Jim Gray MD is a radiologist from Meridian, Mississippi. He is board certified and has been a member of the American Board of Radiology for years. Also, he works at a state-of-the-art imaging center that countless patients have relied on. Before joining this team, however, Jim Gray MD spent quite a few years completing his education. First, he went to Mississippi State University. Interestingly enough, he got two bachelor’s degrees here. One of them was focused on arts while the other one revolved around science. Obviously, he decided to pursue the science path further and went to the Northwestern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Once he got his medical degree, he completed a residency back in Mississippi and then a fellowship in Cincinnati.
What was your best/favorite subject in school?
I honestly liked a lot of my classes. In fact, I cannot really think of a specific subject matter that I did not enjoy. The reason why is that I always enjoyed the process more than the final objective. In translation, I loved working and studying hard so that I can keep my grades high. Doing so was the type of challenge that I enjoy, and it allowed me to push myself further. If, however, I had to pick just one class that stood out the most, it would have to be Biology. The reason why is that this class is where I first learned about human anatomy and got interested in the way in which the human body operates.
Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
Well, it was probably back when I started medical school in Ohio. This was the first time that I got to take a closer look at the field of medicine. As far as the actual work, it would probably have to be when I did my residency. For those unfamiliar, residency training offers a hands-on experience where students work in a hospital around certified physicians. In my case, taking the opportunity to work with knowledgeable experts definitely made me realize how much I enjoy helping people. More importantly, I got to see the field of medicine as a rich industry where one can never really acquire all the knowledge. So, the opportunity to grow always exists and you can go as far as you want.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
I never really have problems with motivation because I know the reason why I go to work is to help my patients. When people depend on you to solve their health-based problems, you have to recognize that you have a lot of responsibility. So, you must stay on track with all of your work to ensure that everyone gets the same standard of care. Also, I always remind myself that if I was ever in some patient’s position, I would like to have a doctor who is easy-going and understanding. That way, I simply treat others the same way that I would like to be treated if the circumstances were flipped.
Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
Not that I can recall. I do not have anything against entrepreneurs testing various methods of marketing. In my case, however, this was unnecessary since I always had enough demand via word of mouth. I would even go as far as to say that medical practices will almost always be secure enough as people’s need for doctors is quite consistent.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I am extremely proud of my work with patients over the past years. I have been put in a position to aid people who are struggling with life-threatening conditions. Doing so has certainly given me an unparalleled sense of accountability. Being able to maneuver such accountability while providing everyone with a high standard of care is something that I am truly proud of. Also, I am very happy with the way that our business has been running.
What kind of business ideas excite you most?
The ones that are forward-thinking and rely on the latest technology. Nevertheless, I like them to be realistic enough so that people can actually turn them into reality without bankrupting themselves.