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 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 ...

Episode 149 – Necia & Milo

Jul 1, 2020

How do you strategize to apply and get into medical school? What activities help prepare you for medical school? How much should you consider the financial implications when applying to medical school and residency programs? Why are couples slow to announce that they’re dating while in medical ...

Episode 148 – Rudi & Quinn

Jun 17, 2020

What do you do when you find yourself trying to figure out your next move in life? How does a trek through the jungle in Vietnam prompt you to pursue a career in medicine? Why is it important to have a strategy that works best for you when applying to medical school programs? What is like to do a ...

Episode 147 – Bridger

Jun 3, 2020

How do you find balance between medical school and your wellness and life outside of school? What’s it like having your third-year clerkship rotation cut short because of COVID-19? How does a career in business and football prepare one for a career in medicine? Today on Talking Admissions and Med...

Episode 146 – Claire

May 20, 2020

How does COVID-19 impact one’s clinical clerkship experience and desire to give back? What should you look for in an MD/PhD program when applying to various schools? What is it like to be an MD/PhD student? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Claire a third-year medical ...