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The Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A podcast is an "almost daily" audio version of the Facebook Live videos that Dr. Gray does on the Medical School Headquarters Facebook page. If you can't watch the videos, or like audio more, this is for you! Dr. Gray covers everything under the sun, answering your questions. Call them in to 617-410-6747.
 
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If I go to a pass/fail medical school, will that help or hurt me when becoming a physician. We'll talk about the pros and cons of pass/fail now.
 
Becoming a physician is long and it's expensive. It can wreck relationships, cause you to hate your job and more. How do you find out if it's right for you?
 
If you're like the majority of premed students, you didn't get into medical school the first time you applied. Do you have to rewrite your personal statement?
 
If you're early on in your premed journey, or well on your way, you have probably questioned if you are smart enough to be a doctor. Let's talk about that.
 
During the application process, you need to have letters of recommendations submitted to go along with your app. Let's talk about where to have those sent.
 
If you've been waitlisted at a med school sometimes letting them know that you will go to there school if accepted is something they need to hear.
 
Waiting for a rejection or acceptance to medical school is hard. After you've intereved at a medical school, when should you send an email to the adcome?
 
When you are filling out your med school application, you need to fill in your extracurriculars. What should you be doing to keep track and prove your ECs?
 
If you are applying to both MD and DO medical schools, should you write a different personal statement for each med school application service?
 
Shadowing seems to be one of the hardest extracurriculars that premeds face. How many physicians should you shadow and what types of specialties too?
 
The premed committee letter is supposed to help you with your application to med school. I think it does the opposite, but what is it? That's for today's show.
 
The MCAT is one of the biggest hurdles you'll face as a premed. What happens if you have to take it multiple times? How will that affect your med school apps?
 
For your AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS applicatino to be verified, you need to turn in a transcript from every school. What happens if you can't get one?
 
If you hear premed students talking about tiers of medical schools, turn and run away. Medical school is medical school. They all train you to be a physician.
 
Staying motivated all the time is an impossible feat for any premed student. Let's talk about how you can stay motivated as you go through this process.
 
Letters of recommendation are one of the few things for your application that you don't have complete control overe. Let's talk about how to ask for a LOR.
 
If you have a WF on your transcript, you may not understand the full implications of how that will affect your medical school application. It counts as an F!
 
Session 29 Withdrawing from a class can be an easy way to get out of a bad grade. How will that W on your transcript affect your medical school application? It's a common email I get from students asking if they can drop their classes since they're struggling with it. And they're wondering if their withdrawal will hurt their chances of getting ...…
 
Session 28 If you've taken classes previously and you've done poorly, some schools will give you options. For example, they will get rid of your old courses if you take a new set of classes. They will remove them from your transcript and expunge them. Or maybe your college has the ability to say that if you come to their school, they will remov ...…
 
Session 27 If you've been a great premed student, you likely will have the chance to choose between multiple acceptances. How should you do choose between schools? This is a terrible yet awesome problem to have. "You need to figure out what is the most important part of going to medical school for you." [01:00] Financial Factor What is the most ...…
 
Session 26 With three different application services, and two different physician degrees, students get overwhelmed with what to do. Should you apply to both DO and MD schools? A question came up recently in our Facebook Hangout Group and the student asked this question. Students who have gone through this process would say of course you can. B ...…
 
Session 25 Many students worry about not knowing enough medical information or specific laws for the MMI or general interviews. We'll dig into that today. I was working with a student for a mock interview and we had a Jehovah's witness scenario where the minor was awake. And the minor is going against what the mom/guardian says. What do you do? ...…
 
You walk out of MCAT and don't think you've done well, should you schedule another test date, or should you wait for your score? That's what we cover today.
 
Session 23 Medical school is hard. You don't have to be a genius, but you have to work a lot. Does it leave time to work? You shouldn't work during medical school. In this episode, find out why. [00:22] Worried About Finances Rose from the Medical School HQ Facebook Hangout, asked a question about working while in medical school. Still a couple ...…
 
Session 22 What are the different types of MMI stations that you can encounter on your medical school interview day? The MMI stands for the Multiple Mini Interview. This format is has been spreading like wildfire throughout the U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The MMI has different types of stations. First off, did you know that our episodes ...…
 
Session 21 The MSAR is a helpful tool that the AAMC offers students. Too many students use it in the wrong way though. How should you use it? We'll talk about that today. Our episodes in this podcast are recordings of our Facebook Live that we do at 3pm Eastern on most weekdays. Check out our Facebook page and like the page to be notified. Also ...…
 
Session 20 There are many reasons to want to be a physician, but should "being respected" be one of those reasons that you talk about in your interviews or applications. I talked with a student earlier and asked her why medicine? It's a standard question in a medical school interview. Why do you want to be a doctor? I wasn't convinced with his ...…
 
