I ordered all three of Dr. Gray’s books a few weeks ago and have had an extremely hard time putting them down.
I’m a non-traditional premed without premed advisors at my college, so I’m left trying to navigate my way to med school until I’m able to transfer to a university. Let me just say - Dr. Gray’s books provide SO MUCH clarity. If you’re having trouble planning your path to med school or are full of questions about this journey, highly recommend these books. While I’m not at the point of beginning my own personal statement, I feel confident that reading this book has armed me with the knowledge I’ll need to put together a statement that will stand out to medical schools.
Another thing I love about his personal statement book in particular is that the messages and tactics Dr. Gray lays out are universal. My husband is active duty military and currently working on applying to an officer program. In order to do so, he needs to construct a really powerful personal statement. I can’t tell you how many times he’s borrowed this book from me because the book is chock full of strategies to put your best foot forward in the most engaging and unique way, regardless of which career path you’re on. He obviously just looks past the med school jargon and applies the big-picture principles to his military career.
Buy this book... all of Dr. Gray’s books, actually. You will NOT regret it!
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Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement: Write Your Best Story. Secure Your Interview. Paperback – 21 August 2018
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Ryan Gray, MD is the expert in helping premed students get into medical school. Through his podcast network, including The Premed Years, he has published over 450 episodes, which have been downloaded over 2 million times. He has been interviewed for numerous sites, including US News & World Report, spoken to premed students at conferences throughout the United States, including the American Medical Student Association’s PremedFest, and written The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview. He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and resides in Superior, CO.
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Want to knock your med school personal statement out of the park? This is how you do it.20 October 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to get into med school...25 October 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
If you want to get into med school this book is for you! Dr. Ryan Gray is very knowledgeable with his experience with helping students matriculate. He offers great advice and samples of personal statements that are great, and others that are not-so-great, with his personal feedback on how to improve. This is a great place to start if you don't know what to write about, or a great read to try and better the statement you have now.
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A must read for any pre-med17 May 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
I am currently a rising junior and this book has been a great help to prepare me for writing my personal statement. Dr. Gray does a great job in conveying all the information that you need to know for writing a good personal statement. His book also has a lot of extra external links that give you extra information and resources to help you write a good personal statement.
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Imperative for students writing their personal statement.28 September 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
As a pre-health professions advisor who is not a physician, I rely on outside sources, people, books, podcasts, etc. to learn how to best help my students. This book has helped me understand the what and why that makes a great personal statement. If you are a student looking to get into medical school, this will be a great return on investment!
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Don't Pass On This Book6 March 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Honestly this book was an incredible read. I had attended various personal statement meetings with my pre-med program and have looked at other resources before coming across this book. Needless to say I wasted a lot of time with those other sources because Dr. Gray's book had a lot more useful tips, tricks, and advice for writing MY best personal statement. He helped me see how I needed to SHOW adcoms rather than tell adcoms in my personal statement. Honestly a tremendous value you for what you get. If you are struggling with your personal statement or even if you think you have a solid statement, I encourage you to buy this because it will honestly help you have the best personal statement possible.
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