The Premed Years

By Ryan Gray, MD of Meded Media

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If you're struggling on your premed journey, trying to figure out the best way to study for the MCAT, or trying to understand how to best apply to medical school, the award-nominated podcast, The Premed Years, has you covered. From interviews with Admissions Committee members and directors to inspirational stories from those who have gone before you, The Premed Years is like having a premed advisor in your pocket. Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or anywhere else you listen to music or podcasts so you don't miss an episode. It's free. Every week. Don't forget to watch us on YouTube, or follow us on Instagram too! We're medicalschoolhq everywhere!

Episode Date
418: Stop Trying to Stand Out. You ARE NOT Better Than. Be YOU!
28:18
In this Q&A, Dr. Gray finishes with a rant when a student asks how to stand out in her application. Words to live by!
Nov 25, 2020
417: Med School Backup Plans, VITA, and more from a Massive Q&A
40:45
In this episode, Dr. Gray does a deep-dive Q&A on Instagram to answer your questions. He covered everything from VITA, to virtual interview, and the MCAT.
Nov 18, 2020
416: Dr. Romie's Tips for a Healthy, Happy Premed Journey
38:05
Burnout is all too common in medical training. Today we chat with neurologist and mindfulness expert Dr. Romie about how to enjoy your premed path and thrive! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-416-dr-romies-tips-for-a-healthy-happy-premed-journey/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.evolutionhospitality.com/ (Evolution Hospitality) https://drromie.com/ (www.drromie.com/) Dr. Romie’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slKAFdJ8ZHY&list=PLonCxLzmrJBGd_Xj7eIyHjkTfbuhmP8LY&index=87 (The Powerful Secret of Your Breath)
Nov 11, 2020
415: This Med School Admissions Dean Says "Dump the Checklist"!
35:04
Dr. Sunny Nakae, author of Premed Prep: Advice From a Medical School Admissions Dean, shares wisdom from her years of experience in medical school admissions. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-415-this-med-school-admissions-dean-says-dump-the-checklist/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.amazon.com/Premed-Prep-Advice-Medical-Admissions/dp/1978817231 (Premed Prep: Advice From a Medical School Admissions Dean) Previous interview with Dr. Sunny Nakae: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-342-discussing-the-application-cycle-with-an-admissions-expert/ (Session 342: Discussing the Application Cycle With an Admissions Expert) https://www.facebook.com/groups/mshqhangout/ (The Premed Hangout Group)
Nov 04, 2020
414: eShadowing with a Plastic and Reconstructive Hand Surgeon
01:02:52
Join Dr. Galvez and Dr. Gray on the first session of eShadowing and don't forget to check out eShadowing.com for shadowing during COVID. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-414-eshadowing-with-a-plastic-and-reconstructive-hand-surgeon/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://acaplasticsurgeons.org/ (acaplasticsurgeons.org) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acapsedu/?hl=tl (@acapsedu) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valleychildrenshands/ (@ValleyChildrensHands) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelgalvezmd/ (@michaelgalvezmd) Twitter: Twitter https://twitter.com/michaelgalvezmd?lang=en (@michaelgalvezmd) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__78xMPocfk (Watch on Premed.tv) https://medicalschoolhq.net/eshadowing/ (eShadowing) https://medsembly.com/ (Medsembly)  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/medsembly/?hl=en (@medsembly)
Oct 28, 2020
413: Premed Q&A Deep Dive and Big Announcement
47:38
Dr. Gray goes on Instagram and answers a ton of great, insightful questions that students have. He also makes a huge announcement about how you can work with him! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-413-premed-qa-deep-dive-and-big-announcement/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/medicalschoolhq/?hl=en (@medicalschoolhq). https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-303-how-can-i-prepare-for-the-casper-what-is-casper-and-more/ (Session 303: How Can I Prepare for the CASPer, What is CASPer, and More!) https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-410-this-daca-students-journey-to-becoming-a-medical-student/ (Session 410: This DACA Student’s Journey to Becoming a Medical Student) https://medicalschoolhq.net/?s=rivera (Podcast Episodes with Dean Rivera of NYU) https://casper.com/ (Casper.com) https://medicalschoolhq.net/eshadowing/ (eShadowing.com) https://medicalschoolhq.net/specialty-stories-podcast/ (Specialty Stories)
Oct 22, 2020
412: 2.9 Freshman GPA & 3 Different Colleges to Medical Student
34:59
In this episode, Paola goes from a low GPA and multiple college transfers to becoming a medical student on her way to being a doctor. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-412-2-9-freshman-gpa-3-different-colleges-to-medical-student/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://medicalschoolhq.net/medical-school-secondary-application-essay-library/ (Secondary Essay Database) Do a https://store.medicalschoolhq.net/store/AQ73p6CH (mock interview prep) with me! https://www.amazon.com/Premed-Playbook-Medical-School-Interview/dp/1683502159 (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview)
Oct 14, 2020
411: From a 2.6 GPA in His Senior Year to a Plastic Surgeon
40:50
Dr. Gray talks with Dr. Ricky Brown about his journey from being a business major and a 2.6 GPA in his senior year of undergrad to now being a plastic surgeon. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-411-from-a-2-6-gpa-in-his-senior-year-to-a-plastic-surgeon/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://mappd.com/ (Mappd.com) Follow Richard https://www.instagram.com/drrichardjbrown/ (@drrichardjbrown) on Instagram. Tiktok:@therealtiktokdoc https://medicalschoolhq.net/eshadowing/ (eShadowing.com)
Oct 07, 2020
410: This DACA Student's Journey to Becoming a Medical Student
35:15
In this episode, Dr. Gray talks with Cheril Patel, a DACA recipient, who talks about his journey through undergrad, the application and now a medical student. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-410-this-daca-students-journey-to-becoming-a-medical-student/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://mappd.com/ (Mappd) https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/medical-school-admission-requirements/ (Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR)) https://www.salliemae.com/ (Sallie Mae) https://www.discover.com/student-loans/ (Discover Student Loans)
Sep 30, 2020
409: A Behind The Scenes Look at a Mock Interview
14:20
In this episode of the Premed Years, we take a look at a mock interview Dr. Gray did with a student. At the end of the day, it is just a conversation. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-409-a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-a-mock-interview/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://mappd.com/ (Mappd) https://www.facebook.com/groups/mshqhangout/ (The Premed Hangout) https://www.amazon.com/Premed-Playbook-Medical-School-Interview/dp/1683502159 (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview)
Sep 23, 2020
408: 9 Resons Medical Schools Will Reject You!
34:15
Have you been rejected from med school? Are you wondering what the reason could be that you could get rejected? Dr Gray covers 9 reasons why you get rejected. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-408-9-reasons-medical-schools-will-reject-you/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMW80X5R2DfM55gE2plVTzw (Mappd.tv) https://mappd.com/ (Mappd.com) https://www.amazon.com/Premed-Playbook-Personal-Statement-Interview/dp/168350853X (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement) https://medicalschoolhq.net/?s=greg+polites (Dr. Greg Polites) on the podcast https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-342-discussing-the-application-cycle-with-an-admissions-expert/ (PMY342: Discussing the Application Cycle with an Admissions Expert)
Sep 16, 2020
407: From Syrian Refugee and Dishwasher to Cardiologist
35:05
Dr. Heval Kelli has an inspiring story of resilience and hope on his journey to the US. He now shares that hope through the Young Physicians Initiative. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-407-from-syrian-refugee-and-dishwasher-to-cardiologist/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.ypiprogram.com/ (Young Physicians Initiative) https://www.grammarly.com/ (Grammarly)
Sep 09, 2020
406: Common Premed Mistakes with Former Director of Admissions
01:01:14
Dr. Scott Wright, our Mappd VP of Academic Advising, joined me on Instagram Live to discuss common misakes he saw in his various roles in medical education. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-406-common-premed-mistakes-with-former-director-of-admissions/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.mappd.com/ (Mappd) https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/core-competencies/ (AAMC Core Competencies) https://www.txhes.com/support/apply-magazine.html (TMDSAS APPLY Magazine) https://www.tmdsas.com/ (TMDSAS) https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-197-can-become-doctor-youve-arrested/ (Episode 197: Can You Become a Doctor If You’ve Been Arrested?)
Sep 02, 2020
405: Virtual Interviews: What to Know—Lights, Camera, Action!
38:02
With the switch to virtual interviews this cycle because of the pandemic, you may be wondering how to prepare for this change. Let's talk about it in this Q&A!
Aug 26, 2020
404: Mappd is Coming! A Special Ask the Dean Q&A Episode
45:33
Ask the Dean is a special Q&A that the Mappd team does for Mappd users. You can be one at http://mappd.com/ (mappd.com) starting on 8/24! You can also still preorder for a bonus. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-404-mappd-is-coming-a-special-ask-the-dean-qa-episode/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.mappd.com/ (Mappd) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMW80X5R2DfM55gE2plVTzw (Mappd.tv) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlELUnbG72fzxcHEWZqiHQ (Premed.tv) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPD9B4LNczU&list=PLb0fnUyoo-8OJs_Dmb4hTBUjlqywz_EF6 (Mission Accepted) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (The MCAT CARS Podcast) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4ZfMbagBxI (Pancakes Every Day) video on YouTube
Aug 19, 2020
403: End-Of-Summer Q&A: What's Happening in the Premed World?
28:17
What's happening with the MCAT? What is the AAMC VITA? Plus, I give tips for applying to medical school this cycle, essays, interviewing, and more! Join us! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-403-end-of-summer-qa-whats-happening-in-the-premed-world/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.mappd.com/ (Mappd) https://www.amazon.com/Premed-Playbook-Medical-School-Interview/dp/1683502159 (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview)
Aug 12, 2020
402: Dealing With Chronic Illnesses as a Premed and Med Student
31:25
Following a fibromyalgia diagnosis as a premed, Vikki almost gave up on her premed journey. Now, she's an M3! She joins me today to share her success story! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-402-dealing-with-chronic-illnesses-as-a-premed-and-med-student/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.cfms.org/ (Canadian Federation of Medical Students)
Aug 05, 2020
401: Diversity, Equity, Equality, and Inclusion in Medical School
48:28
Diversity of thought improves patient outcomes. Today, I have an inspiring conversation with Dr. Ayeni about why diversity in medical education is so important. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-401-diversity-equity-equality-and-inclusion-in-medical-school/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.amazon.com/Whistling-Vivaldi-Stereotypes-Affect-Issues/dp/0393339726 (Whistling Vivaldi) by Claude Steele https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Antiracist-Ibram-Kendi/dp/0525509283 (How to Be an Antiracist) by Ibram X. Kendi Article: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1915891 (How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye) by LaShyra Nolen https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/ (Seeing White Podcast)
Jul 29, 2020
400: State of the Union in the Premed World. Join the Fight!
20:35
Episode 400—close to 8 years of The Premed Years. Thank you for being here with me. Today, I have a heart to heart with you about what is going on in the world. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-400-state-of-the-union-in-the-premed-world-join-the-fight/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMtSOF8D8Bc (Why I Left Medicine) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (The MCAT CARS Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/specialty-stories-podcast/ (Specialty Stories Podcast) https://www.mappd.com/ (Mappd) https://twitter.com/EthicalStudents (Students for Ethical Admissions)
Jul 22, 2020
399: Social Injustices, the Law, and Applying to Medical School
48:09
You're taking a stand against social injustices, but what happens if you find yourself in trouble with the law—how should you talk about it as a premed? Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-399-social-injustices-the-law-and-applying-to-medical-school/ (Full Episode Blog Post) If you want to connect with Larry Cohen, email him at ljc@ljcohen.com. http://www.mappd.com (Mappd.com) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-197-can-become-doctor-youve-arrested/ (The Premed Years Podcast Session 197: Can You Become a Doctor if You’ve Been Arrested?)
Jul 15, 2020
398: Study Habits and Strategies From a Yale MD/MBA Candidate
33:03
Prerak is an MD/MBA candidate at Yale. He joined us for National Premed Day to share his top strategies and study habits for premeds and med students. Listen! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-398-study-habits-and-strategies-from-a-yale-md-mph-candidate/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://quizlet.com/ (Quizlet)  https://apps.ankiweb.net/ (Anki)  https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint MCAT)
Jul 08, 2020
397: Overcoming Setbacks as a Nontrad on the Path to Med School
47:29
Shahaan overcame numerous setbacks on his path to medical school. This year, he received 34 interview invites and 16 acceptances. What was his secret? Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-397-overcoming-setbacks-as-a-nontrad-on-the-path-to-med-school/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.mappd.com (Mappd.com) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-091-preparing-for-the-medical-school-interview/ (Interview with Dr. Greg Polites from WashU on Preparing for the Medical School Interview) Check out our YouTube channel on http://www.premed.tv (premed.tv). https://www.teachforamerica.org/ (Teach for America (TFA))
Jul 01, 2020
396: Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School? A NEW Series
35:26
How do you know you're ready to apply to medical school? Join me for NEW Mappd podcast and YouTube series focused on helping YOU figure out if you're ready. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-396-am-i-ready-to-apply-to-medical-school-a-new-series/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.mappd.tv (mappd.tv) http://www.mappd.com/ready (mappd.com/ready)
Jun 24, 2020
395: Showing Competency Through Your Extracurricular Involvement
33:31
Today, I'm joined by Joanne Snapp, Director of Health Professions Advising at UC Davis, to discuss how to shine through your extracurricular involvement. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-395-showing-competency-through-your-extracurricular-involvement/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://prehealthconference.ucdavis.edu/ (UC Davis Pre-Health Conference)
Jun 17, 2020
394: How to Convey Your Story Through the Med School Application
52:25
What's the best approach for writing your personal statement? What are admissions committees really looking for, specifically? And more! Let's ask the Dean! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-394-how-to-convey-your-story-through-the-med-school-application/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.mappd.com/ (Mappd.com)
Jun 10, 2020
393: Confronting Bias and Discrimination Towards Black Premeds
49:01
How can we start healing and supporting people of color? Alexis shares her experiences as a Nigerian-American premed and weights in. Her advice? Learn. Listen. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-393-confronting-bias-and-discrimination-towards-black-premeds/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
Jun 03, 2020
392: Common Pitfalls of Med School Applicant & How to Avoid Them
43:33
Armin Tadayyon is an MD/MBA candidate and an AdCom at the University of Illinois COM. We talk common pitfalls of med school applicants and how to avoid them! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
May 27, 2020
391: What's Happening in the Premed World, According to Premeds
50:39
What's going on in the premed world? I chat live with students and gave tips on navigating the med school app process, writing essays, choosing schools, and more!
May 20, 2020
390: What Do Students Need to Know About Med School Admissions?
45:46
Dr. Scott Wright has more than 25 years of experience in medical education. He joins me today to bust myths about med school admissions, talk Mappd, and more! Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://mappd.com/ (Mappd) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.tmdsas.com/ (TMDSAS) https://blueprintprep.com/mcat (Blueprint) APPLY magazine Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR)
May 13, 2020
389: How to Answer COVID-19 Questions on Med School Apps
14:34
One question that's sure to show up on med school applications this year is how COVID-19 has impacted you. Today, I'll share how you should write about COVID-19. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://premed.tv (premed.tv) http://secondaryapps.com (Secondaryapps.com) medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint Episode on how to answer the COVID-19 question Application Renovation videos
May 07, 2020
388: From Premed With 2.79 GPA & 506 MCAT to M1 in Medical School
25:23
Like many premeds, Keith had a rocky start on his journey to med school. What inspired him to turn things around and what was the path like once he knew? Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) premed.tv The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview http://mappd.com (mappd.com) (Follow us on Instagram @mappdapp and Twitter @mappdapp.)
Apr 29, 2020
387: Designing A Blueprint for MCAT Prep Success
36:58
Big things are happening at Blueprint MCAT, formerly NextStep! Phil gives us an inside look at their groundbreaking new online MCAT prep course! Don't miss it! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) premed.tv medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint
Apr 22, 2020
386: Carle Illinois COM: How to Thrive in the Midst of Adversity
47:40
Carle Illinois College of Medicine thrives on being different and finding solutions to uncertainty. Danny & Nora share how you can too as med school applicants! Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://mededmedia.com (Meded Media) ExplorationMedicine.com Wilderness Medicine Program
Apr 15, 2020
385: 6 MCATs, 4 Application Cylces, 12 Interviews & 2 Accptances!
47:46
She took the MCAT 6 times, applied to med school 4 times, and went on 12 interviews. Now, she has 2 acceptances! What was her secret to finally breaking through? Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.shpep.org/ (Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP))
Apr 08, 2020
384: How Are TMDSAS & Texas Medical Schools Adapting to COVID-19?
34:37
Enrique Jasso, Associate Director, Texas Health Education Service, answers your questions about how TMDSAS and Texas medical schools are reacting to COVID-19. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.tmdsas.com/podcast.html (Inside Health Education Podcast) https://www.texasjamp.org/ (Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)) NAPA LISTSERV https://www.rosettastone.com/ (Rosetta Stone)
Apr 01, 2020
383: NYU Dean of Admissions on COVID-19 & This Unusual App Cycle
36:46
How will med schools view online & pass/fail courses? Will the application timeline change in 2020? What about shadowing? NYU Grossman School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Rivera, answers! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) PMY Session 152: The MMI: Everything You Need to Know About the Multiple Mini Interview PMY Session 96: 3 Years to Complete Medical School at NYU
Mar 25, 2020
382: How Will the Coronavirus Affect the Premed Process?
34:58
COVID-19 has had an undeniable impact on the world. What does it mean for you and the premed process? I answer all of your questions in this special podcast! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) IG @medicalschoolhq If you're interviewing online, shoot us an email at team@medicalschoolhq.net. Get access to the platform for free so you can practice your interviews through a computer screen. https://home.pearsonvue.com/ (PearsonVue.com) https://takecasper.com/ (CASPer test)
Mar 18, 2020
381: Applying to Medical School & Writing Your Personal Statement
36:03
The med school application cycle is right around the corner! Here are 10 things you need to know before applying and 8 tips for writing your personal statement. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/ (Meded Media) http://www.premed.tv/ (Premed.tv) AAMC Fee Assistance Program AACOMAS Fee Assistance Program Application Renovation Series Ask Dr. Gray SecondaryApps.com The Premed Playbook series AMCAS AACOMAS https://www.tmdsas.com/ (TMDSAS)
Mar 11, 2020
380: How Does Understanding Cultural Values Improve Patient Care?
29:43
I'm joined today by Dr. Cheo Torres to learn more about traditional medicine, cultural competency and how understanding both will make you a better physician. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Check out our YouTube channel on premed.tv Check out Cheo Torres on Coursera If you want to connect with Cheo, email him at cheo@unm.edu. Know more about Cheo’s Curanderismo class every summer. Watch Cheo’s TedTalk Connecting Modern Medicine to Traditional Healing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSlV1RwNsC4 (YouTube video) where I'm talking with Marichelle about the Atlantis Fellowship program. PMY 318: The Pors and Cons of Global Healthcare
Mar 04, 2020
379: USMLE Step 1 Went Pass/Fail: What Does That Mean for Premeds?
