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Sam Smith details MCAT exam topics. Each podcast covers several MCAT sections with lessons based on review material put out by the AAMC, such as practice tests and question banks. Sam also interviews MCAT tutors and experts who share tips on how premed students can raise their score to get into medical school.

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach‪)‬ MedSchoolCoach

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Sam Smith details MCAT exam topics. Each podcast covers several MCAT sections with lessons based on review material put out by the AAMC, such as practice tests and question banks. Sam also interviews MCAT tutors and experts who share tips on how premed students can raise their score to get into medical school.

    The Respiratory System

    The Respiratory System

    Episode 61
    This MCAT podcast covers the respiratory system. First, I cover the anatomy of the respiratory system. Then, I dive into its main functions:
    Gas exchange (breathing mechanisms here too) Thermoregulation Particle filtration pH control Lastly I talk about how the respiratory system is controlled.
    Comments, questions, concerns? Email me: sam@mcatbasics.com
     
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    • 47 min
    BONUS: Thoughts From a Successful Reapplicant (me)

    BONUS: Thoughts From a Successful Reapplicant (me)

    Dr. Erkeda DeRouen from the Prospective Doctor Podcast talks to me about being a reapplicant and what I did to improve my application in order to get an acceptance.
    [00:46] Introduction [02:22] Why Choose Medicine? [06:01] Sam’s First Round of Medical School Applications [14:09] How to Improve Your Med School Applications [26:00] Medical School Interviews During COVID-19 [32:13] Sam’s Advice for Med School Reapplicants MCAT Podcast Survey: receive a $20 Amazon gift card!
    Take the survey here: form.jotform.com/medschoolcoach/mcat-podcast-survey
     
     

    • 36 min
    Highlight #24 - Radioactive Decay

    Highlight #24 - Radioactive Decay

    This highlight clip comes from my MCAT audio course that will be released (hopefully) soon. Stay on the lookout for it. We are aiming to have it out this summer.
    MCAT Podcast Survey: receive a $20 Amazon gift card!
    Take the survey here: form.jotform.com/medschoolcoach/mcat-podcast-survey
     

    • 9 min
    DNA Mutations and Repair

    DNA Mutations and Repair

    Episode 60
    This MCAT podcast covers DNA mutations and repair. I cover the following topics:
    [02:10] Definition of DNA Mutation [02:40] Causes of DNA Mutation [12:00] How Mutagens Alter DNA [16:10] Inborn Errors of Metabolism [18:32] Categorizing Mutations [22:03] Where Mutations Occur [30:03] Chromosomal Mutations [32:25] Substitution Mutations [36:01] DNA Repair Mechanisms MCAT Podcast Survey: receive a $20 Amazon gift card!
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    • 55 min
    Highlight #23 - The 4 Laws of Thermodynamics

    Highlight #23 - The 4 Laws of Thermodynamics

    This highlight clip covers the 4 laws of thermodynamics: the zeroth law, the first law, the second law, and the third law. It is from the Thermodynamics podcast. Enjoy!
     
     

    • 10 min
    BONUS: Developing an MCAT Study Plan

    BONUS: Developing an MCAT Study Plan

    Alex Starks joins Sam to talk about preparing for the MCAT. Alex is a very experienced tutor, having helped 400+ students in their test preparation. As a 99-percentile scorer, he shares his study tips and recommended resources for the MCAT.
    [01:25] Setting an MCAT test date [02:41] Creating an effective study plan [08:52] When should you start taking practice exams? [12:00] Practicing for the MCAT CARS portion [16:18] Alex’s recommended materials [18:53] When should you postpone or cancel your MCAT [20:08] Debunking or Confirming Reddit/SDN MCAT advice  
    Have an idea for a future show? Send me an email sam@mcatbasics.com
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    • 28 min

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