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1st–4th Year Medical Student Requirements & Education

Throughout your education here at University of Utah School of Medicine, we provide several resources to support you. From wellness consults and services to activities and information for visiting students, you will be able to find any resources you need here.

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Med Student Mentor

Med Student Mentor: Being a Politically Active Medical Student

Health care policy affects the way future physicians practice medicine, so as a med student you might be interested in getting involved. But where do you start? In this podcast, first year medical student John Sanchez interviews Nika Nour, a former House staffer. She provides some tips for where to ... Read More

Med Student Mentor: Pursuing a Career In Infectious Disease

If you’re considering specializing in infectious disease, Dr. Andy Pavia has advice for you. He is chief of the pediatric infectious disease unit at the University of Utah and he’ll tell you how to get started in med school and what extra curricular activities can set you on the right path to a ... Read More

Med Student Mentor: Licensing, Tuition and Other Concerns Dental Students Have

Many dental students and prospective dental students worry about the high debt associated with dental school and obtaining a portable license. Carol Gomez Summerhays is the president-elect of the American Dental Association. She discusses licensing and tuition but also talks about how technology and ... Read More

Med Student Mentor: Becoming A Successful Physician Assistant

Are you worried about getting into PA school? Two students from the University of Utah’s physician assistant program dish on why they picked PA school over medical school, how to make the most of PA school, and some advice for getting into the competitive programs. If you’re considering applying ... Read More

Med Student Mentor: Writing a PA School Essay That Will Get You Noticed

When it comes to writing the personal statement on a physician assistant application, many people panic or shut down when they can’t think of what to write. Doris Dalton is the director of admissions for the University of Utah’s physician assistant program. She shares some insider tips and ... Read More

Med Student Mentor: You’ve Been Matched—Five Things You Need to Know Now

Match day is over and you now know where you’ll be spending the next few years for the final stretch of your medical training. But how can you prepare now to make your residency the best experience possible? Ross Blagg is a plastic surgery resident at the University of Utah and he shares five ... Read More

Med Student Mentor: Exploring a Career in Infectious Disease

Infectious disease doctors get to see all kinds of illnesses, from measles to Ebola. Second-year med student Maria Borrero interviews Dr. Andy Pavia, chief of the pediatric infectious disease division at University of Utah School of Medicine. He discusses his career beginnings—when information ... Read More

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