The ultimate resource to guide you on your journey to and through medical school

Get the inside scoop from pre-med advisors, physicians, faculty, alumni, and current medical students about all areas of medical school. Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Chan, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Utah's School of Medicine, Talking U & Med Student Life brings valuable information to anyone thinking about a career in medicine whether you're in high school, pre-med, or already a medical student.

Latest Episodes

Episode 157 – Mountaineering & Wilderness Exploration with a Med Student

Mar 26, 2021

What’s it like to be a professional mountain guide and climb Denali peak? Can 3rd year clinical rotations influence your decision to change specialties? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, gain some insight from MS3 Megan on mountaineering in the wilderness, why her gap years were...

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Mar 17, 2021

Get the inside scoop from pre-med advisors, physicians, faculty, alumni, and current medical students about all areas of medical school. Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Chan, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Utah's School of Medicine, Talking U & Med Student Life brings valuable ...

Episode 156 – The Art of Practice Interviewing

Mar 12, 2021

What steps can you look at after you get rejected from medical school? What does practicing for med school interviews look like? Hear from MS1 Caroline who talks about her decision to apply Early Decision, her concerns of couple matching into residency programs, and where her favorite fishing spot ...

Episode 155 – How Disney and Medicine Can Collide

Feb 26, 2021

How do you keep yourself motivated while applying to med schools after being rejected 5 times? What’s it like dating another med student and finding balance to study and spend time together? Hear from MS2 Andrew on how he remained resilient while applying to med school, his experience getting his ...

Episode 154 – Drive Thru White Coat Ceremony

Feb 12, 2021

What’s it like singing in the 6th Global Parliament of World Religion? How can working with refugees and Special Olympics athletes influence your pathway to medicine? Hear MS1 Sarmishta’s story about how she strengthened her application when re-applying to the UUSOM, her experience attending a ...

Episode 153 – Injuries on Reality TV Shows

Jan 27, 2021

What’s it like being a star on reality TV? How do you apply all of your non-traditional pre-med life experiences towards med school applications? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, Hear MS1 Alan’s story and inspiration towards becoming a physician, and how he balances his ...

Episode 152 – Black Diamond Skiing During Med School

Jan 13, 2021

What’s it like moving from Boise, Idaho to Middlebury, Vermont? How can an outdoorsy lifestyle influence you to pursue a career in medicine? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, MS2 Joe talks about rural medicine, why he ended up in Utah, and how to get started snowboarding in the ...