on their application?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-286-how-should-i-convey-advancement-on-my-med-school-app/ (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)

    • 11 min
    Do I Need Another Degree or Can I Take Individual Classes?

    Do I Need Another Degree or Can I Take Individual Classes?

    Can intentional convos with doctors be listed on an application? Can it count as shadowing if these convos are similar to that with doctors they've shadowed?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-285-do-i-need-another-degree-or-can-i-take-individual-classes/ (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)

    • 10 min
    How Can I Get Into Medical School After All These Fs?

    How Can I Get Into Medical School After All These Fs?

    Our student today is in her 30s and wants to go to med school but after calculating her GPA at Mappd.com, she's concerned her grades will hold her back.
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-284-how-can-i-get-into-medical-school-after-all-these-fs/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://mappd.com/ (Mappd)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-288-this-is-how-uicom-reviews-your-medical-school-application/ (The Premed Years Podcast Episode 288)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)

    • 16 min
    Are Volunteer Hours Really Necessary?

    Are Volunteer Hours Really Necessary?

    Does one really need to volunteer? Would schools frown upon lack of hours if time is spent in class, work, or with family? Listen as I discuss that and more!
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-283-are-volunteer-hours-really-necessary/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-451-she-chased-her-passions-and-caught-the-eye-of-med-schools/ (Episode 451 of The Premed Years Podcast)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)

    • 11 min

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4.8 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 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 ,

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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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The push I needed

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

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