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OldPreMeds Podcast | Medical School Headquarters | Premed | MCAT-logo

OldPreMeds Podcast | Medical School Headquarters | Premed | MCAT

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103: Postbac Interview Questions and Resumes for Med School

What types of questions will postbac programs ask during your interview and how should you format your resume? Those are the questions we cover today.

Duration: 00:03:59

102: Should I Take Science Prereqs at the Same School?

If you've taken some science med school prereqs at one school, how important is it to take the rest at the same school? That is what we're covering this week.

Duration: 00:05:57

101: Will Having My Prereqs Done Before Apps Hurt Me?

Our poster today is looking at his med school application timeline and wondering if completing his prereqs after he applies will hurt his application.

Duration: 00:07:19

100: Should I Leave the Military to Go Back to School Full-time?

The military, like any job, can get in the way of you achieving your goal of becoming a physician. Our question today revolves around what to do to make it work.

Duration: 00:10:09

99: How Soon Can I Ask for a Letter of Recommendation?

If you're like most nontraditional premeds, you probably don't have a lot of time to shadow. If you can't build great relationships for LORs, what do you do?

Duration: 00:09:38

98: If I Can't Get a 3.0 GPA, What Should I Do Next?

If you needed an extra 4-5 years to get above a 3.0 GPA, what would you do? That's what our nontrad premed student is asking on today's podcast episode.

Duration: 00:09:44

97: Should I Quit My Job and Focus 100% on Being Premed?

Our poster today is a working professional but wants to now go to medical school. He's caught in the dilemma of continuing to work or quit his job to be premed.

Duration: 00:08:01

96: Should I Choose a Postbac Based on a Certificate?

Session 96 Some postbac programs market themselves as offering a certificate of completion. Does this certificate mean anything when it comes to med school applications? Which holds more weight, a postbac certificate or a committee letter? We take questions directly from the forums and answer them here on the podcast. OldPreMeds is the short name for the National Society for Nontraditional, Premedical, and Medical Students. [01:10] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "I...

Duration: 00:05:17

95: How Should I Prepare for my Postbac Interview?

Session 95 The postbac interview is very similar to the med school interview. They want to know your motivations behind the change. Check out how to prepare for it. Meanwhile, check out all out our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network. [01:20] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "I'm a nontraditional applicant applying for postbac programs. I was wondering if anybody could share interview questions they received during the postbac interview. Additionally, coming from a different...

Duration: 00:05:03

94: Should I Skip the Research and Start a Postbac Now?

Session 94 When you’re faced with a decision about leaving a valuable learning opportunity with research to start a postbac to increase your GPA, what do you do? Here at MedEd Media, we do more than just podcast. We help students get into medical school. We help them with their applications, personal statements, and even preparing for their interviews. If this is something you're interested in, check out our services. And we'll show you everything you can do to help you get into...

Duration: 00:09:17

93: Should I Take Med School Prereqs Before Applying for an SMP?

Session 93 Our poster is a 29-year-old and has a cumulative 2.5 GPA and he is wondering what he can do to prepare for a successful application to medical school. Also, check out our other podcasts on MedEd Media to help you on your premed and medical school journey. [01:12] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "Short story: Community college for five years with a 2.4 cumulative GPA, 2.2 Science GPA. University for three years with a 2.8 cumulative GPA, 2.7 Science GPA. Overall - 2.5 GPA,...

Duration: 00:06:18

92: Studying Prereqs in a Postbac And Studying for the MCAT

Session 92 How do you study for your prereqs in a postbac, do well in them, and prepare to be successful on the MCAT? That’s what we’ll talk about today! This question was taken from the forums. If you have any questions you want answered here or by the community, visit us. Sign up for an account and get involved in the community. Check out The MCAT Podcast which you can add to your MCAT prep to help support you. Also, listen to our other amazing podcasts on MedEd...

Duration: 00:06:11

91: Don't Keep Your Aspirations of Becoming a Physician a Secret

Session 91 When you decided to pursue this path, who did you tell? Maybe you kept it a secret and I'll tell you why you shouldn't in today's podcast episode. And if you haven't yet, go ahead and check out our other amazing podcasts on the MedEd Media Network including The Premed Years Podcast, Specialty Stories, and The MCAT Podcast. Also listen to The Short Coat Podcast, hosted by Dave Adler at the Iowa Carver College of Medicine. [01:28] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "I haven't...

Duration: 00:06:04

90: How Can I Get More Clinical Experience Working Full-time?

Session 90 How can an Army Lieutenant premed student get more clinical experience and not just stock shelves and make make beds? That's the question we cover this week. Questions are pulled out of the forums over at the If you don't have an account yet, please sign up and ask away. Please also check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media. [01:23] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "I'm a 24-year-old lieutenant in the army serving as a platoon leader for a combat...

Duration: 00:10:19

89: Do I Have Enough Time to be a Premed and a Mom?

Session 89 Our poster this week is worried about what being a premed and medical student will do to her relationship with her children and if it gets any better. Check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media including The Premed Years Podcast, The MCAT Podcast, and Specialty Stories. We also have the upcoming Ask Dr. Gray, Premed Q&A. I'm taking our Facebook Live videos and convert them into podcasts. We have an amazing Facebook group of over 3,000 students or simply visit our...

Duration: 00:11:01

88: Do I Really Need to do Research as a Nontrad Premed?

Session 88 This week, our poster wants to know how important research is if he’s only applying to state schools that aren’t research-heavy medical schools. We take questions directly from the forums. If you haven't yet, join our collaborative community and ask away! Also, please check out all our other podcasts at MedEd Media Network. [01:22] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "I'm 29. I graduated in 2014 with my degree and I'm finishing up the prerequisite work. My GPA is...

Duration: 00:07:51

87: Will Being a Dispatcher Count As Clinical Experience?

Session 87 Our poster this week wants to know if working as a volunteer dispatcher for EMS will count towards clinical experience for his applications to medical school. Check out everything we do on the MedEd Media Network. Our newest podcast is called Ask Dr. Gray Premed Q&A. It's very similar to this podcast where I take questions from the forums. On the Ask Dr. Gray show, I actually live stream Facebook, take the audio from that, and turn it into a podcast. Most are my...

Duration: 00:08:06

86: Katherine Overcame Her Fears and Is Going for it!

Session 86 Katherine posted in the forums that an NPR story about tuition assistance finally gave her the push to pursue a career as a physician. Also listen to our many other premed podcasts including The MCAT Podcast, The Premed Years Podcast, Specialty Stories. Our newest one in the mix is Ask Dr. Gray Premed Q&A, where I take my daily live streams from Facebook and turn them into podcast episodes. So I'm answering questions and I dish out my thoughts when I'm talking to students I'm...

Duration: 00:10:10

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

This week, our poster is worried about her first stint in college and a very poor GPA. She's wondering about a postbac or just jumping into apps.

Duration: 00:10:08

84: I'm Worried About my GPA & Online Courses, What Can I Do?

Session 84 Our poster today is an Active Duty Navy sailor and is worried about his GPA and taking online courses and how that will affect him. Check out our whole network of podcast at MedEd Media including one of our newest podcasts, The Short Coat Podcast put on by the Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Their newest episode talks all about why you should not sacrifice everything as a medical student. We take questions directly from the forums over at If you haven't...

Duration: 00:08:40

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