Specialty Stories Podcast

Specialty Stories

In Specialty Stories, we talk to specialists in different clinical settings, urban and rural, community and academic, to give you the best idea possible of what your future career might look like.

New episodes of Specialty Stories are released every Wednesday. To make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe for free and get the show on your device automatically each week!


Specialty Stories Podcast

Discussing Pediatric Oncology with an Academic Doc

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 38 Dr. Julie Krystal is an academic pediatric oncologist. Julie has been out of training now for two years. She discusses what she loves...
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A Deep Dive into Dermatology Match Data and Surveys

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 37 This week, we take a deep dive into the match data for dermatology. We cover the Match data from 2016 and 2017 to...
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What Does Academic Colorectal Surgery Look Like?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 36 Dr. Scott Steele is an academic Colorectal Surgeon and Chairman of the Colorectal Surgery Department at Cleveland Clinic. We discuss his love of...
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Private Practice Pediatric Ophthalmology

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 35 Dr. Chris Fecarotta is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist. He has been in private practice for five years now. He shares with us his reasons...
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Specialty Stories Podcast

About the Show

Specialty Stories is a podcast to help premed and medical students choose a career. What would you do if you started your career and realized that it wasn't what you expected? Specialty Stories will talk to physicians and residency program directors from every specialty to help you make the most informed decision possible.


Dr. Ryan Gray

Dr. Ryan Gray is a former United States Air Force Flight Surgeon who found a passion for helping premed students on their journey to medical school. Best known for his podcasts, which have been downloaded over 3,000,000 times, Dr. Gray has interviewed numerous admissions committee members and deans of admissions for medical schools.

Through The Premed Years podcast and the Medical School Headquarters sites, Dr. Gray has helped thousands of students gain the confidence they require to successfully navigate the premed path.

Dr. Gray lives outside of Boulder, CO, with his wife Allison, who is a neurologist, and their daughter Hannah. Dr. Gray is also a Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.



What People Are Saying

"I’m a non-trad admitted DO from NJ. I start med school in my home state in a couple of months. Listening to these podcasts has been informative and helpful in allowing me to see the different fields that medicine has to offer. I have enjoyed listening to different stories of the day to day life of physicians and it has made me to reflect deeper on what kind of physician I might want to be."

- Paul_Haines

"This podcast has influenced beyond simple understanding. Every morning at my Junior college I would go to study and on the way I would listen to Specialty Stories and the Premed Years. Nonetheless this has influenced me to apply to Harvard as a transfer and I got it!!! I will be attending and the class of 2020. Dr. Ryan Gray also influenced me to attend the the UCD health conference and it was amazing. Thank you for everything!!!"

- Dtodd19

"As a non-trad trying to make decisions that will not only affect my life but the lives of my husband and children forever, this podcast has been so valuable as I weigh the pros and cons of each specialty! I love getting the insight and perspective into different specialties from physicians who are actually living and working in that lifestyle. Thank you for hosting!!"

- MarshInMedicine