Atypical Premed

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I am excited to announce that I finally wrote and published my first book!!!!

I have teased about writing a book over the past few years, but for various reasons I never finished the process. Well, it's a new decade and a great reason to stop procrastinating, so I finally got it done.

Writing this book was certainly not easy! I not only wrote the book, but completely self published meaning I was responsible for making sure every aspect was complete from finding an editor to book cover design to even creating the ebook and finding a distributor (please don't punish me on the ebook formatting...that was the hardest part!). I have developed a new respect for all authors out there, especially ones who self publish. It was a completely new world for me, and I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I am happy with the final result.

So what is the book about?  

Atypical Premed: A Non-Traditional student's Guide to Applying to Medical School is filled with advice, tips, and my own personal experiences to both guide and encourage students from all backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a medical career. Whether you are overcoming low GPA and/or MCAT scores, a single parent, changing careers, involved in the military, an older (or even younger) student, or involved in anything else that does not fit the typical view of an entering medical student—if you plan on applying to medical school, this book will have something for you.

In full disclosure, I will also say that the majority of my book comes from previous blog posts that have been edited to reflect my current status as a physician. This means you can still find answers to your most frequently asked questions within my blog since I have always been an advocate for affordable and/or free resources for premedical students. I am also open to feedback and suggestions so that I can create updated editions in the future to reflect the needs of current premedical students.

Help Atypical Premed reach #1!

Atypical Premed is available now in both paperback and Kindle ebook versions on Amazon, and can be purchased on Amazon by clicking HERE. The book is also available through major book retailers such as Barnes & Noble, and you can request it directly at your local bookstore to get it faster if you don't see it. I also plan on releasing an audiobook version in the coming months.

For those of you who may already be medical students or physicians, my book would make a great gift for your mentees. For the premedical students, my book is an excellent starting point to helping you on the path to becoming a physician, and it was written by someone who has already went through the process (me!). I would be more than honored if you all would buy my book, take pictures of yourselves with the book, and post using the hashtag #AtypicalPremed. I not only want to hear your stories, but I want my book to reach those who may need it the most. I would also love it if those who buy the book would leave me a 5 star review on Amazon so that others may find it too (note: Amazon gives more weight to verified purchases when leaving reviews).

Thank you for the support and happy reading!


  1. Hi Dr. Ward! I recently ordered your book and just got it in the mail today! I'm super excited to read it and have been anticipating it's arrival at my mailbox. I am too a black woman aspiring to become a doctor. I am the first in my family to be called into medicine and I lack a mentor. I am very much so a non traditional pre-med student being I am 30 years old and am a career changer. Thank you for releasing a book that I possibly could relate and vice versa.

    1. I just realized I didn't leave my name/signature lol.

      Aysa Marshall

    2. Hi Aysa! Thank you so much for buying my book and I truly hope you find it both enjoyable and helpful. Feel free to hit me up anytime and I wish you all the success on your journey :)


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