A Medical Emergency Turned Former Teacher into a Premed

Brian shares his nontraditional path to medicine, which included teaching for 9 years before realizing that medicine was truly his calling.

From Hating Anatomy to Finding His Path to an Acceptance

Ryan talks with Jimmy about his path to medicine, which started out as pre-nursing student and not liking studying the minutiae. He now has an acceptance!
Why Did She Get Fired from Residency?

Why Did She Get Fired From Her Residency?

Ryan and Allison discuss why a Neurology resident was fired from her residency after a video of her during a not so flattering night. Listen to hear our take.
Choosing Between an SMP and Postbac Program

Choosing Between an SMP and Postbac Program

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 22 Today on OldPreMeds Podcast, I tackle the topic of taking a postbac versus a Special Master’s Program (SMP) for a 32-year old science major…

Should the Premed Path Be Reworked?

Ryan discusses an article that was published, written by a Harvard medical student, about retiring the traditional premed path. Hint - Ryan doesn't agree!

Should I Apply to Med School Without Many Extracurriculars?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 19 Your questions, answered here on the OldPreMeds Podcast. Ryan and Rich again dive into the forums over at where they pull a question…

Volunteering or Working When There is a Time Crunch

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 21 In this episode, Ryan pulls out a question directly from the forums. It’s all about working and volunteering and how to squeeze it…

Gap Years, Healthcare Teamwork and more Premed Q&A

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 181 In today’s episode, Ryan is joined by Allison as they discuss interesting topics such as taking gap years and fostering healthcare teamwork. This is…
10 Common MCAT Myths: Interview with Dr. Brett Ferdinand

10 Common MCAT Myths: Interview with Dr. Brett Ferdinand

Dr. Brett Ferdinand is a physician and creator of and He joins Ryan to share his thoughts on the 10 most common MCAT Myths.

Interview with a 56-Year-Old Medical Student

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 20 In today’s episode, Ryan talks with Kate, a 56-year old 3rd year medical student at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine as she…