MCAT Resources

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With so much information out there, how do you even know where to start? Start with the the ‘How to use your MCAT resources‘ chapter in my new guide. Here is a list of resources (and why) I recommend using in preparation for your upcoming exam. Must-Have AAMC Resources: Why? because they write your exam! This […]

Too Many MCAT Notes?

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You’re premed! You’re a diligent student, and a hard worker. Which means… as you study you take notes. LOTS of notes! Perhaps too many? How neat are your MCAT notes? How detailed are they? As an undergraduate, I prided myself on taking very good notes. Approaching OCD level. I had a collection of colored pens […]

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

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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 […]

Banned from Taking the MCAT

Banned from taking the MCAT

As an MCAT Tutor, it’s natural to assume I’ve taken the exam for myself, maybe multiple times. “So you tutor for the MCAT? When did you take the new exam and how did you score?” Fair enough questions, right? Since the new MCAT was first rolled out in April 2015, this has been asked by […]

Active Writing for Long Term MCAT Memorization

Active Writing for Long Term Memorization for MCAT studying

Preparing for the MCAT is a slow and steady process. But with so much to learn and remember, How do you ensure that you don’t forget the old material as you move on learning more and more new content? The purpose of Phase 1 is building a solid content foundation. This is accompanied by the […]

The Right Time to Take the MCAT

The Right Time to Take the MCAT

When should you take your MCAT? This is the million dollar question. If your dream is to become a physician, you have to take the MCAT. Medical schools in the United States and Canada require this exam; as well as many schools in the Caribbean, Australia, Europe, even Asia. Since the majority of my MCAT […]

MCAT Full Length Practice Test Advice Video

MCAT Full Length Practice Exams Video

MCAT Full Length Practice Tests – you KNOW you need them, but… When should you take them? How many should you take? How do you learn FROM each exam to slowly increase your scores? These are just some of the questions I hear on a regular basis. Below is a workshop video recording answering this […]

Strecker Synthesis of Amino Acids

Strecker Synthesis of Alpha Amino Acids MCAT Tutorial Video

Strecker Synthesis is one of the first laboratory methods for synthesizing an alpha amino acid. Strecker synthesis starts out with a nucleophilic addition of nitrogen to an aldehyde followed by a SECOND nucleophilic addition of cyanide (nitrile group) to the imine intermediate. This video walks you through the overall reaction followed by a step by step […]