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 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. The views and opinions expressed in these podcasts are solely those of the participants, and in no way reflects those of the UUSOM.

Latest Shows

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 Uta ...

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 opportuni ...

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 practically ...

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 th ...

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 sch ...

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 co ...

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 ...

Episode 145 – Carson

May 6, 2020

How does being a medic in Afghanistan inspire one to become a doctor? Why is it important to start both the admissions process and relationship building early? What is medical school like as a nontraditional student? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Carson, a fourth-yea ...

Episode 144 – Dr. Powell

Apr 1, 2020

Why does someone decide to go into a triple board residency program? How do you promote wellness and balance during a five-year residency program? What’s the difference between west coast swing dancing and the jerk-and-pull swing dancing in Utah? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I ...

Episode 143 – Lily

Mar 18, 2020

How does an architecture internship in China make one decide to change gears and pursue medicine? What are some ways to survive and thrive during your post-bacc studies? Why is workplace culture such an important question to ask during residency program interviews? Today on Talking Admissions and Me ...

Episode 142 – Dr. Kathleen Timme

Mar 4, 2020

What is it like to move from the East Coast to the stunning Rocky Mountains of Utah? How does one decide to become a pediatric endocrinologist? Why is there such a demand for creating exceptional learning experiences and excellent educators in medicine? What is the Bills Mafia and how is one an asso ...

Episode 141 – Anna

Feb 19, 2020

What triggers someone to decide they want to go to medical school after completing their first year of college? How does one’s vision of their future physician practice evolve throughout medical school? Why is it important to always go to the dinner hosted by a potential residency program? Today ...

Episode 140 – Max

Feb 5, 2020

What is it like being a first-generation college student and choosing to chase a career in medicine while combating self-doubt? How do you flawlessly perform a scene from The Sound of Music in front of your new classmates during your medical school orientation? How does one go about deciding what to ...

Episode 139 – Eddie

Jan 22, 2020

How does a person’s little brother inspire them to become a pediatrician at that the ripe age of fifteen? What is it like growing up African American in American Fork and becoming more resilient and driven because of it? Is it possible to still be a sports aficionado and a busy medical student at ...

Episode 138 – Siale

Jan 8, 2020

What motivates a track and field star to pursue a career in medicine? How does a series of health setbacks while living in the Philippines strengthen your sense of identity and goals? What is it like to trailblaze your own path to medical school while blocking out discouraging voices? Why should you ...

Episode 137 – Ludovica

Dec 18, 2019

"My mentor early on, the Italian doctor, he showed me how to be truly a compassionate physician. I remember he used to spend so much time with the patients talking to them, not only about their disease, but just getting to know them." Ludovica grew up in Italy until the time she was 12 years old. Sh ...

Episode 136 – Ha

Dec 4, 2019

"I thought wow, what is it about medicine that can take something that can be so raw and so hurtful and transform it into something that makes people somewhat excited and hopeful and that kind of launched me into medicine." Ha grew up with her grandparents close. It was their respect for doctors and ...

Episode 135 – Kaitlyn

Nov 20, 2019

"I ended up shadowing another female physician who had a family and kids and was balancing other things. That’s when I knew I could do it. It points to the importance of representation in medicine because your mind is so moldable when you’re younger. You can really be effected by the role models ...

Episode 134 – Michael

Nov 6, 2019

"I grew up with humble means. My dad was a meat cutter at Smith's, a lot of my childhood we were living in trailer parks, and we had a couple bankruptcies, so I kind of got here on a winding road." Michael grew up with a very humble background in Cedar City Utah. To pay for his college education, he ...

Episode 133 – Annabah

Oct 23, 2019

"It was really fulfilling being able to create products that I knew were going to better people’s lives, but it didn’t feel as real without seeing their actual impact and seeing the people it was helping day to day." Annabah's family experienced a lot of health related issues during her teen yea ...

Episode 132 – Garrett, first year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Oct 9, 2019

"I served an LDS mission in Africa and I kind of saw more of a lack of healthcare than I've seen in the U.S. and that sort of solidified the idea that I wanted to go into medicine and help people." Growing up on a small farm in Duchesne, Garrett knew he had a love for science. It was until he served ...

Episode 131 – Laurel, First year MD/PhD student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Sep 25, 2019

"I realized that there was a lot more I could do at the intersection of research and medicine and people than being a materials engineer." Laurel has always had a love of science fiction books. Initially, they even teased that they were pursuing a PhD so that they could author sci-fi novels. After h ...

Episode 130 – Eoin, First year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Sep 11, 2019

"I've spent a lot of time with Physical Therapists and I think that did definitely contribute to my interest in medicine. While it always sucked to be injured, I was always interested in what was going on there and the mechanics." Eoin’s professional career in ballet was at its peak when he found ...

Episode 129 – Fadi, First year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Aug 28, 2019

"As I started growing up and learning a little more about life, I understood that a job is going to be something you are doing for somewhere around half of your life so if you’re surviving that rather than enjoying it you pretty much wasted your life." Fadi’s journey towards medicine began in Sy ...

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 and 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 found ...

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 ...

Episode 121 – Natalie, third year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Apr 3, 2019

“It’s no secret that I love surgery, I’ve loved surgery since before medical school.” Natalie comes from a family of surgeons but wasn’t sure that she would take the same path. It wasn’t until after withdrawing from an acceptance to law school, and moving to Utah for art and snowboarding ...

Episode 120 – Jordan, third year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Mar 20, 2019

“I have met some of the best people of my entire life and made some of the best friendships I think I ever will make among my classmates.” It was her physician mother who inspired Jordan to pursue a life in medicine. Much of her childhood was spent watching her mom touch patients’ lives and bu ...

