Archive for December 2018

Ultimate MCAT Guide

Beginning 2015, aspiring pre med students should be more prepared than ever as new changes on the MCAT exam have recently been approved by the Association of American Medical Colleges or AAMC. The first since the year 1991, the changes made to the MCAT 2015 exam are intended to help and train medical students for the ever evolving and changing health care system to better address the needs of the continuously growing and changing population.

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The ShortCoat Podcast: Mouths Wide Open

Original Article: Mouths Wide Open Aline Sandouk discusses with her co-hosts the recent breakthrough in her research–which is pretty much that she’s experiencing the exact opposite of what PhD students fear, and that her research may just have a path forward.  Whew!  And while we couldn’t answer any listener questions this week–hang in there, Madeline and…

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How Does Affirmative Action Affect Medical School Admissions

Session 158 This week, our poster is from Canada planning to apply to medical school who is curious whether there the U.S. has got some affirmative action policies in place to help support underrepresented applicants get into medical schools. All our questions are taken directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven’t yet, register…

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We Use Our MCAT CARS Skills to Read About an Author

Session 10 Link to the full article: https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/rivalry-feud/varieties-ether In 1931 Pearl S. Buck published the novel The Good Earth. Buck was born in the United States but raised in China, the daughter of fervent missionaries from West Virginia. When she was young, though, she grew disenchanted with her family’s calling, which presumed a condescending distance…

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The Pros and Cons of Global Healthcare Experiences

Session 318 Lawson is the executive director at Atlantis, a leading global healthcare experience fellowship that gives you the chance to explore other healthcare systems. Today, we cover what you should be looking for, what you should be avoiding, and much more! Based in Washington, D.C., Atlantis does international programs for premed students. Lawson has…

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Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 2

Session 125 In our next set of discrete questions from Next Step Test Prep, we talk about insulin, beta-oxidation, and the IRB and research process. Follow along in the post. Today, Clara from Next Step Test Prep joins us as we talk about bio/biochem from Next Step Test Prep full-length 10 practice exams. Listen to…

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Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 5

Session 124 We tackle passage 5 from Next Step full-length 10 which talks about peripheral nerves and stem cells. Follow along with the handouts at themcatpodcast.com. As always, we’re joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep as we take a deep dive into another Bio/Biochem passage. Please take a listen to all our other…

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Do Longer Books Equal Better Books? Using Our MCAT Skills

Session 09 Link to the full article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/21/the-guardian-view-on-lengthening-books-read-them-and-weep At 500 pages, The Overstory is a “majestic redwood” of a novel. Its place on this week’s Man Booker shortlist is testament that long books are fine by the judges. It’s the long-winded ones they rejected: “We occasionally felt that inside the book we read was a…

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Building Better Study Skills for the Sciences and MCAT

Session 317 Kathleen is an expert in helping premeds and medical students better prepare for their exams. With her evidenced-based practice, she’ll help you too. Today, we talk about how you can study better — what you should be doing before, during, and after class — and so much more! Please check out all our…

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