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What Do You Actually Need to Know for Biochemical Pathways on the MCAT?

Every MCAT student’s greatest fear: the web of arrows and perplexing jargon to decipher when studying for the biochemistry section. Most students are instantaneously overwhelmed and unsure how to proceed. Your first priority should NOT be memorizing every single reactant, product, and enzyme for each metabolic pathway. While many students are determined to push themselves

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Intermediates: How to Optimize Studying Biochemistry

Every pre-med student can agree: memorization is HARD and memorization is important. To vex us even more, some MCAT topics only require surface-level knowledge, while others seem to require an endless parade of facts. Take metabolism for instance; remembering that HEXoses have six carbons? Not too bad! Remembering that “py-ru-vate” has “1-2-3” carbons? Still…OK…but starting

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Easy Glycolysis Explanations

Ah glycolysis, the dread of every pre-medical student that is initially felt in their biochemistry class and once more while studying for the MCAT. Luckily, there are only a few things that you need to know about glycolysis when studying for the MCAT. We’re going over a few easy glycolysis explanations to better ingrain and understand these topics and eventually the first year of medical school.

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MCAT Master Class: Metabolism and Glycolysis

When studying biochem for the MCAT, there are three important things to focus on: Principles, Physiological Function, and Interconnections with other subject matters (i.e. amino acids and acid-base chemistry, carbohydrates and stereochemistry, and metabolism and physiology. Glycolysis is pretty sweet—pun definitely intended—and metabolism is just as important. This webinar delved into these two topics and

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