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, Assistant 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.


Latest Shows

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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