35:31
What are residency program directors looking for and is the USMLE Step 1 the most important factor? We're looking at the data and the answer might surprise you!
Feb 26, 2020
378: The Interview Advice Every Premed Needs to Hear
36:53
Join me today for my November 2019 AMSA talk in Austin, TX. Find out what every premed should know before their medical school interview!
Feb 19, 2020
377: Stop Worrying About What Medical Schools Think
17:42
Today, you get to come along on a premed meetup I hosted in Chicago! I answered a bunch of questions about how to get into medical school and succeed on your path. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Here’s a YouTube video of what we talked about on the episode today.
Feb 12, 2020
376: Behind the scenes at TMDSAS
59:07
Inside Health Education Podcast host, Enrique Jasso, Jr., discusses everything you need to know about the TMDSAS and applying to medical schools in Texas. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Inside Health Education Podcast https://www.tmdsas.com/APPLYMagazine.html (APPLY Magazine) http://txhes.com/ (TexasHealth Education Service) https://www.tmdsas.com/ (TMDSAS) https://www.texasjamp.org/ (JAMP (Joint Admission Medical Program))
Feb 05, 2020
375: This 33-Year-Old Mom Was Just Accepted to Med School!
36:18
Kayla was just accepted to med school at 33! Find out how she balanced being a mom, taking prereqs, studying for the MCAT, and applying while working full-time.
Jan 29, 2020
374: How to Plan for MCAT Success with the Founder of MCAT Bros
43:28
Today I talk with Raj from MCAT Bros, a popular Instagram account offering guidance to premeds. We discuss MCAT books, study schedules, mindset, and more! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Reach out to Raj on Instagram MCAT Bros and their Facebook group MCAT Preparation Study Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/mshqhangout/ (MSHQ Hangout Group) AAMC outline https://apps.ankiweb.net/ (Anki)
Jan 22, 2020
373: From Art School to Med School With Dr. Mike Natter
51:12
Mike Natter didn't always think he was cut out for med school. Today, he is a physician, artist, Instagram presence, and my cohost on the Board Rounds podcast too! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Board Rounds podcast Follow Mike on Instagram @mike.natter
Jan 15, 2020
372: On the Importance of Spanish for Providers and Premeds
45:32
Patrick Ridge, PhD is joining me to help launch a brand new podcast and help premeds become better advocates through Spanish language and cultural knowledge!
Jan 08, 2020
371: Medical School Acceptance as an International Student
33:44
This new med student will help Ryan cover the unique challenges faced by international applicants, as well as valuable healthcare experiences to include in apps! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) MSAR PMY Episode 304: How to Choose a Medical School and Put Together a School List
Jan 01, 2020
370: Quitting Was Never an Option for This Premed
01:01:09
Today's guest fought an uphill battle, from supporting herself at a young age, to challenges on the MCAT, and more. What shifted, and what was her plan?
Dec 25, 2019
369: Wrestling and Bodybuilding on the Bumpy Road to Medicine
49:12
Today's guest started in community college and overcame academic obstacles. His background in wrestling and bodybuilding helped guide and motivate him. Links: https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
Dec 19, 2019
367: How to Tell Your Story as an Applicant to Med School
39:09
Today’s episode is a special one as I’m sharing with you a talk I gave at the University of Florida for their AMSA Premed Club Meeting. I touch on topics like crafting your personal story, medical school interview tips, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-367-how-to-tell-your-story-as-an-applicant-to-med-school/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
Dec 11, 2019
368: The Scoop on University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
39:33
My guests are the Short Coat Podcast's David Etler and med students from Carver College of Medicine. We'll talk about their journeys to medicine and so much more.
Dec 11, 2019
366: Dr. Natalie Crawford Wants You to Determine Your Own Future
38:41
Dr. Crawford is passionate about empowering women in medicine. She is going to tell us all about resilience, balance, and sorting through the misinformation. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Follow Natalie on Instagram @NatalieCrawfordMD. Check out Natalie’s podcast, As a Woman https://www.nataliecrawfordmd.com/ (NatalieCrawfordMD.com)
Nov 27, 2019
365: Dr. Gray, Live at the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference!
53:15
" Today's episode features Ryan's address to a live audience at UC Davis! Couldn't make the conference? Tune in for a great conversation and Q&A session!" Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://prehealthconference.ucdavis.edu/ (UC Davis Pre-Health Conference) http://www.premed.tv (Premed.tv) @medicalschoolhq https://congressionaldish.com/ (Congressional Dish podcast) The Health Care Handbook http://www.appexpenses.com (AppExpenses.com) Fee Assistance Program (FAP) http://www.findshadowing.com (FindShadowing.com)
Nov 20, 2019
364: The Inspiring Doctor Who Is Chasing His Own Cure
36:39
Dr. Fajgenbaum is both researcher and participant in the quest to cure his own devastating disease. How does this inspiring doctor stay motivated? Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/ (Meded Media) Chasing My Cure by Dr. David Fajgenbaum https://cdcn.org/ (Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN)) Sirolimus in Previously Treated Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman Disease
Nov 13, 2019
363: Premed Dad's 1.8 GPA First Year to Paramedic and Acceptance
41:57
Nathan's story takes us through criminal justice, being a first responder, and a low GPA. His admission to medical school will motivate and inspire you. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.matthewdicks.com/podcasts (Speak Up Podcast by Matthew Dicks) #respecttheMCAT http://www.premed.tv (premed.tv)
Nov 06, 2019
362: The @thecurlymed Shares Her Journey to Medical School
32:24
Sabina, better known as @thecurlymed on Instagram, shares her amazing journey to medical school. We'll also talk about advising, postbacs, and LGBTQ identity. Links: Full episode blog post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Follow Sabina on Instagram @thecurlymed
Oct 30, 2019
361: Three Applications Cycles, Two MCAT, One Success!
36:10
Will shares his story of failing to get into med school two times before finally earning his acceptance. He thinks it's grades, I wonder if it's something else. Links: https://medicalschoolhq.net/361 (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
Oct 23, 2019
360: How Does the Med School Waitlist Process Work?
25:32
So you've been put on the waitlist. What now? Here are some tips for continuing to stand out while respecting individual school policies. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) PremedScholarship.com http://www.applicationrenovation.com/ (Application Renovation) (Click here to apply.)
Oct 16, 2019
359: How Do Adcoms Look at Your Application?
26:27
What do adcoms look at first? What do they do with the data you give them? On this episode, I'll talk about the adcom's perspective on your application. Links: Full Episode Blog Post ApplicationRenovation.com http://www.applicationrenovation.com/apply (Apply to Application Renovation) SecondaryApps.com PMY 35: How to Fix Your Medical School Application After Starting Premed Poorly PMY 356: Why Aren’t These Med School Applicants Getting Interviews? The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement
Oct 09, 2019
358: Answering Your Burning Questions from Our Facebook Hangout!
28:17
Today's topics include disadvantaged status, the MD/PhD, MCAT stress, and more! Ryan takes on your questions from the Medical School HQ Facebook Hangout. Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.premedhangout.com/ (Medical School HQ Facebook Hangout) http://www.premedshirts.com/ (PremedShirts.com) The Premed Playbook: Gude to the Medical School Personal Statement Episode 356 on the biggest mistake students make in their application Episode 269 on Imposter’s Syndrome ApplicationRenovation.com FindShadowing.com https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (MCAT CARS Podcast) CU Wilderness Medicine Course http://www.appexpenses.com/ (AppExpenses.com)
Oct 02, 2019
357: Did You Know About These Amazing Premed Resources?
24:22
Over the last 7 years, MSHQ has grown from one website to a whole media company with 12 podcasts, 3 books, and so many resources, most people don't know about! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://nextsteptestprep.com/ (Next Step Test Prep) https://jackwestin.com/ (Jack Westin) University of Colorado Wildnerness Medicine Program (Text WILDMED to 44222 to get a link.) Instagram: @medicalschoolhq Email me: ryan@medicalschoolhq.net Tools: MedicalSchoolHQ.net Applications Cost Estimator Secondary Apps UpdateSecondaries.com http://whatsmygpa.com/ (GPA Calculator) MedSchoolReviews.com http://www.premedforums.com/ (PremedForums.com) https://findshadowing.com/ (FindShadowing.com) Podcasts: https://medicalschoolhq.net/thepremedyears/ (The Premed Years) https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds-podcast/ (The OldPreMeds Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/ask-dr-gray-premed-qa/ (Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A) Specialty Stories https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (The MCAT CARS Podcast) Board Rounds http://theshortcoat.com/ (The Short Coat Podcast) https://www.tmdsas.com/podcast.html (TMDSAS Podcast) https://meddiaries.com/ (MedDiaries) Books: The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook Guide to the MCAT The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Application PremedPlaybook.com Events: https://www.uflamsa.com/ (University of Florida’s Premed AMSA Club) – October 2, 2019. https://prehealthconference.ucdavis.edu/ (UC Davis  Pre-Health Conference) – October 19, 2019 https://amsapremedfest.org/ (AMSA Premed Fest) in Texas – November 23-24, 2019 https://amsaconvention.org/ (AMSA Convention) – April 16-19, 2020 Other Resources: Facebook: MSHQ Hangout Group YouTube Channel: MedicalSchoolHQ YouTube Playlists: http://www.applicationrenovation.com/ (Application Renovation) Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A Instagram: @medicalschoolhq Email me: ryan@medicalschoolhq.net Shop: PremedShirts.com Scholarships:PremedScholarship.com
Sep 25, 2019
356: Why Aren't These Med School Applicants Getting Interviews?
21:29
What's one of the biggest mistakes made by medical school applicants? Let's take a hard look at clinical experience and your motivations for med school! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://www.applicationrenovation.com/ (Application Renovation) http://www.applicationrenovation.com/apply (Apply to Application Renovation) PMY 241: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for This Premed PMY 171: Reapplying to Med School: What You Need to Know to Improve AAMC Applicant and Matriculant Data http://www.premedassessment.com/ (Premed Assessment) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement Five Ways to Gain Clinical Experience Without Shadowing
Sep 18, 2019
355: Is Med School Hard? How Hard Can it Really Be?
36:06
Ryan and Allison discuss the very common question about medical school and how hard it is. Do you have to be really smart to get through? Hint: You Can Do It! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://meddiaries.com/ (Med Diaries) https://findshadowing.com/ (FindShadowing.com) Episode 251: Dating in Medical School: What You Need to Know Episode 07: 10 Traits You Need to Succeed in Medical School Check out Allison’s upcoming podcast: HealMyConcussion.com University of Colorado Wilderness Medicine Program Text WILDMED to 44222 and get a link to the course and a $400 off coupon code.
Sep 11, 2019
354: What Is the LizzyM Score? Is It Accurate?
39:31
LizzyM is just an equation. How do you fit your history, experiences, struggles, triumphs, and trends into that equation? Spoiler: You can't. Tune in for more. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) LizzyM PMY 342 with Dr. Sunny Nakae: Discussing the Application Cycle with an Admissions Expert
Sep 04, 2019
353: Insight into MCAT Study from a Test Prep Insider
41:37
How do you study for the MCAT, and how do you know your prep is working for you? Introducing Next Step's Rachel Grubbs, who is here to tell us more. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep! The MCAT Podcast Episode 158 with Rachel Grubbs https://medicalschoolhq.net/thepremedyears/ (The Premed Years Podcast) https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Medical School HQ Facebook Group) AAMC Topic Outline https://longreads.com/ (Longreads.com)
Aug 28, 2019
352: How This Doctor Encourages and Mentors Minority Students
44:26
From a small HBCU to emergency medicine to organizing conferences, Alden joins me to talk about encouraging and supporting underrepresented minorities in medicine. Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://tour4diversity.org/ (Tour for Diversity) Find out more about Tour for Diversity on Facebook, https://twitter.com/tour4diversity?lang=en (Twitter), and YouTube. Reach out to Alden on Twitter @AMLandryMD and he can help you connect with people. http://www.shpep.org/ (Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP))
Aug 21, 2019
351: A Canadian Nursing Student's Quest for Medical School
48:57
When Annita moved to Canada, she realized she was ready for a new start. She takes us through her journey from nursing, to the MCAT, to a Canadian medical school. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
Aug 14, 2019
350: What Matters Most to a Physician and Best-Selling Author
52:12
Dr. Makary is a world-renowned surgeon and author. He joins me to talk about the purpose of medicine, the medical establishment, and how to be consciously disruptive. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) The Price We Pay: What Broke American Healthcare – and How to Fix It by Dr. Marty Makary http://www.restoringmedicine.org/ (Restoring Medicine) https://www.iorahealth.com/ (Iora Health) https://www.chenmed.com/ (ChenMed) https://www.oakstreethealth.com/ (Oak Street Health) PubMed.org Connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Aug 07, 2019
349: This Recruitment Director is Revamping Secondary Apps
45:56
Carle Illinois College of Medicine has no interview and a unique secondary application process. Heather Wright is the Director of Recruitment, and she's here to tell us why. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Carle Illinois Homepage Carle Illinois Admissions Carle Illinois Before You Apply (with admissions requirements) PMY Episode 256: A Look at Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Dean Li https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31094721 (Am I Disadvantaged?) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Check out the 2020 NAAHP Conference in New Orleans, where Carle Illinois will have a premed day at the event. SecondaryApps.com
Jul 31, 2019
348: Navigating the Hows, Dos and Don'ts of Physician Shadowing
46:11
Dr. Reno is a professor of emergency medicine and mentor. Today we cover all things shadowing, from finding opportunities, to saying "thank you"! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://findshadowing.com/ (FindShadowing.com) Check out our previous episode with Dr. Elaine Reno on Episode 279 https://www.coloradowm.org/ (Wilderness Medicine Course) (To know more about the Wilderness Medicine Program, text WILDMED to 44222 and get a link right on your phone.)
Jul 24, 2019
347: An Immigrant on His Entry to Medical School and a Full Ride
42:14
Santiago is a first generation immigrant. He joins me to talk about being inspired by global health, doing a postbac, and leveling the playing field for applicants. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview https://mcatselfprep.com/ (MCATSelfPrep.com)
Jul 17, 2019
346: An Admissions Director on Putting Your Best Foot Forward
48:24
Christian Essman is Director of Admissions at Case Western Reserve Universtity SOM and podcaster. He joins me to talk admissions process, transparency, and more! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://case.edu/medicine/all%20access (All Access: Med School Admissions) Listen to All Access: Med School Admissions Podcast on iTunes, https://open.spotify.com/show/4WKj0d4g9KfiZAFyFuNZIX?si=0dzFxQPQTEao0bGyIMD0eQ (Spotify), and Stitcher. https://www.lifebanc.org/ (Lifebanc) The Undifferentiated Medical Student Podcast with Ian Drummond
Jul 10, 2019
345: A Super Nontrad Talks About His Path To Medical School
01:12:27
Robert made the decision to pursue medicine at the age of 40. He discusses his path to an acceptance, having children as a premed, mentors, support systems, and more! Links: Full Episode Blog Post Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness Medicine Program (promo code MSHQ)
Jul 03, 2019
344: A Conversation With @TheFemaleDoc About Being A Physician
42:18
Today Rosie joins me to discuss the difficult parts of her premed journey, mentorship, burnout, and why she chose to make the transition to academic medicine! Links: Full Episode Blog Post @thefemaledoc https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) MedicalSchoolHQ YouTube Channel Secondaryapps.com https://leanin.org/book (Lean In) by Sheryl Sandberg
Jun 26, 2019
343: From Low Stats and Chronic Pain to Medical School Success
39:29
Mila went from majoring in politics to nursing to premed all while overcoming health issues that pushed her premed journey back. Take a listen to this inspiring episode! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Facebook Premed Hangout) The Premed Handbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview
Jun 19, 2019
342: Discussing the Application Cycle With an Admissions Expert
37:32
Today Sunny joins me to discuss and give advice on mistakes applicants make, personal statements, premed advisors, and more! This is an episode you don't want to miss! Links: Full Episode Blog Post www.findshadowing.com https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Read Sunny’s blog: Tough Love for Your Personal Statement: Advice from a Medical School Dean Read her other blogs on Reflective MedEd. Follow Sunny on Twitter @DrNakae and find out more about Sunny here.
Jun 12, 2019
341: This International Student Is On Her Way To Med School
48:00
Noy is an international student from Israel who was accepted to medical school in the US. Today we talk about each step of her journey and how she prepared for it! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
Jun 05, 2019
340: Battling Self Doubt and Obstacles On Her Path To Med School
46:01
One of Erica's biggest obstacles to overcome on her journey to medical school was her self doubt. Today we discuss the obstacles she faced and how she overcame them! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
May 29, 2019
339: Overcoming Organic Chemistry On Her Path To Medical School
47:28
Edleda struggled with organic chemistry and at times the class made her doubt if she could do this. Today she discusses overcoming ochem and finding balance as a premed. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
May 22, 2019
338: How to Start Thinking About Improving the Healthcare System
39:03
Today Anna joins me today to discuss the processes behind healthcare delivery. We talk about why process improvement matters and what you can do to learn about it! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://hse.lehigh.edu/ (Lehigh University) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Book recommendations: The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care by Clayton M. Christensen The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt PCAST Report 2014
May 15, 2019
337: How to Overcome Test Anxiety and Take Back Control
38:05
Dr. Puder is a psychiatrist who joins me today to discuss test anxiety and ways to combat test anxiety. Listen in to make sure you always test your best! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast Follow David on Instagram @dr.davidpuder
May 08, 2019
336: How to Ace the MCAT Psych/Soc Section & Improve Your Memory
46:53
Phil is a top tutor at Next Step Test Prep and has personally performed well on the old and new MCAT. Today he shares his strategies for studying for Psych/Soc. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://nextsteptestprep.com/ (Next Step Test Prep) (Promo Code: MSHQ to save $50 off the MCAT course) MCATCourseReview.com
May 01, 2019
335: Rebounding From Two Low MCAT Scores to Gain an Acceptance
38:20
Austin didn't have perfect grades, had two low MCAT scores, and gained an acceptance. I always say that you do not need to be perfect, Austin exemplifies that. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Episode 261: From a 2.7 Undergrad GPA to First Year Medical Student Episode 254: MD vs PA! Let’s Talk About It with a PA to Help You Decide
Apr 24, 2019
334: What to Be Prepared to Discuss in the Med School Interview
21:40
When you walk into your medical school interview, if you're not prepared for specific types of questions, it may throw you off completely. Let's talk about them! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media)
Apr 17, 2019
333: From Canada to the Caribbean to the US: This MD's Journey
46:56
Emma is Canadian, played D1 basketball in the US, and then went to Ross for medical school. She takes us through her journey and shares helpful tips for Canadian students! Links: Full Episode Blog Post PMY Session 303: How Can I Prepare for the CASPer? Emma on Instagram @d1todr Checkout Emma’s YouTube Channel OSAP
Apr 10, 2019
332: 5 Biggest Mistakes Students Make During an MMI Interview
23:49
The medical school multiple mini interview lessons subjectivity during the interview day, but make sure you don't make these mistakes during your MMI! Links: Full Episode Blog Post PMY 152: The MMI: Everything You Need to Know About the Multiple Mini Interview https://takecasper.com/ (CASPer test) ryan@medicalschoolhq.net
Apr 03, 2019
331: 4 Things You Need to Do Now to Prepare For Your Applications
26:55
Whether you're applying to medical school this year, or later, we're going to discuss what you should be doing to help your medical school applications. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) Next Step Test Prep’s Medical School Admissions Consulting www.FindShadowing.com https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio) ryan@medicalschoolhq.net The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement Check out Medical School HQ’s personal statement editing service www.SecondaryApps.com
Mar 27, 2019
330: Getting into Med School after a Community College Postbac
32:52
David had to take do postbac at a community college to be able to work full-time. He was asked why, but he was still able to receive multiple acceptances. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Premed Hangout Group)
Mar 20, 2019
329: Premed 101: Motivation Overload—My Talk from AMSA 2019
52:32
I had the awesome privilege to talk at the 2019 AMSA Convention to an awesome group of premed students. I wanted to share the encouragement with all of you. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://amsaconvention.org/ (2019 AMSA Convention) https://amsapremedfest.org/ (Premed Fest AMSA) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (The MCAT CARS Podcast) Specialty Stories https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds-podcast/ (The OldPreMeds Podcast) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview
Mar 13, 2019
328: This Student Was Her Own Advocate and Earned Two Acceptances
43:34
Janet is a nurse who switched to the premed path a few years ago. Listen to how she overcame a 499 on the MCAT and advocated for herself during the app process! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Mar 06, 2019
327: From College Athlete to Accepted Medical Student
44:57
Jeff was an accomplished college athlete, but struggled to gain an acceptance to medical school his first two times. Listen to how he finally found success! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Feb 27, 2019
326: How Reapplying to Med School was Successful for this Student
37:46
Amanda had to apply to med school twice. We talk about her premed path, her first application, her struggles, and how she succeeded and received 3 acceptances. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) MSAR (Medical School Admission Requirements) Medical Schools Applications Cost Estimator The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview
Feb 20, 2019
325: How Do International Medical Graduates Practice in the US?
