Ask the Dean

By Ryan Gray, MD

Ask the Dean is a weekly Q&A Podcast from the Mappd.com team including Dr. Scott Wright, former Director of Admissions at UT Southwestern and former Executive Director at TMDSAS, Dr. Ryan Gray from The Premed Years, and Rachel Grubbs who brings years of experience from the MCAT test prep world. Ask the Dean is recorded live for our Mappd students and put out later for everyone else. Check out Mappd.com to see how Mappd can help you track your progress and get feedback on your journey to medical school.

  1. 1.
    43: 14 Premed Questions Answered: Social Media, Gap Years, LORs, and More
    57:18
  2. 2.
    42: 14 Premed Questions Answered: 'Late' MCAT Dates, Science Prereqs, and More!
    55:01
  3. 3.
    41: 19 Premed Questions Answered: GPA Repair, Postbacs, School List, and More!
    53:20
  4. 4.
    40: 34 Premed Questions Answered: Med School "Tiers" and Beyond!
    1:15:32
  5. 5.
    39: 12 Premed Questions Answered: Clinical Hours, Financi
    59:42
  6. 6.
    37: What's the BIGGEST Mistake Premeds Make? (And 14 More Questions!)
    58:06
  7. 7.
    38: 24 Premed Questions Answered: MCAT Self-Studying, P/F Classes, and More
    51:52
  8. 8.
    36: 16 Premed Questions Answered: COVID Essays, GPA Dips, and More
    53:06
  1. 9.
    35: 19 Premed Questions Answered: Premed Jobs, Fixing a Low GPA, and More
    50:47
  2. 10.
    34: 22 Premed Questions Answered: Extracurriculars, Gap Years, and More!
    55:43
  3. 11.
    33: 17 Premed Questions Answered: Personal Statements and Letters of Rec
    50:30
  4. 12.
    32: 18 Premed Questions Answered: Low MCAT Section Scores, Premed Mentors, & More
    46:50
  5. 13.
    31: 16 Premed Questions Answered: Postbacs, Taking Time Off for the MCAT, and More
    50:35
  6. 14.
    30: 10 Premed Questions Answered: GPA Repair, Personal Statement Tips, and More
    49:31
  7. 15.
    29: 13 Premed Questions Answered: Update Letters, Upward Trends, and More!
    37:54
  8. 16.
    28: 16 Premed Questions Answered: Failed Prereqs, Scribing, and More
    46:59
  9. 17.
    27: 18 Premed Questions Answered: Core Competencies, Interview Mistakes, and More!
    51:38
  10. 18.
    26: 12 Premed Questions Answered: Canceled Activities Due to COVID and Beyond
    46:31
  11. 19.
    25: 11 Premed Questions Answered: What GPA Do I Need? Can I Work in Med School?
    47:31
  12. 20.
    24: 8 Premed Questions Answered: Lack of Clinical During COVID & Choosing a School
    49:29
  13. 21.
    23: 12 Premed Questions Answered: AP Credit, MCAT Question Banks, and More
    39:45
  14. 22.
    22: 12 Premed Questions Answered: Application Turnoffs, Imposter Syndrome, & More
    49:21
  15. 23.
    21: 14 Premed Questions Answered: MCAT Cutoff Scores, When to Retake Cs, and More
    48:47
  16. 24.
    20: 9 Premed Questions Answered: MCAT Mistakes and Interview Tips
    43:19
  17. 25.
    19: MCAT Timing, Applying as an International Student, & More!
    50:31
  18. 26.
    18: Applying to Med School With a Disability, Activities, & More!
    36:42
  19. 27.
    17: Controversial Activities, Letters of Rec, & More!
    55:39
  20. 28.
    16: Understanding GPA Trends, Interviews, and more!
    46:04
  21. 29.
    15: When to Retake Prereqs, What Counts as Clinical, & More!
    57:00
  22. 30.
    14: Choosing Med Schools, MMI Prep, and the Role of Luck in Admissions
    1:01:41
  23. 31.
    13: Patient Contact Hours, Virtual Shadowing, and the Future of Admissions
    45:13
  24. 32.
    12: Retaking Prereqs, Clinical Hours, and Planning Your MCAT Prep
    42:24
  25. 33.
    11: Ideal MCAT Date, Religion and Medicine & Potential Red Flags
    54:33
  26. 34.
    10: How Mappd Will Change The Game, Prep Courses, & Much More
    52:57
  27. 35.
    9: Being Unique, Why Medicine, Letters of Recommendation & More!
    53:28
  28. 36.
    8: VITA, Healthcare Reform, Clinical Experience & More!
    55:31
  29. 37.
    7: How to Choose a Postbac Program, Choosing Activities & More!
    1:00:54
  30. 38.
    6: Interview Assumptions, Schools Lists, Online Labs & More
    58:29
  31. 39.
    5: Adversity, References, Postbacs, MCAT Prep, & Interview Stress
    59:52
  32. 40.
    4: Race and Admissions, Work-Life Balance, Research, and More!
    58:23
  33. 41.
    3: Disadvantages, Shadowing Abroad, and Diversity as an Applicant
    54:36
  34. 42.
    2: Personal Statements, Clinical Experience for Nontrads and More
    51:18
  35. 43.
    1: The Two Biggest Mistakes Premeds Make on Their Med School Apps
    52:00

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