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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!

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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!

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Every Premed Should Listen to This!!

By Aulusbrutus - Nov 19 2019
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Dr. Ryan Gray, his wife Allison, and all of the guests on this podcast are absolutely amazing. Thank you all for the time and effort you have put into making the Premed journey easier for all of us. The work you are doing is helping to ensure that we have a future full of amazing physicians who have a passion for medicine and know this calling is for them. I can’t wait to continue following your efforts and seeing what you all have in store for us next! Premeds share this podcast with everyone you know because I guarantee it will help make their path easier and we will have an even better future in healthcare because of it!

An invaluable resource to prospective premeds!

By A_Patrick - Nov 06 2019
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I am endlessly grateful that Dr. Gray has committed so much time to pouring into this podcast. I haven’t even been here long, as I just made the decision to finally go for it a few months ago, but every single episode has provided so much value that has helped guide me in my planning and execution on my path to med school thus far. I hope you’ll let us know if there’s anything we can do to give back. Thanks so much Ryan & Allison!

iTunes Ratings

1020 Ratings
Average Ratings
983
14
6
5
12

Every Premed Should Listen to This!!

By Aulusbrutus - Nov 19 2019
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Dr. Ryan Gray, his wife Allison, and all of the guests on this podcast are absolutely amazing. Thank you all for the time and effort you have put into making the Premed journey easier for all of us. The work you are doing is helping to ensure that we have a future full of amazing physicians who have a passion for medicine and know this calling is for them. I can’t wait to continue following your efforts and seeing what you all have in store for us next! Premeds share this podcast with everyone you know because I guarantee it will help make their path easier and we will have an even better future in healthcare because of it!

An invaluable resource to prospective premeds!

By A_Patrick - Nov 06 2019
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I am endlessly grateful that Dr. Gray has committed so much time to pouring into this podcast. I haven’t even been here long, as I just made the decision to finally go for it a few months ago, but every single episode has provided so much value that has helped guide me in my planning and execution on my path to med school thus far. I hope you’ll let us know if there’s anything we can do to give back. Thanks so much Ryan & Allison!

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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!

19: Interview with a Medical School Admissions Expert

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In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Norma Wagoner. With almost 30 years of experience in the admissions process, she has served as the Dean of Admissions for multiple medical schools, such as Rush University, University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Mar 30 2013

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121: 7 Reasons Premeds Don't Get Into Medical School

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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!

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Mar 18 2015

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127: The Medical School Application Personal Statement

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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.

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Apr 29 2015

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215: Why Do You Want to be a Doctor? You Need to Know This!

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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.

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Jan 04 2017

27mins

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204: What I Wish Every Premed Student Would Know

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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!

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Oct 19 2016

31mins

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192: The Medical School Interview - How to Talk About You

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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.

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Jul 27 2016

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233 : 5 Common Med School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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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.

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May 10 2017

26mins

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152: The MMI - Everything You Need to Know About the Interview

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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!

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Oct 22 2015

33mins

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161: 5 Biggest Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes

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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!

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Dec 23 2015

25mins

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111: 6 Tips For Improving Patient Communication (The 6th is Key!)

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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!

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Jan 07 2015

41mins

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164: Medical Ethics Questions You Can Expect In Your Interview

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Ryan answers a question from the Facebook Hangout about how to answer medical ethics questions and resources to help.

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Jan 13 2016

21mins

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146: Common Medical School Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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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!

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Sep 09 2015

26mins

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116: How to Earn Awesome Grades with Thomas Frank

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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!

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Feb 11 2015

55mins

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75: What are My Chances of Getting into Med School?

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In today’s episode, I have a heart-to-heart talk with you to hopefully put your mind at ease. “What are my chances of getting into medical school?” This is the question every premed student has. But this stressful question is ultimately a waste of your energy and time.

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Apr 30 2014

21mins

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188: How to Easily Improve Your Test Scores and Learning Skills

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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!

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Jun 29 2016

41mins

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296: What are Med School Red Flags & How Do You Talk About Them?

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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!

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Jul 25 2018

37mins

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136: What is a Scribe and How it Can Benefit the Premed

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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!

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Jul 01 2015

24mins

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278: Your MCAT and GPA Don't Matter As Much as You Think They Do

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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.