Episode 119 – Ian, third year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Mar 6, 2019

“The Uber of Ophthalmology.” As a child of a Foreign Service member, Ian grew up in Beijing, China. We talk about his experiences there, and what it was like to move to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University. We discuss how the Foreign Service application compares to medical school appli ...

Episode 118 – Nick, first year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Feb 20, 2019

“The best thing about Anki is that you study every day; if forces you, you’ve got to do your reviews every day.” It was during Second Look Day that Nick heard about the Anki app from a second year student here at UUSOM. Having previously used the app in undergrad, he wasn’t a big fan but dec ...

Episode 117 – Kristen, second year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Feb 6, 2019

“I want to do more; I want to know what those numbers mean, I want to have that impact on people.” Kristen had always wanted to be a doctor, but fell in love with systems biology engineering in undergrad and later landed a job as a Technical Program Manager. While presenting at a conference, she ...

Episode 116 – Will, The Road Less Traveled

Jan 23, 2019

“I started studying for the MCAT and kept coming to the fact of why am I doing this?” Will was on the path to medical school, studying for the MCAT and volunteering, when he realized it wasn’t the path he wanted to take. He talks about how this realization came to be and what the shift towards ...

Episode 115 – Cecelia, first year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Jan 9, 2019

“It never felt quite right; it always felt very close to right but not quite there.” Cecelia, having grown up in Utah, became interested in science while she was dancing for a company in San Francisco. We talk about her decision to go back to school, why she initially chose physical therapy and ...

Episode 114 – Brett, first year medical student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Dec 26, 2018

“It’s all about the deep breath.” At 15-years-old, Brett had spinal fusion surgery that he received permission to record. Seeing the footage confirmed his desire to become a doctor. He talks about his surgery experience and what it was like to go back to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles a yea ...

Episode 113 – Sam, first year medical student at University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Nov 28, 2018

“I feel very lucky in the sense that being older, being non-traditional; once I actually determined that’s what I was going to do, I didn’t doubt it.” It was during a senior film project in Africa that Sam started to think about what other possibilities were out there for him to experience. ...

Episode 112 – Alejandro, first year medical student at University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Nov 14, 2018

“I wasn’t so much scared of the work or the work ethic of going into medicine, I was more timid if it was what I really wanted to do and if I could withstand it emotionally.” Alejandro had always been interested in biology and science, but it wasn’t until he started volunteering at the VA th ...

Episode 111 – Taylor and Doug, successful couples match and recent graduates at University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Oct 31, 2018

“It was the single most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life and I never would have gotten through it if it wasn’t what I wanted.” Taylor and Doug knew of each other in undergrad, but it wasn’t until their first year of medical school that a friendship formed and finally, a relationsh ...

Episode 110 – Parvathi and Anish, successful couples match and recent graduates of University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Oct 17, 2018

“Nobody will understand what it’s like to go through medical school other than the people going through it with you; to have someone in a relationship with you whose going through the same thing, it’s unbelievable.” Parvathi and Anish met during their first week of medical school, but were o ...

Episode 109 – Annie, spouse of a recent graduate at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Jul 11, 2018

“Just as you’re figuring out something, it changes on you.” Peter and Annie met in junior high school, but didn’t start dating until a few years later. When Peter decided to apply for med school, Annie knew that she would stand by his side and support him throughout the journey. We discuss h ...

Episode 108 – Antigone and Ira, successful couples match and recent graduates at University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Jun 27, 2018

“Am I really going to derail the path that I’m on right now to line up with somebody else?” Antigone and Ira have different versions of how they met, but it was the journey here to UUSOM that brought them together. We talk about what it meant to be a couple in med school and the big decision t ...

Episode 107 – Zach, spouse of recent graduate at the University of Utah School Of Medicine

Jun 13, 2018

“Try to put them first and reduce the stressors in their life.” Zach met his wife Tenley, while she had taken a year off to improve her application for medical school. We talk about what it was like to go through the process of transitioning from a regular job life to a medical student life, and ...

Episode 106 – Successful couples match and recent graduates here at University Of Utah School Of Medicine

May 30, 2018

“It’s really nice to come home to someone or to hang out with someone that gets it.” Madison and Noah met for the first time in the beginning of their first year of medical school and got to know each other well when they were grouped together in anatomy lab. We talk about what it was like to ...

Episode 105 – Danielle, spouse of a medical student here at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine

May 16, 2018

“The first year was hardest for me just because I wasn’t sure if I need to help him balance his studying or if I just needed to support him studying nonstop.” Danielle met her husband while they were both student ambassadors at Weber State University pursuing medicine. In this episode, we talk ...

Episode 104 – Alex, MD/PhD Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

May 2, 2018

“Having an aspirational figure I could kind of see that this was a career that I wanted and then exploring other options and then and then ultimately deciding that both research and the physician track were what I wanted to do.” Alex grew up watching her mother work as a physician-scientist and ...

Episode 103 – Jon, MD/PhD Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Apr 4, 2018

“The big thing about PhD is learning how to express your ideas in a coherent manner and explain to people why it’s important, why we should research that.” Jon has spent more than a decade as a student on the University of Utah campus in pursuing his undergrad degree and now his MD/PhD. We tal ...

Episode 102 – Dallas, MD/PhD/MBA Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Mar 21, 2018

"It’s never a bad idea to have goals and ambitions and to try to reach for them. I think the folly is when people set unrealistic expectations, or they set expectations and when they’re not able to meet them, they don’t have a back-up plan.” Dallas became involved with research during her un ...

