nontraditional premed

How Do I Choose a Major as a Nontraditional Premed Student?

Session 113 How should you choose your degree? What if you aren’t sure you’re 100% committed to becoming a physician? What if you doubt yourself? What should you do? By the way, I have a new book coming out called The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement. You can preorder it now…

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Can I Get Into Med School With a Low GPA?

Can I Get into Med School With a Low GPA?

Session 112 Our poster today is wondering if she can get into medical school after starting her undergrad poorly. What should you do if you have a low science GPA? Questions answered here on the OldPreMeds Podcast are taken directly from our Nontrad Premed Forums. Check it out, join our collaborative community, and ask away! [01:10]…

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Should I Delay My Application Another Year?

Session 111 When you decide to go to med school a little later, you may not have the shadowing and clinical experience you want, should you delay your application? Please check out all our other weekly podcasts on the MedEd Media Network. The MCAT Podcast is in collaboration with Next Step Test Prep. The Premed…

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From the Oil Fields and Poor Grades to an SMP and Acceptance

Session 270 Jonathan is a medical student who landed his dream school after struggling as a premed and working in the oil fields. This episode shows you a journey of a student who needed to reboot and figure stuff out. He got to medical school and it took him longer than he wanted and even…

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Should I Get a Second Bachelor's Degree or Just Take More Classes?

Should I Get a Second Degree or Just Take More Classes?

Session 110 This week on the OldPreMeds Podcast, our student is trying to raise her GPA to be more competitive for medical school. She’s questioning if she should start another degree or just take more classes as part of her first degree. This is actually a very common question among nontrads, especially for someone who…

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What Kind of Job Should I Get Before Applying to Med School?

Session 109 With a current full-time job, kids, and a roof to put over her family’s head, this nontrad premed is wondering what she can do to get more exposure to medicine. Today, we’re taking a question directly from the OldPreMeds forum. Check out all our forums on the site if you want to ask some…

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My Initial GPA was 1.8. Can I Still Get into Med School?

My Initial GPA Was 1.8. Can I Still Get into Med School?

Session 85 This week on the OldPreMeds Podcast, our poster is worried about her first stint in college and a very poor early GPA. She’s wondering if she should take a postbac to further improve her grades or if she should jump right into applying to medical school. The big question here is: What GPA do…

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ICU Nurse Turned Medical Student Shares Her Journey

Session 234 Our guest on today’s episode is Sarah, a former CTICU nurse who is currently a 3rd-year medical student aspiring to become a cardiothoracic surgeon! She shares with us her transition from being a nurse to being a medical student, and the challenges that came with that. If you’re a nurse thinking about making this…

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What is the Best Way to Learn MCAT Testing Strategy?

Session 51 In this episode, Ryan talks about the best ways to learn about MCAT strategies. The MCAT is a test that focuses less on content and more on critical thinking as you break down the passages, the questions and the answers. You can spend all the time reading books to learn the MCAT but if…

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How Should I Evaluate Postbac Programs?

Session 46 This week’s question is coming from a 36-year old, single mother of three who is looking to get into medical school. Listen in as Ryan and Rich share their insights into how you can actually evaluate postbac programs. Your questions, answered here on the OldPreMeds Podcast. Ryan and Rich again dive into the forums…

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