2018 MCAT Dates

2018 MCAT Test Date Calendar Schedule

Are you thinking of taking the MCAT in 2018? The dates are finally out! (registration doesn’t open for a bit longer) What you’re looking at here: The MCAT is typically given a number of times in January – this is the winter schedule. The regular MCAT testing cycle is from April through September. After you […]

Intro to Orgo Mechanisms Nucleophilic Attack and Loss of Leaving Group

Mechanisms Part 1 in Organic Chemistry Tutorial Video Series by Leah4Sci

Organic chemistry is all about the reaction mechanisms and moving arrows. Video 1 in this Mechanism series will help you understand what the heck these mechanisms are all about. We’ll start with a quick overview of what to look for, how to write the mechanisms, reaction arrows, and more. Then we’ll look at the first […]

What To Expect in Organic Chemistry

what to expect in orgo

Organic chemistry is one of the most difficult sciences you’ll take in undergrad. Many students fail and have to take it again. You’ve heard the rumors. Perhaps you don’t believe them, or perhaps you’re terrified. But what can you actually do about them? The first step to conquering an unknown beast is understanding it. By […]

MD Bound Despite 2.7 Undergrad GPA

MD bound despite 2.7 undergrad gpa

When your dream is to become a doctor, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and scared. It’s easy to feel the anxious sense of ‘I must apply to 100 schools, get accepted to 50, and hopefully reach my dreams!’  Now I agree, you want to apply to multiple schools. But in the end, one acceptance is […]

Dimensional Analysis Unit Conversions Part 2

Unit Conversions Part 2 by Leah4sci in Unit Conversions Series

Dimensional Analysis & Unit Conversions: Video 2. This video walks you through multiple dimensional analysis examples using easy MCAT Math to help you build confidence in the simple ‘given x ratio’ conversions trick. (Watch on YouTube: Unit Conversions Pt 2. Click cc on bottom right for video transcription.) Links & Resources Mentioned In This Video: […]

What If I…

Tim Ferriss Ted Talk Video on Fear for premed students

Being a premed student is a journey filled not only with a lot of hard work and planning, but also with many doubts and fears. Do you find your thoughts running wild: What if my MCAT scores aren’t high enough? What if I miss early application deadlines? What if I get rejected? What if I’m […]

Scientific Journals for MCAT Passage Reading Practice

Scientific journals for MCAT prep video by Leah4sci

When it comes to the MCAT sciences, content is only the first step. Content will give you a foundation for understanding what is happening in any given passage or question. But true mastery of the MCAT comes from being able to do MCAT style passages and questions. For many students, the research and data process […]

Dimensional Analysis AKA Unit Conversions Part 1

Dimensional Analysis Unit Conversions on the MCAT

When it comes to dimensional analysis or unit conversions, you don’t have time to waste. This applies to your chemistry/physics class and especially on the MCAT. This video walks you through the foundation for my Given x Ratio trick to help you convert any and all units that may show up on the MCAT. No […]