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On episode 118, Alexis Avila talks to Ryan Gray, MD, founder of Medical School a site to help medical school applicants guide their way through the admissions process.

Our Guest:

Ryan graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences, and received his M.D. from New York Medical College. After graduating from medical school, Ryan completed his internship through a Tufts Medical Center transitional medicine program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. On today’s episode Ryan talks about his excellent medical school resource Medical School HQ and discusses some of the challenges of going through the Medical School application.

Ryan’s Medical School podcast has over 177 episodes.

Challenges today’s medical school applicants face: long process, many interviews, expensive applications, and it’s really hard to figure out what medical school admissions are looking for

MCAT: The MCAT changed in April 2015 and now has a psychology and sociology section. The exam is heavy in the reading comprehension so take a lot of practice tests.

Ryan’s attributes for a good doctor: empathic, caring, patient, smart

Ryan’s attributes for a bad doctor: egotistical, doesn’t work well with team

His advice to teens: It’s a long journey. If you want to be a doctor, start by shadowing other doctors!

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