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The Premed Years

By Ryan Gray, MD of Meded Media

The Premed Years is an extension of MedicalSchoolHQ.net. Started by Ryan Gray and his wife Allison who are both physicians, it is another means of bringing valuable information to pre med students and medical students. With interviews with deans of medical schools, chats with trusted, valuable advisors and up-to-date news, The Premed Years and MedicalSchoolHQ.net are the goto resources for all things related to the path to medical school. We are here to help you figure out the medical school requirements. We will show you how to answer the hard questions during your medical school interviews. What is a good MCAT Score? What is the best MCAT Prep? What the heck is the AMCAS? What is the best undergraduate program? What is medical school like? What so you do to volunteer and shadow? Get your questions answered here.

  1. 1.
    312: He Got Into Medical School and Didn't Have to take the MCAT!11/14/2018
    32:19
  2. 2.
    311: Common Misconceptions about the MCAT and a New Tool from EK11/07/2018
    49:11
  3. 3.
    310: Improve Your CARS Score with the MCAT CARS Podcast!10/31/2018
    35:12
  4. 4.
    309: 5 Medical School Interview Questions Premeds Struggle With10/24/2018
    30:41
  5. 5.
    308: The One Thing You Need to do to Stand Out as a Premed!10/17/2018
    21:21
  6. 6.
    307: Moving Forward with Student Doctor Network and It's Founder10/10/2018
    1:00:56
  7. 7.
    306: Introduction to Premed Diaries: Helping Premeds with Burnout10/03/2018
    21:54
  8. 8.
    305: Instagram Q&A: Deferring, Nursing Majors, LORs and More!09/26/2018
    16:27
  1. 9.
    304: How to Choose a Medical School & Put Together a School List09/19/2018
    53:25
  2. 10.
    303: How Can I Prepare for the CASPer, What is CASPer and More09/12/2018
    48:56
  3. 11.
    302: Instagram Q&A: HPSP, Picking Med Schools, SMPs and Postbacs09/05/2018
    26:12
  4. 12.
    301: Near-death Experience Led This Physician to Help People Die08/29/2018
    51:44
  5. 13.
    300: Burnout in Medicine and Our Newest Project to Help With It!08/22/2018
    19:58
  6. 14.
    299: High School Dropout to Highest Ranking Physician in the US08/15/2018
    52:23
  7. 15.
    298: Professor to Premed, How Indentifing as LGBT Affected Apps08/08/2018
    41:01
  8. 16.
    297: What If You've Applied and Your MCAT Score Is Not Good?08/01/2018
    20:41
  9. 17.
    296: What are Med School Red Flags & How Do You Talk About Them?07/25/2018
    37:37
  10. 18.
    295: Ignoring Advice, He Disclosed His Bipolar Disorder in Apps07/18/2018
    46:36
  11. 19.
    294: Premed Hangout Q&A: Interviews, Mistakes, and Much More!07/11/2018
    23:14
  12. 20.
    293: Can You be an Alcoholic and Still Get Into Medical School?07/04/2018
    44:58
  13. 21.
    292: President of His Caribbean Med School Class to Failed Match06/27/2018
    39:46
  14. 22.
    291: Dr. Buck Parker: Academic Struggles to an 'A' Student06/20/2018
    39:19
  15. 23.
    290: How Do You Focus on Your Health While a Premed Student?06/13/2018
    31:15
  16. 24.
    289: Stop Wasting Space in Your Personal Statement and ECs06/06/2018
    33:41
  17. 25.
    288: This is How UICOM Reviews Your Medical School Application05/30/2018
    1:07:26
  18. 26.
    287: This Student, and Dad, Overcame a Poor GPA to Get Accepted05/23/2018
    38:15
  19. 27.
    286: Common Mistakes and More About Financing Medical School05/16/2018
    33:28
  20. 28.
    285: Hear How This Immigrant Got An Acceptance to an Ivy League!05/09/2018
    54:59
  21. 29.
    284: What Do You Need to Do When Med School Applications Open?05/02/2018
    29:38
  22. 30.
    283: Common Questions Premeds Have About Osteopathic Medicine04/25/2018
    41:37
  23. 31.
    282: Premed Q&A Coaching Calls - HPSP, Clincal Experience & More04/18/2018
    30:57
  24. 32.
    280: Finishing Prereqs Early, Nursing as a Backup and More Q&A!04/11/2018
    21:36
  25. 33.
