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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.




247: Do You Need an MD(DO)/PhD to do Research as a Physician?

Dr. Maureen Leonard discusses her journey to medicine and her life as a physician scientist, working 70-80% of her time doing research with "just" an MD.

Duration: 00:49:41

246: Ask Dr. Gray, Premed Q&A - Lots of Great Questions Answered

Dr. Gray answers several voicemails, as well as questions sent in during the Facebook Live. The Facebook Live videos will be a new podcast coming soon!

Duration: 00:41:15

245: Why Does Texas Have It's Own App and More TMDSAS Questions

This week Dr. Gray got the chance to speak to the executive director of the TMDSAS, Dr. Scott Wright. We got behind the scenes at the TMDSAS for you!

Duration: 00:44:46

244: Entrepreneurial Premed Stands Out For the Ivys

Prerak is a premed student who is about to start medical school at Yale after a successful undergrad at Berkeley. Listen to his story and check out his YouTube.

Duration: 00:37:22

243: A Burnout Story and What You Can Do to Avoid It

Allison joins us to talk about her experience with burnout during residency and we talk about how you can hopefully cope during a stressful time.

Duration: 00:21:31

242: Secondary Essay Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Once you submit your primary application, the work isn't over, secondary essays are still a huge part of your medical school application. Listen to the show!

Duration: 00:15:15

241: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for this Premed!

Many students would have given up, but Natalie didn't. She took each obstacle and learned from it, ultimately gaining acceptance to six medical schools.

Duration: 00:51:07

240: Premed Q&A: MCAT Timing, Shadowing, ECs and More!

Ryan jumped on a Facebook Live and answered your questions live. Check out the great questions that came in. Join us at http://medicalschoolhq.net/group.

Duration: 00:45:07

239: Chasing After People in Scrubs to Get the Info You Need!

Dr. Andrea Tooley shares her journey from premed to current Optho resident. She didn't know a lot about the premed journey but fought to inform herself.

Duration: 00:41:20

238: Is the Role of Your Premed Advisor to Tell You No?

Ryan and Allison discuss something that came up with one of the students Ryan is helping. Should your premed advisor tell you that you can't or shouldn't apply?

Duration: 00:26:59

237: AMCAS, AACOMAS, MCAT Motivation and Other Premed Q&A

Allison and Ryan tackle several questions from the Hangout, our private Facebook group. We cover everything from motivation to residency status. Check it out!

Duration: 00:30:24

236: What Do The First Two Years of Medical School Look Like?

Allison is back! It's double Dr. Gray for today's episode about medical school. We talked about our experiences during the first two years of medical school.

Duration: 00:35:35

235: Interview Prep: What is Happening in Our Healthcare System?

Jen Briney is host of the Congressional Dish podcast and joins me today to talk about our current healthcare system and where it may be headed.

Duration: 00:42:50

234: ICU Nurse Turned Medical Student Discusses Her Journey

Sarah is a current 3rd-year medical student and former CTICU nurse who now wants to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon! Listen to her journey and how others reacted.

Duration: 00:47:16

5 Common Med School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

The medical school interview process is filled with fear and doubt. Take a listen to hear 5 common questions and learn how to answer them so you're prepared.

Duration: 00:26:37

232: Struggling to Choose a Specialty, He Started Podcasting

Ian is a 4th year med student who didn't know what he wanted to do when he grew up, so he created a podcast to help him and others with the same struggles.

Duration: 00:43:57

231: How to Prepare For Your Medical School Interview

There are many ways to prepare for the medical school interview. Unfortunately, many students don't do any of these. Take a listen and go in ahead of the game!

Duration: 00:30:32

230: Rejected From the Caribbean! Now with a US Acceptance!

Chad shares his story about struggling with undergrad as he needed to work, being rejected from Caribbean medical school and his recent application success.

Duration: 00:47:23

229: 54-year-old Med Student Overcame 5 MCATs, Rejection and More

Renee is a former Nurse Educator turned medical student. Always wanting to be a physician, she battled through poor MCAT scores, a failed application and more.

Duration: 00:45:46

228 : Maintaining Confidence Through the Grueling App Process

Mariah has spent years on the Hill helping lobby for those without a voice. Now, she wants to be a physician. Hear her story of self-doubt and how she overcame!

Duration: 00:59:21

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