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!
Finding the Holy Grail of Work/Life Balance
Dr. Michelle Bloom and I talk balancing work/life responsiblities as a doctor and parent.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Being a Doctor in Media
I talk with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his experiences balancing his work as a Neurosurgeon in media and how he's used his interests to widen the view in medicine.
Let's Talk Letters of Rec
Why do medical schools ask for letters of recommendation? What's the point? Why do we use them? Join Dr. Gray as he covers everything you need to know.
The Power of Underrepresented Students
Join me as I talk with Dr. Bright, as we talk about his journey in academic medicine and the underrepresented students he has guided that have the power to transform healthcare.
Nontrad College Soccer Coach to Med School Student
Join me as I talk with Laura Jackson, a non-trad M1 student who immigrated to the US to play college soccer, but never gave up her dream to attend med school.
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Getting Involved in the Premed World
Guest and co-founder of Mappd, Rachel Grubbs, talks getting involved and working in the premed world as a non premed.
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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!
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.
Not very motivating
Listening to some of these podcasts, when people are asking questions, the host is NOT very respectful. I thought that he acted very down on some of the med students or acted as they were stupid. I did not enjoy.