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 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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