30:22
When you go to an international med school, including the Caribbean, there are many steps you must take to practice in the US, including going through ECFMG. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://www.ecfmg.org/ (ECFMG) Accreditation 2023 Initiative https://www.wdoms.org/ (World Directory of Medical Schools) ECFMG medical school selection guide https://www.usmle.org/ (USMLE website) ECFMG requirements http://www.nrmp.org/main-residency-match-data/ (NRMP match data)
Feb 13, 2019
324: Free Summer Programs for Premed Students through SHPEP
34:14
SHPEP, or the Summer Health Professions Education Program, is a free summer program for underrepresented premed students at twelve locations throughout the US. Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.shpep.org/ (Summer Health Professions Education Program) shpep_alumni@aamc.org https://www.aamc.org/ (AAMC)
Feb 06, 2019
323: From Premed to Physical Therapy School—Back to Premed
38:02
Madeleine struggled early & got some bad advising which caused her to doubt her abilities to get to medical school. A pivot to physical therapy didn't work out. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Secondaryapps.com Follow me on Instagram @medicalschoolhq https://nextsteptestprep.com/ (Next Step Test Prep) https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio)
Jan 30, 2019
322: What to Write About In the Personal Statement and More Q&A
30:36
The personal statement is such an important part of the application, yet many students don't respect it enough. Today, I'm taking your questions about it. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement http://www.personalstatementcourse.com/ (Personal Statement Course)
Jan 23, 2019
321: Premed Q&A: All of Your Instagram Questions Answered!
39:18
We had a ton of questions come in from you on Instagram, covering letters of rec, shadowing, research, and so much more. Follow me on IG—I'm @medicalschoolhq. Links: Full Episode Blog Post @medicalschoolhq AAMC’s letter of recommendation writer’s guide Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep! https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio) AAMC Traffic Rules
Jan 16, 2019
320: From Military Special Operations to Med School Acceptances
40:57
Justin is a former military special operations medic who grew a stronger fascination with taking care of patients. Now he has multiple acceptances to med school. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://medicalschoolhq.net/our-services/ (Medical School HQ Services) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Jan 09, 2019
319: Disclosing a DUI Didn't Hold Him Back from Med School
34:31
Matt is a premed with multiple acceptances to med school, even with a big red flag on his application—a DUI. Learn what happened and how he talked about it. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) Medical School Application Cost Estimator The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Premed Hangout group) Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Jan 02, 2019
318: The Pros and Cons of Global Healthcare Experiences
38:27
Lawson is the executive director at Atlantis, a leading global healthcare experience fellowship that gives you the chance to explore other healthcare systems. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://atlantisglobal.org/ (Atlantis) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Dec 26, 2018
317: Building Better Study Skills for the Sciences and MCAT
45:24
Kathleen is an expert in helping premeds and medical students better prepare for their exams. With her evidenced-based practice, she'll help you too. Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.studywithprecision.com/ (Study with Precision) (Kathleen’s website) Kathleen’s books: Study Without Stress Vital Skills Six Steps to College Success https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://www.clutchprep.com/ (Clutch Prep) https://www.khanacademy.org/ (Khan Academy) https://www.chegg.com/ (Cheggs) https://quizlet.com/ (Quizlet) https://apps.ankiweb.net/ (Anki)
Dec 19, 2018
316: Premed Q&A: Pregnancy, Canadian Students, and Much More
32:59
I reached out to our amazing premed community in the Premed Hangout Facebook group and got on the phone with several of them to answer their questions! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Premed Hangout Facebook Group) Join the scholarship essay contest! Texas Academic Fresh Start Program https://nextsteptestprep.com/mcat-practice-tests/ (Next Step Test Prep) MSAR
Dec 12, 2018
315: When Should I Give Up On My Medical School Application?
27:32
The medical school application is a long and grueling process. If you've been rejected, haven't heard anything, or are confused, listen to this podcast episode! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.boardvitals.com/ (BoardVitals) team@medicalschoolhq.ne https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Facebook Premed Hangout) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) OldPreMeds Podcast https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (MCAT CARS Podcast) Session 171: Reapplying to Med School – What You Need to Know to Improve Session 231: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for this Premed! The Premed Playbook: Guide to Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview store.medicalschoolhq.net
Dec 05, 2018
314: Jackie Shares Her Path from Community College to Med School
58:29
Jackie is jackieplans on Instagram. She has a following watching her journey through medical school as she creates beautiful notes that you can buy. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Follow me on @medicalschoolhq Follow Jackie @jackieplans on Instagram. PMY 174: Academically Dismissed to Medical School Acceptance https://keep.google.com/ (Google Keep) AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/ (The White Coat Investor) Join the Scholarship!
Nov 28, 2018
313: Army Vet, Mom of 3, Wanted to Quit During Her MD/PHD Journey
46:45
Adrienne is in her 3rd year of her MD/PhD program and things are getting easier. She's the mom of 3, a Vet, and an amazing example of striving for your dreams. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Follow Adrienne on Instagram @ssg.to.mdphd. https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (The MCAT CARS Podcast) Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story http://pattillmanfoundation.org/ (Pat Tillman Foundation)
Nov 21, 2018
312: He Got Into Medical School and Didn't Have to take the MCAT!
32:20
Dan, from FutureMDlife on Instagram, joined me to talk about his journey and struggles on his path to medical school as well as his Instagram journey. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Follow @medicalschoolhq on Instagram. Follow Dan on Instagram @FutureMDlife. Follow Steve on Instagram @premedmotivation. https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Nov 14, 2018
311: Common Misconceptions about the MCAT and a New Tool from EK
49:04
Examkrackers Janis Stott joined me to talk about the common misconceptions she sees from students about the MCAT. We also talk about EKs new MCAT Hotline. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://examkrackers.com/ (Examkrackers) https://examkrackers.com/product/hotline/ (Examkrackers Hotline)
Nov 07, 2018
310: Improve Your CARS Score with the MCAT CARS Podcast!
35:13
Jack Westin was featured in Session 259 almost one year ago. Now we've launched the MCAT CARS Podcast and it's going to change the way you prep for the MCAT. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (MCAT CARS Podcast) https://www.jackwestin.com/ (Jack Westin) PMY Session 259: How Can I Improve My CARS Section Score on the MCAT? https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) Jack Westin’s MCAT Question of the Day http://www.medicalschoolhq.net/jackwestin (Save $100) by going to the Jack Westin site for the coupon to be automatically activated. Or text CARSCOUPON to 44222.
Oct 31, 2018
309: 5 Medical School Interview Questions Premeds Struggle With
30:41
The medical school interview can make or break your chance at an acceptance. Don't walk in unprepared. Check out these questions that students struggle with. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (The MCAT CARS Podcast) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT PMY 233: 5 Common Med School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Facebook Hangout Group) The Healthcare Handbook The Congressional Dish Podcast Session 84: The Affordable Care Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade (Roe v. Wade) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-cars-podcast/ (The MCAT CARS Podcast) with Jack Westin
Oct 24, 2018
308: The One Thing You Need to do to Stand Out as a Premed!
21:22
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) Premed Diaries The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statements The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT PMY 288: This is How UICOM Reviews Your Medical School Application https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (The Premed Hangout)
Oct 17, 2018
307: Moving Forward with Student Doctor Network and It's Founder
01:00:57
Dr. Lee Burnett founded 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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://www.studentdoctor.net/ (Student Doctor Network) https://www.studyschedule.org/ (StudySchedule) https://www.scutwork.com/ (Scutwork) http://www.review2.com/ (Review2.com) Interview Feedback https://schools.studentdoctor.net/lizzym_score (LizzyM Score Calculator) https://schools.studentdoctor.net/selector (Medical Specialty Selector) https://experts.studentdoctor.net/ (SDN Experts) Application Cost Calculator
Oct 10, 2018
306: Introduction to Premed Diaries: Helping Premeds with Burnout
21:54
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 833-MY-DIARY. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Call 1-833-MYDIARY and share your thoughts with us! https://meddiaries.com/ (MedDiaries.com) OldPreMeds Podcast https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Oct 03, 2018
305: Instagram Q&A: Deferring, Nursing Majors, LORs and More!
16:27
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! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) OldPreMeds Podcast https://medicalschoolhq.net/ask-dr-gray-premed-qa/ (Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A) Nontrad Premed Forum https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep! Specialty Stories Follow me on Instagram @medicalschoolhq https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview ryan@medicalschoolhq.net
Sep 26, 2018
304: How to Choose a Medical School & Put Together a School List
53:25
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) Medical School Application Cost Estimator MSAR (Medical School Admission Requirements) https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Medical School Facebook Hangout) Here’s a video of how you can research medical schools! MedSchoolReviews.com
Sep 19, 2018
303: How Can I Prepare for the CASPer, What is CASPer and More
48:56
Ryan is joined by Dr. Kelly Dore who is one of the brilliant minds who developed and researched CASPer. We talk about what it is, how it's scored and more. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://takecasper.com/ (CASPer) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) OldPreMeds Podcast Specialty Stories http://theshortcoat.com/ (Short Coat Podcast) https://www.tmdsas.com/podcast.html (TMDSAS Podcast)
Sep 12, 2018
302: Instagram Q&A: HPSP, Picking Med Schools, SMPs and Postbacs
26:12
I asked on Instagram (@medicalschoolhq - follow me!) for questions for this episode. You did not disappoint! Check out the episode for some great questions! Links: Full Episode Blog Post Follow us on Instagram @medicalschoolhq http://www.meddiaries.com/ (Med Diaries) (Call in 833-MYDIARY and you have 30 minutes to leave a voicemail.) https://www.tmdsas.com/podcast.html (TMDSAS Podcast) https://store.medicalschoolhq.net/ (Premed Coaching Services) Khan Academy http://leah4sci.com/category/orgo-tutorials/ (Organic Chemistry Tutorial Videos) The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio)
Sep 05, 2018
301: Near-death Experience Led This Physician to Help People Die
51:44
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.ted.com/search?q=BJ+Miller (BJ Miller’s TEDTalk) New York Times article about BJ Miller https://www.maggiescentres.org/ (UK’s Maggie’s Centres) Extremis
Aug 29, 2018
300: Burnout in Medicine and Our Newest Project to Help With It!
19:58
Ryan is joined by Allison who has previously shared her story of burnout. They discuss burnout and they talk about MedDiaries—their newest project to help. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Medscape National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018 Call 1-833-MYDIARY Stay informed of the MedDiaries launch. Get notified!
Aug 22, 2018
299: High School Dropout to Highest Ranking Physician in the US
52:23
Dr. Richard Carmona served as the 17th Surgeon General of the US. After being a high school dropout and special forces medic, he found his calling for medicine. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Aug 15, 2018
298: Professor to Premed, How Indentifing as LGBT Affected Apps
41:02
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post If you need any help in your medical school application, maybe we can help. Find out all the services we offer and let us be a part of your journey to medical school. https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Aug 08, 2018
297: What If You've Applied and Your MCAT Score Is Not Good?
20:41
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? Links and Other Resource Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: What Is a Competitive MCAT Score? Related episode: How Will an Unbalanced MCAT Score Affect Me? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Aug 01, 2018
296: What are Med School Red Flags & How Do You Talk About Them?
37:38
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. Listen to this episode! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the medical school interview: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Related episode: Will My Medical History Affect My Chances at Medical School? Related episode: Please, Don’t Lie on Your Medical School Applications. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 25, 2018
295: Ignoring Advice, He Disclosed His Bipolar Disorder in Apps
46:36
Logan Noone is an MSII at PNWU. He became discouraged after listening to a previous Premed Years podcast about not disclosing big red flags. He ignored me! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Avoiding Burnout as a Premed, Med Student, and Beyond. Related episode: Will My Medical History Affect My Chances at Medical School? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 18, 2018
294: Premed Hangout Q&A: Interviews, Mistakes, and Much More!
23:15
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! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Premed Hangout) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview @medicalschoolhq Session 19: Interview with Medical School Interview and Admissions Expert AAMC Fee Assistance Program AACOMAS Fee Assistance Program Submitbookreceipt.com medicalschoolhq.net/secondarysubmission
Jul 11, 2018
293: Can You be an Alcoholic and Still Get Into Medical School?
44:59
Michael joined me to talk about his struggle with alcohol since middle school, his failed, first application cycle, and what he did to succeed the second time. Links: Full Episode Blog Post How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan If you’re struggling from alcoholism or addiction, please seek help by calling the Substance Abuse a
Jul 04, 2018
292: President of His Caribbean Med School Class to Failed Match
39:46
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. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Can I Come Back from a 2.4 or Should I Go to the Caribbean? Related episode: Rejected from the Caribbean! Now with a U.S. Acceptance! Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jun 27, 2018
291: Dr. Buck Parker: Academic Struggles to an 'A' Student
39:20
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. Links and Other Resource Full Episode Blog Post Follow @DrBuckParker on Instagram and Youtube. Related episode: Building Better Study Skills for the Sciences and the MCAT. Related episode: How to Easily Improve Your Test Scores and Learning Skills. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jun 20, 2018
290: How Do You Focus on Your Health While a Premed Student?
31:15
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post @carolinecooksclean https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) @medicalschoolhq The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Hangout Group on Facebook)
Jun 13, 2018
289: Stop Wasting Space in Your Personal Statement and ECs
33:41
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! Links: Full Episode Blog Post PMY 288: This is How UICOM Reviews Your Medical School Application The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement Connect with us on Instagram @medicalschoolHQ.
Jun 06, 2018
288: This is How UICOM Reviews Your Medical School Application
01:07:27
Leila Amiri is the Director of the Office of Medical College Admissions at UICOM. We go step by step through the admissions process at her medical school. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: What to Be Prepared to Discuss in the Med School Interview. Related episode: 5 Biggest Mistakes Students Make in an MMI Interview. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
May 30, 2018
287: This Student, and Dad, Overcame a Poor GPA to Get Accepted
38:16
Nick is a former premed student-athlete who didn't do well in school and went into business. Now he's accepted to medical school after fixing his GPA. Links: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement
May 23, 2018
286: Common Mistakes and More About Financing Medical School
33:29
Travis Hornsby went from trading bonds to figuring out how to pay off his wives med school loans as fast as possible. Now he makes it easy for every student. Links: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT HPSP https://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/ (NHSC) https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp (NIH Scholarships) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program Grad PLUS program
May 16, 2018
285: Hear How This Immigrant Got An Acceptance to an Ivy League!
55:00
Fernando immigrated from Brazil and has been on the long, slow road to medical school. After some experiences in the LGBT community, he needed to be a physician. Links: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT https://nextsteptestprep.com/ (Next Step Test Prep)
May 09, 2018
284: What Do You Need to Do When Med School Applications Open?
29:38
When this podcast goes out, the medical school application cycle for students wanting to start medical school in 2019 is opening. What do you need to do now? Links: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview https://www.tmdsas.com/ (TMDSAS) (Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service) AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service) PMY 245: Why Does Texas Have Its Own App and More TMDSAS Questions https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio) Grammarly https://store.medicalschoolhq.net/store/AQ73p6CH (Mock Interview Prep) https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (The Hangout Group)
May 02, 2018
283: Common Questions Premeds Have About Osteopathic Medicine
41:37
This week I'm joined by Dr. William Mayo, President-elect of the AOA. We have a great discussion about the ACGME and AOA/AACOM merger and more. Links: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview http://www.mcatbook.com/ (MCATbook.com) personalstatementbook.com https://doctorsthatdo.org/find-your-do (AOA Find Your DO) Empathy Study in Cleveland Clinic AOA https://www.aacom.org/ (AACOM) COCA or the Committee on College Accreditation for Osteopathic Medical Schools LCME
Apr 25, 2018
282: Premed Q&A Coaching Calls - HPSP, Clincal Experience & More
30:58
I decided to get on the phone with premed students and answer their questions about relationships, HPSP, secondary essays and so much more! Take a listen! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://nextsteptestprep.com/ (Next Step Test Prep) http://www.mcatbook.com/ (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT) The Premed Hangout Premed Advising Services https://apps.aamc.org/msar-ui/ (MSAR) PMY 251: How to Protect Your Relationships as a Premed and Med Student
Apr 18, 2018
281: What Does the Med School Application Timeline Look Like?
24:20
When should you start writing your personal statement, your extracurriculars, taking the MCAT, asking for letters of rec and more application timelines? Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Premed Hangout (our Facebook group)) / Medical School HQ Forums Medical School Secondary Application Essay Library https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio) (use for letters of recommendation) Check out Dr. Gray’s book The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement Related episode: Secondary Essay Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Apr 11, 2018
280: Finishing Prereqs Early, Nursing as a Backup and More Q&A!
