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How to Study Equations for the MCAT

by Andrew Dombrowski “Which equations do I have to know for the MCAT?” This is one of the most common questions students ask when starting to prepare for the MCAT, and for good reason—the ability to quickly and accurately use equations is a huge part of success on the Chemical and Physical Foundations section, and […]
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Stop Cramming, Start Learning

Some of the biggest and scariest challenges facing pre-med and medical students are comprehensive exams – tests that expect you to remember material not just from a single class but from an entire year (or multiple years!) of study. Consider the MCAT. You’ll take this exam about 1-2 years before you even go to med […]
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A Pre-Med’s Secret Weapon

The single biggest tool that leads to academic success is totally free (although it does take work): study groups. Once you get into med school you’ll find yourself in a very collaborative environment. You can’t go it alone in med school, and you shouldn’t try! This translates to your pre-med work as well. One of […]
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Pre-Med Starts in High School

The journey to becoming a doctor is a long one. Many students make the mistake of thinking that the real work of being a pre-med student starts later in college when you start taking upper-level college science classes, working in a lab, or volunteering at a hospital or clinic. The truth is that being a […]
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Why is Gluconeogenesis Not Just Glycolysis in Reverse?

Glycolysis is widely understood to be one of the most important metabolic pathways to study for the exam, but students often have difficulty studying gluconeogenesis in parallel to glycolysis. On a certain level, it can be tempting to think of gluconeogenesis as the reverse of glycolysis, because glycolysis breaks down glucose into two pyruvate molecules […]
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