Making Betters Doctors & Building Better Medical Bedside Manner with Dr. Ryan Gray & Dr. Helen Riess

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio bedside manner

Original Air Date: June 22, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The biggest challenges faced by med students
  • How mentoring of pre-med and med students is changing medicine the medical community
  • What the key pieces to are to connecting with others
  • Research showing that empathy from doctors and medical staff improves health outcomes


Dr. Ryan Gray received his undergrad degree from the University of Florida before going on to New York Medical College to earn his M.D. In 2012, after realizing a need for a better source of premed information, he started the Medical School Headquarters. Through the Medical School Headquarters, The Premed Years podcast, and working 1-on-1 with premed students, Dr. Gray has directly impacted the journeys for hundreds of thousands of students to give them a better chance at getting into medical school. Learn more here.

Helen Riess, M.D. is Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Empathetics,Inc., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO) and faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute. Her TEDx talk, "The Power of Empathy" has been seen by over 130,000 viewers. In 2012 Dr. Riess co-Founded Empathetics Inc., a company that translates her research-based curricula into accessible live and web-based empathy solutions for healthcare professionals. More here.

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