21:37
Session 280 This week we’re taking questions directly from the MSHQ Premed Forums. If you’re not familiar with the forums, check them out and join the conversation! For https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds/ (The OldPreMeds Podcast), we have a sub forum called the Nontrad Premed Forum. We also have the General Premed Forum where traditional students (nontrads welcome too!) can ask questions. In this episode, we have pulled out questions from the forums and discuss them here. Also, make sure to register there so you can join an amazing, collaborative community of students and feel free to throw in some questions there. Meanwhile, here are some special announcements: First, we have The MCAT Book coming out soon! Go to mcatbook.com and click on the "Let Me Know" button. Put in your name and email address so you can get notified. Second, I'm currently working on The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement. Just go to the personalstatementbook.com and sign up to get notified once it comes out. Back to today's episode: [03:58] Nursing Major or Premed? "I'm a freshman in college and I've been dealing with "which major problems" since high school. I'm indecisive once it comes to choosing a major. I want to choose nursing not because it's a shorter education route but because I plan on having it as a backup plan if medical school doesn't work out for me. Except, I want to go to medical school but I have lots of self-doubt about my ability mentally and physically to graduate from med school. I also consider having my major be premed because I know if I don't get any prereqs done at the end of four years, I'll have to go back for another two and a half years of college to complete those prereqs before even applying to medical school." You don't need to worry about your major. When it comes to applying to medical school, you don't need to worry about what major you have. It just doesn't matter. The thing that matters the most are the prereqs. "A lot of schools are getting away from having prereqs but you still need those to prepare yourself, to give you that science foundation to do well on the MCAT." Now, a lot of medical schools are getting rid of a lot of prereqs, but you still need to do well on the MCAT which means you still need to take the prereqs anyway And most of the prereqs are centered around doing well for the MCAT. [05:30] The Backup Plan This student has some self-doubt and that's normal. We all have self-doubt. But if you let that dictate having a backup plan, you definitely do as little as possible to succeed in your goal of becoming a physician. Being a nurse is a great career, but if you want to to be a physician, get rid of that backup plan and bite to the nail to achieve that goal. At almost every point of the medical journey, there will always be that self-doubt - as soon as you start medical school, during clinical rotations, internships, or as soon as you becoming an attending. It doesn't end. It's called impostor's syndrome. So you have to let that go and fight through it. Know that if this is what you want, you would do whatever it takes to do it and not have a backup plan to fall back to. On a side note, most schools don't have a "premed" major although there are a few schools that do. But most don't. You can just major in chemistry, biology, exercise physiology, history, Spanish. You can major in whatever you want as long as you get those prereqs. [07:42] Taking Prereqs Classes Out of Order "Some of the classes which I'm retaking were originally taking decades ago. And so, I've forgotten much of the material. Recently, I went to a premed admissions fair where several admissions advisors from some east coast medical schools told me to redo my course work to "prove" that I could still handle academically rigorous material. For example, one advisor told me to retake physics. Because when I last took it decades ago, I got a B in the first part. I could...
Apr 04, 2018
279: From a Cocktail Waitress to Physician and EM Doc
35:24
Dr. Elaine Reno is an Emergency Medicine physician. She joins us to talk about her journey to medicine and her role with the Wilderness Medicine program at CU. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Save 10% on Personal Statement and EC Editing Episode 202 with Dr. Todd Miner on Wilderness Medicine Program https://www.coloradowm.org/ (Wilderness Medicine Program at the University of Colorado) Specialty Stories
Mar 28, 2018
278: Your MCAT and GPA Don't Matter As Much as You Think They Do
25:29
You shouldn't be surprised to read online that a student with near perfect stats didn't get an interview invite or acceptance. You're more than your stats. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book all about the personal statement: https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement). Related episode: Can I See Your Stats to See How Competitive I Am? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Mar 21, 2018
277: This Student Didn't Let Her Fear Overcome Her
44:02
Holly initially didn't think she could become a physician and let her fears dictate her path. She then conquered her fears and has been successful. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://apps.aamc.org/msar-ui/ (MSAR) ryan@medicalschoolhq.net
Mar 14, 2018
276: Q&A From the Premed Hangout Facebook Group
27:56
Today we're talking MD vs PA, DO shadowing, physician letters of recommendation and other questions premed students have asked in the Hangout! Links: Full Episode Blog Post Join the https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (Premed Hangout) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview http://www.personalstatementbook.com/ (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement) CIB (College Information Book) MSAR (Medical School Application Requirements) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://www.facebook.com/mcat.online.studygroup/ (MCAT Study Group on Facebook) AAMC Study Materials for the MCAT https://nextstepmcat.com/ (Next Step Test Prep)
Mar 07, 2018
275: From Nursing to Accepted Premed, A Story of Lost Confidence
37:06
Ayesha is a successful applicant to med school after she initially lost confidence due to poor grades and became a nurse instead. Her dream never left her. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: ICU Nurse Turned Medical Student Shares Her Journey. Related episode: This Nurse Practitioner Is on His Way to Medical School. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Feb 28, 2018
274: 5 Common Mistakes Premeds Make with Extracurriculars
26:40
From taking on too much, to not doing enough, we'll talk about what you can do to avoid the common mistakes premeds make with their extracurriculars. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books on Amazon. Related episode: Should I Stop My Extracurriculars to Focus on the MCAT? Related episode: What Is the Best Paid Clinical Experience for Medical School? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Feb 21, 2018
273: Let's Talk About Osteopathic Docs and What You Need to Know
34:32
Dr. Daniel Clearfield is a Family and Sports Medicine trained OMT doc. We talked about his journey to DO school, some struggles that DOs have and much more. Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.personalstatementbook.com/ (The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement) The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview
Feb 14, 2018
272: How to Start Brainstorming Your Personal Statement Draft?
30:47
Writing your personal statement is hard. Where do you start? What do you write about? Check out the Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement preorders! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.rev.com/freelancers/transcription (Rev Transcription) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (Facebook Hangout Group) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds/ (The OldPreMeds Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) Specialty Stories https://medicalschoolhq.net/ask-dr-gray-premed-qa/ (Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A)
Feb 07, 2018
271: Don't Talk About How You Know What Being a Doctor is Like
25:02
Allison and Ryan talk about a subject that came up in the Premed Hangout Facebook Group about students talking about what it's like being a physician. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (Premed Hangout Facebook Group)
Jan 31, 2018
270: From the Oil Fields and Poor Grades to an SMP and Acceptance
46:28
Jonathan is a medical student who landed his dream school after struggling as a premed and working in the oil fields. Hear his journey on today's podcast. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) http://www.personalstatementbook.com/ (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement) PMY 256: Interview with Dr. King Li of Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Jan 24, 2018
269: This Physician Talks About Imposter Syndrome and Her Journey
37:13
Dr. Danielle Jones is @mamadoctorjones on Instagram. I read her blog post about imposter syndrome, something a lot of premeds struggle with, and wanted to talk. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Danielle’s blog post on Imposter Syndrome Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Maintaining Confidence Through the Grueling App Process. Related episode: From Nursing to Accepted Premed, a Story of Lost Confidence. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jan 17, 2018
268: This Nurse Practitioner is on His Way to Medical School
34:01
Matt has been accepted to multiple med school after realizing that he wanted to do more with and for patients. After working as an NP, he's starting med school. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Why She Left the Premed Track, Became an NP, and Is Now an MS1 Related episode: Is It Necessary to Shadow If I’m Already in Healthcare? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jan 10, 2018
267: First Year Med Student, med_kat28, Talks about Her Journey
41:09
Katherine is a first-year med student and popular premed Instagrammer. We talk about her struggles, social media for premeds and more. Take a listen & subscribe. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network) Specialty Stories
Jan 03, 2018
266: From the Military to Medical School with an Upward Trend
50:36
Dylan is a first-year med student after being an EOD tech in the Army for 8 years. After figuring out what he wanted to do, he made it happen with hard work. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) – The OldPreMeds Podcast, The MCAT Podcast, Specialty Stories, and Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview MCATstudygroups.com PMY 265: Learn How to Better Retain Information with a Memory Master
Dec 27, 2017
265: Learn How to Better Retain Information with a Memory Master
43:58
Luis Angel was a Memory Master Champion on FOX's Superhuman Show. We talk about how you can learn to retain more information to improve your grades! Links: Full Episode Blog Post Better Memory Now by Luis Angel Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins Black Belt Memory program by Ron White
Dec 20, 2017
264: Dean of MSUCOM Talks About Mission to Increase Canadian DOs
38:36
Dean Strampel from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine joined us to talk about his school and what they are doing for Canadian premeds. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) http://www.com.msu.edu/ (Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine) Love in the Time of Medical School by Sarah Epstein Episode 251: How to Protect Your Relationships as a Premed and Med Student
Dec 13, 2017
263: He Figured Out How to Overcome His 2.75 Undergrad GPA
41:35
Michael struggled through his undergrad with a 2.75 GPA and realized afterward that he wanted to be a physician. Listen to his journey and what he learned. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my premed advising services, including mock interviews, personal statement editing, and more! Related episode: From a 2.7 Undergrad GPA to First-Year Medical Student Related episode: ICU Nurse Turned Medical Student Shares Her Journey Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Dec 06, 2017
262: The Physician Behind #LifeofaMedStudent Shares His Journey
33:44
Charles is the founder of #LifeofaMedStudent. Take a listen to learn why he started it, and what you can learn from the med students talking about their life. Links: Full Episode Blog Post #LifeofaMedStudent #LifeofaMedStudent Twitter Twitter #LifeofaMedStudent Instagram Rural Health Program – IU Medical School https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) when is the best time to have a baby four pillars of great med school application
Nov 29, 2017
261: From a 2.7 Undergrad GPA to First Year Medical Student
47:04
Nneka is a 1st year med student who didn't think she had a chance. After a 2.7 UG GPA, poor MCAT scores and a failed application, learn what she did to succeed. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: What MCAT Score Do I Need If I Have a Low GPA? Related episode: Can I Get into Med School with a Low GPA? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Nov 22, 2017
260: This Doc Is Proving You Don't Have to Follow the Rules
28:36
Dr. McDermott is a psychiatrist in private practice who is doing things differently. Listen to her story and see what you can do differently on your journey. Links: Full Episode Blog Post www.doctordenisemd.com Mental Health and How to Thrive http://www.mcatbook.com/ (www.MCATBook.com) https://nextsteptestprep.com/ (Next Step Test Prep) The Dr. Denise Show
Nov 15, 2017
259: How Can I Improve My CARS Section Score on the MCAT?
43:07
CARS (Critical Analysis and Reasoning) on the MCAT seems to give students the most trouble. Jack from JackWestin.com is here to help you score higher! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Save $100 on the Jack Westin course with this link: JackWestin.com. AAMC Official Practice Materials. Related podcast: The MCAT CARS Podcast co-hosted with Jack Westin. Related episode: What Is the Best Way to Learn MCAT Testing Strategy? Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT.
Nov 08, 2017
258: Director of Admissions Talks About the Admissions Process
56:44
Stephanie Petrosky, Director of Admissions at NSUDKCPCOM (formally referred to as Nova) joined me to talk about how her team reviews med school applications Links and Other Resource Full Episode Blog Post Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Related episode: Where to Get Letters of Recommendation as a Nontrad. Related episode: How Soon Can I Ask for a Letter of Recommendation? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Nov 01, 2017
257: Author of Med School Uncensored Talks About his Journey
48:17
Dr. Richard Beddingfield is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and author of Med School Uncensored. We talk about his journey and what he learned along the way. Links: Full Episode Blog Posts https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) Med School Uncensored: The Insider’s Guide to Surviving Admissions, Exams, Residency, and Sleepless Nights in the Call Room
Oct 25, 2017
256: A Look at Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Dean Li
48:10
Carle Illinois is hoping to change the way medicine is taught, focusing on engineering and medicine together. This is our discussion with the dean, Dr. King Li Links: Full Episode Blog Posts https://medicine.illinois.edu/ (Carle Illinois College of Medicine) Specialty Stories Podcast Episode 43: Community-Based Interventional Cardiology AMCAS https://twitter.com/aamc_mcat?lang=en (AMCAS on Twitter) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media Network)
Oct 18, 2017
255: Q&A With Premed Students at a Small Liberal Arts School
40:18
In this Q&A we talk HPSP, shadowing, clinical experiences, mistakes I made on my journey and so much more. Want me to talk with your club? Let me know! Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (MedEd Media) HPSP The Premed Years Podcast Episode 254: MD vs. PA! Let’s Talk About it with a PA to Help You Decide http://www.habitat.org/ (Habitat for Humanity) https://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/ (National Health Service Corps)
Oct 12, 2017
254: MD vs PA! Let's Talk About it with a PA to Help You Decide
57:56
Savanna Perry is a PA who helps pre-PA students get into PA school? Sound familiar? We chat to discuss the differences in the career field to help you decide! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post http://www.thepaplatform.com/podcast (The Pre-PA Club Podcast) http://www.thepaplatform.com/ (The PA Platform) Related episode: “PA Turned MD Talks About Why He Made the Switch” Related episode: “MD or DO vs PA? How Do I Decide Which is Best?”
Oct 04, 2017
253: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Postbac Programs
44:53
Dr. Glenn Cummings is the Director of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Bryn Mawr. We discuss mistakes students make and so much more about postbacs. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post https://www.brynmawr.edu/postbac (Bryn Mawr College Postbac Program) Related episode: How Should I Evaluate Postbac Programs? Related episode: Choosing Between an SMP and Postbac Program. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Sep 27, 2017
252: Navigating the Premed and Med School Path with ADHD
35:03
David is a former member of the military and current med student. We discuss his journey with ADHD, PTSD and what made him successful getting into med school. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Ignoring Advice, He Disclosed His Bipolar Disorder in Apps. Related episode: Crushing It with Mental Illness During Med School. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Sep 20, 2017
251: How to Protect Your Relationships as a Premed and Med Student
46:30
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. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Love in the Time of Medical School by Sarah Epstein Related episode: How Relationships Change as a Premed and Med Student Related episode: Should You Consider Romance When Selecting a Med School? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Sep 13, 2017
250: The Extreme Burden of Being a Physician (It's worth it)
46:02
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? Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.amsa.org/ (AMSA) http://www.amsa.org/members/amsa-premeds/ (AMSA Premeda) http://www.studentdo.com/presoma (Pre-SOMA)
Sep 06, 2017
249: This Physician Wants to Change The Narrative Around Death
45:49
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep! Extremis Documentary https://www.endwellproject.org/ (End Well Symposium) (December 7, 2017 in San Francisco) https://getpalliativecare.org/ (Get Palliative Care) UngerleiderFund.org Specialty Stories Podcast Episode 7: What is a Hospitalist? An Academic Doc Talks with Us
Aug 30, 2017
248: From Premed to Attending Physician - Showing You the Path
38:07
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! Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media) Network Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep! Specialty Stories Podcast https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (Hangout Group) https://www.facebook.com/medicalschoolhq (Facebook page)
Aug 23, 2017
247: Do You Need an MD(DO)/PhD to do Research as a Physician?
49:42
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. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Is Research More Important Than Clinical Experience? Related episode: Do I Really Need to Do Research as a Nontrad Premed? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Aug 16, 2017
246: Ask Dr. Gray, Premed Q&A - Lots of Great Questions Answered
41:15
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! Links: Full Episode Blog Post PMY 241: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for This Premed! https://apps.aamc.org/postbac/ (AAMC Postbac Page) http://amsapremedfest.org/ (AMSA PremedFest) https://www.interfolio.com/ (Interfolio) http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network) http://academyofpodcasters.com/ (Academy of Podcasters) http://podcastmovement.com/ (Podcast Movement) https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (Facebook Hangout Group) ryan@medicalschoolhq.net www.medicalschoolhq.net/facebook
Aug 09, 2017
245: Why Does Texas Have It's Own App and More TMDSAS Questions
44:47
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! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post https://www.tmdsas.com/podcast.html (The TMDSAS Podcast) List of the ten medical schools in Texas Related episode: What Do You Need to Do When Med School Applications Open? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Aug 02, 2017
244: Entrepreneurial Premed Stands Out For the Ivys
37:22
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. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Prerak Juthani on YouTube http://reactgame.com/ (React!) (Prerak’s Organic Chemistry Board Game) Related episode: This Med Student Took a Leave of Absence and Started Osmosis. Related episode: The One Thing You Need to Do to Stand Out as a Premed! Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 26, 2017
243: A Burnout Story and What You Can Do to Avoid It
21:31
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. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related post: Avoiding the Burn: 7 Tips for Premeds and Med Students. Related episode: The Dark Side of Medical Education: Premed Through Residency. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 19, 2017
242: Secondary Essay Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
15:16
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! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out our Medical School Secondary Application Essay Database. Check out our Secondary Essay Editing service. Related episode: Does It Matter How Fast I Turn Around My Secondary Essays? Related episode: What Does the Med School Application Timeline Look Like? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 12, 2017
241: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for this Premed!
51:08
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.facebook.com/thehangoutgroup/ (The Hangout Group on Facebook) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview https://medicalschoolhq.net/interviewplatform (Mock Interview Platform) http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network) https://students-residents.aamc.org/postbacc/ (AAMC List of Postbaccalaureate Programs)
Jul 05, 2017
240: Premed Q&A: MCAT Timing, Shadowing, ECs and More!
45:08
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post TEDTalk by Simon Sinek: Start With Why http://amsapremedfest.org/ (AMSA Premed Fest) on November 4-5, 2017 The Premed Years Podcast Session 171: Reapplying to Medical School – What You Need to Know to Improve Specialty Stories Episode 29: What is OB/GYN? www.medicalschoolhq.net/group Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep! http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network) https://medicalschoolhq.net/subscribe/ (The Premed Years) https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds (The OldPreMeds Podcast) Specialty Stories Podcast MSAR College Information Book
Jun 28, 2017
239: Chasing After People in Scrubs to Get the Info You Need!
41:21
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://www.youtube.com/user/adoctorinthehouse (Dr. Andrea Tooley’s YouTube channel) Andrea’s blog www.andreatooley.com https://www.instagram.com/p/BS_qB2VB7K4/ (Andrea Tooley’s Instagram profile) https://medicine.iu.edu/education/md/admissions/ (Early Decision application at Indiana University) https://www.butler.edu/ (Butler University) http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network)  
Jun 21, 2017
238: Is the Role of Your Premed Advisor to Tell You No?
27:00
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? Links: Full Episode Blog Post AAMC Applicants and Matriculants data, Table A-23 https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (Medical School HQ Hangout Group) http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network) ryan@medicalschoolhq.net
Jun 14, 2017
237: AMCAS, AACOMAS, MCAT Motivation and Other Premed Q&A
30:24
Allison and Ryan tackle several questions from the Hangout, our private Facebook group. We cover everything from motivation to residency status. Check it out! Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://prehealthconference.ucdavis.edu/ (UC Davis Pre-Health Conference) http://amsapremedfest.org/ (Premed Fest) https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ/ (Medical School HQ Hangout Facebook Group) Follow me on Instagram @medicalschoolhq The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview AMCAS AACOMAShttps://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/deciding-where-apply/medical-school-admission-requirements/ (MSAR)
Jun 07, 2017
236: What Do The First Two Years of Medical School Look Like?
35:36
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. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Welcome to Your Third Year of Medical School. Related episode: Top 7 Things You Should Know as a Medical Student. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
May 31, 2017
235: Interview Prep: What is Happening in Our Healthcare System?
