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The Medical School HQ Podcast is an extension of MedicalSchoolHQ.net. Started by Ryan Gray and his wife Allison, who are both physicians, it is another means of bringing valuable information to pre med students and medical students. Interviews with deans of medical schools, chats with trusted, valuable advisors and up-to-date news, The Medical School HQ Podcast and MedicalSchoolHQ.net are the go-to resources for all things related to the path to medical school. We are here to help you figure out the medical school requirements. We will show you how to answer the hard questions during your medical school interviews. What is a good MCAT Score? What is the best MCAT Prep? What the heck is the AMCAS? What is the best undergraduate program? What is medical school like? What do you do to volunteer and shadow? Get your questions answered here.

The Medical School HQ Podcast is an extension of MedicalSchoolHQ.net. Started by Ryan Gray and his wife Allison, who are both physicians, it is another means of bringing valuable information to pre med students and medical students. Interviews with deans of medical schools, chats with trusted, valuable advisors and up-to-date news, The Medical School HQ Podcast and MedicalSchoolHQ.net are the go-to resources for all things related to the path to medical school. We are here to help you figure out the medical school requirements. We will show you how to answer the hard questions during your medical school interviews. What is a good MCAT Score? What is the best MCAT Prep? What the heck is the AMCAS? What is the best undergraduate program? What is medical school like? What do you do to volunteer and shadow? Get your questions answered here.
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The Medical School HQ Podcast is an extension of MedicalSchoolHQ.net. Started by Ryan Gray and his wife Allison, who are both physicians, it is another means of bringing valuable information to pre med students and medical students. Interviews with deans of medical schools, chats with trusted, valuable advisors and up-to-date news, The Medical School HQ Podcast and MedicalSchoolHQ.net are the go-to resources for all things related to the path to medical school. We are here to help you figure out the medical school requirements. We will show you how to answer the hard questions during your medical school interviews. What is a good MCAT Score? What is the best MCAT Prep? What the heck is the AMCAS? What is the best undergraduate program? What is medical school like? What do you do to volunteer and shadow? Get your questions answered here.

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Episodes

308: The One Thing You Need to do to Stand Out as a Premed!

10/17/2018
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Listen up premeds! I talk about this a lot, but I need to have a dedicated show on this. You have to be yourself in your med school applications and interviews.

Duration:00:21:21

307: Moving Forward with Student Doctor Network and It's Founder

10/10/2018
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Session 307 Dr. Lee Burnett founded Student Doctor Network or SDN to connect students. Little did he know how big it would get, and how negative the internet would turn. He's hoping to change that. I've been doing this podcast for six years now. I actually started this podcast back in 2012 after I realized that there wasn't good enough positive information out there. Particularly, SDN had a ton of negative information. And I talked a lot about that site. In fact, I have actively...

Duration:01:00:56

306: Introduction to Premed Diaries: Helping Premeds with Burnout

10/3/2018
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Session 306 The is the very first episode of Premed Diaries, a podcast dedicated to you. With Dr. Allison Gray as the host, you are the featured guest by calling 1-833-MY-DIARY. This is actually part of the series of podcast, called MedDiaries. The podcast played here today, is Episode 1 of the Premed Diaries. MedDiaries will have four new podcasts including the Premed Diaries, Med Student Diaries, Resident Diaries, and Physician Diaries. Call 1-833-MY-DIARY, leave your voicemail, and...

Duration:00:21:54

305: Instagram Q&A: Deferring, Nursing Majors, LORs and More!

9/26/2018
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Session 305 I had so much fun the last time we did an Instagram Q&A, that I decided to bring it back! We had a ton of great questions, and hopefully some good answers! And if you’re looking for more resources to help you on your medical school journey, check out MedEd Media Network to listen to all our other episodes. Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A follows a question and answer format taken from Facebook Live and I'm trying to figure out where I can use these IG Q&As and integrate those into...

Duration:00:16:26

304: How to Choose a Medical School & Put Together a School List

9/19/2018
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Session 304 This will hopefully be the most in-depth look at what medical schools you should apply to. Putting together your school list is an important part of your app. So how do you create your medical school list? Meanwhile, be sure to check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network to help you along your medical school application journey! [03:00] The Don'ts When Choosing Medical Schools Don't look at your GPA and MCAT scores. Sure you need to understand to understand the...

Duration:00:53:25

303: How Can I Prepare for the CASPer, What is CASPer and More

9/12/2018
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Session 303 Today, Dr. Kelly Dore, who is one of the brilliant minds who developed and researched CASPer, will talk about what it is, how it's scored, and hopefully, listening to this will help relieve some of your anxiety and fear over this test. Over 30 schools now in the U.S. as well as in Canada are using CASPer in place of or in addition to the secondary essays. CASPer stands for Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics. Check out all our other podcasts on MedEd...

Duration:00:48:56

302: Instagram Q&A: HPSP, Picking Med Schools, SMPs and Postbacs

9/5/2018
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Session 302 I asked on Instagram (@medicalschoolhq - follow me!) for questions for this episode. You did not disappoint! Here are some questions our students asked and I’m tackling them one by one. Oh, and if you haven’t yet, please check out MedEd Media! We have a new podcast, the TMDSAS Podcast. The TMDSAS stands for Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service, which is the application system for the public Texas medical schools. And while you’re at it, be sure to listen to all...

Duration:00:26:12

301: Near-death Experience Led This Physician to Help People Die

8/29/2018
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Session 301 BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist at UCSF. A near-death experience as a teenager left him with a unique perspective on disability and death. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist at UCSF. A near-death experience as a teenager left him with a unique perspective on disability and death. Back in 1990, he became a triple amputee after he got into an accident when he was in college. He was climbing aboard a train in the hourly hours and getting...

