Talking Admissions and Med Student Life
Talking Admissions 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 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.
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.
Jun 30
57 min
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.
Jun 16
1 hr 13 min
Episode 147 – Bridger Battaglia
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 Battaglia a third-year medical student about to start his fourth year here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Jun 2
1 hr
Episode 146 – Claire Bensard
How does COVID-19 impact one’s clinical clerkship experience and desire to give back? What should you look for in an MD/PhD program when applying to various schools? What is it like to be an MD/PhD student? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Claire Bensard a third-year medical student here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
May 19
46 min
Episode 145 – Carson Mills
How does being a medic in Afghanistan inspire one to become a doctor? Why is it important to start both the admissions process and relationship building early? What is medical school like as a nontraditional student? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Carson Mills, a fourth-year medical student here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
May 5
39 min
Episode 144 – Dr. Powell
Why does someone decide to go into a triple board residency program? How do you promote wellness and balance during a five-year residency program? What’s the difference between west coast swing dancing and the jerk-and-pull swing dancing in Utah? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Dr. Powell, a second-year psychiatry resident here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Mar 31
30 min
Episode 143 – Lily
How does an architecture internship in China make one decide to change gears and pursue medicine? What are some ways to survive and thrive during your post-bacc studies? Why is workplace culture such an important question to ask during residency program interviews? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Lily, a fourth-year medical student here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Mar 17
56 min
Episode 142 – Dr. Kathleen Timme
What is it like to move from the East Coast to the stunning Rocky Mountains of Utah? How does one decide to become a pediatric endocrinologist? Why is there such a demand for creating exceptional learning experiences and excellent educators in medicine? What is the Bills Mafia and how is one an associate of the Bills Mafia? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Dr. Kathleen Timme, an attending physician in pediatric endocrinology here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Mar 3
27 min
Episode 141 – Anna
What triggers someone to decide they want to go to medical school after completing their first year of college? How does one’s vision of their future physician practice evolve throughout medical school? Why is it important to always go to the dinner hosted by a potential residency program? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Anna, a fourth-year medical student here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Feb 18
36 min
Episode 140 – Max
What is it like being a first-generation college student and choosing to chase a career in medicine while combating self-doubt? How do you flawlessly perform a scene from The Sound of Music in front of your new classmates during your medical school orientation? How does one go about deciding what to pursue their residency program in; particularly anesthesia? Today on Talking Admissions and Med Student Life, I interview Max, a fourth-year medical student here at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Feb 4
37 min
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