Here at the MCAT master podcast, we go beyond your typical content review of reading and rote memorization and, instead, place pre-med science in a medical context so you connect with it better, learn it better, remember it better. Hopefully at the end of each episode you’re making higher level connections between these topics and medicine, just like the MCAT is gonna ask you to and, maybe, just maybe, you’re having a little fun. And, to help me do that, each episode I’ll do my best to have a guest, usually a physician, alongside me to provide the medically relevant context you need to connect with the science.
I’m a current medical school applicant and MCAT high scorer, but I have a background in hard science. I’ve been a research scientist in the biology department at Wake Forest University since getting my master’s in 2015, and have recently found myself down the rabbit hole with bioinorganic chemistry and all the cool applications of chemistry to medicine that comes with it. I’ve also been an EMT for 10 years, so I’ve gotten the chance to apply some of this knowledge and look forward to learning more.
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If I can’t scuba, then what’s this all been about?
This week Dr. Briggs and I talk dive emergencies, learn about gas solubility, and have a foray into embryology.
Turn Down For Etomidate
This week Dr. Briggs and I talk about anesthesia, why you should learn stereochemistry, and how to win your Nobel Prize.
Thumbs up for science!
My thumb makes a guest appearance alongside Dr. Briggs as we discuss clotting, immune function, and local anesthesia. We also allude to the myriad other injuries I’ve had in my life.
More basic than pumpkin spice, Part II
Dr. Briggs and I are back with another episode rounding out our discussion of acids and bases. This time we focus on how pH modifies proteins and what this Lewis acid/base nonsense has to do with anything. We also have a high-yield discussion of Nobel prize snubs.
More basic than pumpkin spice, Part I
For our inaugural MCAT master podcast, Dr. Briggs and I dive into every pre-med’s favorite chemistry topic, acid/base. We’ll show you why it is important for the exam and for life, and hopefully share some knowledge that will get you excited about gen chem.
I absolutely love the method of learning behind this podcast. It was exactly what I was looking for in an interesting, engaging, and informational MCAT podcast. I wish they had made MANY more!!
Max and Dr. Briggs are awesome hosts that clearly are SME’s. This is far and away the most interests magisterial MCAT Podcast out there. Please make more episodes.