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

How to Think About Choosing a Residency & Specialty

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 26 There are many things to think about when you are deciding your future career. In this episode, we discuss how you should start that...
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An Academic Urologist Shares His Thoughts on the Field

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 25 Academic Urology is a mix of medicine and surgery. Today Dr. Peter Steinberg discusses what drew him to the specialty, whether you and your...
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What is Forensic Pathology? Dr. Judy Melinek Shares Her Story

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 24 Today's guest is Dr. Judy Melinek, a New York Times bestselling author and a Forensic Pathologist based in California. She documented her journey through...
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A Deep Dive Into PM&R Residency Match Data

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 23 Our episode with Dr. Chris Sahler was one of our most popular episodes. I decided to bring you the PM&R residency match data since...
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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