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.


Latest Shows

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 ...

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