Episode 101 – Jessie, Fourth Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Mar 7, 2018

"I like that I can be kind of a calming force in someone's potentially worst day of their life." Jessie knew she wanted a career in medicine and explored several different avenues before deciding to apply to med school. We discuss how a talk given at her White Coat Ceremony inspired her to keep a j ...

Episode 99 – Candus, Fourth Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Feb 7, 2018

"Time is going to pass anyways. What you want to do with that time is more important than how long it's going to take you." Candus was two classes away from receiving her bachelor's degree in physical education when she realized it wasn't what she wanted for a career. We talk about her journey thro ...

Episode 98 – Doug, Fourth Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Jan 24, 2018

“Kids are resilient, and they go through things that a lot of people don’t go through.” Doug entered into his third year of medical school with the thought that he would become a pediatrician. He shares how his first rotation exposed him to something that he would ultimately decide to pursue ...

Episode 97 – Colin, First Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Jan 10, 2018

“The U medical school was a great pathway to be the kind of doctor that I want to be.” Colin got accepted into two medical schools his first year of applying, but decided to defer one and turn down the other acceptance. We talk about what led him to make that decision and how he recognized the ...

Episode 96 – Dan, First Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Dec 27, 2017

“There was a sudden moment when I called the band together and said ‘guys, I’m quitting.’ And they said ‘no, you can’t quit! Just do what you can’.” With a passion for music, Dan started playing in local bands during his junior year of high school. At the age of 18 and just a senior, ...

Episode 95 – Rebecca, Fourth Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Dec 13, 2017

“You’re not alone and, if I did it, you can too.” Depression can be something students experience in medical school, but not many talk about it. MS4 Rebecca sat down with me to have a very candid conversation about her experience of struggling with depression. We talk about wellness and how i ...

Episode 94 – Madison, First Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Nov 29, 2017

“Really evaluate and keep re-evaluating yourself in how you manage your time.” Madison grew up in Utah and had the opportunity to attend an undergrad institution outside of her home state, but was passionate and confident in what the University of Utah could offer her as a student and future doc ...

Episode 93 – Pam, First Year Medical Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Nov 1, 2017

“The minute you called me, there was a shift in my mentality from being a premed, to an M ½ student.” Pam sat down with me this summer before becoming a med student to share her thoughts on her journey to medical school. She shares how writing conscious paragraphs during her experiences aided ...

Episode 92 – Matt, Recent Graduate of University of Utah School of Medicine and New Neurology Resident at University of Rochester Medical Center

Oct 18, 2017

 “I hope I get a chance at that number one.” Matt went into his third year rotations with a liking for the neurosciences, but wanted to keep an open mind as he explored other fields of interest.  By the time his neurology rotation came about towards the end of third year, he knew that was the ...

Episode 91 – Tanner, Second Year Student at University of Utah School of Medicine

Oct 4, 2017

 “The most challenging, but yet the most enjoyable educational experience I’ve ever had; just a blast. I absolutely loved it!”With finals out of the way, Tanner reflects back on his first year of medical school and the path that led him there. He shares what inspired him to become a doctor, ...

Episode 90 – Natasha, Recent Graduate and Internal Medicine Residency Match Student at UUSOM

Jun 14, 2017

 “I made a goal of an effort to spend some time in the cities that I thought I would like that I had never been to during interview”Natasha walked into her third year rotations with an open mind, ready to see what type of medicine would pique her interest and leave her clamoring for more. We t ...

Episode 89 – Kara, Recent Graduate and Psychiatry Residency Match Student at UUSOM

May 31, 2017

 “Expect the unexpected in third year because that is what will happen”Kara had a strong pull towards pediatrics as she entered medical school, but her third year rotations set her on a different course entirely. We talk about the unexpected path she encountered and how it led to dual applying ...

Episode 88 – Jake, Recent Graduate and Orthopedic Surgery Residency Match Student at UUSOM

May 24, 2017

“Regardless of where I’m going, I’m doing ortho and that’s all I care about”Jake always had it in the back of his mind that he wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon and med school only solidified that.  With an above average Step 1 score, but a below average one for the orthopedic surgery fi ...

Episode 87: Susan - Returning Guest and OB/Gyn Residency Match Student at UUSOM

May 17, 2017

 “What else would I be doing? What else would I do with my time that I would love more? I couldn’t think of anything. I love what I do and I still have a very robust social and family life.”We’re excited to welcome Susan back as a guest on the Pod. She was one of our first episodes four ...

Episode 86: Haleigh - Family Medicine Residency match student here UUSOM

May 10, 2017

“I realized that what I loved in OB/GYN was actually when I would deliver with the family medicine physicians.”Haleigh enjoyed all of her third year rotations, but her experience with Family Medicine struck a chord and it wasn’t long before she realized that was the path for her career to foll ...

Episode 85: Melissa - OB/GYN Residency match student at UUSOM

May 3, 2017

“It’s definitely stressful to have an idea of what you want to do because you have this added stress of wanting to excel in that rotation. I think there’s just so much more personal stress that you put on performing well.”As the daughter of an OB/GYN physician, Melissa was able to learn and ...

Episode 84: Kelly - General Surgery Residency match student at UUSOM

Apr 12, 2017

“On my away rotations I was able to appreciate that I had learned well here and had been taught how to present well and write notes, how to be professional.”Kelly knew that with a lower board score, it would take some additional maneuvers to increase her chances of interviewing for general surge ...

