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The Medical School HQ Podcast is an extension of 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 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.




251: How to Protect Your Relationships as a Premed and Med Student

Sarah Epstein is a Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Love in the Time of Medical School. We talk about how you can keep your relationships strong.

Duration: 00:46:30

250: The Extreme Burden of Being a Physician (It's worth it)

With Houston still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Irma gunning towards Florida, how can we help and learn from those on the ground?

Duration: 00:46:03

249: This Physician Wants to Change The Narrative Around Death

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is a Hospitalist turned evangelist for Palliative Care. Learn what you can be doing now to help patients in their most critical times.

Duration: 00:45:49

248: From Premed to Attending Physician - Showing You the Path

Have you ever wondered what the whole path to becoming a doc looks like? Ryan breaks down every step of the premed & med student journey to give you an idea!

Duration: 00:38:06

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

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

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