Duration:00:51:44

300: Burnout in Medicine and Our Newest Project to Help With It!

8/22/2018
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Session 300 This week, we're joined by Allison who has previously shared her story of burnout. We discuss burnout as well as the birth of MedDiaries - our newest project to help with this prevalent issue.. We're celebrating our 300th episode and it's been our tradition to state the Hippocratic Oath every 50 episodes. "I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and...

Duration:00:19:58

299: High School Dropout to Highest Ranking Physician in the US

8/15/2018
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Session 299 This is a beautiful story of triumph, dedication, determination, hard work, and grit. Today’s episode is packed with amazing stories along with great insights and immense wisdom from someone who has gone through it all. If you’re on this medical school journey and probably thinking you can’t do it, then take some time to listen to this and be inspired! Dr. Richard Carmona served as the 17th Surgeon General of the US. After being homeless at one point, a high school dropout,...

Duration:00:52:22

298: Professor to Premed, How Indentifing as LGBT Affected Apps

8/8/2018
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Session 298 Sarah is starting med school this fall and is excited to begin. Listen to her story and how identifying as LGBT affected her med school applications. I helped Sarah with her applications. She took a nontraditional journey to get to medicine. As a college premed, she found another passion and then came back to premed. Ultimately, she's now starting medical school. If you need any help in your medical school application, maybe we can help. Find out all the services we offer and...

Duration:00:41:01

297: What If You've Applied and Your MCAT Score Is Not Good?

8/1/2018
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Session 297 If you've not taken my advice and pushed your MCAT back until June or July, you may be in for a rude awakening when you see your score. What should you do? A brief story, the MCAT scores were released at the end of this month (July) and two students I’m working with specifically got scores that aren't what they wanted,not what they expected it to be. “Their scores weren't where they wanted them to be, not they weren't where they expected them to be.” Meanwhile, don’t forget...

Duration:00:20:41

296: What are Med School Red Flags & How Do You Talk About Them?

7/25/2018
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Session 296 Red flags seem to confuse a lot of students. They come up in applications and interviews and you need to be prepared to talk about them. But what is really a red flag? And how do you overcome them? Do you talk about them in your application? These and more in this episode today! Do you need some help with your interview process? Start with episodes found in this podcast including Episode 19 with Dr. Norma Wagner, the former Dean of Admissions at three different medical...

Duration:00:37:37

295: Ignoring Advice, He Disclosed His Bipolar Disorder in Apps

7/18/2018
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Session 295 If you're struggling with mental illness and you're debating whether or not to put that in your application, today's interview is something you must listen to. Logan is currently a rising second-year medical student at Pacific Northwest. He decided to reach out to me after gaining an acceptance and after originally being discouraged way back in Episode 194, where I interviewed Jeff who is legally blind and decided not to disclose his disability in his second application...

Duration:00:46:36

294: Premed Hangout Q&A: Interviews, Mistakes, and Much More!

7/11/2018
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Session 294 For today's episode, we took a handful of questions that students asked in our Facebook group, the Premed Hangout. We cover a variety of topics. Join now! If you're listening to this before August 21, 2018, the release date of my next book The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement. Preorder it on Barnes and Noble and submit the receipt at submitbookreceipt.com. Then you will get access to over $150 worth of stuff including a 5-day Personal Statement...

Duration:00:23:14

293: Can You be an Alcoholic and Still Get Into Medical School?

7/4/2018
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Session 293 If you're listening to this before July 6th, 2018, I'm giving away 100 copies of each of my books. 100 winners will get one copy of all three of my books. Text BOOKGIVEAWAY to 44222. Michael joined me to talk about his struggle with alcohol since middle school, failing his first application, and what he did to succeed the second time. He was raised in a family that dealt a lot with alcoholism and addiction and he struggled from middle school through college until he got himself...

Duration:00:44:58

292: President of His Caribbean Med School Class to Failed Match

6/27/2018
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Session 292 Dr. Yousuf is starting his Emergency Medicine residency after failing to match. Learn from his failures and triumphs and how you can avoid similar mistakes. If you're listening to this before June 30, 2018 and you're in or around the DC area, come to our meetup. I'm in town for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions meeting. It's a national meeting for the health professional advisors. And I'm having a meetup on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Go to the Premed...

Duration:00:39:46

291: Dr. Buck Parker: Academic Struggles to an 'A' Student

6/20/2018
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Session 291 Dr. Buck Parker shares his journey of struggling during undergrad to success in medical school and his new course, Secret Study Hacks. Listen to his journey If you're listening to this before June 24 midnight Pacific time, enter to win a giveaway prize from Next Step Test Prep. Get one free MCAT course from Next Step Test Prep (worth $1,600). We're celebrating the 100th episode of The MCAT Podcast. Visit www.mcatpodcast.com/giveaway or text MCAT100 to 44222. Back to our...

Duration:00:39:19

290: How Do You Focus on Your Health While a Premed Student?

6/13/2018
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Session 290 Caroline is a second-year med student who runs the @carolinecooksclean Instagram account. As a former athlete, she tries her best to stay on top of her health. So her account is all about eating clean and eating healthy. Caroline shares all about how to prioritize health, eating right, and exercise before everything else, and why this is important. If you've been struggling with eating healthy or exercise, listen to this episode. Remember, we can't be there for our patients...

Duration:00:31:15

289: Stop Wasting Space in Your Personal Statement and ECs

6/6/2018
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Session 289 After reading hundreds of personal statements and extracurriculars this application cycle, I'm seeing the same mistakes over and over again. Don't do it too! The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT is finally available in Paperback ($9.99) and in Kindle ($4.99) formats. Also, stay tuned for The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement, coming out soon! I'm actually giving away 100 books. And if you preorder it on Barnes and Noble, I'm giving away a bonus,...

Duration:00:33:41