    281: What Does the Med School Application Timeline Look Like?04/11/2018
    24:20
  26. 34.
    279: From a Cocktail Waitress to Physician and EM Doc03/28/2018
    35:23
  27. 35.
    278: Your MCAT and GPA Don't Matter As Much as You Think They Do03/21/2018
    25:29
  28. 36.
    277: This Student Didn't Let Her Fear Overcome Her03/14/2018
    44:02
  29. 37.
    276: Q&A From the Premed Hangout Facebook Group03/07/2018
    27:56
  30. 38.
    275: From Nursing to Accepted Premed, A Story of Lost Confidence02/28/2018
    37:06
  31. 39.
    274: 5 Common Mistakes Premeds Make with Extracurriculars02/21/2018
    26:39
  32. 40.
    273: Let's Talk About Osteopathic Docs and What You Need to Know02/14/2018
    34:31
  33. 41.
    272: How to Start Brainstorming Your Personal Statement Draft?02/07/2018
    30:47
  34. 42.
    271: Don't Talk About How You Know What Being a Doctor is Like01/31/2018
    25:02
  35. 43.
    270: From the Oil Fields and Poor Grades to an SMP and Acceptance01/24/2018
    46:28
  36. 44.
    269: This Physician Talks About Imposter Syndrome and Her Journey01/17/2018
    37:13
  37. 45.
    268: This Nurse Practitioner is on His Way to Medical School01/10/2018
    34:00
  38. 46.
    267: First Year Med Student, med_kat28, Talks about Her Journey01/03/2018
    41:08
  39. 47.
    266: From the Military to Medical School with an Upward Trend12/27/2017
    50:35
  40. 48.
    265: Learn How to Better Retain Information with a Memory Master12/20/2017
    43:57
  41. 49.
    264: Dean of MSUCOM Talks About Mission to Increase Canadian DOs12/13/2017
    38:36
  42. 50.
    263: He Figured Out How to Overcome His 2.75 Undergrad GPA12/06/2017
    41:35
  43. 51.
    262: The Physician Behind #LifeofaMedStudent Shares His Journey11/29/2017
    33:44
  44. 52.
    261: From a 2.7 Undergrad GPA to First Year Medical Student11/22/2017
    47:04
  45. 53.
    260: This Doc Is Proving You Don't Have to Follow the Rules11/15/2017
    28:36
  46. 54.
    259: How Can I Improve My CARS Section Score on the MCAT?11/08/2017
    43:07
  47. 55.
    258: Director of Admissions Talks About the Admissions Process11/01/2017
    56:43
  48. 56.
    257: Author of Med School Uncensored Talks About his Journey10/25/2017
    48:17
  49. 57.
    256: A Look at Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Dean Li10/18/2017
    48:10
  50. 58.
    255: Q&A With Premed Students at a Small Liberal Arts School10/12/2017
    40:18
  51. 59.
    254: MD vs PA! Let's Talk About it with a PA to Help You Decide10/04/2017
    57:56
  52. 60.
    253: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Postbac Programs09/27/2017
    44:53
  53. 61.
    252: Navigating the Premed and Med School Path with ADHD09/20/2017
    35:02
  54. 62.
    251: How to Protect Your Relationships as a Premed and Med Student09/13/2017
    46:30
  55. 63.
    250: The Extreme Burden of Being a Physician (It's worth it)09/06/2017
    46:02
  56. 64.
    249: This Physician Wants to Change The Narrative Around Death08/30/2017
    45:49
  57. 65.
    248: From Premed to Attending Physician - Showing You the Path08/23/2017
    38:07
  58. 66.
    247: Do You Need an MD(DO)/PhD to do Research as a Physician?08/16/2017
    49:41
  59. 67.
    246: Ask Dr. Gray, Premed Q&A - Lots of Great Questions Answered08/09/2017
    41:15
  60. 68.
    245: Why Does Texas Have It's Own App and More TMDSAS Questions08/02/2017
    44:46
  61. 69.
    244: Entrepreneurial Premed Stands Out For the Ivys07/26/2017
    37:22
  62. 70.
    243: A Burnout Story and What You Can Do to Avoid It07/19/2017
    21:30
  63. 71.
    242: Secondary Essay Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them07/12/2017
    15:15
  64. 72.
    241: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for this Premed!07/05/2017
    51:07
  65. 73.
    240: Premed Q&A: MCAT Timing, Shadowing, ECs and More!06/28/2017
    45:07
  66. 74.