Session 19 The MCAT is arguably one of the most important pieces of your medical school application. Registering for it is one of the most important parts of the MCAT. So when should you register for the MCAT? When do you need to take it? Other students say they're not ready to take the MCAT yet so they don't need to register yet. Knowing it's ...…
 
Session 18 There are several types of medical school interviews. One of them is the blind interview. How should you prepare for a blind med school interview? By the way, the episodes in this podcast are recordings of our Facebook Live that we do at 3pm Eastern on most weekdays. Check out our Facebook page and like the page to be notified. Also, ...…
 
Session 17 One of the most common questions I receive is "What MCAT score do I need if I have a low GPA?" Is there such a thing? That's what we talk about today. Students are under this assumption that there's this global balancing act between the different parts of your application. Or that a great GPA score is going to overcome poor MCAT scor ...…
 
Session 16 Usually the end of your medical school interview the interviewer will ask if you have any questions for them. Today we'll talk last three questions you should never ask. [01:05] Ask About the School, Not About the Person The first question you should avoid asking to the interviewer is "What made you want to work here at the school?" ...…
 
After you submit your primary application, it's usually time to write your secondaries. Does it matter how fast you turn the secondaries around?
 
Session 14 The med school application essay, better known as the personal statement, is very important. It's a key factor in whether or not you'll get an interview invite. I personally think that a personal statement is more important than an interview. Out of thousands of applications that come into a medical school, only roughly 16% of studen ...…
 
Session 13 The gap year is a great opportunity to accomplish a lot as a premed. In today's episode we'll cover some great gap year ideas before medical school. So what should you do during a gap year? And what shouldn't you do during a gap year? But before that, did you know our episodes are recorded live on Facebook? Happening at 3pm Eastern o ...…
 
Session 12 The medical school interview is hard. Can you make it easier by having a structure to answer your questions? Or will that ultimately make it harder? Did you know our episodes have been recorded on our Facebook Live, happening at 3pm Eastern on most weekdays? Check out our Facebook page and like the page to be notified. If you want he ...…
 
Session 11 Some medical schools will tell you who is interviewing you. How much research should you do on your interviewers before your medical school interview? The episodes in this podcast are recordings of our Facebook Live that I do at 3pm Eastern on most weekdays. Check out our Facebook page and like the page to be notified. Also, listen t ...…
 
Session 10 In this episode, I'm discussing whether or not you should reach out to the medical school admissions committees before you apply or while you're applying? Yes, you should. I'm not saying you shotgun email all of the, say, 50 schools you applied to. You shouldn't email every school on your list just because you wanted to say hello. [0 ...…
 
Session 9 What is the reason of the MMI? The core of the MMI is that it's a communications test. It's about how you communicate. It shows them whether you have good thought process behind what you can communicate. I was talking to a premed advisor right before I started recording this as we were talking about the MMI. He's on the admissions com ...…
 
Session 8 While I'm doing mock interview with students, I often hear from students that they weren't prepared for the question or they haven't formulated the response for that question. As you go through this process of preparing for your medical school interviews, you are never going to prepare for every or any question that can be asked durin ...…
 
Session 7 I have to tell you not to lie on your medical school application, but apparently I do. Let me do it one more time—don't lie on your med school application. I’m part of a prehealth advisor’s email list. And there was an email saying that they came across a student who wasn’t being very honest. They were exaggerating stories and marking ...…
 
Session 6 Applying to medical school as an international applicant can be a huge obstacle to overcome. But why is it so hard? That's what we will cover in today show. But first, did you know that we do the recordings of this podcast live on Facebook at 3pm Eastern on most weekdays? Check out our Facebook page and like the page to be notified. A ...…
 
Session 5 The MMI scenario is written very specifically. It’s not meant to be easy. It’s sometimes there to make you think and put you in a hard spot. Don’t fight it. I was doing an MMI scenario with a student I'm working with and I gave a very common scenario I give to students. Most of the MMI scenarios are hard and so many students complain ...…
 
Session 4 One of the most common questions I get is whether or not research is required to get into medical school. So, is research really "required" to get into medical school? No, it's not required to get into medical school. Although there's one exception that I know of and that's the University of Utah. When you look at their homepage for t ...…
 
Session 03 Applying to medical school is expensive. There’s the cost of applications, travel, accommodations, food, and a suit. Make sure that you plan accordingly. This is a question from Tyrell who called in to ask about the cost of applying to medical school. She's still very early on in her prereqs but she wants to start saving now. This is ...…
 
Session 02 Everybody is on social media now. That includes the admissions committees. Make sure that what the public can see won’t get you rejected. When you're applying to medical school, you're displaying yourself to the admissions committee. You are telling them your strengths, weaknesses, struggles, and just about everything. "When you appl ...…
 
Session 01 Do you know what the best major is for medical school? Do you have to major in biology, chemistry, or another science? Let's tackle it is in this episode. Somebody asked if it was worth transferring to a college that had a medical school associated with it and somehow it was brought up that 62% of students that go to medical school h ...…
 
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