The Premed Years
The Premed Years
Nov 19, 2014
104: Physicians & Premeds Can Still be Thankful!
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Session 104

What a great two-year journey it has been for the Medical School HQ Podcast. Yup! This 104th episode actually marks the second year anniversary of our podcast.

Four episodes ago we played the 100th podcast, where we featured stories from our listeners. Today, let this episode be our opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for what amazing journey it has been for us as physicians as well as being able to help medical students walk through their medical school journey. Sure there are challenges and the future may seem bleak, but there is always light at the very end of the tunnel so let’s continue to hold on to each other.

There is so much negativity in the physician world today where physicians would discourage students to go to medical school and that’s sad. We started this podcast with the aim to show you everything you need to know about getting to medical school: all the triumphs, struggles, and what not. And as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons? It should all be worth it!

At at that time during the initial podcast, our website had over 50,000 page views. Fastforward to today, we’re over 600,000 page views and over 200,000 podcast downloads. Wow! We continue to grow everyday and that’s because of you listening right now who still continue to give us feedback . We have over 220 5-star ratings in iTunes. For all of you guys taking the time to go to, giving us reviews and sharing us to your friends, THANK YOU! We wouldn’t have grown as big as we are today without your help.

So in this episode, we are talking about the things we are thankful for in general.


  • Given the opportunity everyday that she can make a difference, no matter how small it is, still it’s a difference!
  • The feeling of a patient telling you that you have helped them improve their quality of life.
  • When you’re seeing people who are dying and you’re trying to help the family ease through the suffering - it’s rewarding.
  • Working with a team especially in an inpatient setting
  • The way medical teaching structure works


  • His ability to reassure patients that everything’s going to be okay is a huge part of healing in of itself.
  • Being in a room, behind closed doors, and be one-on-one with a patient
  • Their podcast helping students get to medical school

If you just started listening to this podcast, go back to start and listen to Episode 1. We guarantee that the information you will get from the podcast will help you get into medical school. And congratulations to all the listeners who have made it to medical school and who have take the time to let us know how we have helped them in their journey. We are so honored to have been a part of your journey and thank you for letting us know.

Some pieces of advice for premed students:

  • Yes, you can be a physician and still be thankful for being a physician.
  • On a sad note, there was an article written on medical students who committed suicide. It’s not an easy road. But hold fiercely your dreams and desire to do this because it is worth it!
  • Do it for the right reasons. Get informed. It’s not all rainbows and sunshine. There are challenges definitely! But it’s all worth it if you do it for the right reasons.
  • Let’s continue to be supportive of one another. There are days you feel like quitting, so let’s all support each other. It’s collaboration that’s going to make us better.

Join the Academy, we’ve got 5 members who already got to medical school and that makes us proud to be able to help them in some ways. We will give you the support that you need. We will review your personal statements. We do mock reviews. We’ll meet once a month for office hours. And we would be happy if you too could jump on board and take us along your medical school journey.

Links and Other Resources:

Episode 1 - Welcome to the Medical School HQ Podcast

Episode 98 - Time to Get Touchy Feely - Let’s Talk Physical Exam

Episode 45 - 5 Reasons to Go to Medical School, and 5 to Not

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