The OldPremeds Podcast

OldPreMeds Podcast

Everything that you, the nontraditional student, needs to know. We’ll talk about the MCAT, applications, life as a doctor, and so much more! All for free! Check out our forums, where we take the questions from.

New episodes of the OldPreMeds Podcast are released every Wednesday. To make sure you don’t miss an episode, subscribe for free using the links below to get the show on your device automatically each week!


OldPremeds Podcast

Do I Need to Diversify my Clinical Experience?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 300 Today’s 2022 applicant was told that their clinical experience wasn’t enough. Do they need more or was that person wrong? Questions answered here...
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I Overcame My 1.13 GPA— Do I Still Need More Time?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 299 Our student today is a nontrad veteran with a dream to become a doctor but he’s trying to recover from a poor GPA....
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Will My 7-Year-Old Drug Charge Hold Me Back?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 298 This nontrad has great stats but is worried that an old drug charge will keep them out of med school. Can they overcome...
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Do I Apply Earlier or Gain Clinical Experience?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 297 Today’s nontrad has some shadowing hours but little-to-no clinical experience. Are they better off waiting a year to gain that experience? Questions answered...
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About the Show

The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students, Inc., better known by our website name, 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., 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.


Dr. Ryan Gray

Dr. Ryan Gray is a former United States Air Force Flight Surgeon who found a passion for helping premed students on their journey to medical school. Best known for his podcasts, which have been downloaded over 3,000,000 times, Dr. Gray has interviewed numerous admissions committee members and deans of admissions for medical schools.

Through The Premed Years podcast and the Medical School Headquarters sites, Dr. Gray has helped thousands of students gain the confidence they require to successfully navigate the premed path.

Dr. Gray lives outside of Boulder, CO, with his wife Allison, who is a neurologist, and their daughter Hannah. Dr. Gray is also a Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.



What People Are Saying

"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."

- Newly Informed Old Premed

"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!"

- Bar91395389

"So encouraging! I listened to every episode in a matter of a few weeks and now I recommend Dr. Gray to anyone thinking about medical school! There is such a wealth of knowledge for any premed and for anyone who is worried about being too old or too unusual for med school. (Here’s a hint: YOU’RE NOT!) I listen to all of Dr. Gray’s podcasts now and find other premeds at school come to me seeking advice (guess I’ve been paying attention😉) Dr. Gray is a beacon of hope in a world that likes to make people feel like they are not enough. You are enough (!) and he will show you how to prepare yourself and present your strengths to prove it to admissions committees."


"Can a podcast change your life? This is a top notch podcast for those of us heading to medical school later in life. I've gone from saying "it's too late" to "the time is now". I owe this to Dr Gray, OPM, and the Medical School Headquarters. Thanks for changing a life, Dr Gray."

- SD92152

"...This podcast, as well as “The PreMed Years", has propelled me into being what I feel is the making of a stellar candidate for medical school. I went from a full time job doing something I didn’t really enjoy to having a definitive plan for applying to medical school and entering into a DIY post-bacc program in only four months after finding this podcast! I wondered for EIGHT YEARS how I could possibly begin the path towards medicine; it only took FOUR MONTHS of listening to Dr. Ryan’s podcast to figure it out and actualize the plan.

I left my job and am only one year away from taking the MCAT and applying to medical school thanks to Dr. Gray and Richard Levy’s service to the premed community. It is obvious that I cannot recommend his website and podcasts enough."

- Sarxws