Next Step to Med School: MCAT Blog
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Ah glycolysis, the dread of every pre-medical student that is initially felt in their biochemistry class and once more while studying for the MCAT. Luckily, there are only a few things that you need to know about glycolysis when studying for the MCAT. We’re going over a few easy glycolysis explanations to better ingrain and understand these topics and eventually the first year of medical school.READ MORE
Gather ‘round you sleep-deprived pre-med students for it’s finally time to take a break from your endless flashcards and heavy books. Put on your stethoscopes and listen closely for I’m about to haunt your evening with the top 5 medical horror movies that every pre-med student should watch.READ MORE
To earn a 99th-percentile MCAT score, you’ll need discipline, personal accountability, and enough time to study. Admittedly, there’s a lot more to it than that, and no one can describe it better than someone who was in your shoes and knows exactly what you’re going through. Next Step Test Prep MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins divulges […]READ MORE
There is a golden rule amongst medical students when trying to learn something: “See one, do one, teach one.” Essentially it breaks down to this: You see the material once, you try it out yourself, but then you teach it to someone else. It’s really that last step where you understand something. You can’t really […]READ MORE
In this next installment of Dr. Ryan Gray’s Medical School Admissions Master Class, Ryan will take a look at the mysterious MMI (Multiple-Mini Interview). Have you received an invitation to one of these from a school? Confused about what they are and how to prepare for it? Dr. Gray will walk students through what you […]READ MORE
Admit it: Do your eyes glaze over when reading a dense, science-heavy passage? It’s easy to get lost in the terminology and data, making this question type intimidating for many MCAT students. This review provides an interactive discussion of figures and data on the MCAT – how to approach data, trends, and figures that appear […]READ MORE
You might already have a basic understanding of metabolism—at the very least, you should know it slows down as we age. However, to fully understand metabolism as it relates to the MCAT, we need to take a deeper look into Bioenergetics. What is glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway? How does thermodynamics play into […]READ MORE
Let’s face it, the MCAT is a difficult exam to study for at any time. It gets harder when you try to prep for it while you’re still in school. Fortunately, it’s definitely not impossible, and with the help of the below tips, you’ll be able to confidently take the MCAT next spring!READ MORE
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