Episode 83: Monica and George - successful Couple’s Match students at UUSOM

Apr 5, 2017

 “We kind of took a very passive approach where we just talked about it for a long time. We didn’t put a rank list together; we just kind of in all of our downtime had discussions.”Monica and George met at a Second Look Day event here at #UUSOM before matriculation. We talk about how an org ...

Episode 82: Levon - third year student at UUSOM

Mar 22, 2017

Levon, who is in his third year here at #UUSOM, chose Forensic Pathology as his elective rotation. We talk about what interested him in Pathology, and what a typical day looks like as a Forensic Pathologist. We revisit the story of how he thought his friends had prank-called him with an acceptance ...

Episode 81: Doug - premed and biology advisor at Dixie State University

Mar 8, 2017

“In the past we’ve been more focused on our tourism and our retirement communities, but the new goal of this community is to be more focused in the sciences and technology.” Nestled in St. George Utah, Dixie State University is a community style campus that welcomes it’s roughly 9000 studen ...

Episode 80: Alex - third year student at UUSOM

Feb 22, 2017

“I always thought I wanted to be an OB/Gyn. My path has kind of always led me through women’s health and I got on my rotation on the first day and it was kind of just meant to be.” Alex grew up in Utah, but headed to #Harvard to pursue a degree in Anthropology. We talk about the differences ...

Episode 79: Anish - third year student at UUSOM

Feb 8, 2017

“There’s a point in school, especially here, where you just feel like you have to learn for yourself and you have to keep up with the learning and teaching for yourself and not with what everyone else is doing.” Anish grew up in Sandy, Utah and headed to Baltimore to attend John Hopkins #JHU ...

Episode 78: Dr. Luke Dwyer - second year Triple Board resident physician at UUSOM

Jan 25, 2017

“Have something that you do that gives you a different identity.”Dr. Dwyer is in his sixth year of a nine year education and training path.  We talk about the Triple Board Residency Program and what attracted him to it, and how he mentally prepared for five days of interviewing.  We compare an ...

Episode 77: Chesy - EPAC participant and fourth year med student at UUSOM

Jan 11, 2017

“I’m excited to be in a hospital with people that I love working with, everyone’s been so supportive in my fourth year rotations.”During her Second Look Day visit at UUSOM, Chesy’s interest was sparked in a new and upcoming program called EPAC (Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum) ...

Episode 76: Elynn - third year med student at UUSOM

Dec 28, 2016

“I spent my time doing things that mattered to me, and in the end, I think that’s really what admissions committees want. They want to know you when you’re applying; they want to see who you are.”As Elynn prepared to apply for medical school, she didn’t take the typical pre-med route by g ...

Episode 75: Travis - third year med student here at #UUSOM

Dec 14, 2016

“I knew that third year was going to be demanding and I have a personal life outside of medical school which is also demanding.  I decided that I didn’t want to be miserable for an entire year, so I was just going to pick a few things on every rotation that I enjoyed about it and be hyper focus ...

Episode 74: Liz - Pre health Professions Advisor at UIdaho

Nov 30, 2016

“If you focus so much on doing the things that you think you need to do, you’re going to lose touch with who you are and what makes you unique and interesting.” As a Pre Health Professions Advisor, Liz is often asked what major is the “best” to get into medical school.  We talk about the ...

Episode 73: Pete - third year medical student at UUSOM

Nov 15, 2016

“When you get the questions wrong, I actually learn the most from them because I will never get that question wrong again.”While on 3rd year rotations or clinical rounds, “pimping” is something many medical students fear.  We discuss what exactly pimping is and how it helps one to learn and ...

Episode 72: Parvathi - third year student here at UUSOM

Nov 2, 2016

“I realize that if I found something at some point that I was really passionate about, I can always work towards it. Medicine is very open, there are always those possibilities.” As a third year student in a Nephrology rotation, “liquid gold” is a valuable teaching tool. We talk about Parvat ...

Episode 71: Lorne - MD/PhD student at UUSOM

Oct 19, 2016

“To really make groundbreaking change, you have to have new discoveries” Lorne chose the MD/PhD program to not only learn how to be a clinician, but to participate in research that will have an impact within the medical community. We talk about his background in research, what an average day is ...

Episode 70: Erika - second year med student at UUSOM

Oct 5, 2016

“We have a pretty solid group of people here. The faculty is great, the students are awesome, I hang out with my friends still every day during the summer and you just kind of become a family.”With the summer break between first and second year med school drawing to a close, Erika reflects on w ...

Episode 69: Liz - a new graduate of UUSOM

May 25, 2016

“The people just felt like my people. They were, in my opinion, down to earth and interested in having a life outside of medicine.”As the end of her medical student journey draws near, Liz takes a few moments to reflect back on her time here at #UUSOM and what her future holds. We talk about h ...

Episode 68: Ryan - a childhood friend and Microbiologist

Apr 27, 2016

“I realized that this was something that was not going to fit my personality the way I saw it going forward.” Ryan had a natural mind for the sciences and the assumption was by those who knew him that he would become a doctor. It was when we took the MCAT together that he had a clarifying mome ...

Episode 67: Riann and Knut - current fourth year students and couples match participants here at UUSOM

Apr 13, 2016

“I wasn’t prepared for how emotional the couples match process was. It’s been stressful; you make a lot of compromises.” Riann and Knut started dating during their first year of medical school and were recently matched in the couples match program. We talk about the process involved, why it ...

Episode 66: Tina - recently matched and current fourth year student, here at UUSOM

Mar 23, 2016

I know that Ophthalmology is for me because I sort of went into everything else saying this is what I’m going to do, and then ruled it out based on that.”Tina entered med school with an interest in Ophthalmology, but decided to keep an open mind and experience everything as if it were a potentia ...