42:51
Session 235 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. Enter to win a free copy of my new book The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview. Text BOOKGIVEAWAY to 44222. Promo runs until June 4, 2017. Today's guest is very interesting as it's someone who wouldn't normally be here on the podcast but with the changing landscape of our U.S. healthcare system, I thought of bringing an expert in this field. Jen Briney's Congressional Dish podcast is devoted to talking about bills that go through Congress. She has read the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Current TBAC, the new AHCA, and has discussed what's in there or not. She comes on the podcast today to talk about these things so you can come prepared for your medical school interviews. This is going to be a good primer for our healthcare system even if you listen to this in 2018 or 2019, assuming there are no dramatic changes. [03:15] The Congressional Dish Podcast Being a Congress-watcher, Jen watches Congressional hearing and reads bills and laws being created so that taxpayers, like her, would know what's going with their money. What led her to become so familiar with healthcare was the government shutdown in 2013 when the Republicans were trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She did not like the system as a whole because it's an insurance system, not a healthcare system. But Jen believes it's better than we had before because rules have been put in on the insurance industry. Currently, the Republicans have control of all of government. They're trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act but instead of repealing it, they're putting together bills very quickly with no hearings and no overall plan. What Jen does now is she's reading all the different versions. She has read the first one that failed. But now the house just passed another version of the American Health Care Act, which she's reading for her next episode. [05:22] An Insurance Policy, Not a Healthcare Policy Jen explains there are different ways you can give people healthcare. A lot of other countries do "single payer" where you pay taxes and the government pays for healthcare. It's one of those essential government functions. Conversely, the United States buys health insurance which is supposed to cover the big catastrophes. Before the ACA, these are for profit companies so what they would do is only cover healthy people because it would cost them the least. What health insurance does is you give them $100 a month and as long as you're healthy, they just put that in their pockets. That's profit. But as soon as you get sick, that's when they have to start to pay for stuff and they really don't like this part. In order to have this system that still had private insurance at the center of it, the Affordable Care Act put rules in place. Before the ACA, there would be lifetime limits. You'd sign up for a plan. You get cancer and then you look in the fine print of your insurance and they would say, "Once we hit $1 million, we're not paying for anything for you ever again." And you would go bankrupt. Another common practice with health insurance where once someone would get sick, they would just drop their plan. They would no longer cover you because they don't have to. Basically, they were doing all kinds of shady things to make money. Why Jen thinks the ACA is better is because there are certain rules. For instance, there are now 10 essential health benefits that if you buy health insurance, they have to cover it such as preventive care. Jen shares her experience that when she went to get a physical exam and all the little bills came in, it cost her over $400. Now, that's illegal. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act. They also have to cover things like ambulances, hospital stays, maternity, prescription drugs, etc. There are things now that when you buy insurance, you know you're...
May 24, 2017
234: ICU Nurse Turned Medical Student Discusses Her Journey
47:17
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. Links: Full Episode Blog Post MSAR (for MD schools) / College Information Book (for DO schools) Related episode: From Nursing to Accepted Premed, A Story of Lost Confidence Related episode: How Will Being a Nurse Affect My Application to Medical School? Related episode: This Nurse Practitioner Is On His Way to Medical School Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
May 17, 2017
233: 5 Common Med School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
26:37
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. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-233-5-common-med-school-interview-questions-and-how-to-answer-them/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my book about the medical school interview: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-152-the-mmi-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-multiple-mini-interview/ (The MMI: Everything You Need to Know About the Med School Interview). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-164-medical-ethics-questions-you-can-expect-in-your-interview/ (Medical Ethics Questions You Can Expect in Your Interview). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
May 10, 2017
232: Struggling to Choose a Specialty, He Started Podcasting
43:57
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. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-232-struggling-to-choose-a-specialty-he-started-podcasting/ (Full Episode Blog Post) http://www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/ (The Undifferentiated Medical Student) may be heard on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-undifferentiated-medical-student/id1173721448?mt=2 (iTunes), http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ian-drummond/the-undifferentiated-medical-student (Stitcher), and https://player.fm/series/the-undifferentiated-medical-student (Google Play). http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network) https://www.aamc.org/cim/ (Careers in Medicine – AAMC) https://www.extension.harvard.edu/ (Harvard University Extension School) https://www.examkrackers.com/ (Examkrackers) https://www.khanacademy.org/ (Khan Academy) https://case.edu/medicine/ (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/ (AMCAS) http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/applying (AACOMAS) ryan@medicalschoolhq.net
May 03, 2017
231: How to Prepare For Your Medical School Interview
30:33
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! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-231-how-to-prepare-for-your-medical-school-interview/ (Full Episode Blog Post) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-premed-playbook-guide-to-the-medical-school-interview-ryan-gray-md/1124599867?ean=9781683502159 (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview) (Pre-order the paperback version of the The Premed Playbook on Barnes and Noble before June 6. Upload the receipt here and we will give you one-month free access to the Anytime Mock Interview platform.) http://cramfighter.com/ (Cram Fighter) (Create custom MCAT study schedule specific to your needs, your materials, your schedule. Use the Promo Code PREMED25 to save 25% off any of their regularly priced plans until May 7, 2017.) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-019-interview-with-a-medical-school-interview-and-admissions-expert/ (The Premed Years Podcast Session 19: Interview with a Medical School Interview and Admissions Expert) https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/ (AMCAS) http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/applying (AACOMAS) https://www.tmdsas.com/ (TMDSAS Application) http://www.mtsac.edu/hpc/ (Mt. SAC Pre-Health Conference)
Apr 26, 2017
230: Rejected From the Caribbean! Now with a US Acceptance!
47:23
Chad shares his story about struggling with undergrad as he needed to work, being rejected from Caribbean medical school and his recent application success. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-230-rejected-from-the-caribbean-now-with-a-us-acceptance/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-051-the-journey-to-a-caribbean-medical-school/ (Journey to a Carribean Medical School). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Apr 19, 2017
229: 54-year-old Med Student Overcame 5 MCATs, Rejection and More
45:46
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. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-229-54-year-old-med-student-overcame-5-mcats-rejection-and-more/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-011-interview-with-a-56-year-old-medical-student/ (Interview with a 56-year-old Medical Student). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-2-old-old-start-medical-school/ (How Old Is Too Old to Start Medical School?) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Apr 12, 2017
228 : Maintaining Confidence Through the Grueling App Process
01:00:25
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! Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://cramfighter.com/ (Cram Fighter) (Use the Code: PREMED25 to get 25% off any regular-priced plan until May 7, 2017.) The Premed Years Podcast 195: How Cram Fighter is Changing the Way You Study for the MCAT Affordable Care Act https://www2.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc/ (21st Century Grant program) Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program The Liver Meeting https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds (The OldPreMeds Podcast)
Apr 05, 2017
227: Time Management for a NASCAR Driving Medical Student
34:35
Patrick Staropoli is a fourth-year medical student who happens to drive 200 mph on certain weekends racing in NASCAR. We chatted about how he manages it all. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://nextstepmcat.com/ (Next Step Test Prep) http://www.uniteforsight.org/ (Unite for Sight) http://www.autonationdrivepink.com/ (AutoNation Drive Pink Campaign) http://curebowl.com/ (The AutoNation CureBowl) https://www.bcrfcure.org/ (Breast Cancer Research Foundation)
Mar 29, 2017
226: Why You Should Still Consider a Career in Medicine
45:17
Dr. Shikha Jain joins us to discuss the powerful piece she wrote on KevinMD about why she would still encourage her daughter to go into medicine. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds (The OldPreMed Podcast) Specialty Stories Podcast Specialty Stories Podcast Session 08 with Dr. Shikha Jain Dr. Jain’s article on KevinMD – Why I Would Still Encourage My Daughter to Go Into Medicine http://www.amsa.org/ (AMSA)
Mar 22, 2017
225: Common Questions for Premeds About Osteopathic Medicine
52:04
Rachel, the Junior National Pre-Soma Director shares her journey to medical school and answers common questions she receives from premeds about DO school. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post https://studentdo.org/pre-soma/ (Pre-SOMA Website) Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related post: MD vs DO: What Are the Differences (and Similarities)? Related episode: Let’s Talk About Osteopathic Docs and What You Need to Know. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Mar 15, 2017
224: Teen Mom to Physician, Starting Med School with 3 Children
33:48
Dr. Lopez shares her journey from rough childhood to becoming a physician. Starting her premed path after having 3 children, she has fulfilled her dream. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Medical School Mom: Prioritizing Family, School, and More. Related episode: This Nontrad Overcame More Obstacles Than Anyone I Know. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Mar 08, 2017
223: Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success, Starting Now
43:38
Dr. Dahle is an EM physician and publisher of WhiteCoatInvestor.com. He has taken on the task of improving the financial literacy of those entering medicine. Links: Full Episode Blog Post http://whitecoatinvestor.com/ (The White Coat Investor) Check out Jim’s book, The White Coat Investor https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums (Bigger Pockets investment forum) https://www.bogleheads.org/ (Bogleheads.org for mutual fund investing) http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html (HPSP Program) http://theshortcoat.com/ (The Short Coat Podcast) http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network)
Mar 01, 2017
222: Working Full-time and Taking Many Years to Finish Premed
43:29
Zane shares her story of taking some gap years before college to fulfill her dream of being a flying trapeze artist. Her unique path led to her application success. Links: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Years Podcast Session 168:10 Acceptances to Medical School! This Nontrad Did It! https://med.ucf.edu/ (University of Central Florida –  College of Medicine) http://mededmedia.com/ (MedEd Media Network) http://www.oldpremeds.org/ (The OldPreMeds Podcast) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) Specialty Stories
Feb 22, 2017
221: Leaving West Africa to Fulfill a Dream of Being a Physician
43:20
Akosua is starting medical school soon after successfully reapplying. Her dreams started in Ghana and she shares her journey with us on the podcast. Links: Full Episode Blog Post https://nextsteptestprep.com/ (Next Step Test Prep)
Feb 15, 2017
220: From Caribbean Med School to a US Pathology Residency
54:51
Dr. Hure is a Caribbean medical school grad who went on to complete a Pathology residency in the US. Hear her advice for those thinking about offshore med schools. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-220-from-caribbean-med-school-to-a-us-dermatology-residency/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/specialty-stories-podcast/ (Specialty Stories podcast episode 1) PMY https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-051-the-journey-to-a-caribbean-medical-school/ (episode 51): The Journey to a Caribbean School
Feb 08, 2017
219: How to Improve the Path for Women in Medicine
01:02:45
Dr. Jean Robey is passionate about women in medicine. As a practicing nephrologist, she is now very involved with Physician Moms Group. We celebrate #NWPD. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post @Ethosofmedicine JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama Specialty Stories Podcast (Dr. Robey was on episode 6 discussing about being a private practice nephrologist). National Women Physician Day (use the hashtag #NWPD on February 3rd to get the latest updates) Elizabeth Blackwell (use the hashtag #iamblackwell to celebrate the first female doctor)
Feb 01, 2017
218: This Nontrad Overcame More Obstacles Than Anyone I Know
01:18:31
Ana Jimenez is a medical student at KU with an extraordinary path to med school. As a nontraditional student she overcame many obstacles to realize her dream. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post https://twitter.com/jimenezana (@jimenezana) Specialty Stories Podcast http://www.calstatela.edu/ (California State University) Medical School HQ Facebook Group: www.medicalschoolhq.net/group http://www.ucfmsas.com/ (University of Central Florida Medical School Admissions Symposium)
Jan 25, 2017
217: How are Med Schools Looking At Your New MCAT Score?
46:45
Kaplan Executive Director of Pre-Health Programs joined me to talk about Kaplan's new survey and so much more about the new MCAT and what they have to offer. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: How Can I Improve My CARS MCAT Score? Related episode: Common MCAT Prep Mistakes & How to Avoid Them.
Jan 18, 2017
216: What You Need to Know About AACOM Killing Grade Replacement
29:33
Starting May 1st, 2017 AACOM has announced that the grade replacement policy will no longer exist. All grades will count towards your GPA. Listen to hear more. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post AACOM.org’s policy change AACOMAS Related episode: If I Can’t Get a 3.0 GPA, What Should I Do Next? Related episode: What MCAT Score Do I Need If I Have a Low GPA? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jan 11, 2017
215: Why Do You Want to be a Doctor? You Need to Know This!
27:11
I work with many students for mock interview prep and too many of them can't clearly answer why they want to be a physician. You need to know your story. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post For more on clarifying your “why” and communicating it in your application, check out Dr. Gray’s book The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement. Anytime Mock Interview Platform One-on-One Mock Interview Prep with Dr. Gray Related Episode: 5 Biggest Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes Related Episode: 5 Common Med School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
Jan 04, 2017
214: 5 Things Premed Need to Think About for the New Year
28:17
Whether you are just starting out on your journey, or ready to apply this coming year, there are things that you should keep in mind for the new year. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Years podcast session 11: Interview with a 56-Year Old Medical Student ryan@medicalschoolhq.net www.medicalschoolhq.net/premedcalendar http://www.oldpremeds.org/ (www.OldPreMeds.org)
Dec 28, 2016
213: Stop Looking For a Backup Plan, It's Hurting Your Chances
29:41
Prompted from a post in our Facebook group, I wanted to tell you why I think having a backup plan for medical school is a bad idea. Backed by science of course! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Rejected from the Caribbean! Now with a US Acceptance! Related episode: Is the Role of Your Premed Advisor to Tell You No. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Dec 21, 2016
212: The Specialty Stories Podcast is Live!
40:21
Dr. Hure is a Caribbean medical school grad who went on to complete a Dermatology residency and Dermatopathology fellowship. Hear her specialty story. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net Specialist Stories Podcast The OldPreMeds Podcast https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast)
Dec 14, 2016
211: Medical School For International Students and More Q&A
26:41
A voicemail was sent in asking a question about international students getting accepted to medical school. I answer that and other premed questions. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post https://services.aamc.org/msar/home (MSAR) College Information Book www.medicalschoolhq.net/group Ryan is working with students for the 2017 application (for acceptance in 2018) and his prices are going up in January. If you’re interested in working with Ryan one-on-one to hep you get ready for your applications, go to www.medicalschoolhq.net/coaching. If you want to invite Ryan to talk at your club meetings, reach out to Ryan through email at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net.
Dec 07, 2016
210: Start Your Medical School Application Prep Now!
26:32
There are so many moving pieces to the medical school application. The most common mistake is waiting too long to start it. Don't be the one who misses out! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post ryan@medicalschoolhq.net https://www.tmdsas.com/ (TMDSAS) AACOMAS AMCAS https://services.aamc.org/msar/home (MSAR) College Information Book www.medicalschoolhq.net/group www.medicalschoolhq.net/coaching
Nov 30, 2016
209: Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School? Should You Do It?
27:07
Ryan answers two emails that came in on the same day about gap years and decided to dig into what it is and the pros and cons of taking one. Check it out! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Harvard Crimson article about students taking gap years before medical school. Related episode: What Are Some Good Gap Year Ideas? Related episode: Develop Your Patient Skills with an Incredible Gap Year. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Nov 23, 2016
208: What is The Future of Medicine and Should it Matter to You?
39:13
Allison and Ryan discuss the recent election results and whether or not it should affect your decision to apply to medical school. Oh, and we celebrate 4 years! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Book Mentions: The Spirit Catches You When You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman Atul Gawande’s books Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer
Nov 16, 2016
207: This Med Student Took a Leave of Absense and started Osmosis
40:08
Shiv Gaglani started medical school knowing he was interested in business. Two years later, he co-founded Osmosis and is now making an impact in the world. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Entrepreneurial Premed Stands Out for the Ivys. Related episode: 5 Reasons to Go to Medical School, and 5 Not To. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Nov 10, 2016
206: What Kind of Physician Do You Want to be? Recorded Live!
37:13
Recorded live at the AMSA PremedFest conference at USF and the UC Davis Pre-Health conference, listen to what students are thinking about for a specialty. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out the http://amsaconvention.org/ (AMSA Convention – February 2017) and use the code: MSHQ17 to save some money on this big event happening in DC. http://prehealthconference.ucdavis.edu/ (UC Davis Pre-Health Conference) https://www.texture.com/ (Texture app) http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com)
Nov 02, 2016
205: Why She Left the Premed Track, Became an NP and is now an M1
36:21
Ryan talked to Hanaan about why her lack of mentorship as a premed, switching to an NP program and then figuring out that she truly wants to be a physician. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Interview with Dr. Hala Sabry of Physician Moms Group. Related episode: Do I Have Enough Time to Be a Premed and a Mom? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Oct 26, 2016
204: What I Wish Every Premed Student Would Know
31:23
Ryan talked about some of the most common questions that he answers for premed students, as well as common mistakes premed students make. Hear them now! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related post: Premed 101: What You Need to Know to Get into Medical School. Related post: 10 Books Every Premed Should Read (While Not Studying). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Oct 19, 2016
203: Premed Q&A - Maximizing Gap Years, Residency Merger and More
23:25
Ryan answers questions that have come in through our Facebook group, and email. We cover a lot of different topics, so there will be something for you. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) OldPreMeds.org AMCAS http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor (AACOMAS) http://www.acgme.org/ (ACGME) https://www.osteopathic.org/ (AOA)
Oct 12, 2016
202: Gain Experience Through Premed Wilderness Medicine Programs
35:45
Todd Miner joins Ryan to talk about how the Wilderness Medicine program at the University of Colorado SoM is helping premeds get exposure to medicine. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.coloradowm.org/ (www.coloradowm.org) Visit https://www.amsa.org/events/ (AMSA Conference) to check out upcoming conferences near you. Save money when you register and use the code: MSHQ17. Wilderness Medicine program at the University of Colorado SoM
Oct 05, 2016
201: How The Founder of PMG, Dr. Sabry, is Changing the World
48:55
Dr. Sabry started Physician Moms Group to help herself through tough times. What came out of it is something special. With 60+k members, PMG is making waves. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post https://mypmg.com/ (Physician Mother Group) https://www.facebook.com/PMGSwag/ (PMG Facebook group) Connect with Hala through email at hala_sabry@yahoo.com http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) Elite Medical Scribes www.medicalschoolhq.net/ems
Sep 28, 2016
200: What is coming next for the Medical School Headquarters
22:23
200 Episodes and almost 1,000,000 downloads. You've been there for us, and I hope that we've been there for you on your journey to medical school. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Send Ryan an email at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.MedEdMedia.com) http://www.oldpremeds.org/ (www.OldPreMeds.org) www.medicalschoolhq.net/group https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep) https://medicalschoolhq.net/oldpremeds (OldPreMeds Podcast) http://www.medschoolinterviewbook.com/ (The Premed Playbook) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-podcast/ (The MCAT Podcast) modern version of the Hippocratic Oath
Sep 21, 2016
199: The Short Coat Podcast Visits the Premed Years
48:34
The Short Coat Podcast is from the students at Iowa's Carver College of Medicine. After talking to them, I think every med school should have a podcast! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) http://theshortcoat.com/ (The Short Coat Podcast) http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/ (University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine) The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview on Kindle www.medschoolinterviewbook.com
Sep 14, 2016
198: Finding a Masters Program Postbac to Fix Early Mistakes
38:41
Anje'le is a current medical student who used an often overlooked aspect of postbac programs - linkage. She used the linkage to earn her a spot in medical school. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/mcat/ (Next Step Test Prep – Check out their first MCAT course). Use the Coupon Code: MSHQ to get some discounts. Sign up for a free audio book at www.audibletrial.com/mshq www.medicalschoolhq.net/10books for a list of good books to read including the amazing books from Atul Gawande.
