In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Dr. Ryan Gray joins me to discuss what undergraduate students who think they would like to pursue medicine should consider at every step of their educational journey. We cover everything from which undergraduate degree students should pursue to the ins and outs of the complex application process for medical school.
If you think you’d like to be a physician, this is a great episode to listen to so you can observe the road before you and prepare well for the journey.
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“When picking a college for undergraduate studies, don’t try to pick a college that will give you the best chance of getting in to medical school. It just adds a lot of stress that doesn’t need to be there.”
“As an undergraduate focus on being the best student you can be and getting good grades. Don’t worry about extra curricular activities; there is time to add those in later.”
“The two biggest factors for getting into medical school are your grades and your MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) score. The MCAT is your biggest obstacle to getting in to medical school. For most people, using a MCAT test prep company is a must.”
“Medical schools can get 10,000 applications for 100 to 200 seats. People need to realize that they are all rolling admissions. The biggest mistake is to apply late.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for students who want to study medicine?
A1: As you begin your journey keep in mind that it is okay to change your mind and not go to medical school. Also, some students may want to take a break between getting an undergraduate degree and going to medical school.
Q2: What is your favorite medical school admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: The Medical School HQ Podcast
Q3: What is your all-time favorite book?
A3. I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi*
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