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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 84 Ratings

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 161 – Conquering Spartan Races & Med School

    Episode 161 – Conquering Spartan Races & Med School

    What is it like virtually interviewing and matching into a residency program? How does physical activity affect a med student schedule and why is it important? On this episode of Talking U and Med Student Life, hear how fourth-year med student, Spencer has conquered Spartan Races & Triathlons, his favorite 3rd-year rotation, and how he matched into a Radiology program, all here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

    • 41 min
    Episode 160 – Adventures in Argentina feat. Med Student Burnout

    Episode 160 – Adventures in Argentina feat. Med Student Burnout

    What is it like to grow up in the suburbs of Las Vegas? How do you keep yourself motivated when you’re on a waitlist? Hear from MS1 Chance who talks about getting robbed at gunpoint, surviving robberies and break-ins while in Argentina, and tips on dealing with burnout, all here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

    • 36 min
    Episode 159 – Olympic Weightlifting as an MD PhD Student

    Episode 159 – Olympic Weightlifting as an MD PhD Student

    What are some misconceptions about Olympic Weightlifting? How do you navigate applying to a MD PhD program with a 48-hour deadline? On this episode of Talking U and Med Student Life, hear from MD PhD Student, Maci, on attending national weightlifting competitions, Taking the Step 1 exam during the pandemic, and balancing med student life, here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

    • 28 min
    Episode 158 – Creating Memes for Med Students

    Episode 158 – Creating Memes for Med Students

    What are some certified tricks of the trade that chess players use in chess tournaments? How can volunteering with organizations that deal with difficult topics pique an interest in medicine? On this episode of Talking U and Med Student Life, hear from MS1 Eric on how he prepared for med school, and how creating iconic memes for his med student classmates, here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

    • 30 min
    Episode 157 – Mountaineering & Wilderness Exploration with a Med Student

    Episode 157 – Mountaineering & Wilderness Exploration with a Med Student

    What’s it like to be a professional mountain guide and climb Denali peak? Can 3rd year clinical rotations influence your decision to change specialties? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, gain some insight from MS3 Megan on mountaineering in the wilderness, why her gap years were beneficial for her, and how she judges the accuracy of mountaineering scenes in TV shows and movies - all here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

    • 30 min
    This is TALKING U & MED STUDENT LIFE

    This is TALKING U & MED STUDENT LIFE

    Get the inside scoop from pre-med advisors, physicians, faculty, alumni, and current medical students about all areas of medical school. Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Chan, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Utah's School of Medicine, Talking U & 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.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Chiekohoki ,

Very informative, even while being informal

This is an excellent podcast. I've listened to all these episodes, and most of them more than once while I was applying to medical school. Dr Chan is very engaging and is really fun to listen to interacting with medical students (former, current, and future).

Steve Gawrys ,

Insightful and Exciting!

This podcast helps me understand the world of medicine a bit more and makes me more excited to attend medical school one day. Great content!

JosephJAR ,

Amazing

I absolutely love this! Amazing insight, opinions and suggestions. I wish there were episodes on financial situations. Such as how Med students made it comfortably and how they did grants, scholarships ETC;

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