I have spent several decades working with and advising nontraditional premedical students and guiding them to medical school admission. Directing the post-baccalaureate premedical programs at Johns Hopkins and Goucher gave me the privilege of working with talented, interesting, vibrant, kind, and caring students. I learned just as much from my students as they learned from me.
Dr. Ryan Gray, who runs the site Medical School Headquarters, recently interviewed me on the topic of “Nontraditional Premedical Students” and posted the interview to his podcast. Take a listen if you’re interested in learning about changes in the post-bac population over time, some of the challenges nontraditional students face in the med school application process, and how post-bac programs may be impacted by MCAT2015.
–Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consulting