Episode 65: Noelle - a fourth year medical student here at UUSOM

Mar 9, 2016

“Medicine is really a way of life, being a physician became part of my identity.”When Noelle entered medical school, she initially thought psychiatry would be the field of choice. We talk about what attracted her to dermatology, why it is important to use your resources early on in a competitiv ...

Episode 64: Ben - fourth year medical student here at UUSOM

Feb 24, 2016

“As I look back on medical school and all the happy memories that I have, they all have to do with my classmates.”With his fourth year in medical school nearly behind him, Ben is looking forward to the future, but will never forget those that made an impression upon him that will last a lifetime ...

Episode 63: Katie - fourth year medical student at UUSOM

Feb 10, 2016

“It is important to keep an open mind and go into each rotation feeling like you’re going to give it your all.”The final year of medical school is one filled with transitioning, mentoring, interviewing for residency and getting a refresher on how to be an intern in residency. Katie and I talk ...

Episode 62: Dr. Chuck Norlin - Pediatrician and Medical Educator here at UUSOM

Jan 27, 2016

“How do we implement things safely but quickly once we know how it ought to be done and how do we build systems to enable us humans to do it better all the time?”Dr. Norlin’s passion for the ever changing field of pediatrics keeps him engaged in searching for methods of improvement and ways to ...

Episode 61: Michael - former Nuclear Engineer and current first year student here at UUSOM

Jan 13, 2016

“I felt like what I was doing was very likely to never be used and it made it very hard for me to get engaged in what I was doing.” After receiving a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from #MIT and five years into his career at an Idaho National Lab, Michael felt he had more to offer and knew medicine ...

Episode 60: Kyle - first year medical here at UUSOM

Dec 16, 2015

“If I can overcome these obstacles, maybe I can actually help others do the same. And it became a test almost, can I do this? But the desire to be a doctor was always there.”Kyle secretly always had the desire to become a doctor. But life and obstacles led him instead to find his passion in w ...

Episode 59: Dean - former Naval Officer and first year medical student here are UUSOM

Dec 2, 2015

“You concentrate on things you can control and you don’t worry about the other stuff.”At age 31 and after more than a decade in the Navy as an Explosive Ordinance Device Technician, Dean befriended a physician that opened his eyes to the world of medicine and made him take a step back and thin ...

Episode 58: Russell - first year medical student here at UUSOM

Nov 11, 2015

“There was a point where I seriously considered other things, even just six months before applying to medical school. I thought I have to be one hundred percent onboard.”For Russell, the journey into medical school was one that went from just “ticking the boxes” to eventually becoming a lif ...

Episode 57: Wendy - former firefighter and paramedic for Salt Lake County and first year med student at UUSOM

Nov 4, 2015

“I felt like a band aid; I felt like I’d see these traumatic things happen, I’d see horrible things happen to people and I’d be with them for under an hour. I’d bond with them, I’d help them and then I’d drop them off for someone else to do the definitive care, and that began to feel ...

Episode 56: Houston - former Brigham Young University #BYUFOOTBALL Offensive Lineman and first year medical student here at #UUSOM

Oct 28, 2015

“If it’s your passion and you get involved in the things you want to do, the things you’re passionate about and by doing that, things will kind of just sync together and you’ll be able to look back at your experience with a smile and almost be like I don’t know how I was involved in that ...

Episode 55: Dr. Brad Poss - Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and Co-Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

Oct 20, 2015

“A lot of times when people find out what I do for a living, they say I couldn’t imagine doing that and actually for me, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”As a former Amphibious Task Force and THIRD Fleet Surgeon, Dr. Poss has traveled the world. What was it about Utah that made him d ...

Episode 54: Kim - A current third year student here at UUSOM

Jun 3, 2015

“I know that I have a finite amount of time once I get out into practice and I really want it to matter.”What makes former equities and bond trader on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and the owner of a finance company decide to pursue a career in medicine? For Kim, a third year medical stude ...

Episode 53: Jenn - A current first year med student here at UUSOM

Apr 1, 2015

When Jenn, a current first year medical student here at UUSOM didn’t get into medical school on her first try, she chose to take that year to pursue a master’s degree in something that not only interested her, but would provide a path for another potential career. With a Master’s in Pharmacol ...

Episode 52: Dr. Paul Young - Medical Educator and Pediatrician at UUSOM

Mar 18, 2015

“In general pediatrics /primary care, we spend about 40% of our time dealing with kids who are healthy or coming in for well child visits and well child checkups. Getting to know that child and getting to know that family while being a part of their lives over an extended period of time, it’s h ...

Episode 51: Matt - First Year Medical Student Here at UUSOM

Mar 4, 2015

For Matt, a current first year medical student here at #UUSOM, taking more than a year off before entering medical school was a decision based on his desire to work and gain knowledge within the medical industry. As an analyst for a healthcare consulting firm, he was granted access to the changing ...

Episode 50: Dr. Tiffany Glasgow - A Pediatric Hospitalist and medical educator here at UUSOM

Feb 18, 2015

How does a medical student choose a career in pediatrics? How do you become involved in medical education and what is a Learning Community? “I loved all my rotations as a student, but it was my work with the pediatric population that brought out the best in me. Those patients made me want to be ...

Episode 49: Daniela - a first Year Medical Student here at UUSOM

Feb 4, 2015

“It was a decision between my heart and my brain, I made the decision with my heart.” Daniela, a first year medical student here at #UUSOM had a difficult decision to make when it came to choosing which medical school to ultimately attend. As a non-resident without scholarship money, she would ...