    239: Chasing After People in Scrubs to Get the Info You Need!06/21/2017
    41:21
  67. 75.
    238: Is the Role of Your Premed Advisor to Tell You No?06/14/2017
    26:59
  68. 76.
    237: AMCAS, AACOMAS, MCAT Motivation and Other Premed Q&A06/07/2017
    30:24
  69. 77.
    236: What Do The First Two Years of Medical School Look Like?05/31/2017
    35:35
  70. 78.
    235: Interview Prep: What is Happening in Our Healthcare System?05/24/2017
    42:51
  71. 79.
    234: ICU Nurse Turned Medical Student Discusses Her Journey05/17/2017
    47:16
  72. 80.
    233 : 5 Common Med School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them05/10/2017
    25:59
  73. 81.
    232: Struggling to Choose a Specialty, He Started Podcasting05/03/2017
    42:48
  74. 82.
    231: How to Prepare For Your Medical School Interview04/26/2017
    28:43
  75. 83.
    230: Rejected From the Caribbean! Now with a US Acceptance!04/19/2017
    46:45
  76. 84.
    229: 54-year-old Med Student Overcame 5 MCATs, Rejection and More04/12/2017
    41:37
  77. 85.
    228 : Maintaining Confidence Through the Grueling App Process04/05/2017
    1:00:24
  78. 86.
    227: Time Management for a NASCAR Driving Medical Student03/29/2017
    34:35
  79. 87.
    226: Why You Should Still Consider a Career in Medicine03/22/2017
    45:17
  80. 88.
    225: Common Questions for Premeds About Osteopathic Medicine03/15/2017
    52:03
  81. 89.
    224: Teen Mom to Physician, Starting Med School with 3 Children03/08/2017
    33:47
  82. 90.
    223: Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success, Starting Now03/01/2017
    43:38
  83. 91.
    222: Working Full-time and Taking Many Years to Finish Premed02/22/2017
    43:29
  84. 92.
    221: Leaving West Africa to Fulfill a Dream of Being a Physician02/15/2017
    43:19
  85. 93.
    220: From Caribbean Med School to a US Dermatology Residency02/08/2017
    54:50
  86. 94.
    219: How to Improve the Path for Women in Medicine02/01/2017
    1:02:45
  87. 95.
    218: This Nontrad Overcame More Obstacles Than Anyone I Know01/25/2017
    1:18:31
  88. 96.
    217: How are Med Schools Looking At Your New MCAT Score?01/18/2017
    46:45
  89. 97.
    216: What You Need to Know About AACOM Killing Grade Replacement01/11/2017
    29:32
  90. 98.
    215: Why Do You Want to be a Doctor? You Need to Know This!01/04/2017
    27:10
  91. 99.
    214: 5 Things Premed Need to Think About for the New Year12/28/2016
    28:17
  92. 100.
    213: Stop Looking For a Backup Plan, It's Hurting Your Chances12/21/2016
    29:40
  93. 101.
    212: The Specialty Stories Podcast is Live!12/14/2016
    40:21
  94. 102.
    211: Medical School For International Students and More Q&A12/07/2016
    26:40
  95. 103.
    210: Start Your Medical School Application Prep Now!11/30/2016
    26:31
  96. 104.
    209: Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School? Should You Do It?11/23/2016
    27:07
  97. 105.
    208: What is The Future of Medicine and Should it Matter to You?11/16/2016
    39:13
  98. 106.
    207: This Med Student Took a Leave of Absense and started Osmosis11/09/2016
    40:07
  99. 107.
    206: What Kind of Physician Do You Want to be? Recorded Live!11/02/2016
    37:12
  100. 108.
    205: Why She Left the Premed Track, Became an NP and is now an M110/26/2016
    36:20
  101. 109.
    204: What I Wish Every Premed Student Would Know10/19/2016
    31:23
  102. 110.
    203: Premed Q&A - Maximizing Gap Years, Residency Merger and More10/12/2016
    23:25
  103. 111.
    202: Gain Experience Through Premed Wilderness Medicine Programs10/05/2016
    35:44
  104. 112.
    201: How The Founder of PMG, Dr. Sabry, is Changing the World09/28/2016
    48:54
  105. 113.
    200: What is coming next for the Medical School Headquarters09/21/2016
    22:22
  106. 114.
    199: The Short Coat Podcast Visits the Premed Years09/14/2016
    48:34
  107. 115.
    198: Finding a Masters Program Postbac to Fix Early Mistakes09/07/2016
    38:40
  108. 116.
