April 7, 2015

Integrated Sciences on the MCAT 2015 Exam: Part 1

The new MCAT will present many changes, including the additions of biochemistry, psychology, and sociology, a longer test day, and a fourth section. There is one change that is subtler, but nonetheless substantial: the integration of the sciences on the exam.

 

Integrated sciences on the MCAT 2015

In taking prerequisite courses in your undergraduate pre-med program, you probably encountered science as separate, compartmentalized subjects. For instance, when you took physics, you weren’t worried about the biological application of the Doppler effect. All you were concerned with was learning the formula and knowing how to apply it—a perfectly normal …

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February 7, 2015

Choosing a Major for Pre-Med

Choosing a pre-med major can be one of the most important decisions you make, even before you step foot on a college campus. Some students have already long decided which field of study they want to pursue; others may need time to explore their undergrad curricula before selecting their pre-med majors.

If your main goal as a pre-med is to get into medical school, the way to approach this decision becomes easy, and it starts with the question, “What do admission committees want to see?”

How do medical schools look at pre-med majors?

Of course, every medical school is

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October 24, 2014

MCAT Question of the Week! Immunology

Great work on this week’s MCAT question focused on Immunology! Stay tuned next week for a special holiday themed question!

Both the humoral response and the cellular response are specific immune responses which eliminates (A). Choice (B) is the correct answer! The humoral response is directed against antigens that have not yet entered body cells, while the cellular response is directed against pathogens that have entered body cells. Choice (C) is incorrect, because both the humoral response and the cellular response result in the formation of memory cells. Choice (D) is false, since the humoral response involves the production of …

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Tests & Scores
October 24, 2014

Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 9: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses electrophilic aromatic substitution as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.

For more great videos concerning Fast Facts, Current Events, and more, head over to our MCAT YouTube Channel….

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Tests & Scores
October 24, 2014

Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 8: Enzymes

In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses Enzymes as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.

For more great videos concerning Fast Facts, Current Events, and more, head over to our MCAT YouTube Channel….…

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Tests & Scores
October 24, 2014

Thinking About MCAT Science With Adam: E01 – Respiration

Come join us with MCAT Expert Adam Grey as he introduces how to relate MCAT Science to everyday life!

Like a lot of people in the world of med school admissions, I think about MCAT science a lot. Seeing the world through this lens is vital to becoming a successful medical student and physician, and it helps to maximize your MCAT score as well.
That’s why I’m pleased to announce the first episode of “Thinking About MCAT Science,” an web series about seeing echoes of the MCAT in our everyday lives.  Each video will be very short (no more than …
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