Episode 48: Wes - Second Year Medical Student Here at UUSOM

Jan 21, 2015

“Your life experiences build who you are.”  From a young age, Wes, a second year medical student here at #UUSOM was taught to respect and serve the elder community.  It was through these experiences that he discovered his strong interest in the aging process, leading him to become involved in ...

Episode 47: Dr. Thomas Conover - a Triple Board Physician here at UUSOM

Jan 7, 2015

What is a Triple Board? Why would anyone choose to get boarded in three subjects and what are they? Why would anyone follow the #CincinnatiBengals here in Utah? I interviewed Dr. Thomas Conover, a Triple Board Physician here at #UUSOM. We talk about his path to becoming triple board certified, why h ...

Episode 46: Rebecca - a First Year Medical Student Here at UUSOM

Dec 17, 2014

What are some big city challenges for a medical student who moves here from Southern Utah? How is the new curriculum working out here at UUSOM? I interviewed Rebecca, a first year medical student here at UUSOM. We talk about the shock of adjusting to life in a big city after living in a rural area, ...

Episode 45: Dr. Rick Henriksen - Family Practitioner and Faculty member at UUSOM

Dec 3, 2014

In the world of Family Medicine, every patient and physician “comes from a different place.” This leads to unique and memorable interactions over time, as family doctors treat patients repeatedly over their lifetime. Lifelong relationships of helping people to stay heathy is a reward of the pr ...

Episode 44: Katherine Anderson M.D. – Geriatrician and Faculty Member Here at UUSOM

Oct 29, 2014

What is the field of Geriatrics? How does a medical student choose to become a Geriatrician? In terms of safety, how do you know when to take away Grandma and Grandpa’s car keys? I interviewed one of only 7,000 Geriatricians in the United States, Dr. Katherine Anderson, who practices here at th ...

Episode 43: Matt - Second year medical student here at UUSOM

Oct 15, 2014

How does an Idaho student choose to come to the University of Utah School of Medicine? What is Teach America and how does it help prepare one for medical school? What was the biggest surprise and best memory of the first year of med school? I interviewed Matt, a current second year student here a ...

Episode 42: Mary Barinaga, M.D. – Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program

Sep 10, 2014

What is WWAMI? What are the similarities between the University of Utah School of Medicine and the WWAMI program? What is the TRUST program? I interviewed Dr. Mary Barinaga, Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs, Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Washington School of Medici ...

Episode 41: Brian – Second year medical student here at UUSOM

Aug 27, 2014

What does it feel like to move to Utah after spending your entire life in Florida? What is life like for a first year med student here at the University of Utah School of Medicine? How does a pizza become the “ultimate currency”? I interviewed Brian, a rising second year med student here at t ...

Episode 40: Adam Stevenson, M.D. – Dean of Student Affairs at UUSOM

Aug 13, 2014

Known as the “Concierge” of the Dean’s Office here at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Student Affairs has one simple focus: “To shepherd medical students from the beginning of school through and after graduation.” I interviewed Dr. Adam Stevenson, Dean of Student Affairs here a ...

Episode 39: Megan Fix, M.D. – Associate Residency Program Director for Emergency Medicine Residency Program here at UUSOM

Jul 30, 2014

Why should you consider Emergency Medicine? What is the biggest misconception about being an ER doctor? What can one expect when entering the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, here at the University of Utah School of Medicine? I interviewed Dr. Megan Fix, the Associate Residency Program Direc ...

Episode 38: David Kaiser, EdD : Pre-medical advisor at Brigham Young University (BYU)

Jul 2, 2014

What makes Brigham Young University or BYU, different or unique as an institution? How does BYU help students “make an educated and informed decision” when choosing a health professions path? I interviewed Dr. David Keiser, pre-med advisor at BYU, to discuss what services are provided to stude ...

Episode 37: Missy - Second year medical student here at UUSOM

Jun 25, 2014

As accepted students prepare to enter medical school, there are undoubtedly many questions, fears, and anticipation of what lies ahead. I interviewed Missy, who has now graduated into her second year of medical school, to find out what her first year was like. What was her greatest surprise during ...

Episode 36: Eric Wood, M.D. – Residency Director for Occupational Medicine here at UUSOM

Jun 18, 2014

With a work-life balance that leads to the lowest career burnout, and the highest in overall life satisfaction, Occupational Medicine offers a lifestyle that contributes to a healthy & happy career. I interviewed Dr. Eric Wood, Residency Director of Occupational Medicine here at the UUSOM. We disc ...

Episode 35: Barbara Cahill, M.D. – Associate Dean of the Office Professionalism, Evaluation, and Learning (OPEL) at UUSOM

Jun 4, 2014

“The path to success depends on your performance and the attitude you bring with you.” Here at the UUSOM, professionalism is promoted throughout the curriculum to provide a community of learners the tools to become the “best residency physician out there.” Providing academic resources to ...

Episode 34: Todd Wilcox, M.D. – Director of the Utah Correctional Healthcare System

May 28, 2014

What is the largest and only population guaranteed the right to healthcare in the United States? What environment is the safest for a healthcare provider? How does a physician start on one path, but end up entirely on another? I interviewed Dr. Todd Wilcox, Director of the Utah Correctional Healt ...

Episode 33: DeVon Hale, M.D. – Assistant Dean for Global Health at UUSOM

May 21, 2014

Do you have a passion for Global Health and want to become involved? What was the philosophical change in Global Health during the past few years? How do you make a difference in the world of International Medicine? DeVon Hale, MD, sits down with me to discuss these topics and more. Discover wh ...

