Talking Admissions & Med Student Life
With Dr. Benjamin Chan
This is a 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 different aspects 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 how physicians came to choose their field of medicine.
Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Chan, associate dean of admissions and Idaho affairs 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.
“The U medical school was a great pathway to be the kind of doctor that I want to be.” Colin got accepted into two medical schools his first year of applying, but decided to defer one and turn down the other acceptance. We talk about what led him to make that decision and how he recognized the ... Read More
“There was a sudden moment when I called the band together and said ‘guys, I’m quitting.’ And they said ‘no, you can’t quit! Just do what you can’.” With a passion for music, Dan started playing in local bands during his junior year of high school. At the age of 18 and just a senior, ... Read More
“You’re not alone and, if I did it, you can too.” Depression can be something students experience in medical school, but not many talk about it. MS4 Rebecca sat down with me to have a very candid conversation about her experience of struggling with depression. We talk about wellness and how i ... Read More
“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 doc ... Read More
“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 ... Read More