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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!

The Premed Years Ryan Gray

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

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!

    Can I Include Mental Health Struggles in my Application?

    Can I Include Mental Health Struggles in my Application?

    Dr. Gray speaks with Dr. Katelyn Cooper about her research on the effects of mentioning mental health issues in medical school applications.

    • 35 min
    Finding Your Voice as a Nontraditional Student

    Finding Your Voice as a Nontraditional Student

    This week I speak with Dr. Maurice Shoals about the value of finding your voice and explaining your path as a nontraditional student.

    • 31 min
    What Does It Mean When Schools Leave USNWR?

    What Does It Mean When Schools Leave USNWR?

    Dr. Bryan Carmody and Dr. Ryan Gray discuss what effect schools leaving the USNWR ranking system will have on medical school applications and medical school admissions at large.

    • 41 min
    How to Figure Out if You're a Good Fit for a New School

    How to Figure Out if You're a Good Fit for a New School

    Dr. Caleb Marsh and I talk how to handle extracurricular activities, and how they can make or break an application to up and coming medical schools.

    • 45 min
    Working Led to Poor Grades. Perseverance Led to an Acceptance!

    Working Led to Poor Grades. Perseverance Led to an Acceptance!

    She destroyed her GPA by skipping classes to focus on working. Two years later she had to recover from those mistakes.
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post
    The Premed Years 230: Chad’s Story
    Meded Media
    Blueprint MCAT

    • 41 min
    Finding Balance as an Indigenous Medical Student

    Finding Balance as an Indigenous Medical Student

    Join me as I speak with an indigenous medical student who was inspired to pursue medicine after noticing the lack of access in his tribal community.
    Links:Full Episode Blog Post
    Instagram: @vlocarmen
    Twitter: @vlocarmen
    Meded Media
    Blueprint MCAT

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Kyli Senter ,

Premed must have!

As a non-traditional premed student, this podcast has been a game changer! So much great information. So thankful for both Dr. Grays!

premed parent ,

One stop source for all things Premed

This is a great, informative podcast about all things Premed and guides students on every aspect of this arduous journey. Thank, Dr. Gray!

biochempremed2 ,

Discouraging and patronizing

Episode 468. Completely patronizing language toward the very first question about the affordability of medical school. Thank goodness Virginia was on the podcast because I was fuming listening to Dr. Gray and the previous TMDSAS director. A question was asked about why medical school did not offer funding and free tuition like PhD students— fair question if you’re not familiar with research funding. Dr. Gray and the director took this question as “asking for a pat on the back or an applaud”, which made no sense. Virginia sensibly brought up that not everyone can pay for medical school and asking for more funding to go to medical school is not asking for an applaud of pay on the back. Dr. Gray and the director then went on to explain that medical school is just expensive, and how they are upset about the whole system…but these are two people who directly benefit from the business of medical school and profit directly from the whole application process. Take a listen and see what I am talking about. This kind of patronizing language around affordability is an example of how the medical school application process continues to take advantage of students, and how the people who are in this business reinforce taking advantage of students. I used to enjoy this podcast, but wow episode 468 showed some true colors.

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