Next Step to Med School: MCAT Blog
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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
Are you thinking about attending Medical School? If so, you don’t want to miss this. One of Next Step Test Prep’s top instructors, Phil Hawkins, discusses the basics of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), what it covers, how it is scored, how it weighed in your medical school applications, and even cover a few […]READ MORE
CARS is a thorn in many students’ sides. It’s often viewed as the most difficult section of the MCAT exam because it is so very different from the others. There is no foundation of content to rely on with CARS. It is entirely skills-based. So what is a pre-med to do? In this session, Phil […]READ MORE
Humans are born with 4 kidneys. When they grow up, two become adult knees. During this MCAT Review, we’re dissecting the kidney. Err…not literally, but we will be reviewing Nephrons, Glomerulus, and the Excretory System. Phil Hawkins, our 99th-percentile MCAT instructor will take a look at this physiology topic and explain what you need to […]READ MORE
Memorizing equations is, unfortunately, a big part of MCAT prep. You will undoubtedly come across problems that require you to conjure up equations you learned in your physics classes. But, which equations should you focus on and what are the best ways to memorize them?READ MORE
Did you miss our Secondaries Master Class? Don’t worry! You can still benefit from the content covered in this highly rated session. We know how difficult the med school admissions process can be. There are so many steps, so many essays, and all of it matters. This FREE Master Class was led by our Admissions […]READ MORE
Acid-base chemistry has long been, and still is, a high-yield topic on the MCAT. In chemistry, there are different approaches classifying acids and bases. During this session, one of our course instructors, Phil, will guide a review of high-yield chemistry strategies, with a focus on acids and bases. Phil will be available to answer any […]READ MORE
Your MCAT study plan is just as important as the materials you’re using to study. If your plan is lacking something, you won’t be able to do as well as you can on the MCAT. If your plan is convoluted, then you’re setting yourself up for burnout. Join Sophia Stone, a Next Step Content Manager, […]READ MORE
If there’s one topic that pops up time and again on the MCAT, it’s amino acids. That’s why we devoted an entire Master Class around them and nucleotides to teach you everything you need to know about them. Led by Phil Hawkins, this webinar reviews biomolecules and analytic techniques. Hawkins scored in the 99th percentile […]READ MORE
Did you miss our Are You Ready to Submit Master Class? Don’t worry! You can still benefit from the content covered in this highly rated session. We know how difficult the med school admissions process can be. There are so many steps, so many essays, and all of it matters. This FREE Master Class was […]READ MORE
Did you miss our Selecting Schools Master Class? Don’t worry! You can still benefit from the content covered in this highly rated session. We know how difficult the med school admissions process can be. There are so many steps, so many essays, and all of it matters. This FREE Master Class was led by our […]READ MORE
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