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 161 – Conquering Spartan Races & Med School

May 28, 2021

What is it like virtually interviewing and matching into a residency program? How does physical activity affect a med student schedule and why is it important? On this episode of Talking U and Med Student Life, hear how fourth-year med student, Spencer has conquered Spartan Races & Triathlons, ...

Episode 160 – Adventures in Argentina feat. Med Student Burnout

May 14, 2021

What is it like to grow up in the suburbs of Las Vegas? How do you keep yourself motivated when you’re on a waitlist? Hear from MS1 Chance who talks about getting robbed at gunpoint, surviving robberies and break-ins while in Argentina, and tips on dealing with burnout, all here at the University...

Episode 159 – Olympic Weightlifting as an MD PhD Student

Apr 30, 2021

What are some misconceptions about Olympic Weightlifting? How do you navigate applying to a MD PhD program with a 48-hour deadline? On this episode of Talking U and Med Student Life, hear from MD PhD Student, Maci, on attending national weightlifting competitions, Taking the Step 1 exam during the ...

Episode 158 – Creating Memes for Med Students

Apr 16, 2021

What are some certified tricks of the trade that chess players use in chess tournaments? How can volunteering with organizations that deal with difficult topics pique an interest in medicine? On this episode of Talking U and Med Student Life, hear from MS1 Eric on how he prepared for med school, and...

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 ...