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What NOT to Do If You’re Retaking the MCAT

What NOT to Do If You’re Retaking the MCAT If you’ve found your way to this article, you’re probably currently living the Groundhog Day-esque experience of Medical College Admission Test Prep 2: Electric Boogaloo. Whether you voided your MCAT score out of panic the first time, scored lower than your target score, or are just

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When to Take the MCAT

When to Take the MCAT With 30 MCAT test dates in 2023 alone, it can seem daunting deciding when to take the MCAT. Is there a month you need to sign up by? Does taking a gap year affect when you should take your MCAT? How do retakes factor into the schedule?  Unfortunately, there’s no

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What Is the Average MCAT Score?

So you’re preparing to take the MCAT. Great! But when it comes to preparing for med school you might have a lot of questions regarding the MCAT exam, like when to take the MCAT, whether you can submit your application before receiving your score, what’s the difference between the MCAT and LSAT, etc.  One question

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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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MCAT Master Class: Metabolism and Glycolysis – August 2019

You might already have a basic understanding of metabolism—at the very least, you should know it slows down as we age. However, to fully understand metabolism as it relates to the MCAT, we need to take a deeper look into Bioenergetics. What is glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway? How does thermodynamics play into

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