    197: Can You Become a Doctor If You've Been Arrested?08/31/2016
    42:19
  109. 117.
    196: 2 Applications, an MBA and more. This doc is Outside the Box08/24/2016
    42:52
  110. 118.
    195: How Cram Fighter is Changing the Way You Study for the MCAT08/17/2016
    28:10
  111. 119.
    194: Overcoming Disability and Biases08/10/2016
    34:13
  112. 120.
    193: Introduction to The MCAT Podcast08/03/2016
    22:18
  113. 121.
    192: The Medical School Interview - How to Talk About You07/27/2016
    24:21
  114. 122.
    191: Medical School Interview Q&A07/20/2016
    33:56
  115. 123.
    190: Premed Q&A - What Are My Chances and More07/13/2016
    19:42
  116. 124.
    189: Failed MCAT Prep to Successful Applicant After Two Gap Years07/06/2016
    33:42
  117. 125.
    188: How to Easily Improve Your Test Scores and Learning Skills06/29/2016
    41:03
  118. 126.
    187: Two Canadian Medical School Acceptances for this Premed06/22/2016
    46:18
  119. 127.
    186: This Author Thinks Our Premed Curriculum Needs Overhauled06/15/2016
    42:10
  120. 128.
    185: A Medical Emergency Turned Former Teacher into a Premed06/08/2016
    38:20
  121. 129.
    184: From Hating Anatomy to Finding His Path to an Acceptance06/01/2016
    51:20
  122. 130.
    183: Why Did She Get Fired From Her Residency?05/25/2016
    34:57
  123. 131.
    182: Should the Premed Path Be Reworked?05/18/2016
    30:50
  124. 132.
    181: Gap Years, Healthcare Teamwork and more Premed Q&A05/11/2016
    42:33
  125. 133.
    180: 10 Common MCAT Myths05/04/2016
    1:01:57
  126. 134.
    179: Why this Nontrad Helped Make a new MCAT Course04/25/2016
    40:51
  127. 135.
    178: The MCAT Podcast and More on GPAs and Masters Degrees04/15/2016
    15:38
  128. 136.
    177: When to Take the MCAT and More Premed Q&A04/12/2016
    20:12
  129. 137.
    176: How to Maintain Your Health and Fitness as a Premed04/04/2016
    42:52
  130. 138.
    175: 9 Things We Wished Medical School Taught Us03/28/2016
    42:18
  131. 139.
    174: Academically Dismissed to Medical School Acceptance03/22/2016
    38:36
  132. 140.
    173: How This Nontrad Got the Motivation to Return to be a Premed03/14/2016
    49:29
  133. 141.
    172: Common MCAT Prep Mistakes Premeds Make and How to Avoid Them03/09/2016
    38:57
  134. 142.
    171: Reapplying to Med School - What You Need to Know to Improve02/29/2016
    34:38
  135. 143.
    170: PA Turned MD Talks About Why He Made the Switch02/24/2016
    36:29
  136. 144.
    169: What Impact Do You Want to Make? Live From AMSA PremedFest02/17/2016
    17:38
  137. 145.
    168: 10 Acceptances to Medical School! This Nontrad Did it!02/10/2016
    33:38
  138. 146.
    167: What is a Premed Postbac? How Danny Figured it Out!02/03/2016
    39:31
  139. 147.
    166: Regional Medical Schools and Sidney's Premed Path01/27/2016
    37:31
  140. 148.
    More Premed Q&A - Undergrads, Volunteering and More01/22/2016
    39:46
  141. 149.
    165: HPSP, Premed Major, Choosing an Undergrad and More Q&A01/20/2016
    22:47
  142. 150.
    164: Medical Ethics Questions You Can Expect In Your Interview01/13/2016
    21:37
  143. 151.
    163: Introduction to the OldPreMeds Podcast01/06/2016
    20:29
  144. 152.
    162: 2015 Year in Review12/30/2015
    26:44
  145. 153.
    161: 5 Biggest Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes12/23/2015
    25:43
  146. 154.
    160: How a Liberal Arts Degree as a Premed Might be the Best One12/16/2015
    38:52
  147. 155.
    159: Premed Q&A - PA vs MD or DO, What are my Chances and More12/09/2015
    26:48
  148. 156.
    158: Why Physicians Are Struggling with Happiness with Dr. Barrett12/01/2015
    31:25
  149. 157.
    157: From Not Knowing what a DO was, to now being a DO student!11/25/2015
    40:27
  150. 158.
