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 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 ...

Episode 151 – Juggling Cosplay as a Med Student

Nov 4, 2020

How does a nursing student transition to a career as a doctor? All while juggling a passionate and creative hobby such as cosplay? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, hear how MS2 Erin balances her cosplay work with her studies and how being a cosplayer has brought her joy and ...

Episode 150 – The "Zoom" Med School Dilemma

Oct 21, 2020

Interested in hearing about taking a gap year, managing your wellness, and learning how to attend med school virtually? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, hear what first-year med student Lilly has to say about what brought her to the U and how she is navigating med school ...

The Scope Presents: Clinical - Unit on the Brink

Oct 5, 2020

Talking Admissions and Med Student Life will be back soon with a new format to celebrate our 150th episode. In the meantime, I wanted to introduce you to a new podcast called Clinical. Hear a six-minute sample of the current story called, Unit on the Brink: Voices from the COVID Frontline. It’s ...