Talking U and Med Student Life
Talking U and Med Student Life
The Scope Health Sciences Radio from the University of Utah
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
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.
May 27, 2021
41 min
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.
May 13, 2021
36 min
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.
Apr 29, 2021
28 min
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.
Apr 15, 2021
30 min
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.
Mar 25, 2021
30 min
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.
Mar 16, 2021
50 sec
Episode 156 – The Art of Practice Interviewing
What steps can you look at after you get rejected from medical school? What does practicing for med school interviews look like? Hear from MS1 Caroline who talks about her decision to apply Early Decision, her concerns of couple matching into residency programs, and where her favorite fishing spot is at all here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Mar 11, 2021
24 min
Episode 155 – How Disney and Medicine Can Collide
How do you keep yourself motivated while applying to med schools after being rejected 5 times? What’s it like dating another med student and finding balance to study and spend time together? Hear from MS2 Andrew on how he remained resilient while applying to med school, his experience getting his acceptance call, his immense love for all things Disney, and how he is using that love for Disney to form a Student Interest Group, here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Feb 25, 2021
38 min
Episode 154 – Drive Thru White Coat Ceremony
What’s it like singing in the 6th Global Parliament of World Religion? How can working with refugees and Special Olympics athletes influence your pathway to medicine? Hear MS1 Sarmishta’s story about how she strengthened her application when re-applying to the UUSOM, her experience attending a drive thru white coat ceremony, and how she deals with zoom class fatigue here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Feb 11, 2021
40 min
Episode 153 – Injuries on Reality TV Shows
What’s it like being a star on reality TV? How do you apply all of your non-traditional pre-med life experiences towards med school applications? On this episode of Talking U & Med Student Life, Hear MS1 Alan’s story and inspiration towards becoming a physician, and how he balances his studies, work life, and family all while here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Jan 26, 2021
37 min
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