    156: Securing your financial future starting now11/19/2015
    34:55
  151. 159.
    155: Interested in never taking the MCAT?! Hear this story!11/10/2015
    24:22
  152. 160.
    154: Two Acceptances, MD vs DO, One Tough Choice11/04/2015
    27:00
  153. 161.
    153: Making the Tough Decision to be a Premed as a Non-Trad10/28/2015
    31:48
  154. 162.
    152: The MMI - Everything You Need to Know About the Interview10/22/2015
    33:08
  155. 163.
    151: 10 Things Every Premed Needs to Know with Dr. Strong10/14/2015
    40:58
  156. 164.
    150: Celebrating 150 Episodes! What We've Learned10/07/2015
    17:38
  157. 165.
    149: So You Got into Medical School... Now What?10/01/2015
    29:48
  158. 166.
    148: From the War Zone to Being Premed with Dr. Webb09/23/2015
    25:49
  159. 167.
    147: Shadowing, Grades, Research and more Premed Q&A09/16/2015
    22:55
  160. 168.
    146: Common Medical School Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them09/09/2015
    26:55
  161. 169.
    145: Premed Jobs, Gap Years, GPA, MCAT and More Q&A09/02/2015
    1:06:42
  162. 170.
    144: Premed's Journey Through 2 Masters and a Baby08/26/2015
    57:52
  163. 171.
    2015-08-20 - Office Hours08/24/2015
    1:04:53
  164. 172.
    143: Overcoming Obstacles on Her Way to Medical School08/19/2015
    38:55
  165. 173.
    142: How Not to Select a Medical School as a Premed08/12/2015
    24:53
  166. 174.
    141: Calculating Premed GPA and other Listener Questions08/05/2015
    20:00
  167. 175.
    140: Major Changes at MSHQ and Some Premed Q&A07/29/2015
    38:28
  168. 176.
    139: Learning From a Successful 5 Year Premed Postbac Journey07/22/2015
    40:25
  169. 177.
    138: From Yoga Instructor to Medical School Acceptance Letter07/15/2015
    49:28
  170. 178.
    2015-07-06 - Academy Office Hours07/09/2015
    52:37
  171. 179.
    137: MCAT 2015 - A Review of All the Changes and New Tips07/08/2015
    43:11
  172. 180.
    2015-06-01 - Academy Office Hours07/07/2015
    1:02:00
  173. 181.
    2015-06-25 - Academy Office Hours07/07/2015
    1:06:16
  174. 182.
    136: What is a Scribe and How it Can Benefit the Premed07/01/2015
    24:25
  175. 183.
    135: Overcoming 4 Application Cycles and 9 MCAT Tests!06/24/2015
    37:17
  176. 184.
    134: The Mailbag - MCAT Prep, Premed Majors and Shadowing06/17/2015
    20:26
  177. 185.
    133: Maximizing Your Shadowing Experience With Bedside Manner06/10/2015
    37:51
  178. 186.
    132: There are Non-Traditional Medical Students and Residents Too06/03/2015
    43:11
  179. 187.
    131: Don't Give Up Just Because Someone Says It's "Different Now"05/27/2015
    31:18
  180. 188.
    2015-05-21 - Academy Office Hours05/26/2015
    1:15:35
  181. 189.
    2015-05-04 - Academy Office Hours05/21/2015
    1:05:17
  182. 190.
    2015-04-06 - Academy Office Hours05/21/2015
    1:00:38
  183. 191.
    2015-04-23 - Academy Office Hours05/21/2015
    50:28
  184. 192.
    130: A Canadian Premed Talks about His Journey to Med School05/21/2015
    40:06
  185. 193.
    129: IQ, Canadian Premed, Retaking Courses and More Q&A05/13/2015
    43:34
  186. 194.
    128: 9 Tips to Successfully Submit Your Med School Applications05/06/2015
    43:00
  187. 195.
    2015-03-02 - Office Hours05/03/2015
    54:57
  188. 196.
    127: The Medical School Application Personal Statement04/29/2015
    1:13:23
  189. 197.
    2014-06-19_-_Brian_Interview_Academy.mp304/24/2015
    56:45
  190. 198.
    2014-06-26_-_Office_Hours_-_Mock_Interview_with_Andreu.mp304/24/2015
    55:12
  191. 199.
    General Surgery.mp304/24/2015
    36:04
  192. 200.
    victor-chung-md-ent-resident.mp304/24/2015
    27:00

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