309 episodes

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 • 138 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.

    I Struggled In Engineering, Will I Make It As A Premed?

    I Struggled In Engineering, Will I Make It As A Premed?

    This nontrad struggled through their engineering journey. Can they make the shift to premed and survive?

    • 13 min
    Single Mom to a Deaf Toddler–Can I Make It?

    Single Mom to a Deaf Toddler–Can I Make It?

    This mom is in a rural community and needs help figuring out how to reach her goal of working with those like her child- how can we
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-308-single-mom-to-a-deaf-toddler-can-i-make-it/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    http://www.premedhangout.com (www.premedhangout.com)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/c/nontraditional/16 (Nontrad Premed Forum)
    https://forums.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premedforums.com)
    https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)

    • 11 min
    Law School to Med School?

    Law School to Med School?

    This law student wants to become a med student with no clinical experience. Dr. Gray weighs in here.
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-307-law-school-to-med-school/ (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)
    http://www.premedhangout.com (www.premedhangout.com) (Use #OPMquestion)

    • 10 min
    How Do I Classify Additional Undergrad Work?

    How Do I Classify Additional Undergrad Work?

    This premed took additional classes while still "Degree Seeking", how should they classify their courses?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-306-how-do-i-classify-additional-undergrad-work/ (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://students-residents.aamc.org/media/11616/download (AMCAS Applicant Guide)

    • 10 min
    I'm Over 40- Where Do I Even Start?

    I'm Over 40- Where Do I Even Start?

    This nontrad premed needs help getting started- what path should they take?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-305-im-over-40-where-do-i-even-start/ (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)

    • 13 min
    Does My Speech Pathologist Experience Help Me?

    Does My Speech Pathologist Experience Help Me?

    This premed is a speech pathologist who wants to know what their work experience would be considered. What is it classified as?
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-304-does-my-speech-pathologist-experience-help-me/ (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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

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!

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.

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