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There is a conference coming up from June 8-11 in the Washington, DC area (actually in Arlington, VA at the Sheraton Crystal City), that those interested in attending medical school just shouldn't miss.

It is the 6th Annual Conference of the National Society of Nontraditional Premedical and Medical students, Inc. This year will be the biggest conference ever and will have representatives from several osteopathic medical schools, as well as Kaplan and Princeton Review.

The information offered at this conference really applies to anyone attempting to enter medical school. Good information on making your application competitive, what to expect during interviews, what schools are looking for, etc., is applicable to anyone wishing to enter medical school regardless of age.

Anyway, there will be a great meet 'n greet Thursday evening, and speaker presentations on Friday and Saturday. If you live in the DC area, or are within easy access to the metroline or within driving distance, why not take advantage of this year's conference, with great speakers like Dr. Ken Iserson, Dr. Robert Bowman, and Dr. Stan Grogg, as well as a plethora of others. . . and a discussion of what osteopathy is complete with a demonstration of osteopathic manipulative techniques.

Many conferences with the type of speakers and material available at the OPM conference would cost you a great deal to attend. Yet this conference is being held to a $75 registration fee, of which $5 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. You can register for this convention by visiting the OPM website at www.oldpremeds.org ; click on the Read More Here link from the blue page and follow the directions to register.

OPM has been an sister site to SDN for years. While non-traditional students have been enjoying the benefits of being able to attend this convention for the past four years, we are extending an invitation to traditional pre-medical and medical students to attend. You can come for one, two or three days as your time permits but do not miss Iserson and his valuable information.

And the doors of OPM have always been open to traditional students, and every year we seem to have more. Possibly because we are very goal-oriented, there is an appeal to all, regardless of age. Think about it!

Hope to see a lot of you there!! :)
 
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For anyone interested in attending this conference but wish to register at the door, please send an e-mail to OPM E-mail. You can pay your $75 ($5 goes to the American Cancer Society) at the door but the e-mail allows us to reserve a spot for you. Send an e-mail but put in the subject line OPM Convention Door Registration. You e-mail will be forwarded to the convention planners.

We have loads of information sessions planned. The most informative session is where you review the applications of actual medical school applicants (all personal info removed) and vote for admission, waitlist or rejection.

Representatives of medical schools in the DC area in addition to post-bacc programs will be available between sessions to provide you with information about their programs.

There will be a head-to-head debate with Kaplan versus The Princeton Review in terms of MCAT prep courses. Both test prep companies will draw for scholarships to offset the cost of their programs. You can get to exam the course materials and decide which might suit your learning style best.

You will receive tips on writing that personal statement for your medical school application. You can learn the DOs and DON'Ts that can tank your application. You will also get tips on how to improve your application should you find yourself in the situation that you have to re-apply.

You will be able to hear Iserson a nationally recognized author of Getting into Medical school and Getting Into Residency. He will be available for questions and answers that can make the difference between getting into medical school or getting into that competitive residency.

Finally, you will hear from people at all stages of the medical school process, from pre-med to resident and beyond, in a discussion about staying in medical school and staying in a relationship. This will be a round-table discussion.

njbmd :)
 

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I can guarantee that attending will be more than worth every cent you spend. Plus, it is a heck of a lot of fun!
 

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OldManDave said:
I can guarantee that attending will be more than worth every cent you spend. Plus, it is a heck of a lot of fun!


Our exhibitor's list includes multiple MD, DO & international medical schools as well as ANTSHE (Assoc for NonTrad Students in Higher Education), TPR, Kaplan & others. TPR is treating us to appetizers during our mixer on Thursday evening. And, SDN is the official sponsor of our keynote speaker: Dr. Ken Iserson.

Come one, come all! DC promises to be fantastic!
 

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Due to the recent hacking of our website - the forums are back up now! - we are still having issues with on-line registration & fee payment. You may fisr try this direct link: http://www.oldpremeds.org/2006regis/OPM.html

However, if that does not work, you can still attend w/o any problem. Simply drop me an e-mail at [email protected] & include your name, e-mail & OPM screename (if you have one - if you do not, don't worry, you do not have to be a member to attend).

Regarding fee payment: it is $75, of which $5 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. You may either pay at the door or through the following PayPal e-mail address: [email protected]

I look forward to meeting all of you there in DC!
 

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OldManDave said:
Due to the recent hacking of our website - the forums are back up now! - we are still having issues with on-line registration & fee payment. You may fisr try this direct link: http://www.oldpremeds.org/2006regis/OPM.html

However, if that does not work, you can still attend w/o any problem. Simply drop me an e-mail at [email protected] & include your name, e-mail & OPM screename (if you have one - if you do not, don't worry, you do not have to be a member to attend).

Regarding fee payment: it is $75, of which $5 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. You may either pay at the door or through the following PayPal e-mail address: [email protected]

I look forward to meeting all of you there in DC!



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