Episode 32: Liz Schackmann – medical student at UUSOM studying for Step 1

May 7, 2014

What is life like for a second year med student preparing to take the boards? How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance here at the University of Utah School of Medicine? I interviewed Liz, a second year medical student here at UUSOM, to find out what preparation goes into studying for the b ...

Episode 31: Matthew Poppe, M.D. - Residency Director fo Radiation Oncology at UUSOM

Apr 30, 2014

What is Radiation Oncology? How is it different from Diagnostic Radiology? How does a physician face cancer everyday? I interviewed Dr. Matthew Poppe, Residency Director for Radiation Oncology at UUSOM (Huntsman Cancer Hospital). We discuss the rapidly growing field of Radiation Oncology, what ...

Episode 30: Kristen Anderson - Utah Valley University (UVU) premedical advisor

Apr 23, 2014

Nestled just 41 miles south of Salt Lake City Utah, UVU is host to the state’s largest student population. With a diverse student body, expanding campus, large premed club and state of the art science building, Utah Valley University has much to offer students interested in pursuing a path to medi ...

Episode 29: Bridgette Baker, M.D. – Idaho physician and UUSOM alumni

Apr 16, 2014

What is the relationship between Idaho and the University of Utah School of Medicine? Why did one of our graduates choose family medicine? What is the IMA? I interviewed Dr. Bridgette Baker to discuss what attracted her to the UUSOM, how the path to family medicine was based on “wanting more lo ...

Episode 28: Kris Olson - current MD/PhD student here at UUSOM

Apr 9, 2014

What do fly fishing, biochem and research all have in common? Here at the UUSOM, a current MD/PHD student named Kris has a passion for each of these. I sat down with him to talk about how his interest in research began, what led him to the path of becoming an MD/PHD, and why it is important find a ...

Episode 27: Jason Hansen, M.D. – Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon, and UUSOM Alumni

Mar 26, 2014

What are the common questions you’ve always wanted ask a dermatologist? What is Mohs surgery? I sat down with former classmate and dermatologist, Dr. Jason Hansen to ask him what everyone wants to know when it comes to ear piercing, gauges, tanning salons and more. Learn how his “love of surg ...

Episode 26: James Bale, M.D. – Residency program director for pediatrics at UUSOM (at Primary Children’s Hospital)

Mar 19, 2014

Do you have a passion for pediatrics? What is EPAC ? What is the Glasgow Team and how does it set University of Utah School of Medicine students apart from other medical schools? I interviewed Dr. James Bale, residency program director for Pediatrics at UUSOM (at Primary Children’s Hospital) to ...

Episode 25: Yvonne Kobe and Andy Anderson PhD - Pre-medical advisors at Utah State University

Mar 12, 2014

Just 82 miles north of Salt Lake City near the eastern edge of scenic Cache Valley lies Logan Utah, home to Utah’s largest public residential campus, Utah State University. I interviewed Yvonne Kobe and Andy Anderson, PhD, Premedical Advisors at USU to talk about what it’s like to be a premed s ...

Episode 24: Amalia - Third year medical student here at UUSOM

Mar 5, 2014

What do volunteering, molecules cells & cancer (MCC), cardiothoracic surgery and Dansko clogs all have in common? A third year med student here at the University of Utah School of Medicine explains how. I interviewed Amalia, AKA the “budding surgeon”, to discuss how she prepared for med school ...

Episode 23: Janet Lindsley, PhD - Biochemistry professor at UUSOM

Feb 26, 2014

How is biochemistry taught here at the University of Utah School of Medicine? What is "Breaking Bread"? What is it that excites students about getting a free McDonald’s breakfast on a certain Fall morning? I interviewed Janet Lindsley, Ph.D and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the UUSOM t ...

Episode 22: Douglas Gray, MD - Triple Board Residency Program Director here at UUSOM

Feb 19, 2014

How does one become a Pediatrician, Adult Psychiatrist and a Child Psychiatrist in five years? Why is the University of Utah School of Medicine one of only nine in the country that offers this unique program? I interviewed Dr. Doug Gray, Residency Program Director for the Triple Board Program to d ...

Episode 21: Rita Osborn - Southern Utah University pre-medical advisor and associate director for the Utah Center for Rural Health

Feb 12, 2014

Set against the beautiful back drop of Cedar City Utah, Southern Utah State University offers it 8000 plus students a private feel (but with public cost) environment. Well known for its high acceptance rate, cultural immersion trips and helping students to get involved with leadership with local com ...

Episode 20: Kyle - Third year medical student at UUSOM

Feb 5, 2014

In a detail oriented profession, how important is it to be able to convey yourself accurately? What lessons does one learn in applying to medical school for a third time? Is it possible to play intramural sports while in med school? How does dressing well help you start off on the right foot? I ...

Episode 19: Pamela Hansen, M.D. - residency training director for PM&R at the University of Utah School of Medicine

Jan 29, 2014

What do the initials PM&R stand for? Does caring for a patient as a whole person and improving the quality of life interest you? Why is a strong background in Internal medicine important as a PM&R physician? Residency training director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at UUSOM, ...

Episode 18: Keli Kwok, M.D. - UUSOM alumni and Emergency Room physician

Jan 22, 2014

On April 15, 2013 as a crowd of over 500,000 took to the streets of Boston to cheer on the participants nearing the end of the Boston Marathon, two bombs exploded in the street killing 3 and injuring 264. As fear and chaos encircled the crowd, emergency rescuers and bystanders jumped into action pr ...