Sep 07, 2016
197: Can You Become a Doctor If You've Been Arrested?
42:20
Larry Cohen is a lawyer who works a lot with healthcare workers who find themselves fighting to get or keep their licenses. If you have questions, listen now. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post If you wish to speak with Larry to find out more, contact him through email at ljc@cohenscounsel.com or call him at 602-404-4022 or 602-2266-3080. Related episode: What Are Med School Red Flags and How Do You Talk About Them? Related episode: Should I Write About Red Flags in My Personal Statement? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Aug 31, 2016
196: 2 Applications, an MBA and more. This doc is Outside the Box
42:52
Dr. Nii Darko took the long road to medicine. Growing up a first gen student left him learning about medicine from The Cosby Show. Learn how it influenced him. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Nii’s podcast, http://www.docsotb.com/ (Docs Outside the Box) Nii’s blog, Keeping Up with the Darkos Join the http://amsapremedfest.org/ (AMSA Premed Fest) on October 1-2, 2016 in Tampa, Florida and get the chance to hang out with other premed students, medical student, and doctors and learn about the reality of what becoming a physician looks like. Learn about emerging issues like physician-assisted suicide, how to ace your interview, and participate in suturing clinics. Every activity is focused on helping you get into medical school. Use this Coupon Code: MSHQ17  and get a discounted registration cost of $49 for AMSA members and $69 for non-AMSA members. Take this opportunity to meet and greet Dr. Ryan Gray at the event. He will be one of the speakers specifically talking about how to ace your medical school interview. http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) www.medschoolinterviewbook.com
Aug 24, 2016
195: How Cram Fighter is Changing the Way You Study for the MCAT
28:10
Cramfighters came from Amit watching his wife struggle coming up with a plan to study for the boards. What was born is a new way to create a study schedule. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post www.cramfighter.com http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) www.medschoolinterviewbook.com
Aug 17, 2016
194: Overcoming Disability and Biases
34:13
Jeff Gazzara wasn't going to let his vision stop him from becoming a physician. Learn how he overcome obstacles and some possible biases on his journey. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post www.themcatpodcast.com www.medschoolinterviewbook.com
Aug 10, 2016
193: Introduction to The MCAT Podcast
22:18
The MCAT Podcast is a collaboration between Next Step Test Prep and the Medical School Headquarters. This is a must listen to for those prepping for the MCAT. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Go to www.medicalschoolhq.net/mcatclass and use the coupon code: MCATPOD to save money off their tutoring and 10% off their products www.mcatpodcast.com/subscribe
Aug 03, 2016
192: The Medical School Interview - How to Talk About You
24:22
Ryan discusses some key facets of the medical school interview. Being prepared to talk about yourself is one of hardest parts. Ryan breaks it down for you. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the medical school interview: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Related episode: What If I Don’t Have a Response to an Interview Question? Related episode: Common Medical School Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 27, 2016
191: Medical School Interview Q&A
33:56
Ryan takes questions asked in the Hangout and answers them here. If you have questions about the interview, check out http://www.medschoolinterviewbook.com! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post www.medschoolinterviewbook.com www.medicalschoolhq.net/group
Jul 20, 2016
190: Premed Q&A - What Are My Chances and More
19:43
Ryan answers some questions that were called and emailed in. One wanted to know about flight medic training, another about her chances and many other questions. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post www.medschoolinterviewbook.com https://www.aamc.org/ (AAMC website) Table A-23  of the AAMC data AMCAS application https://www.tmdsas.com/ (Texas application) http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/applying (AACOMAS application)
Jul 13, 2016
189: Failed MCAT Prep to Successful Applicant After Two Gap Years
33:42
Jake always knew he was premed in undergrad, but poor MCAT prep made him take a couple gap years to reset his plan of attack. He did that and is now at LECOM. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post The Premed Years Episode 100: Your Amazing Premed Stories!
Jul 06, 2016
188: How to Easily Improve Your Test Scores and Learning Skills
41:03
Dr. Saundra McGuire teaches students around the country how to better utilize their time studying so they learn the material and score higher on tests! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Dr. McGuire’s book Teach Students How to Learn Related episode: How to Overcome Test Anxiety and Take Back Control. Related episode: What’s the Best Way to Learn MCAT Testing Strategy? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jun 29, 2016
187: Two Canadian Medical School Acceptances for this Premed
46:19
Rachel is a Canadian premed and recently received two acceptances to medical school in Canada. Check out her story and how she did it! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Next Step Test Prep www.medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep – Get $50 off their tutoring services
Jun 22, 2016
186: This Author Thinks Our Premed Curriculum Needs Overhauled
42:10
In Session 182, I picked apart Ned's piece on retiring the premed curriculum. This week he joins me to defend his article. Listen and decide for yourself. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Ned’s article It’s Time to Retire Premed on the Scientific American Blog Network PMY PMY Session 182 PMY Session 16 about FlexMed FlexMed at Mt. Sinai http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.mededmedia.com) www.medicalschoolinterviewbook.com
Jun 15, 2016
185: A Medical Emergency Turned Former Teacher into a Premed
38:21
Brian shares his nontraditional path to medicine, which included teaching for 9 years before realizing that medicine was truly his calling. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post www.medicalschoolhq.net/mockinterviews
Jun 08, 2016
184: From Hating Anatomy to Finding His Path to an Acceptance
51:20
Ryan talks with Jimmy about his path to medicine, which started out as pre-nursing student and not liking studying the minutiae. He now has an acceptance! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.mededmedia.com/ (www.MedEdMedia.com) AmeriCorps http://www.princetonreview.com/ (Princeton Review) https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat (Khan Academy mcat books) www.MedSchoolInterviewbook.com MSHQ Episode 19
Jun 01, 2016
183: Why Did She Get Fired From Her Residency?
34:57
Ryan and Allison discuss why a Neurology resident was fired from her residency after a video of her during a not so flattering night. Listen to hear our take. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: The Role of Residency Training for Physicians. Related episode: Can You Become a Doctor If You’ve Been Arrested? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
May 25, 2016
182: Should the Premed Path Be Reworked?
30:50
Ryan discusses an article that was published, written by a Harvard medical student, about retiring the traditional premed path. Hint - Ryan doesn't agree! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post www.medicalschoolhq.net/group FlexMed program at ICAHN School of Medicine MSHQ Session 16 Scientific American Blog article, It’s Time to Retire Premed https://medicalschoolhq.net/gapmedics (Gap Medics)
May 18, 2016
181: Gap Years, Healthcare Teamwork and more Premed Q&A
42:34
Ryan and Allison answer questions submitted through the MSHQ Hangout on Facebook. We talk about taking a Gap Year, teamwork and more. Check it out now! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post www.medicalschoolhq.net/group https://medicalschoolhq.net/ems (Elite Medical Scribes) –  Learn more from them on The Premed Years Session 171
May 11, 2016
180: 10 Common MCAT Myths
01:01:57
Dr. Brett Ferdinand is a physician and creator of Gold-Standard.com and MCAT-Prep.com. He joins Ryan to share his thoughts on the 10 most common MCAT Myths. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT). Related episode: 3 Biggest Mistakes When Preparing for the MCAT. Related episode: When Should I Take the MCAT? Check out The MCAT Podcast for more great MCAT advice!
May 04, 2016
179: Why this Nontrad Helped Make a new MCAT Course
40:51
Elizabeth's experience with the MCAT test prep companies left her wanting more, so she joined forces with medQuest to start an MCAT course! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post MedQuest FastPass video course https://amzn.to/1Uh9t3s (MedQuest FastPass book on Amazon) Save 50% off the course through the month of May 2016 by using the coupon code: medschoolhq (After May 2016, save 20% off the course using the same code.) https://www.aamc.org/ (AAMC’s website) http://www.kaptest.com/mcat (Kaplan MCAT prep course) Try listening to this podcast on Google Play Music at medicalschoolhq.net/gpm If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students. Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Apr 26, 2016
178: The MCAT Podcast and More on GPAs and Masters Degrees
15:38
Ryan clarifies an answer he gave on last weeks podcast to help drive home his message. Also an exciting announcement about The MCAT Podcast! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Session 177 Session 12 OldPreMeds podcast Go to theMCATpodcast.com and sign up to be notified once we launch the newest addition to MedEdMedia here at Medical School Headquarters. If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students. Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Check out their 10-full length practice tests that you can take. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Apr 16, 2016
177: When to Take the MCAT and More Premed Q&A
20:12
Ryan answers your questions! We talk about MCAT timing, GPA, picking an undergrad and much more! Take a listen and don't forget to subscribe! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/the-premed-years/ (The Premed Years Podcast Session 171: Reapplying to Med School – What You Need to Know to Improve) OldPreMeds podcast Session 12 Any questions? Drop them here www.medicalschoolhq.net/question If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students. Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Check out their 10-full length practice tests that you can take. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Apr 12, 2016
176: How to Maintain Your Health and Fitness as a Premed
42:53
Ryan is joined by Ryan from thewhitecoatfitness.com who shares what he has learned about maintaining health and fitness through medical school. Take a listen! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://www.thewhitecoatfitness.com/ (The Whitecoat Fitness) http://ssom.luc.edu/ (Loyola University Chicago) If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students. Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Check out their 10-full length practice tests that you can take. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Apr 05, 2016
175: 9 Things We Wished Medical School Taught Us
42:18
Ryan and Allison cover a different kind of topic. They look back at their training and discuss what they wished they would have learned about during med school. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Do you need help with your interviews? Go to medicalschoolhq.net/mockinterview and Ryan can help you prepare for it where he will take you through the interview process. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students. Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Check out their 10-full length practice tests that you can take. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq Tweet Allison @allison_mshq or send her an email at allison@medicalschoolhq.net.
Mar 28, 2016
174: Academically Dismissed to Medical School Acceptance
38:36
Kain started off on the wrong foot, and was academical dismissed. Listen to his story as he made up his mind to go back and finish school and become a doctor! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: How Will My Academic Dismissal Affect My Chances? Related episode: Can I Recover From a Bad GPA to Get into Medical School? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Mar 22, 2016
173: How This Nontrad Got the Motivation to Return to be a Premed
49:29
Kristina wasn't a great high school student, and didn't do well in community college. She gave up her dream until she finally pushed and will be a med student! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post http://medicine.missouri.edu/medprep/ (Missouri University MedPrep program) Listen to Session 113 to learn more about Gap Medics Session 005 – Interview with OldPreMeds Publisher Richard Levy Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website.
Mar 15, 2016
172: Common MCAT Prep Mistakes Premeds Make and How to Avoid Them
38:57
Ken Tao of the Princeton Review joins us to talk about common mistakes he sees premed students make as they prepare for the MCAT. Listen, learn, and avoid them! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post AAMC practice tests / Khan Academy MCAT videos. Related episode: 10 Common MCAT Myths. Related episode: Which MCAT Materials Are Best for Me? Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT.
Mar 09, 2016
171: Reapplying to Med School - What You Need to Know to Improve
34:38
Christine is the former Dean of Admissions at UC Irvine and talks to us today about the biggest reason premeds get rejected and the steps to correct an app. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Rejected at 32: What Should I Do Now? Related episode: Should I Turn Down a DO Acceptance and Reapply to MD Schools? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Mar 01, 2016
170: PA Turned MD Talks About Why He Made the Switch
36:30
Brad is a former PA, who is now a first year medical student. Hear him talk about the difference between a PA and an MD and why he's changing careers now. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Related episode: MD vs PA! Let’s Talk About It With a PA to Help You Decide Related episode: Concerns About Transitioning From PA to MD/DO https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT to maximize your score. Use promo code “MSHQ” to get $50 off their tutoring programs or course!
Feb 24, 2016
169: What Impact Do You Want to Make? Live From AMSA PremedFest
17:38
This is a special episode, recorded live at the AMSA PremedFest outside of Tampa, FL on Jan 30th 2016. I asked students what impact they want to make as docs. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out the AMSA website at www.amsa.org www.amsapremedfest.org If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students. Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Feb 17, 2016
168: 10 Acceptances to Medical School! This Nontrad Did it!
33:38
Jessica shares her nontraditional premed journey that started as an acting career. After a health scare with her dad, she rededicated herself to medicine. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: How Do I Transition from the Military to Being Premed? Related episode: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Postbac Programs. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Feb 10, 2016
167: What is a Premed Postbac? How Danny Figured it Out!
39:32
Danny is a nontraditional premed who shares his story about living in China for several years before coming back to the states and starting a postbac. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Ryan offers one-on-one mock interviews so go to https://medicalschoolhq.net/mock-interview-prep and find out how Ryan can help you. If you need any help with the medical school interview, go to medschoolinterviewbook.com. Sign up and you will receive parts of the book so you can help shape the future of the book. This book will include over 500 questions that may be asked during interview day as well as real-life questions, answers, and feedback from all of the mock interviews Ryan has been doing with students. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows that produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Feb 03, 2016
166: Regional Medical Schools and Sidney's Premed Path
37:32
Sidney shares her premed story about going to school in Idaho, not being around many premed students and applying to schools that are part of the WWAMI program.
Jan 27, 2016
165: HPSP, Premed Major, Choosing an Undergrad and More Q&A
22:48
Ryan answers questions that have been emailed in and talks about his upcoming Medical School Interview book! Go to medschoointerviewbook.com for more info! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: He Overcame His 2.75 Undergrad GPA. Related episode: How Do I Know If Medicine Is Right For Me? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)! Listen to Other Episodes
Jan 20, 2016
164: Medical Ethics Questions You Can Expect In Your Interview
21:37
Ryan answers a question from the Facebook Hangout about how to answer medical ethics questions and resources to help. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the medical school interview: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Related episode: 5 Medical School Interview Questions Premeds Struggle With Related episode: Preparing for the Medical School Interview Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jan 13, 2016
163: Introduction to the OldPreMeds Podcast
20:30
In this episode, Ryan introduces the OldPreMeds podcast, which you can find at OPMPodcast.com. Take a listen! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post http://www.dopremedright.com/ (dopremedright.com) – Buy a t-shirt while there are supplies! OldPreMeds.org Listen to our first episode at OPMPodcast.com/1 to find out more about who we are. Find us on iTunes and go to opmpodcast.com/itunes and leave us a rating and review. Check out MedEdMedia.com for all the shows that we produce including the Medical School Headquarters and the OldPreMeds Podcast. We will soon be launching a medical school podcast as well so stay tuned! Email Dr. Ryan Gray at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq.
Jan 06, 2016
162: 2015 Year in Review
26:44
Ryan goes through the big changes in 2015 and talks about the top 7 podcast episodes of the year. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out MedEdMedia.com for what’s to come in the future here at the Medical School Headquarters. If you wish to contribute articles, you can have them posted on the Medical Headquarters School website by visiting www.medicalschoolhq.net/contribute to sign up on the list. Session 121 – 7 Reasons Premeds Don’t Get Into Medical School Session 127 – The Medical School Application Personal Statement Session 161 – 5 Biggest Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes Session 116 – How to Earn Awesome Grades with Thomas Frank Session 120 – How This Non-Trad Beat a Bad MCAT Score and a Low GPA Session 123 – Overcoming 12 Withdrawals and 5 F’s as a Premed Session 128 – 9 Tips to Successfully Submit Your Med School Applications Session 137- MCAT 2015 – A Review of All the Changes and New Tips https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get discount off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Better yet, share this podcast with your friends. Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Dec 30, 2015
161: 5 Biggest Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes
25:43
Ryan discusses the 5 most common mistakes he sees when reviewing personal statements. One of the most common is not giving yourself enough time. Take a listen! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Personal Statement Writing Course to help you tell your story. Related episode: What Should Nontrads Focus on in Their Personal Statements? Related episode: Stop Wasting Space in Your Personal Statement and ECs. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Dec 23, 2015
160: How a Liberal Arts Degree as a Premed Might be the Best One
38:52
Ryan is joined by Dr. Adele Wolfson, a biochemistry professor at Wellesley College. They discuss the liberal arts and how beneficial they can be to everything! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Dr. Wolfson’s essay “Science Matters” Dr. Wolfson’s study “The Liberal Education of STEM Majors” Related episode: Pros and Cons of the Liberal Arts for Premed Students Related episode: All About FlexMed (Formerly “HuMed,” Humanities in Medicine) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Dec 16, 2015
159: Premed Q&A - PA vs MD or DO, What are my Chances and More
26:49
Allison and Ryan answer questions sent in from listeners like you! We talk about the HPSP scholarship, "what are my chances?" and talk about our new projects! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post MSHQ Episode 75: What Are My Chances of Getting into Med School? https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a rating and/or review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq.
Dec 09, 2015
158: Why Physicians Are Struggling with Happiness with Dr. Barrett
31:26
Dr. Paddy Barrett is a physician and host of The Doctor Paradox podcast where he digs into why physicians are struggling staying happy in an amazing profession. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out Paddy’s website The Doctor Paradox or connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @paradox_doctor. Paddy’s good reads: Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a rating and/or review there! Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Dec 02, 2015
157: From Not Knowing what a DO was, to now being a DO student!
40:28
Amanda shares her story of wanting to be a PA, to learning what a DO physicain is and her journey to now being a first year osteopathic medical student. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Nov 26, 2015
156: Securing your financial future starting now
34:56
Daniel Wrenne is a certified financial planner and works directly with medical students and residents to help them maximize their financial situations. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Know more about student loans and visit Daniel’s website at www.wrennefinancial.com and check out their blog. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Nov 19, 2015
155: Interested in never taking the MCAT?! Hear this story!
24:22
Jayme is currently junior in undergrad and has an early acceptance to the ATSU Still Scholars Early Acceptance Program! That means no MCAT! Take a listen. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post MSHQ 074 : 1st Year of Medical School For A Non-Traditional Premed Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Nov 11, 2015
154: Two Acceptances, MD vs DO, One Tough Choice
27:00
Saidat joins us to talk about her traditional journey to medical school which ended with her having two acceptances - one from a MD and one from a DO school. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Nov 04, 2015
153: Making the Tough Decision to be a Premed as a Non-Trad
31:49
Chris Thompson is currently a 4th year medical student and YouTuber helping others on their medical school journey. Listen to the show to hear the path he took! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out Chris’ YouTube Channel: Student Doctor Thompson Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Oct 28, 2015
152: The MMI - Everything You Need to Know About the Interview
33:08
Dr. Rivera joins us once again, this time to talk about the Multiple Mini Interview - also known as the MMI. We discuss everything you need to know to maximize your MMI! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the medical school interview: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Related episode: Do I Have to Know Laws or Specific Medicine for the MMI? Related episode: What Should I Do If I’m Faced with a Hard MMI Scenario? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Oct 22, 2015
151: 10 Things Every Premed Needs to Know with Dr. Strong
40:58
Dr. Strong has a very successful Youtube channel helping those in medicine understand some very difficult topics. He shares his top tips for premeds! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Eric’s YouTube Channel: Strong Medicine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9c7EClFNYw (10 Things Every PreMed Should Know About Becoming a Doctor) Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Oct 15, 2015
150: Celebrating 150 Episodes! What We've Learned
17:39
Ryan and Allison talk about what the podcast has brought to us as physicians and how thankful we are for each and everyone of you for taking time to listen! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Oct 07, 2015
149: So You Got into Medical School... Now What?
