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.
“Having an aspirational figure I could kind of see that this was a career that I wanted and then exploring other options and then and then ultimately deciding that both research and the physician track were what I wanted to do.” Alex grew up watching her mother work as a physician-scientist and ... Read More
“The big thing about PhD is learning how to express your ideas in a coherent manner and explain to people why it’s important, why we should research that.” Jon has spent more than a decade as a student on the University of Utah campus in pursuing his undergrad degree and now his MD/PhD. We tal ... Read More
"It’s never a bad idea to have goals and ambitions and to try to reach for them. I think the folly is when people set unrealistic expectations, or they set expectations and when they’re not able to meet them, they don’t have a back-up plan.” Dallas became involved with research during her un ... Read More
"I like that I can be kind of a calming force in someone's potentially worst day of their life." Jessie knew she wanted a career in medicine and explored several different avenues before deciding to apply to med school. We discuss how a talk given at her White Coat Ceremony inspired her to keep a j ... Read More
"The most satisfying thing about my life right now in my profession, is that I have patients. Patients are different than friends; many are also friends, but your patients take you into their life, they trust you, they let you know things about themselves they wouldn't tell anyone else and you becom ... Read More