2 Reasons Students Retake the MCAT – How YOU Can Avoid it

When preparing to retake the MCAT, students typically hope for a 5-10 point jump or higher, but according to the AAMC most students barely improve by 2-5 points on their second attempt. Does this mean the situation is hopeless?Should you just give up on your dreams of becoming a doctor and settle for something else?Maybe […]

6 Month MCAT Study Plan

“If you had 6 months to prepare for the MCAT, what would you do in that time?” For many students, the plan looks something like this Pick a test date ‘far enough’ in the future Get some resources without knowing much about them Study, study, study but without a strategic plan or measurable progress There’s […]

Intro to Balancing Redox Reactions

Balancing Redox Reactions is about more than just balancing atoms. Since oxidation and reduction involve the transfer of electrons, we also have to keep an eye on atoms and charge. Introduction to Balancing Redox Reactions The first thing to master in balancing redox is how to balance atoms and charge. This video shows you a […]

A 3 Month MCAT Study Plan

“If you were retaking the MCAT and had just 3 months to prepare, what would you do?” This is a question I often hear from students who postpone their MCAT, or students who are dissatisfied with their scores and looking to retest. I was very hesitant to publish this plan given that I believe you […]

2020 MCAT Test Dates

Taking the MCAT in 2020? The dates are finally out though registration doesn’t open until late October. Looks like once again we have 2 different testing calendars for the US and Canada with more Canadian dates later in the cycle, perhaps to accommodate the rolling admissions for hard deadlines?   Most Canadian medical schools have hard deadlines. […]

Stoichiometry and Reactions Practice Problems for MCAT Chemistry

While many students fear stoichiometry, I hope you’re feeling confident and ready to tackle practice problems after reviewing my MCAT Stoichiometry and Reactions video series. Haven’t watched it yet? Jump into the video series before attempting the quiz. This practice quiz was written to test your basic understanding of Stoichiometry and Reactions following along with AAMC Content […]

Balancing Chemical Equations with Practice Problems

When it comes to balancing chemical equations, it’s very easy to get lost and confused by all the changing numbers. The videos below will show you a simple yet efficient approach to make sure you quickly account for all your numbers (minimal guessing) and don’t lose track of your work along the way. Balancing Equations […]

Conventions for Writing Chemical Equations – Arrows, Phases, Coefficients and more

When it comes to writing chemical equations it’s easy to confuse all the little letters and numbers. What do they mean? Where do they go? This video breaks down every letter and number you’ll see in chemical reactions, from coefficients and phases to numbers that represent charges, multiple atoms or polyatomic ions. (Watch on YouTube: Chemical […]

Common Types of Chemical Reactions

While the MCAT will not test you directly on the different types of chemical reactions, you will be expected to know them as they show up in more complex questions, passages, and experiments. This video walks you through the common types of chemical reactions including Disproportionation, Single Replacement, Double Replacement, Combination or Synthesis, Decomposition, and […]

Oxidation and Reduction Reactions

Oxidation and Reduction reactions happen all the time in a living system and thus very likely to show up on the MCAT. This video walks you through oxidation and reduction reactions, how to figure out the half reactions, and how to easily recognize (+ trick) what gets oxidized and what gets reduced. You’ll also see […]