with Dr. Benjamin Chan

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. Topics will range from tips to getting admitted (and having your application stand out), to familiarizing yourself with the culture of medical student life, and finally how to prepare for a residency and the Match. Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Chan, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Utah's School of Medicine, 'Talking Admissions and 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. The views and opinions expressed in these podcasts are solely those of the participants, and in no way reflects those of the UUSOM.

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Episode 128 – Jessica, third year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Jul 10, 2019

“I had to ask myself some serious questions. One of them was: If you get to the end of your life and this is what you did, you stayed in real estate, would you feel like you had done enough? The answer for me was no, so I knew I had to make a change.” In the back of her mind, Jessica had always ...

Episode 127 – Troy, fourth year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Jun 26, 2019

"The theme of my application was my Spanish. I did some volunteer work at elementary schools, where I would translate at parent teacher conference. I got involved with the American Red Cross where I taught CPR and emergency preparedness in Spanish. I kind of wove Spanish into all of my activities." ...

Episode 126 – Keti, fourth year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Jun 12, 2019

“I really like puzzles. I felt like internal medicine had puzzles & mysteries, but I think Neuro has more.” Keti has known she wanted to be a doctor since kindergarten. Having a mom in medicine and a passion for science only solidified her direction. It wasn’t until her third year that Keti fo ...

Episode 125 – Guinn, fourth year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

May 29, 2019

“I ended up getting involved with Planned Parenthood and volunteered at the county jail where I taught sex ED. I also volunteered with the Rape Recovery Center and worked on the crisis line. Those are the main community things I did, it changed a lot of how I ended up thinking about my career and ...

Episode 124 – Chelsey and Marcus, fourth year medical students at University of Utah School of Medicine

May 15, 2019

"We always re-emphasized again and again, our number one priority was each other and we couldn't let the match come between that." Chelsey was a T.A. in Marcus's undergraduate anatomy class. Needless to say, it was love at first G.I. lesson. After going through pre-med and medical school together, C ...

Episode 123 – James and Laura, fourth year medical students at University of Utah School of Medicine

May 1, 2019

"One of the things we were really interested in was matching at programs that were collegial with really friendly cultures." James and Laura met during undergrad at Utah State University. Initially James was the only one who had plans for medical school. When Laura discovered her love of medicine, t ...

Episode 122 – Kyle, fourth year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Apr 17, 2019

"It wasn't just me trying to be a doctor, my whole family, my wife and my kids, they just loved the idea and were supportive and kind." Kyle started medical school at 34 with full support from his wife and kids. It wasn’t until his psychiatry rotation that he realized where he wanted to be. With a ...

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