29:49
Dr. Daniel Paull is an authoer and current Ortho resident who chronicled his journey and the tips and tricks he learned along the way in his book! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out https://amzn.to/2V9o8oH (Daniel’s book on Amazon). Related episode: What Do the First Two Years of Medical School Look Like? Related episode: Welcome to Your 3rd Year of Medical School. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Oct 01, 2015
148: From the War Zone to Being Premed with Dr. Webb
25:49
Dr. Antonio Webb is a current Ortho resident and author of Overcoming the Odds. He shares his story of overcoming his odds and becoming what he is today. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information, articles, and stories. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq Know more about Dr. Antonio Webb and visit www.antoniowebbmd.com or get the book on Amazon. Follow him on Instagram/overcomingtheoddsbook
Sep 23, 2015
147: Shadowing, Grades, Research and more Premed Q&A
22:56
Ryan digs through the emails and Facebook posts to find the questions that you need to hear the answers to. If you have questions, check out our group. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Premed Q&A: All Your Instagram Questions Answered! Related episode: Premed Q&A: Pregnancy, Canadian Students, and More! Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Sep 16, 2015
146: Common Medical School Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them
26:56
We discuss the common mistakes that he has seen during mock interviews with premed students. Learn from other's and be prepared for your med school interview! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the medical school interview: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Related episode: Preparing for the Medical School Interview. Related episode: Medical Ethics Questions You Can Expect in Your Interviews. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Sep 09, 2015
145: Premed Jobs, Gap Years, GPA, MCAT and More Q&A
01:06:43
Premed collaboration at it's finest. We jumped on Blab to talk with premeds about their questions and struggles. We talked about the MCAT, GPA and so much more! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post For more premed Q&A, check out my podcast Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A. Related episode: What Kind of Job Should I Get Before Applying to Medical School? Related episode: Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School: Should You Do It? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Sep 02, 2015
144: Premed's Journey Through 2 Masters and a Baby
57:52
Ashley joins Ryan to talk about her dedicated path to medical school. Now a medical student, she overcame 2 cycles of rejection, 2 masters, and a baby! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Aug 27, 2015
143: Overcoming Obstacles on Her Way to Medical School
38:55
Ryan talk to Silvia about her LONG journey to medical school, including taking 11 years to complete her premed studies, battling depression and more! Listen now! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post http://www.freemcatgift.com/ (Free MCAT Gift): Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a rating or review there! Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit https://medicalschoolhq.net/listen (medicalschoolhq.net/listen) Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Aug 19, 2015
142: How Not to Select a Medical School as a Premed
24:54
Ryan talks about his frustrations with how some premed students rank what medical schools they are applying to. He breaks down one of the more popular lists. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post U.S. News and World Report medical school rankings methodology  Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Visit our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Check out their May/June 2015 issue featuring Ryan. http://www.premedlife.com/features.html https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get discount off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Aug 12, 2015
141: Calculating Premed GPA and other Listener Questions
20:01
Ryan answers questions that were sent in by listeners like you! Calculating your premed GPA, raising your GPA after you have graduated, and MCAT prep are some. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips and tricks to help you maximize your MCAT score and which also includes discount codes for MCAT prep. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. New issue published every 2 months!  https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get discount off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out OldPreMeds.org if you have other more questions and get tons of great information from them. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Aug 05, 2015
140: Major Changes at MSHQ and Some Premed Q&A
38:29
Ryan and Allison talk about some major changes in their lives which will affect the Medical School Headquarters. They also answer some premed questions! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jul 29, 2015
139: Learning From a Successful 5 Year Premed Postbac Journey
40:25
Ryan is joined by Frank, who spent the last five years working full-time as an engineer, and working on his premed postbac. He starts med school this year! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jul 22, 2015
138: From Yoga Instructor to Medical School Acceptance Letter
49:29
Melissa, a non-trad, shares her journey as a burnt out premed to yoga instructor and world traveler to gaining acceptance to medical school starting this year. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Download our free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jul 15, 2015
137: MCAT 2015 - A Review of All the Changes and New Tips
43:12
Bryan from Next Step Test Prep joins us to talk about his experiences taking the new MCAT 2015. He received a 44 on the old one, and did just as well this time! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jul 08, 2015
136: What is a Scribe and How it Can Benefit the Premed
24:25
Bailey from Elite Medical Scribes joins the podcast to talk about what a medical scribe is and how you, the premed, can benefit immensely from the experience! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: The Struggle with Consistency in Shadowing and Volunteering Related post: Premed Clinical Experience: Shadowing vs Volunteering Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 01, 2015
135: Overcoming 4 Application Cycles and 9 MCAT Tests!
37:17
Brian talks about his long journey to medical school that includes 4 applications cycles and 9 MCAT tests! Listen to what he has learned on his path. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: MCAT Retakes: Change and Improve to Get the Score You Want. Related episode: 54-year-old Med Student Overcame 5 MCATs, Rejection, and More. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jun 24, 2015
134: The Mailbag - MCAT Prep, Premed Majors and Shadowing
20:27
Ryan answers questions that have come in through our Facebook group. Students ask questions about MCAT prep, shadowing and volunteering hours and much more! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jun 17, 2015
133: Maximizing Your Shadowing Experience With Bedside Manner
37:52
Ryan and Allison talk about bedside manner, and what you, as a premed, can do now to help you with your bedside manner for the future. Take a listen! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post MSHQ Episode 132 with Dr. Joel Topf Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jun 10, 2015
132: There are Non-Traditional Medical Students and Residents Too
43:12
Ryan is joined by Dr. Topf, who blogs about his craft at pbfluids.com. They discuss a non-traditional path through the medical education system. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get a good deal of their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Joel’s books: Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base book The Microbiology Companion @kidney_boy and https://twitter.com/drsnit (@DrSnit) superhero avatars article Burton Rose’s UpToDate Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jun 03, 2015
131: Don't Give Up Just Because Someone Says It's "Different Now"
31:19
Ryan and Allison talk about a piece on KevinMD about a medical school dropout, who talks about her dream being crushed by the process. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post http://www.oldpremeds.org/conference (15th Annual Premeds Conference)June 11-13, 2015 Los Angeles, California KevinMD Article: Leaving Medical School for a Startup.` And With No Regrets Op-ed article written by Karen Sibert: Don’t Quit This Day Job Episode 29:  Interview with ZDoggMD, Yes – He is a Real Doctor Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there!Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
May 27, 2015
130: A Canadian Premed Talks about His Journey to Med School
40:06
Darby joins Ryan on the podcast to discuss what life was like as a non-traditional applicant to Canadian medical school, and life as a Canadian premed. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: From Canada to the Caribbean: This Doctor’s Journey. Related episode: Two Canadian Medical School Acceptances for This Premed. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
May 21, 2015
129: IQ, Canadian Premed, Retaking Courses and More Q&A
43:35
We dig deep into their email boxes and pull questions that you, the premed, have asked. We answer a handful of great questions coving a lot of different topics. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Episode 71: Crushing the Myths of TV Doctor Dramas MSAR Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips and trips to help you maximize your MCAT score. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there!
May 13, 2015
128: 9 Tips to Successfully Submit Your Med School Applications
43:00
Ryan and Allison are back together talking about the AMCAS and AACOMAS applications. These medical school applications are a difficult and you need to be prepared! Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Check out jointheacademy.net because we may be opening up soon! Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there!
May 06, 2015
127: The Medical School Application Personal Statement
01:13:24
Ryan and Allison give a sneak peak inside the Academy, the premiere premed advising community, and share a webinar given on the medical school personal statement. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book all about the personal statement: https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement). Related episode: 5 Biggest Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes Related episode: Writing Personal Statements for Medical School Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Apr 29, 2015
126: #AskMSHQ - Should I turn down a DO Acceptance?
14:12
Ryan discusses a question from a premed who only applied to DO schools, got accepted, and is now thinking about waiting a year and applying to MD schools. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: DO vs Caribbean Medical School? What Should I Do? Related episode: Should We Even Have a DO Degree? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Apr 22, 2015
125: The High Stress World of the Residency Match
30:56
Ryan and Allison talk about the NRMP - National Resident Matching Program, the system that determines where you will be doing your residency training. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Ryan is going to be part of the panel of physicians for Next Step Test Prep. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Apr 15, 2015
124: Get Paid to Study for the MCAT with DrSmarts!
29:07
Dr. Rashid Taher from DrSmarts.com joins Ryan to talk about his path to becoming an Opthamalogist and founder of Dr. Smarts, a leading site for MCAT prep. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Apr 08, 2015
123: Overcoming 12 Withdrawls and 5 F's as a Premed
34:52
Matt tells his story of a failed start as a premed undergrad career and how he turned it around. Now he has a med school acceptance. Listen to his whole story! Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbookhttps://medicalschoolhq.net/books ( series of books (available on Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Overcoming 11 F’s, This Med School Immigrant Story Is Great Related episode: What MCAT Score Do I Need If I Have a Low GPA? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Apr 01, 2015
122: Develop Your Patient Skills with an Incredible Gap Year
46:01
The Center for Patient Partnerships offers an amazing experience to premeds, medical students and physicians to together with patients, advocating for them. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post http://www.patientpartnerships.org/ (The Center for Patient Partnerships) Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: What Is the Best Paid Clinical Experience for Med School? Related episode: Should You Take a Gap Year Before Medical School? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Mar 25, 2015
121: 7 Reasons Premeds Don't Get Into Medical School
25:11
Ryan is flying solo to talk about 7 top reasons premed students fail to gain acceptance to medical school. The third reason is the most inexcusable! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-121-7-reasons-premeds-dont-get-into-medical-school/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on http://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), http://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-242-secondary-essay-common-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/ (6 Secondary Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-161-5-biggest-medical-school-personal-statement-mistakes/ (5 Biggest Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code "MSHQ" at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Mar 18, 2015
120: How This Non-Trad Beat a Bad MCAT score and a low GPA
34:05
Listen to Ben share his story not doing well in undergrad, changing to premed, and finding out how to succeed, overcoming a low MCAT score to get an acceptance! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-120-how-this-non-trad-beat-a-bad-mcat-score-and-a-low-gpa/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/adg-17-what-mcat-score-do-i-need-to-overcome-my-low-gpa/ (What MCAT Score Do I Need to Overcome My Low GPA?) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-297-what-if-youve-applied-and-your-mcat-score-is-not-good/ (What If You’ve Applied and Your MCAT Score Is Bad?) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Mar 11, 2015
119: Listen Q&A - How to Balance Being a Mom and an Attending
38:12
Allison and Ryan answer a question that was emailed in from Grace. She asked how Allison balanced being a new mom, and an attending. We discuss this in detail! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-119-listern-qa-how-to-balance-being-a-mom-and-an-attending/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Episode 61 - https://medicalschoolhq.net/61?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (Medical School Mom – Prioritizing Family, School and More) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-secrets?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=mcatsecrets&utm_campaign=podcast (Free MCAT Gift): Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Get us free on your device. Subscribe and listen to new episodes each week. Visit https://medicalschoolhq.net/listen (www.medicalschoolhq.net/listen) Hang out with us over at https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ (medicalschoolhq.net/group). Click join and we'll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 ( medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) and leave us a review there! Any questions you want us to answer? Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or Allison at allison@medicalschoolhq.net or leave us a note at https://medicalschoolhq.net/contact (medicalschoolhq.net/contact)
Mar 04, 2015
118: Dr. Pho, of KevinMD, talks about his path and medicine today
30:19
Kevin Pho is most known for his blog, KevinMD, is still a practicing physician. We talk about healthcare today and what you should know about it as a premed. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-118-dr-pho-of-kevinmd-talks-about-his-path-and-medicine-today/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out Kevin's book: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/reputation (Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/105?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (The Intersection of Medicine, Social Media and Technology) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-235-interview-prep-what-is-happening-in-our-healthcare-system/ (Interview Prep: What Is Happening in Our Healthcare System?) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Feb 25, 2015
117: Dr. Tom Peteet shares his Non-traditional Premed Path
29:58
Tom Peteet in an internal medicine resident who take a roundabout way to get to medical school. He shares his premed path with us and his plans for the future. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-117-dr-tom-peteet-shares-his-non-traditional-premed-path/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-074-1st-year-of-medical-school-for-a-non-traditional-premed/ (First Year of Med School for a Nontraditional Premed). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-113-how-do-i-choose-a-major-as-a-nontraditional-premed-student/ (How Do I Choose a Major as a Nontraditional Premed?) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Feb 18, 2015
116: How to Earn Awesome Grades with Thomas Frank
55:28
Thomas Frank is the publisher of College Info Geek and host of the podcast by the same name - helping undergrads be awesome at college. He can help premeds too! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-116-how-to-earn-awesome-grades-with-thomas-frank/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Get Thomas's book on http://www.amazon.com/Steps-Earning-Awesome-Grades-Studying/dp/1517004446/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1445200846&sr=8-1&keywords=10+steps+to+earning+grades&linkCode=sl1&tag=colinfgee-20&linkId=5a04e12d3bbd926962deec38a51f7175 (Amazon) or download the ebook: http://www.collegeinfogeek.com/book (10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades). Twitter https://twitter.com/tomfrankly (@TomFrankly) / https://www.youtube.com/user/electrickeye91 (YouTube channel). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-265-learn-how-to-better-retain-information-with-a-memory-master/ (Learn How to Better Retain Information with a Memory Master). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-51-what-is-the-best-way-to-learn-mcat-testing-strategy/ (What Is the Best Way to Learn MCAT-Taking Strategy?) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Feb 11, 2015
115: OldPreMeds Executive Director and Non-Traditional Premed Expert
42:34
Rich Levy from OldPreMeds.org joins us for the second time to talk non-traditional premed news and his upcoming conference. If you're a non-trad, check it out! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-115-oldpremeds-executive-director-and-non-traditional-premed-expert/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-1-introduction-oldpremeds-podcast/ (Introduction to the OldPreMeds Podcast). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-6-how-to-get-the-best-letters-of-recommendation-as-a-nontrad/ (How to Get Letters of Recommendation as a Nontrad). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Feb 04, 2015
114: A Non-traditional Premed Turned Medical Spanish Podcaster!
31:19
Dr. Molly Martin didn't really know she wanted to be a physician until later in undergrad. Listen to her journey, which includes a love for the Latino culture. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-114-a-non-traditional-premed-turned-medical-spanish-podcaster/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Medical Spanish Podcast – http://www.medicalspanishpodcast.com/ (www.medicalspanishpodcast.com) Reach out to Dr. Martin on Twitter https://twitter.com/medspanishpod (@medspanishpod) Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 ( medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) and leave us a review there! We are also on Android! Listen to us using your Android device clicking on the Android icon right on our homepage. https://medicalschoolhq.net/ (https://medicalschoolhq.net/) Hang out with us over at https://www.facebook.com/MedicalSchoolHQ (medicalschoolhq.net/group). Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with me on Twitter https://twitter.com/medicalschoolhq (@medicalschoolhq)
Jan 28, 2015
113: Shadowing Abroad as a Premed with Gap Medics
24:33
Ricky from GapMedics.com stops by to discuss what shadowing abroad can do for the premed and what experiences are available. We discuss travel, safety and more. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-113-shadowing-abroad-as-a-premed-with-gap-medics/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out http://www.gapmedics.com/ (Gap Medics.) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-318-the-pros-and-cons-of-global-healthcare-experiences/ (The Pros and Cons of Global Healthcare Experiences) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-012-shadowing-secrets-for-every-premed-and-beyond/ (Shadowing Secrets for Every Premed) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Jan 21, 2015
112: If Doctors Can't Be Doctors, Why Bother Being Premed?
37:57
Ryan and Allison discuss a very disturbing article on KevinMD from a physician who seems disgruntled with the healthcare system. We talk about why we disagree! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-112-if-doctors-cant-be-doctors-why-bother-being-premed/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out our private Facebook group at www.medicalschoolhq.net/group and hang out with us. KevinMD article on http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/05/time-doctors-doctors.html (There Was a Time When Doctors Were Doctors) Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 ( medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) and leave us a review there! Connect with us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/medicalschoolhq ( @medicalschoolhq)
Jan 14, 2015
111: 6 Tips For Improving Patient Communication (The 6th is Key!)
41:43
Improving patient communication, whether as a premed or medical student or beyond is the number one skill that you can start working on now with real benefits! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-111-6-tips-for-improving-patient-communication-the-6th-is-key/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on http://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), http://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-050-16-golden-rules-of-medicine/ (16 Golden Rules of Medicine for Premeds and Beyond). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-121-how-much-clinical-experience-do-i-need-for-med-school-apps/ (How Much Clinical Experience Do I Need for Med School Apps?) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code "MSHQ" at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Jan 07, 2015
110: Here Comes 2015 - Big Things to Come for All!
24:55
Ryan and Allison discuss what they are looking forward to in 2015 and what you can do as a premed and medical student to prepare yourself! Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-110-here-comes-2015-big-things-to-come-for-all/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep)): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Know more about Next Step from our previous episodes: Episode 59: https://medicalschoolhq.net/59?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (MCAT Retakes – Change and Improve to Get the Score You Want) Episode 87: https://medicalschoolhq.net/87?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (5 Things You Need to Do to Start Preparing for MCAT 2015) Know more about the Academy: http://www.jointheacademy.net (www.jointheacademy.net) Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) and leave us a review there!
Dec 31, 2014
109: Medical School Headquaters 2014 Year in Review
17:47
Ryan talks about some of his favorite highlights from 2014, including some awesome download numbers from the podcast and visitors to the website. Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-109-medical-school-headquaters-2014-year-in-review/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-secrets?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=mcatsecrets&utm_campaign=podcast (Free MCAT Gift): Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) and leave us a review there! Check out our partner magazine, http://www.premedlife.com/ (www.premedlife.com) to learn more about awesome premed information. Episode 23 -https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-023-interview-with-dr-polites-medprep-at-washu?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist ( Interview with Dr. Polites of MedPrep at Wash. U.) Episode 62 -https://medicalschoolhq.net/62?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist ( Allison’s Story – When the Doctor Becomes the Patient) Episode 64 -https://medicalschoolhq.net/64?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist ( The Brain Science Podcast Host Ginger Campbell Shares Her Journey) Episode 76 - https://medicalschoolhq.net/76?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (5 Traits Patients Want Their Doctors to Have) Episode 79 -https://medicalschoolhq.net/79?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist ( PreMedLife Magazine Partners with the Medical School HQ Podcast!) Episode 91 - https://medicalschoolhq.net/91?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (Preparing for the Medical School Interview) Episode 92 - https://medicalschoolhq.net/92?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (What an Attending Would Tell Her Premed & Medical School Self) Episode 96 - https://medicalschoolhq.net/96?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (NYU’s 3 Year MD Program – a Discussion with Their Dean)
Dec 24, 2014
108: Overcoming a DUI and More on His Way to Med School
34:58
Ryan now has an acceptance to medical school, but as a premed, that wasn't always a sure thing. With several alcohol related incidents, he needed to change! Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-108-overcoming-a-dui-and-more-on-his-way-to-med-school/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out Dr. Gray’s https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook series), with books on the medical school personal statement, the medical school interview, and the MCAT! Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-319-disclosing-a-dui-didnt-hold-him-back-from-med-school/ (Disclosing a DUI Didn’t Hold Him Back from Med School) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-296-what-are-med-school-red-flags-how-do-you-talk-about-them/ (What Are Med School Red Flags and How Do You Talk About Them?) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-019-interview-with-a-medical-school-interview-and-admissions-expert?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (Interview with a Medical School Interview and Admissions Expert) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Dec 17, 2014
107: How Premeds Aren't Prepared for Medical School and More!
