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.
“I’m excited to be in a hospital with people that I love working with, everyone’s been so supportive in my fourth year rotations.”During her Second Look Day visit at UUSOM, Chesy’s interest was sparked in a new and upcoming program called EPAC (Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum) ... Read More
“I spent my time doing things that mattered to me, and in the end, I think that’s really what admissions committees want. They want to know you when you’re applying; they want to see who you are.”As Elynn prepared to apply for medical school, she didn’t take the typical pre-med route by g ... Read More
“I knew that third year was going to be demanding and I have a personal life outside of medical school which is also demanding. I decided that I didn’t want to be miserable for an entire year, so I was just going to pick a few things on every rotation that I enjoyed about it and be hyper focus ... Read More
“If you focus so much on doing the things that you think you need to do, you’re going to lose touch with who you are and what makes you unique and interesting.” As a Pre Health Professions Advisor, Liz is often asked what major is the “best” to get into medical school. We talk about the ... Read More
“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 ... Read More