Talking Admissions and Med Student Life

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 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, ...

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