Application Academy


Enrollment for the 2024-2025 cycle is currently closed. Join the waitlist to be among the first to know when enrollment re-opens!


What if getting into medical school didn't have to be a lonely process?

Why struggle through the application process alone?

Application Academy gives you 12 months of access to the best medical school admissions experts with a supportive community of like-minded, collaborative premeds.

Now with an FAP discount! See our FAQs!


You Can Get Access to our Experts and Community at an Affordable Price 

Join Application Academy and learn how to tell your story so you can:

  • Write your personal statement so the reader knows exactly why you want to be a physician
  • Make sure your activities are highlighting the impact you have on those around you
  • Stand out from other students trying to sell themselves
  • Connect with your interviewers to be remembered
  • Get accepted to your dream school!!

Yes, It Really Is Possible!

In Application Academy, you’ll not only learn how to tell your story, you'll have access to office hours every week to make sure you're telling your best story.


Finding Your Seed

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Reflecting on WHY you want to be a physician is hard...

This recording is a session from Application Academy where Dr. Gray was helping students work through their "why." The power of Application Academy isn't just getting your questions answered, but seeing others work through their own questions.

Whether or not you sign up for Application Academy, watch this session and see how to find your "why."


What You'll Learn In Application Academy...

Along with the pre-recorded modules, you'll have about 15 hours of office hours each week to attend and have essays (or parts of) reviewed, interview prep, Q&A, and so much more.

**All office hours are recorded if you can't make it live. Most students who use Application Academy to successfully apply to medical school only watch recorded office hour sessions.

Also Included with Application Academy

  • 1 year Access to Mappd Pro
  • Print Books of The Premed Playbook Application Series
  • Community of Peers Helping Each Other
  • Expert Guidance from the MSHQ Advisors!
  • TA Office Hours from Those Who Have Been Successful!

See what Academy students are saying!


I'm Dr. Ryan Gray

After graduating from The University of Florida with my BS and failing to get accepted to medical school in my first application cycle, I successfully applied in my second cycle.

Taking those lessons of failure drove me to start Medical School Headquarters in 2012 to help other students understand the process of being successful premed students and successful applicants to medical school.

In 2021, we created Application Academy as a more affordable way for premeds to get expert guidance from our MSHQ advisors! Application Academy alone has helped several hundred students, on top of the thousands we've helped since we started.


Application Academy Instructors


Ryan Gray, MD

CEO, Advisor
10 Years Helping Premeds
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Courtney Lewis

Former Director of Admissions
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Scott Wright, EdD

VP, Academic Advising
Former Director of Admissions
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Varinia Grannum, MSEd

Former Assistant Dean of Pre-Health Advising
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Rachel Grubbs

COO, Advisor
20 Years Helping Premeds
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Deana Golini

Former Senior Admissions Officer
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Student Celebrations

Below are some of our Academy students celebrating their acceptances or just showing their love of the group. You could be here soon!

Join Application Academy

Enrollment for 2024-2025 is currently closed, but will open again soon.

Join our waitlist to be among the first to know when enrollment re-opens!


12 Months Access

$599 or $150/month

Best Value

All of the modules
All of the office hours
All of the success
12 months access

FAP Discounts for 12 Months Access

See FAQs below for information on refunds and delaying access if you decide to delay your application.


If you have a quesiton you don't see answered below— please email us at [email protected]