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Mar 21 2018

25mins

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26: 6 Myths of Osteopathic Medical School - Interview

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In today’s episode, Ryan talks with Patrick and Jonathan, both 3rd-year DO medical students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. They wrote A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine – For Students, By Students, which is published on AACOM.

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May 21 2013

51mins

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145: Premed Jobs, Gap Years, GPA, MCAT and More Q&A

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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!

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Sep 02 2015

1hr 6mins

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368: The Scoop on University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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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

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367: How to Tell Your Story as an Applicant to Med School

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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!

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Meded Media

Dec 04 2019

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366: Dr. Natalie Crawford Wants You to Determine Your Own Future

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Dr. Crawford is passionate about empowering women in medicine. She is going to tell us all about resilience, balance, and sorting through the misinformation.

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Follow Natalie on Instagram @NatalieCrawfordMD.

Check out Natalie’s podcast, As a Woman

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Nov 27 2019

38mins

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365: Dr. Gray, Live at the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference!

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" 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!"

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Meded Media

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

Premed.tv

@medicalschoolhq

Congressional Dish podcast

The Health Care Handbook

AppExpenses.com

Fee Assistance Program (FAP)

FindShadowing.com

Nov 20 2019

53mins

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364: The Inspiring Doctor Who Is Chasing His Own Cure

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Dr. Fajgenbaum is both researcher and participant in the quest to cure his own devastating disease. How does this inspiring doctor stay motivated?

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Meded Media

Chasing My Cure by Dr. David Fajgenbaum

Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN)

Sirolimus in Previously Treated Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman Disease

Nov 13 2019

36mins

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363: Premed Dad's 1.8 GPA First Year to Paramedic and Acceptance

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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.

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Meded Media

Speak Up Podcast by Matthew Dicks

#respecttheMCAT

premed.tv

Nov 06 2019

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362: The @thecurlymed Shares Her Journey to Medical School

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Sabina, better known as @thecurlymed on Instagram, shares her amazing journey to medical school. We'll also talk about advising, postbacs, and LGBTQ identity.

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Follow Sabina on Instagram @thecurlymed

Oct 30 2019

32mins

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361: Three Applications Cycles, Two MCAT, One Success!

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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.

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Meded Media

Oct 23 2019

36mins

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360: How Does the Med School Waitlist Process Work?

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So you've been put on the waitlist. What now? Here are some tips for continuing to stand out while respecting individual school policies.

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Meded Media

PremedScholarship.com

Application Renovation (Click here to apply.)

Oct 16 2019

25mins

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359: How Do Adcoms Look at Your Application?

Oct 09 2019

26mins

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358: Answering Your Burning Questions from Our Facebook Hangout!

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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.

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Medical School HQ Facebook Hangout

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

The MCAT Podcast

MCAT CARS Podcast

CU Wilderness Medicine Course

AppExpenses.com

Oct 02 2019

28mins

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357: Did You Know About These Amazing Premed Resources?

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Sep 25 2019

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355: Is Med School Hard? How Hard Can it Really Be?

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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!

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Meded Media

Med Diaries

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

36mins

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354: What Is the LizzyM Score? Is It Accurate?

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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.

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LizzyM

PMY 342 with Dr. Sunny Nakae: Discussing the Application Cycle with an Admissions Expert

Sep 04 2019

39mins

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353: Insight into MCAT Study from a Test Prep Insider

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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.

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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

The Premed Years Podcast

Medical School HQ Facebook Group

AAMC Topic Outline

Longreads.com

Aug 28 2019

41mins

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352: How This Doctor Encourages and Mentors Minority Students

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From a small HBCU to emergency medicine to organizing conferences, Alden joins me to talk about encouraging and supporting underrepresented minorities in medicine.

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Tour for Diversity

Find out more about Tour for Diversity on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

Reach out to Alden on Twitter @AMLandryMD and he can help you connect with people.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Aug 21 2019

44mins

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351: A Canadian Nursing Student's Quest for Medical School

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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.

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Aug 14 2019

48mins

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350: What Matters Most to a Physician and Best-Selling Author

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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.

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Meded Media

The Price We Pay: What Broke American Healthcare – and How to Fix It by Dr. Marty Makary

Restoring Medicine

Iora Health

ChenMed

Oak Street Health

PubMed.org

Connect with me on Twitter @medicalschoolhq

Aug 07 2019

52mins

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349: This Recruitment Director is Revamping Secondary Apps

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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.

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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

Am I Disadvantaged?

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

45mins

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