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  1. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I wish to make you aware of the existence of the National Society for Non-Traditional Pre-Medical & Medical Students <informally known as OldPreMeds>. We are a new, but rapidly growing, non-profit organization who focuses our efforts on gathering and exchanging information that will benefit non-traditional students getting into & succeeding in medical school. We have members who are attendings, residents, med students & pre-meds at all stages who are willing to share their advice, experience and wisdom merely for the asking. We make no differentiation b/t those who are interested in either the allopathic or osteopathic educational paradigms -- we feel the we are all part of the same profession -- the healing arts. OPM does exclude anyone from joining based upon their age -- we welcome mature pre-meds & med students who wish to come & interact with our community.

    OldPreMeds has recently launched a new web site. It is still a work in progress, but is coming along very nicely. SDN has graciously consented to be our web host & you can find links to our home page in various spots on SDN. Currently, our web developer is building our resources & links sections to be added to the web site very soon. In these areas you will find various study guides and articles offering guidance for both med students & pre-meds.

    The web address is: <a href="http://www.studentdoctor.net/opm" target="_blank">www.studentdoctor.net/opm</a>

    Our 2nd National Convention & Workshop will be held in Dallas, TX this year. The weekend of 30 May through 2 June OldPreMeds will gather to hear presentations and a workshop by several notable speakers that will focus on strategies for the non-traditional applicant. Among our presenters are Dr. John Pelley (TX Tech med school BioChem professor, past Dean of Admissions, author of "Success Types" & pre-med guru) and Jane Anderson (Dir of Admissions for TCOM).

    Information on how to join OldPreMeds & attend the 2002 Convention & Workshop in Dallas are both accessible from the web site home page. Membership in OPM is free.

    Please drop by & consider joining us. We'd be glad to have you!

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  3. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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  4. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR NON-TRADITIONAL
    PRE-MEDICAL AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
    AKA: OLDPREMEDS

    2002 CONVENTION & WORKSHOP

    Speakers

    JOHN PELLEY, PH.D. ? Professor of Biochemistry and prior Dean of Admissions at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine & author of ?Success Types?
    TOPIC: Studying & Learning Effectively & How to Construct an Effective Application Package

    JUDY COLWELL, MA ? Medical Student Admissions Consultant, previously the Asst Director of Admissions for the Stanford University Medical School
    Topic: Portraying Yourself to the Admissions Committee in the Most Positive Light

    DAVE ?OLDMANDAVE? KELLEY, RRT, MS-III ? Student at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Topic: Networking ? A Critical Avenue to Achieving Your Goals as a Non-Traditional

    KRISTI WHITENTON, BFA, MS-II ? Student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Topic: Age Before Beauty--Learn to use Your Life Experiences to Your Advantage

    JANE ANDERSON, MS ? Director of Admissions, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Topic: What Does an Admissions Committee Look for in a Non-Traditional Applicant?

    JOANNE SANDERS, MD ? Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Cook Children?s Medical Center, Ft. Worth, TX
    Topic: Careers and the State of Medicine in the Immediate Practice Future

    Carmen Stanton ? Marketing Representative for NOWLoan$
    Topic: Financing Medical School

    Please note that elements of this speaker list are malleable and are subject to change. However, you will be notified of any significant changes in the most expeditious manner possible.
    THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR NON-TRADITIONAL
    PRE-MEDICAL AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
    AKA: OLDPREMEDS

    2002 CONVENTION & WORKSHOP

    WHERE? DALLAS, TEXAS ? BEST WESTERN IN NORTH DALLAS
    Phone: 972-241-8521
    Tell the desk that you are with the OldPreMeds convention.

