Leverage geographic arbitrage if, and only if, your motives are correct. (draft) Living in a state that has a lower population density can be extremely beneficial for medical school applications. Only because she is modest and not because it is true, my little sister has been known to say that she only got into … Continue reading Geographic arbitrage
After seeing some less-than-evidenced based answers on Quora, I felt obligated to set things straight. No need to speculate or answer in general terms. The AAMC lays out all of this information here. On the Biological & Biochemical Foundation section (BB) 25% of the content is pulled from first-semester biochemistry. On the Chemical & Physical … Continue reading How much Biochemistry is on the MCAT?
Cross-post from an answer on quora. Memorize all the amino acids. This one place of the few places where rote memorization is fruitful on the MCAT. Example of my notecard below. Make, or buy, a map that interconnects all of the different metabolic pathways. You should be able to work your way through this … Continue reading How to get a top score on the MCAT biochemistry section.
What is learning? A million dollar question. I think the image above can tell you more about how to learn than we come across the first ~18 years of our lives. Generally, we are introduced to chunks of information in depth at one time. Chapter 1 is about X Chapter 2 is about Y Chapter … Continue reading Learning to learn
The MCAT does not: define who you are as a premed student, determine your potential competency as a physician, or dictate whether or not you can pursue medicine. The MCAT is the best proxy available for determining our ability to synthesis concepts and apply them in novel fashion. It forces us to determine what … Continue reading A lovely challenge