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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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Boston, MA

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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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English


Episodes

565: Finding Balance and Peace on the Medical Journey with Dr. Wendy Lau

2/16/2024
Join the fascinating journey of Dr. Wendy Lau as she reveals her unique path to embracing her calling in medicine. With an initial spark of interest in high school, Dr. Lau took the scenic route through the tech industry, only to find her way back to healthcare. This episode captures her inspiring story, highlighting the importance of perseverance, passion, and the powerful role of a supportive educational environment. Dr. Lau's experience illustrates how non-traditional paths can enrich the field of medicine, providing depth and diversity to our healthcare system. Burnout in medicine is not just a buzzword—it's a critical issue we tackle head-on, discussing how students on the brink of their medical careers can safeguard their passion and prevent the all-too-common professional fatigue. Weaving in the insights of Dr. Lau, this episode is packed with practical advice for maintaining that initial heartfelt drive. From managing expectations to prioritizing self-care, the conversation is an important one for anyone in the medical field seeking to preserve their love for the craft amidst the pressures of the profession. Rounding out our discussion, we delve into the serenity of Zen and its place in the medical world. Dr. Lau shares the enlightening ways she integrates these principles into her medical practice. For those striving to deliver compassionate care, her approach serves as a beacon, highlighting the potential for inner peace to elevate patient interactions. As the episode closes, a reminder stands to visit premedpodcast.com for more enriching content, and a parting encouragement for all to find balance and joy in the noble pursuit of healthcare. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Inner Practice of Medicine by Dr. Wendy Lau Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:38:52

564: Balancing Air Force Duties and Medical Dreams

1/31/2024
Kali had always wanted to be a doctor, but difficult classes at the Air Force Academy she attended deterred her. Years later, Kali is navigating her dream. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:36:31

563: Re-routing to Medicine: The Unexpected Journey of an Athlete

1/24/2024
Discover how a devastating sports injury can inadvertently unveil a world of fascination for orthopedic surgery, prompting a career pivot. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Evolving Medic Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:44:56

562: Navigating Self-Doubt in the Pursuit of Dreams

1/17/2024
After doing poorly in physics, Aaron doubted his ability to succeed as a premed. His pivot to nursing reaffirmed to him that he should follow his dreams! Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT Mission: Accepted

Duration:00:41:08

561: Inside Look from UCF's Director of Admissions

1/10/2024
Director of Admissions at UCF College of Medicine, Laurel Poole, reveals an inside look into their school's admissions process. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Self-assessment test at University of Central Florida College of Medicine Blueprint MCAT PMY13: Interview with Dean of UCF College of Medicine Dr. German on The Premed Years Podcast

Duration:00:46:48

560: From a 2.7 Undergrad GPA to Med School Acceptance

1/3/2024
When Jasmine graduated with her BA in Communications being a doctor was the last thing on her mind. After seeing her niece in the NICU, everything changed! Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:37:13

559: Einstein Admissions Co-Chair Reveals a Shift in Priorities

12/20/2023
A doctor turned admissions committee member shares the shifting tide in what medical schools are really looking for in an applicant. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:45:06

558: Picking Up the Pieces

12/13/2023
All in just one year, her financial aid was gone, her grades were plummeting, and her family was struggling. Find out how this premed recovered it all! Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:34:55

557: Breaking Barriers: From First Gen to Future Doctor

12/6/2023
Finding your path as a first-gen nontrad! Contact Antonio here: https://www.theantoniohernandez.com/ Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:39:57

556: Mastering the MCAT After Three Tries

11/29/2023
Learn how this student was able to turn it all around after significantly struggling with the MCAT. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT Application Renovation Application Academy

Duration:00:34:57

555: From 2.4 to Thriving

11/22/2023
Without the study skills of a type A kind of student, Steven found himself struggling to keep up his grades, here's how he turned around a 2.4 freshman GPA. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT Mappd

Duration:00:40:13

554: Finding Joy in Challenging Circumstances

11/15/2023
Dr. Gray talks with Sam, a newly accepted medical student who recounts his unique path to medicine while prioritizing and balancing family life. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:39:47

553: From Nontrad to NASA: Aerospace Medicine

11/8/2023
The incredible Dr. Natacha Chough breaks down her journey of how she went from a nontrad applicant to a specialist in Aerospace Medicine. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Aerospace Medical Association Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organization RAMS - Residency in Aerospace Medicine UTMB Aerospace Medicine Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:39:47

552: Clinical Disconnect: Why Are Pre-Health Students Struggling?

11/1/2023
Dr. Gray speaks with Dr. Deborah Gutman and R.T. Arnold about the struggle premeds have with finding clinical experience. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT CAPYear

Duration:00:41:16

551: Offered a Free Bridge Program to Get Into Med School

10/25/2023
This student was able to secure medical school acceptance in her first application cycle by sharing her story and applying to schools that matched her goals. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT Michigan State's ABLE program

Duration:00:41:46

550: When Burnout Hits a Child of Immigrants

10/18/2023
Between two jobs, multiple clubs, and helping around the house, Alex had been a workaholic since she was 15. When she reached college, burnout hit. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

Duration:01:08:22

549: What Do Advisors Really Know?

10/4/2023
Dr. Gray talks with Ellen Miller, EdD, an advisor at Hofstra University, about where medical school advisors get their knowledge. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:41:51

Will I See You Next Week?

9/27/2023
This is a mini-episode to hopefully get you excited about MappdCon and make the financial burden of attending even less!

Duration:00:00:51

548: What Really Matters To a Director of Admissions

9/27/2023
Dr. Gray interviews the Director of Recruitment Admissions at A.T. Still University, Andrea O'Brien, about student admissions. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media Blueprint MCAT

Duration:00:51:50

547: Big Announcements!

9/20/2023
Dr. Gray is joined by Rachel Grubbs and Savanna Perry as they discuss the future of MSHQ and Mappd. Links: Full Episode Blog Post Meded Media The PA Platform Blueprint MCAT Mappd The MCAT Podcast The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview

Duration:00:58:56