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 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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