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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.

OldPreMeds Podcast Ryan Gray

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    • 4.8 • 149 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 Do I Explain my Nontraditional Journey?

    How Do I Explain my Nontraditional Journey?

    Like many nontrads, our student today is concerned about her path to applying to medical school and wondering what the best way to approach it is.

    • 9 min
    I'm an International Career Changer. How Do I Go to Med School?

    I'm an International Career Changer. How Do I Go to Med School?

    This nontrad is looking for insights on how to best pursue medical school as an international student with an engineering degree.
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post
    Meded Media
    Mappd.com
    Premed Hangout
    Blueprint MCAT

    • 10 min
    Am I Wrong for Retaking Classes At Community College?

    Am I Wrong for Retaking Classes At Community College?

    This nontrad is looking for guidance on retaking some classes from undergrad at a community college after some negative feedback from their premed advisor.
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post
    Meded Media
    Premed Hangout
    Blueprint MCAT

    • 11 min
    Can I Take Prereqs While on Active Duty?

    Can I Take Prereqs While on Active Duty?

    This nontrad is a registered nurse in the Air Force and is looking for the right time to begin their coursework. Is it possible to do while on active duty?
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post
    medicalschoolhq.net/advising 
    Application Academy
    Premed Hangout
    Blueprint MCAT
    Community College for the Air Force

    • 9 min
    Is an SMP My Only Option?

    Is an SMP My Only Option?

    After receiving interview feedback from an admissions committee, this nontrad is questioning if their only way into medical school is to pursue an SMP.
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post
    Meded Media
    Premed Hangout
    Blueprint MCAT

    • 11 min
    My Online Professors Won't Write Me a Science LOR

    My Online Professors Won't Write Me a Science LOR

    This nontrad is struggling to get science LORs due to the distance and circumstances of online science classes. Does a behavioral health LOR fulfil the same need?
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post
    Meded Media
    Premed Hangout
    Blueprint MCAT

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

mg522 ,

Thank you Dr Gray!

Dr Gray’s podcasts, books and youtube channel were instrumental in my acceptance to medical school… I just started 3rd year (and I’m 38!)… don’t let your age discourage you. Most of your patients are*real people*, and they love nontraditional students because we are so relatable. I cannot tell you how often patients delight when i share with them my nontraditional path. If this is what you want don’t be discouraged by SDN, fears of admissions committees, and worries about what other med students will think. Go for it!

Dbutters53 ,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

As a non traditional student, I have a ton of questions about how to pursue my dream of becoming a physician and this podcast series has it all. It even discusses topics I hadn’t considered. Thanks a million for making this!!

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!

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