Episode 17: Robyn Hyde, PhD - Premedical Advisor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah

Jan 15, 2014

Known for its “unique environment for learning”, Westminster College has much to offer students interested in pursuing a medical career. I interviewed Dr. Robyn Hyde, Organic Chemistry Professor and Premed Advisor at Westminster to discuss how their real world and student-centered approach lead ...

Episode 16: Stephen - Fourth year medical student who discusses what his schedule is like at UUSOM. Looking back, what was the best rotation during third year? What is AOA?

Jan 8, 2014

Fourth year medical student Stephen answers these questions and more. From how he prepared for med school, what kind of Interest Groups students can become involved with and how working with the "Board Slayers" can help you prepare for the Step I exam at the end of your second year. Stephen gives in ...

Episode 15: John Langell, MD, PHD, MPH - Surgeon and Executive Director for the Center for Medical Innovation

Dec 18, 2013

How does a physician almost become an astronaut? What is it like to train with NASA in Space Medicine? What is the Bench to Bedside Program here at the University of Utah School of Medicine? Surgeon and Executive Director for the Center for Medical Innovation, Dr. John Langell discusses his advanc ...

Episode 14: Jeff Pettey, M.D. - Ophthalmology Residency Program Director

Dec 11, 2013

How do you stand apart when applying to an ophthalmology residency program? What is it like to give the gift of sight when traveling to a foreign country? Where is the field of Ophthalmology heading? Ophthalmologist and Residency Program Director Dr. Jeff Pettey shares his 1) insight into the c ...

Episode 13: George - Former professional athlete and current first year medical student discusses his journey to become a physician

Dec 4, 2013

Are there similarities between becoming a professional athlete and a physician? How does one make that decision to forever walk away from the playing field? What is the best way to get into a routine as a medical student? First year med student and former Major League Soccer player George discuss ...

Episode 12: Paul Gardner, Ph.D. - Professor of Biology at Snow College and founder of the Dead Cat Society

Nov 27, 2013

What is the Dead Cat Society? Why choose Snow College? What is the future of Snow College? Dr. Gardner from Snow College (located in Ephraim Utah) discusses the benefit of choosing Snow as a two year institution, how the Dead Cat Society came about and what the future holds for the school as they ...

Episode 11: Karly Pippitt, M.D. - Family Practitioner discusses getting involved with medical education and going through the couples match while in medical school

Nov 20, 2013

How do you get involved in medical education? What is the process for couples in the residency match program? Is a chinchilla a safe pet? Family Practitioner and Phase I Curriculum Unit Director for the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Karly Pippitt shares her experience of matching wit ...

Episode 10: Randy Jensen, M.D., Ph.D. - Residency Program Director for Neurosurgery

Nov 13, 2013

Do you have what it takes to become a brain surgeon? How do you gain a PhD during your residency? Residency Program Director for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Randy Jensen discusses the seven year integrated Neurosurgery Residency Program. Learn ho ...

Episode 9: Susan - First year medical student who discusses how to describe a LDS (Mormon) Mission on a med school application and what life was like living in Poland as a missionary

Nov 6, 2013

How do you describe an LDS or Mormon mission in your medical school application? What’s it like to live in Poland as a missionary? What’s it like to be a first year medical student at the University of Utah School of Medicine? First year medical student and recent graduate of Brigham Young Un ...

Episode 8: John Nilsson - Director of Preprofessional Advising for U. of Utah

Oct 30, 2013

"What is the fastest way to Med School?" Director of Preprofessional Advising at the University of Utah, John Nilsson discusses the answer to this popular question. Learn what his policy of “slowing down” means and how it helps to take advantage of all of the opportunities to become a more compe ...

Episode 7: David Morton, PhD - Gross Anatomy Course Director and Associate Professor at UUSOM

Oct 23, 2013

"White matter in the spinal cord is like a bus in the amount of people that get on and get off." Known for his mnemonics, songs and useful ways to "make information sticky”, Gross Anatomy Course Director and Associate Professor David Morton discusses the ins and outs of the Gross Anatomy Lab, what ...

Episode 4: Dr. Caroline Milne - Residency Training Director for Internal Medicine at UUSOM discusses the program and what they look for in medical students

Oct 16, 2013

Dr. Milne talks about the program and what they look for in medical students. We also talk about how you can become involved in academic medicine and why Dr. Milne fell in love with Salt Lake City. ...

Episode 5: Dr. Jason Fritzler - Pre-med advisor at WSU talks about his program and the importance of roadkill

Oct 16, 2013

Dr. Fritzler, Pre–medical advisor for Weber State University, talks about the program at WSU, his love of parasites and the importance of roadkill. We also review criteria for UUSOM and how applicants can improve their application. ...

Episode 6: Matt - Second year medical student talks about his experiences with the curriculum, maintaining a healthy life balance, and how to effectively commute from Utah county

Oct 16, 2013

Second year medical student talks about his experiences with the curriculum, maintaining a healthy life balance, and how to effectively commute from Utah county. Also as a non-traditional applicant, we touch on Matt's desire to pursue medicine and advice to others. ...

Episode 3: Dr. Chan's Tips - Late term admissions

Oct 9, 2013

If you think it's too late to apply for medical school and you have no chance of getting in, think again. ...

Episode 2: Diane - Third year medical student talks about transitioning from being a nurse to a physician

Oct 2, 2013

Third year medical student talks about transitioning from being a nurse to a physician. We talk about how she prepared to apply to medical school, what her daily routine looks like during her third year, and discuss a new phone application that helped find her future husband. ...

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