Medical School News and MCAT Strategy

What Should I Look for in a MCAT Prep Course?

Posted by Morgan Bissett-Tessier on Thu, Nov 19, 2020 @ 10:11 AM

As any physician will tell you, the MCAT is perhaps the most important step to placement in a medical school or graduate-level health care education. In terms of importance, it’s like the Bar Exam, considering how scrutinized the MCAT is and how much medical school courses focus on passing the boards.

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Acing General Chemistry on the MCAT

Posted by Mayya Glushankova, Transformation Tutoring on Sun, Jul 01, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

Reviewing and relearning a multitude of topics and subjects for the MCAT is no easy feat for most students. Many find general chemistry especially burdensome since it is usually taken freshman year and well forgotten by the time MCAT preparation comes around. This article explores various tips useful for brushing up on your chemistry knowledge and studying for it as efficiently as possible.

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It's in Your Blood: Understanding Hematology on the MCAT

Posted by Jordan Salley on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 09:06 AM

In our last post on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), we discussed the integration of endocrinology and physics in the cardiovascular system. This month we will dive in further and discuss the hematologic system that drives the cardiovascular system and how to apply concepts from genetics and chemistry.

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart: Cardiology on the MCAT

Posted by Jordan Salley on Fri, May 25, 2018 @ 09:05 AM

Cardiology is typically a favorite topic for most students. The heart is one of the most revered organs and the majority of students are taught baseline information about the heart during their primary school education. The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) also loves the cardiovascular system and often tests students’ knowledge of it in the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).  Additionally, this cardio knowledge will serve you well as a future medical student since cardiology tends to be one of the most difficult courses. This article will discuss the cardiology content on the MCAT, interdisciplinary connections for this content, as well as some tricks and tips on how to maximize cardiology questions in the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section on the MCAT.

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What Exactly is a Nephron?: A Guide to Physiology on the MCAT

Posted by Jordan Salley on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 08:04 AM

 

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