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Non-Traditional Pre-Meds, please read this.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by OldManDave, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. OldManDave

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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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  2. OldManDave

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    Just keeping this entry near the top of the open threads...

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    heya, you got anymore info about this event?
     
  5. OldManDave

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    I have tons of info regarding this event...you can go to the website under my sig, e-mail me at [email protected] or I will post somethings below in another post.
     
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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

    TO ATTEND, YOU MUST SUBMIT A REGISTRATION FORM -- I WILL PASTE IT INTO THE POST BELOW OR YOU CAN E-MAIL ME TO REQUEST ONE E-MAILED TO YOU.

    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]
     
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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 ___ Money Order ____

    Will you need transportation assistance from the Airport? Yes ____ No ____
    (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 ____ No ____

    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
     
  8. PATCH Medic

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    If I can only drive down from Oklahoma for one day and night which date would you suggest. :D
     
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    Friday will have the most in depth content. However, the ones on Sat will be solid as well...I would hate to have to choose and think either day will be worth the trip.
     
  10. Bevo

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    thanks for the reply. I plan on passing this info on to the rest of the members of post bacc society that started up here at UTD.
     
  11. OldManDave

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    Imbebo,

    UTD as in UTDallas? I am a UTD alum myself!

    E-mail me off list and I can send you all the info you need regarding this conference. I have sent some of it to Dr. Wood, but he has never repplied...nor has the AED or NSA people for that matter.

    My e-mail is [email protected]
     
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    thanks. Im a post-bacc at utd now. I forwarded the info you posted above and the form to fill out to the post bacc. I'll forward the documents to Fuqua and cc it to the president of the AED. Dont know about the NSA club but I imagine Mrs Fuqua will.
     
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    NSA is the Neuroscience Student Assoc...another group that I assisted in founding. When it formed, it was predominantly populated by pre-meds, esp those who were disenchanted with the then stuffiness of the Mol&Cell Bio club.

    I also sent you copies of several MSWord documents regarding the conference. I figure that'd be much easier than cuting & pasting off of SDN.

    Can you send me Debbie Fuqua's e-mail address off list?
     
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    Dave, do we get a free lunch at this conference?
     
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    Yes, KAPLAN will be feeding us lunch one day & the other lunch is covered by your registration fee. We are also seeking sponsors to cover the costs of a dinner or two. The hotel provides a free breakfast too! So, feeding will not be a problem!
     

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