    WHEN? THE WEEKEND OF 3O MAY - 2 JUNE, 2002


    INTERESTED? CONTACT: LINDA WILSON, CONVENTION COORDINATOR
    [email protected]
    DAVID W KELLEY, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    [email protected]

    PLEASE MONITOR THE WEB SITE (WWW.STUDENTDOCTOR.NET/OPM) AND THE LIST SERVE (HTTP://GROUPS.YAHOO.COM/OLDPREMEDS) FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS. IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF EITHER AREA, PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROVIDED LINK AND JOIN ? IT IS FREE AND NONE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFO WILL EVER BE PROVIDED BY OLDPREMEDS TO ANYONE WITHOUT YOUR EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION, I PROMISE!

    SINCERELY,

    DAVID W KELLEY, MS-III
    ?OLDMANDAVE?
    [email protected]
     
  5. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    OPM Convention Registration Form

    Please Print or Type

    ________________________________ _____________________________
    Last name First Name

    ______________________________________________________________
    Street address

    _____________________ ________ _______________
    City State Zip Code

    Contact phone (______) ________ - __________

    E-mail: __________________________________

    Number of people attending ( ) @ $20 per person, early registration

    (Registrations postmarked after April 15, 2002 will be $25 per person)

    Total amount enclosed: $ ____________

    Check c Money Order c

    Will you need transportation assistance from the Airport? Yes c No c
    (No promises, but we?ll try to assist in the formation of car pools)

    Can you assist in transporting others if you are flying in and will have a rental?
    Yes c No c

    Make checks payable to: OldPreMeds, Inc. or National Society for Non-Traditional Pre-Medical & Medical Students, Inc. [you choose which name to use]

    Please mail registration form & payment to:
    OldPreMeds, Inc.
    PMB #363
    5065 State Street
    Saginaw, MI 48603
     
  6. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    OPM ? Dallas 2002 Convention & Workshop
    HOTEL INFORMATION

    Best Western North Dallas ? (www.number1hotels.com/tx/dallas/best_western_dallas_north/)

    Phone: 972-241-8521

    Tell the desk that you are with the OldPreMeds convention.

    Hotel Features
    ? I-35/ Stemmons Freeway, 1/4 mile north of I-635
    ? $59/night (1-4 people per room- 2 double beds)
    ? Free shuttle service to/from airports (20 minutes away)
    ? Meeting space from 30-170 people; free with 20-room block
    ? Free full breakfast
    ? Close to Addison Restaurant Row, Galleria Mall, theatres, 15 minutes to Parkland, UTSW, and Children's Hospital, Zale Lipshy, about 10 minutes from Stemmons restaurant row and AMC 24 Grand Theatre

    For those of you who know Dallas, you know this hotel is in a nice location -- No. Dallas and has tons of access to more shopping, entertainment and restaurants than you can shake a stick at! Plus, the place offers free airport shuttle service!! Currently, we have 20-room block reserved. All you have to do is call the hotel and tell them that you are with the OldPreMeds convention. If we use up all 20 rooms, and I hope we will, they will automatically add rooms to our block.

    Sincerely,

    David W Kelley, MS-III, Pres & Chairman
    National Society for Non-Traditional
    Pre-Medical and Medical Students, Inc.
     
  7. LovelyRita

    LovelyRita Blade Slinger 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info! When you are an OPM, such as I, you might find yourself alone in the process, no advisor or secretary reminding you what to do next!! It's rather humbling, and serves as a good reminder that when you are a physician, you are in the service industry...if you can't take care of yourself, how will you take care of the people who need your help? Good luck to everyone! :cool:
     
  8. SunnyOne

    SunnyOne Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks Dave! OPM is a wonderful organization and I want to thank you and the other "pioneers" for all the hard work you have put into it. The advice, support, and encouragement OPM members give each other is invaluable. The speaker list for the convention looks great - I really wish I could attend. Do you think outlines/transcripts from the speakers' presentations will be available after the event? Thanks again!
    -Lisa R.
     
  9. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    We're trying to concoct a way to provide transcripts and what-not...at this point, for a fledgling org, it is proving a challenge. I know there will be a convention report made available on the web site though.

    Drop by and check out the site --&gt; <a href="http://www.oldpremeds.net" target="_blank">www.oldpremeds.net</a>
     

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