47:16
As a premed, you think you are kind of the hill. Then medical school hits and you realize you are average! Then in practice you realize there is more to learn!
Dec 10, 2014
106: Osteopathic Medicine and the Path for one DO with 4 Kids!
39:37
Dr. Anita Showalter began her undergrad career as a nursing student. After some twists and turns, ultimately decided that being a physician was what she wanted! Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-106-osteopathic-medicine-and-the-path-for-one-do-with-4-kids/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://www.studentdoctor.net/ (Student Doctor Network) https://medicalschoolhq.net/mcat-secrets?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=mcatsecrets&utm_campaign=podcast (Free MCAT Gift): Free 30-page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) and leave us a review there! Connect with us on Twitter https://twitter.com/medicalschoolhq (@medicalschoolhq)
Dec 03, 2014
105: The Intersection of Medicine, Social Media and Technology
30:24
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian from 33charts.com joins us to discuss how premeds, medical students and physicians need to take advantage of their online presence Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-105-the-intersection-of-medicine-social-media-and-technology/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep)): Maximize your MCAT score and get $100 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Episode 59 – https://medicalschoolhq.net/59?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (MCAT Retakes – Change and Improve to Get the Score You Want) Episode 87 – https://medicalschoolhq.net/87?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (5 Things You Need to Do to Start Preparing for MCAT 2015) Dr. Bryan Vartabedian’s blog http://33charts.com/ (33 charts) Get Dr. Vartabedian’s book https://dashboard.tinypass.com/download?did=D0ku4nl (The Public Physician). Connect with Dr. Bryan Vartabedian on Twitter https://twitter.com/doctor_v (@doctor_v) Check out our partner magazine, http://www.premedlife.com/ (www.premedlife.com) to learn more about awesome premed information. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) and leave us a review there!
Nov 26, 2014
104: Physicians & Premeds Can Still be Thankful!
30:50
Session 104 What a great two-year journey it has been for the Medical School HQ Podcast. Yup! This 104th episode actually marks the second year anniversary of our podcast. Four episodes ago we played the 100th podcast, where we featured stories from our listeners. Today, let this episode be our opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for what amazing journey it has been for us as physicians as well as being able to help medical students walk through their medical school journey. Sure there are challenges and the future may seem bleak, but there is always light at the very end of the tunnel so let’s continue to hold on to each other. There is so much negativity in the physician world today where physicians would discourage students to go to medical school and that’s sad. We started this podcast with the aim to show you everything you need to know about getting to medical school: all the triumphs, struggles, and what not. And as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons? It should all be worth it! At at that time during the initial podcast, our website had over 50,000 page views. Fastforward to today, we’re over 600,000 page views and over 200,000 podcast downloads. Wow! We continue to grow everyday and that’s because of you listening right now who still continue to give us feedback . We have over 220 5-star ratings in iTunes. For all of you guys taking the time to go to medicalschoolhq.net/itunes, giving us reviews and sharing us to your friends, THANK YOU! We wouldn’t have grown as big as we are today without your help. So in this episode, we are talking about the things we are thankful for in general. Allison: Given the opportunity everyday that she can make a difference, no matter how small it is, still it’s a difference! The feeling of a patient telling you that you have helped them improve their quality of life. When you’re seeing people who are dying and you’re trying to help the family ease through the suffering - it’s rewarding. Working with a team especially in an inpatient setting The way medical teaching structure works Ryan: His ability to reassure patients that everything’s going to be okay is a huge part of healing in of itself. Being in a room, behind closed doors, and be one-on-one with a patient Their podcast helping students get to medical school If you just started listening to this podcast, go back to start and listen to Episode 1. We guarantee that the information you will get from the podcast will help you get into medical school. And congratulations to all the listeners who have made it to medical school and who have take the time to let us know how we have helped them in their journey. We are so honored to have been a part of your journey and thank you for letting us know. Some pieces of advice for premed students: Yes, you can be a physician and still be thankful for being a physician. On a sad note, there was an article written on medical students who committed suicide. It’s not an easy road. But hold fiercely your dreams and desire to do this because it is worth it! Do it for the right reasons. Get informed. It’s not all rainbows and sunshine. There are challenges definitely! But it’s all worth it if you do it for the right reasons. Let’s continue to be supportive of one another. There are days you feel like quitting, so let’s all support each other. It’s collaboration that’s going to make us better. Join the Academy, we’ve got 5 members who already got to medical school and that makes us proud to be able to help them in some ways. We will give you the support that you need. We will review your personal statements. We do mock reviews. We’ll meet once a month for office hours. And we would be happy if you too could jump on board and take us along your medical school journey. Links and Other Resources: Episode 1 - Welcome to the Medical School HQ Podcast Episode 98 - Time to Get Touchy Feely - Let’s Talk Physical Exam Episode 45 - 5...
Nov 19, 2014
103: She Made Every Mistake Possible, Yet is Still a Medical Student!
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Shay is the author of the book Getting Into Medical School: The Ultimate Guide for the Anxious Premed. Listen to her journey and how she overcame mistakes. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-103-she-made-every-mistake-possible-yet-is-still-a-medical-student/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on http://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), http://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-143-overcoming-obstacles-on-her-way-to-medical-school/ (Overcoming Obstacles on Her Way to Medical School). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-229-54-year-old-med-student-overcame-5-mcats-rejection-and-more/ (54-year-old Med Student Overcame 5 MCATs, Rejection, and More). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code "MSHQ" at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Nov 12, 2014
102: A 1st Year DO Student's Journey from Being Minister
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Neal was a minister, but wanted something different when he was interaction with others in medical environments. Listen to his journey back into school & more! Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-102-a-1st-year-do-students-journey-from-being-minister/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (medicalschoolhq.net/itunes) iAnnotate app: http://www.branchfire.com/iannotate (www.branchfire.com/iannotate) Notability: http://www.gingerlabs.com/ (www.gingerlabs.com/) SpeedUp TV: http://www.speedup.co.id/speeduptv.php (www.speedup.co.id/speeduptv.php) Inkling: http://www.inkling.com/ (www.inkling.com) https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep)): Maximize your MCAT score and get $100 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through MSHQ
Nov 05, 2014
101: The Top Habits and Attitudes of Humanistic Physicians
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The Academic Medicine journal had a great article about the habits and attitudes of physicians, things you can start doing now as a premed! We talk about them. Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-101-the-top-habits-and-attitudes-of-humanistic-physicians/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-076-5-traits-patients-want-their-doctors-to-have/ (5 Traits Patients Want Their Doctors to Have). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-007-10-traits-you-need-to-succeed-in-medical-school?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (10 Traits You Need to Succeed in Medical School). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Oct 29, 2014
100: Your Amazing Premed Stories!
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Session 100!! Your premed stories are shared this week! 6 different listeners called/wrote in to share their premed journey to medical school. You must listen! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-100-your-amazing-premed-stories/ (Full Episode Blog Post) For more episodes full of premeds calling in and sharing their stories, check out the https://meddiaries.com/premed-diaries/ (Premed Diaries) podcast! Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/74?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (1st Year of Medical School for a Nontraditional Premed). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/53?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (Zig or Zag: There Are Multiple Premed Paths to Medical School). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code "MSHQ" at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Oct 22, 2014
99: Balancing Family Life with Premed and Medical School
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Thomas, a listener of the podcast, emailed in a great question about balancing family life and being a physician. We give our thoughts on the subject and more! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-099-balancing-family-life-with-premed-and-medical-school/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on http://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), http://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/61?utm_source=podcastlist&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=podcastlist&utm_campaign=podcastlist (Medical School Mom: Prioritizing Family, School, and More). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-164-how-to-provide-for-your-family-as-a-premed/ (How to Provide for Your Family as a Premed). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code "MSHQ" at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Oct 15, 2014
98: Time to Get Touchy Feely - Let's Talk Physical Exam
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Dr. Danielle Ofri has a great piece in the New York Times titled "The Physical Exam as Refuge." Allison and I discuss this and give our thoughts for the premed. Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-098-time-to-get-touch-feely-lets-talk-physical-exam/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-037-welcome-to-your-3rd-year-of-medical-school/ (Welcome to Your 3rd Year of Medical School). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/prescription-writing-101/ (Prescription Writing 101 (with Example Prescriptions)). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Oct 08, 2014
97: More Premed Q&A - Undergrads, Volunteering and More
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In this episode, Allison and Ryan answer listener questions about choosing an undergrad, clinical volunteering, what to do before medical school and much more! Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-097-more-premed-qa-undergrads-volunteering-and-more/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Any questions? Record a voice message, call us, or simply write an email over our “Ask Us a Question” page. https://medicalschoolhq.net/question (www.medicalschoolhq.net/question) To download the 30+-page report with tricks and discount codes for MCAT Prep go to http://www.freemcatgift.com (www.freemcatgift.com) MSHQ Podcast Episode Mentions: MSHQ Podcast Episode 3: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-003-picking-an-undergraduate-program-and-a-pre-med-major/ (Picking an Undergraduate Program) MSHQ Podcast Episode 12: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-012-shadowing-secrets-for-every-premed-and-beyond/ (Shadowing Secrets for Every Premed and Beyond) MSHQ Podcast Episode 46: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-046-how-relationships-change-in-medical-school/ (How Relationships Change in Medical School) MSHQ Podcast Episode 64: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-064-the-brain-science-podcast-host-ginger-campbell-shares-her-journey/ (An Interview with Dr. Ginger Campbell) MSHQ Podcast Episode 89: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-089-how-to-choose-which-medical-schools-to-apply-to/ (How to Choose Which Medical Schools to Apply To) MSHQ Podcast Episode 96: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-096-nyus-3-year-md-program-a-discussion-with-their-dean/ (An Interview with Dr. Rivera from NYU) Book: http://www.amazon.com/Freakonomics-Economist-Explores-Hidden-Everything/dp/0060731338 (Freakonomics) by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner List of Medicine-Related Podcast: http://brainsciencepodcast.com/ (The Brain Science Podcast) - Dr. Ginger Campbell https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/em-basic/id453647774?mt=2 (EM Basic) - Dr. Steve Carroll http://emcrit.org/category/podcasts/ (EMCrit Podcast) - Dr. Scott Weingart http://www.theartofmedicinepodcast.com/ (The Art of Medicine Podcast) http://blog.ercast.org/ (ERCast) Connect with Allison at allison@medicalschoolhq.net. Did you like today’s episode? Tell us what you think and leave us a review on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/id583254241?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (iTunes) or http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/medical-school-hq-podcast/the-medical-school-hq-podcast (Stitcher)! Hang out with us on our https://medicalschoolhq.net/group (private Facebook group) where you will also find tons of resources.
Oct 01, 2014
96: NYU's 3 Year MD Program - a Discussion with Their Dean
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Dr. Rivera, Director of Admissions at NYU, talks about their innovative 3 year MD program and what it means for the future of medicine. Hint - It sounds great! Links and Other Resourceshttps://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-096-nyus-3-year-md-program-a-discussion-with-their-dean/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out my https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Premed Playbook) series of books (available on https://medicalschoolhq.net/books (Amazon)), with installments on http://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), http://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (the MCAT). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-063-pa-to-do-what-route-should-you-take-and-questions-to-ask/ (3-year PA-to-DO Accelerated Medical School at LECOM). Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-007-10-traits-you-need-to-succeed-in-medical-school/ (10 Traits You Need to Succeed in Medical School). Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code "MSHQ" at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Sep 24, 2014
95 : Going From Community College, to Premed, to Med Student
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In this episode we talk to Deandre, a 1st year BU Medical Student who was lost as a premed. He spent several years at community college before finding his way! Links and Other Resources:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-095-going-from-community-college-to-premed-to-med-student/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Connect with Deandre on Twitter https://twitter.com/doctorORbust (@doctororbust) Deandre’s blog: http://doctororbust.wordpress.com/ (doctororbust.wordpress.com) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/mshq-011-interview-with-a-56-year-old-medical-student/ (Interview with a 56-Year-Old Medical Student) Related episode: https://medicalschoolhq.net/opm-60-deciding-if-medicine-is-right-for-me-at-30-years-old/ (Deciding if Medicine is Right for Me at 30 Years Old) Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step Test Prep))!
Sep 17, 2014
94: Securing Your Financial Future as Premed and Medical Student
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In today’s episode, I talk with Ryan Michler, a financial advisor who specializes in working with physicians. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my Premed Playbook series of books (available on Amazon), with installments on https://amzn.to/2EhxhRf (the personal statement), https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (the medical school interview), and the MCAT. Related episode: Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success, Starting Now. Related episode: How Do I Pay for a Postbac and Can I Repay Loans? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Sep 10, 2014
93: Ex-Army Dermatologist Talks About His Path through USUHS
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In today's episode, Ryan talks with Dr. Chad Hendrickson, who recently got out of army as a dermatologist and is now working private practice. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Military Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Related episode: Military Medical School and Being a Medical Officer Related episode: How Do I Transition from the Military to Being a Premed? Related episode: Life as a Flight Surgeon Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Sep 03, 2014
92: What an Attending Would Tell Her Premed & Med Student Self
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In this episode, Ryan is joined by Allison as they talk about Allison’s first work anniversary in private practice. This episode is framed for premed students and medical students or even residents as to what certain things need to be considered when thinking about work in private practice. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Read one of articles gleaned from this podcast, 8 Pieces of Information Every Premed Should Know https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Aug 27, 2014
91: Preparing for the Medical School Interview
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Back again for the fourth time, Dr. Greg Polites graces today’s show. Dr. Polites is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He serves as Chairman of the Central Subcommittee for Admissions to the School of Medicine and is the former coursemaster for the Practice of Medicine for the 1st and 3rd-year medical students there. In today’s episode, Greg and I talk all about preparing for the medical school interview. Before we get started, I also want to mention my book all about the medical school interview. Check it out on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the medical school interview: https://amzn.to/2lHXoux (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview). Other Premed Years episodes with Dr. Greg Polites: Session 23, our first interview. Session 35 on Fixing a Med School App. And Session 88 on Personal Statements. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Aug 20, 2014
90: Study Habits and Tips for the Premed Student
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In today’s episode, Ryan talks with Lea, a premed student at Pitzer College in California. Today she shares with us tips for developing study habits, preparing for the MCAT, the 7-year BA/DO program that she’s currently attending, the tools and resources she used along the journey, and just a little bit of everything. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post https://collegeinfogeek.com/ (College Info Geek) from Thomas Frank http://calnewport.com/blog/ (Study Hacks Blog) from Cal Newport Related episode: How Do I Remember Material I Studied Four Months Ago? Related episode: How Can I Best Utilize Mnemonics for the MCAT? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Aug 13, 2014
89: How to Choose Which Medical Schools to Apply To
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In today’s episode, Ryan and Allison talk about choosing a medical school, the thought processes behind why they chose the schools they applied to, and things you need to consider as you’re going through the process of figuring out where to go to. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post USA Today article: “Poor people with diabetes more likely to lose a limb“ MSAR (for MD schools) / CIB (for DO schools) Related episode: The Journey to a Caribbean Medical School Related episode: What are My Chances of Getting into Med School? Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Aug 06, 2014
88: Writing Personal Statements for Medical School
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In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Greg Polites. For his third time on the show, Greg talks about the dos and don’ts of writing personal statements and why students make mistakes on personal statements. Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book on personal statements, The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement. Check out my Personal Statement Writing Course. Check out my Personal Statement Editing service. Related episode: How to Write Personal Statements with Dr. Arora Related episode: How to Start Brainstorming Your Personal Statement Draft Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” at https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep (Next Step Test Prep)!
Jul 30, 2014
87: 5 Things You Need to Do to Start Preparing for MCAT 2015
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In today’s episode, I talk with Bryan from Next Step Test Prep about the changes made to the MCAT for 2015. Links and Other Resources Full Episode Blog Post Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: https://amzn.to/2vVQpU5 (The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT). Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide to help you maximize your MCAT score! Related podcast: http://mcatpodcast.com/ (The MCAT Podcast, co-hosted with Next Step Test Prep). Related podcast: The MCAT CARS Podcast, co-hosted with Jack Westin. Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% Off Exams and “MSHQTOC” for $50 Off Tutoring or Course at Next Step Test Prep!
Jul 23, 2014
86: Premed Q&A, Volunteering, Personal Statements & Much More
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In today’s episode, Ryan and Allison answer some questions that have been emailed to us over the last couple of months. This week, we touch on topics involving taking prerequisites at a community college, personal statements, volunteering opportunities, finding a mentor, choosing an undergrad school, and more Links and Other Resources: Full Episode Blog Post MSHQ 019: Interview with a Medical School Interview and Admissions Expert MSHQ 023 : Interview with Dr. Polites of MedPrep at Wash. U. MSHQ 035 : How to Fix an App After Starting Premed Poorly MSHQ 047 : Avoid Burnout as a Premed, Med Student and Beyond MSHQ 068: The Changing Landscape of Medical School Admissions Check out our partner magazine, www.premedlife.com to learn more about awesome premed information. Are you a nontraditional student? Go check out oldpremeds.org. For more great content, check out www.mededmedia.com for more of the shows produced by the Medical School Headquarters including the http://www.opmpodcast.com/ (OldPremeds Podcast) and watch out for more shows in the future! Free MCAT Gift: Free 30+ page guide with tips to help you maximize your MCAT score and which includes discount codes for MCAT prep as well. Hang out with us over at medicalschoolhq.net/group. Click join and we’ll add you up to our private Facebook group. Share your successes and miseries with the rest of us. https://medicalschoolhq.net/nextstep/ (Next Step Test Prep): Get one-on-one tutoring for the MCAT and maximize your score. Get $50 off their tutoring program when you mention that you heard about this on the podcast or through the MSHQ website. Listen to our podcast for free at iTunes: medicalschoolhq.net/itunes and leave us a review there! Email Ryan at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net or connect with him on Twitter @medicalschoolhq
Jul 16, 2014
85: Pros and Cons of the Liberal Arts for Premeds