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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.

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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.

    Viruses

    Viruses

    This MCAT podcast covers viruses. I cover virus structure, viral life cycle, transduction vs transfection, classification, viral mutation, and subviral particles.
    [01:17] Definition of a Virus [02:14] Virus Structure [11:15] Viral Life Cycle [18:02] Bacteriophage Life Cycles [21:41] Retrovirus Life Cycle [25:36] Difference Between Virus Transduction and Transfection [28:17] Virus Classification [33:33] Virus Mutation [41:52] Subviral Particles For comments and concerns, email me: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com
    Thanks for listening!

    • 45 min
    BONUS: Transitioning to Med School with Madhavi Murali

    BONUS: Transitioning to Med School with Madhavi Murali

    Madhavi Murali discusses transitioning to medical school, resources for studying, and how students can prepare for medical school and the Step 1 exam.
     
    [00:44] Madhavi’s Academic Background and the BA/MD Program [03:41] Things Madhavi Learned When Transitioning from BA to MD [05:12] Resources for Developing Study Strategies [06:09] Using Anki to Study for Med School [06:51] Step Exam Going Pass/Fail [09:35] Difficult Courses and Study Strategies [11:11] The Transition from Undergrad to Medical School [13:09] Maintaining Hobbies in Medical School [14:58] The Effect of The Pandemic on Med School Students and Clinical Rotations [17:35] Useful Resources for Students [20:09] Advice for Students Applying to Medical School [24:57] Preparing for Step 1 [27:33] Recommendations for Struggling Med School Students [28:45] The Focus of a Tutoring Session with Madhavi  
    For comments and concerns please email me: MCATPodcast@medschoolcoach.com
     
    Thanks for listening!

    • 33 min
    Highlight #16 Muscle Fiber Types

    Highlight #16 Muscle Fiber Types

    This clip is from the Muscle System podcast and reviews the different muscle fiber types.
     
    Enjoy!

    • 8 min
    Work and Energy

    Work and Energy

    This MCAT podcast covers work and energy. I cover the mathematical and conceptual definitions of work, the sign convention of work, mechanical advantage and path dependency. In terms of energy, I discuss the general definition of energy, energy vs. work, the different types of energy, and heat transfer.
     
    [01:43] Work [06:28] Units of Work [07:18] Sign Conventions of Work [11:42] Work Kinetic Energy Theorem [15:38] Path Dependent vs Path Independent Work [18:29] Mechanical Advantage [21:08] The Efficiency of a Machine [23:17] Work and Power [24:25] Work and Energy [29:10] Types of Heat Transfer Detailed show notes
    For comments and concerns, please email MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com
     
    Thanks for listening!

    • 35 min
    BONUS: The Osteopathic Experience with Luke Maxfield, DO

    BONUS: The Osteopathic Experience with Luke Maxfield, DO

    Dr. Luke Maxfield joins The MCAT Basics Podcast to discuss his experience in Osteopathic medicine. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently a dermatology resident. 
    Dr. Maxfield talks about the differences and similarities between an MD (allopathic medicine) and a DO (osteopathic medicine), why someone should choose a DO program, the implications of the USMLE Step 1 exam going pass/fail, and more!
     

    • 37 min
    Highlight #14 Reaction Rate Order

    Highlight #14 Reaction Rate Order

    This MCAT Basics podcast is a short clip from the "Kinetics and Solubility" podcast. Enjoy!
    Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com

    • 10 min

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