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The CARS section of the MCAT gives thousands of premeds nightmares every night. Whether you're an ESL student, lack confidence while reading, or are a slow reader like me, Jack Westin and the Medical School Headquarters are here to help you score higher in every section so that you can be confident you are ready to get the MCAT score of your dreams.

The MCAT CARS Podcast Ryan Gray, MD with Jack Westin

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 65 Ratings

The CARS section of the MCAT gives thousands of premeds nightmares every night. Whether you're an ESL student, lack confidence while reading, or are a slow reader like me, Jack Westin and the Medical School Headquarters are here to help you score higher in every section so that you can be confident you are ready to get the MCAT score of your dreams.

    Is Charity Crowdfunding Just A Game of "Would You Rather?"

    Is Charity Crowdfunding Just A Game of "Would You Rather?"

    Does charity crowdfunding create similar choices to "Would You Rather?" That's what Jack and I discuss in today's thought-provoking MCAT CARS practice passage.

    • 19 min
    Where to Find the Main Idea in an MCAT CARS Passage

    Where to Find the Main Idea in an MCAT CARS Passage

    Finding the author's main point in an MCAT CARS passage takes practice. Today, we'll give you a few tips for how to sift through the details to find it. Join us!

    • 15 min
    How to Find Clues in the Details of an MCAT CARS Passage

    How to Find Clues in the Details of an MCAT CARS Passage

    Today, we examine an MCAT CARS practice passage about Google Earth and discuss the importance of reading a passage and paying attention to the details.
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/cars-108-how-to-find-clues-in-the-details-of-an-mcat-cars-passage/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    http://www.medicalschoolhq.net/jackwestin (Jack Westin)
    Link to the article:
    https://reallifemag.com/springtime-everywhere/ (https://reallifemag.com/springtime-everywhere/)

    • 24 min
    How to Approach "Easy" MCAT CARS Passages

    How to Approach "Easy" MCAT CARS Passages

    What should you pay attention to when you come across straight-forward passage on the MCAT? Jack gives us tips for how to tackle deceptively-easy passages
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/cars-107-how-to-approach-easy-mcat-cars-passages/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    http://www.medicalschoolhq.net/jackwestin (Jack Westin)
    Link to the article:
    https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2046694228515/pleasant-dreams (https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2046694228515/pleasant-dreams)

    • 16 min
    Does the AAMC Ask Polarizing Questions on the MCAT?

    Does the AAMC Ask Polarizing Questions on the MCAT?

    Our passage today is about a topic that might be considered controversial—QAnon. Will you see these types of passages on the MCAT? Listen and find out.

    • 17 min
    How Does Individual Adaption Contribute to Evolution?

    How Does Individual Adaption Contribute to Evolution?

    Today we talk about assumptions and the connections we make as we tackle this MCAT CARS passage about adaptability and evolution. Join us!
    Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/cars-105-how-does-individual-adaption-contribute-to-evolution/ (Full Episode Blog Post)
    https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media)
    http://www.medicalschoolhq.net/jackwestin (Jack Westin)
    Link to the article:
    https://theconversation.com/chimpanzees-in-volatile-habitats-evolved-to-behave-more-flexibly-it-could-help-them-weather-climate-change-143125 (https://theconversation.com/chimpanzees-in-volatile-habitats-evolved-to-behave-more-flexibly-it-could-help-them-weather-climate-change-143125)

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Mikzeroni ,

121 --> 125

This show and JW's practice passages/course trial session helped me raise my official CARS score from a 121 to a 125! There is hope! Thanks Dr. Ryan Gray for this podcast

Puhtreecuh ,

Great Advice

I listened to 3 episode and already I’m understand HOW TO read these passages. My accuracy on questions has increased but I need to work on my timing!! I am faithful this will come in time!! Thank you Jack Westin and MedEdMedia for all your free material! I really appreciate it! The QUALITY from you guys is unmatched. I thank God for you guys!!

From CT with love/appreciation

Jack's #1 Fans (JK and AA) ,

Podcast Review

Jack Westin is revolutionary - Before we discovered Jack, we spent a tremendous amount of time and energy struggling to get through a single MCAT CARS passage. Over time, we had built bad habits including going back to the passage for each question and failing to grasp the main idea. After speaking with Jack, we not only learned to break negative habits, but we began to build a positive mindset to our approach to MCAT CARS. Believe it or not, we began to put ourselves in the authors' shoes and genuinely began enjoying reading, what others may consider, extremely dull, boring passages. We would highly recommend listening to this podcast, and similar to us, you too will learn to enjoy doing passages just like we did!

P.S. Jack, you are a blast!

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