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Alex Starks 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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    • 4.9 • 422 Ratings

Alex Starks 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.

    Highlight #19 SDS Page

    Highlight #19 SDS Page

    This clip is from the Separation and Purification Techniques podcast. Enjoy!
     
    Questions, comments, concerns? Email me: MCATPodcast@medschoolcoach.com

    • 9 min
    Highlight #18 Sleep Stages

    Highlight #18 Sleep Stages

    This clip comes from the Sleep and Circadian Rhythms podcast and covers the sleep stages. Enjoy!
     
    Comments, questions, or concerns? Email me: MCATPodcast@medschoolcoach.com

    • 12 min
    Highlight #17 Experimental Validity, Specificity, & Sensitivity

    Highlight #17 Experimental Validity, Specificity, & Sensitivity

    This clip is from the Study Types and Research Design podcast. It covers validity, specificity, and sensitivity. Enjoy!
    For comments and concerns email me: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com;
    alex@medschoolcoach.com
     

    • 10 min
    Electron Transport Chain

    Electron Transport Chain

    This MCAT Basics Podcast continues its series on metabolism, and in today's episode, Alex Starks talks about the Electron Transport Chain and ATP synthesis. The story continues with a look at how electrons flow through complexes I,II,III, and IV, as well as how it is coupled to the synthesis of ATP. Everything you need to know about this stage of metabolism is made clear and easy to understand so you can ace any metabolism question on the AAMC MCAT Exam.
    [03:10] The Purpose of the Electron Transport Chain [07:24] What is NADH Dehydrogenase [11:32] Coenzyme Q in the Electron Transport Chain [18:31] Why Oxygen is Called the Terminal Electron Acceptor [20:33] The Proton Motive Force [27:10] The Effects of Breaking the Electron Transport Chain [30:14] DNP: The "Miracle Weight-Loss Drug" [34:30] Fatty Acid Metabolism [34:58] Quiz and Important Takeaways Full show notes

    • 37 min
    The Krebs Cycle

    The Krebs Cycle

    The MCAT Basics Podcast continues its series on Metabolism, and in today's episode, Alex Starks talks about the Krebs cycle, also known as the TCA cycle and Citric Acid cycle. This episode examines the chemistry, biochemistry, and biology of pyruvate metabolism and details how this high-yield MCAT topic will be tested on the AAMC MCAT Exam. 
    [01:30] Aerobic fate of Pyruvate [03:45] Acetyl-coa in the mitochondrial matrix [04:22] Visualizing the molecules and structure [06:10] The Krebs Cycle [23:56] ATP and The Electron Transport Chain [26:07] Quiz and Important Takeaways Full show notes

    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

subtleglories ,

great podcast!!

one of my top resources i am using to study for the mcat!! and the stuff that sam talks abt in the podcasts correlate w the topics in the kaplan mcat 2021-2022 books!

A great resource and have recommended it to all my premed friends that are taking the mcat soon - they love it too :)

Msmsmsmamsmsm ,

Great content

So glad to have found this podcast. Super helpful to be able to listen to this while I’m working in the lab or in the car! Studying for the MCAT while juggling a variety of other obligations (like multiple jobs) is rough and this makes it easier! I only didn’t give 5 stars because I was disappointed to find that the first few episodes are no longer available :(

jayyy310 ,

EPITOME of summing up important info

Sam does an AMAZING job of getting to the nitty gritty of what us premeds need to know. I found it especially helpful because he’ll use funny metaphors to get concepts across.

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