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, Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Utah's School of Medicine, 'Talking U 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.
Episode 151 – Juggling Cosplay as a Med Student
How does a nursing student transition to a career as a doctor? All while juggling a passionate and creative hobby such as cosplay? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, hear how MS2 Erin balances her cosplay work with her studies and how being a cosplayer has brought her joy and opportunity in the medical community here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Episode 150 – The "Zoom" Med School Dilemma
Interested in hearing about taking a gap year, managing your wellness, and learning how to attend med school virtually? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, hear what first-year med student Lilly has to say about what brought her to the U and how she is navigating med school practically virtually.
The Scope Presents: Clinical - Unit on the Brink
Talking Admissions and Med Student Life will be back soon with a new format to celebrate our 150th episode. In the meantime, I wanted to introduce you to a new podcast called Clinical. Hear a six-minute sample of the current story called, Unit on the Brink: Voices from the COVID Frontline. It’s the stories of seven medical professionals and how the virus is impacting their patients, their community, and their lives. If you like what you hear, you can find full episodes and subscribe on the Clinical website.
Episode 149 – Necia & Milo
How do you strategize to apply and get into medical school? What activities help prepare you for medical school? How much should you consider the financial implications when applying to medical school and residency programs? Why are couples slow to announce that they’re dating while in medical school?
Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview couple, Necia and Milo, both former fourth-year medical students who recently graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Episode 148 – Rudi & Quinn
What do you do when you find yourself trying to figure out your next move in life? How does a trek through the jungle in Vietnam prompt you to pursue a career in medicine? Why is it important to have a strategy that works best for you when applying to medical school programs? What is like to do a couple’s match into the same residency program?
Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview couple, Rudi and Quinn, both former fourth-year medical students who recently graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Episode 147 – Bridger
How do you find balance between medical school and your wellness and life outside of school? What’s it like having your third-year clerkship rotation cut short because of COVID-19? How does a career in business and football prepare one for a career in medicine?
Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Bridger a third-year medical student about to start his fourth year here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.