The MCAT Podcast

By Ryan Gray

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A collaboration between the Medical School Headquarters and Blueprint MCAT Prep, The MCAT Podcast is here to make sure you have the information you need to succeed on your MCAT test day. We all know that the MCAT is one of the biggest hurdles on your journey to becoming a physician. Listening to this podcast will give you the motivation and information that you need to know to help you get the score you deserve so you can one day call yourself a physician.

Episode Date
220: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 8 –Beta-oxidation
37:27
We are back with another Bio/Biochem passage! Alex and I discussed mini breaks between passages to clear your mind for the next passage. Listen now!
Apr 14, 2021
219: Strategies and Tips to Navigate Your Way Through the MCAT
31:37
Today, I'm joined by Blueprint MCAT instructor, Alex. We talk about everything from his fun accent, education abroad, MCAT tips and strategies.
Apr 07, 2021
218: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 7 – Isoenzymes
37:52
Today, Madeline and I discuss when/if a student should void the MCAT. We jump into the 7th Bio/Biochem passage with questions on amino acids, muscles, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-218-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-7-isoenzymes/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Mar 31, 2021
217: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 6 – Genetics
28:43
In this week's episode, we jump back into the Bio/Biochem passages after a round of discretes. This passage is full of genetics and DNA content. Listen now! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-217-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-6-genetics/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlELUnbG72fzxcHEWZqiHQ (premed.tv)
Mar 24, 2021
216: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem Discrete 2
17:42
In this episode, Madeline and I attacked the second set of bio/biochem discrete set. Topics include hormones, cell cycle, neurons, lab techniques, and genetics. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-216-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-discrete-2/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Mar 17, 2021
215: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 5 – Aquaporins
37:08
This week, Madeline and I discuss ways to mentally calm down for the final two sections after the lunch break. We dive back into passages and questions. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-215-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-5-aquaporins/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Mar 10, 2021
MP 214: How to Overcome Weakness and Conquer the MCAT
25:56
Today, I'm joined by Blueprint MCAT instructor, Madeline. We talk about her non-trad journey, imposter syndrome, and how to not be hard yourself. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-214-how-to-overcome-weakness-and-conquer-the-mcat/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Mar 03, 2021
213: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 4 – Immune System
34:41
We head back into the passages after last week's discrete section. However, we find that passage and discrete questions are not mutually exclusive. How? Listen. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-213-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-4-immune-system/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlELUnbG72fzxcHEWZqiHQ (Premed.tv) Email me at ryan@medicalschoolhq.net 
Feb 24, 2021
212: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem Discrete 1
25:22
In this episode, we tackle the first bio/biochem discrete question set. We evaluate peptide bonds, solute concentrations, gene transcriptions, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-212-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-discrete-1/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Feb 17, 2021
211: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 3 – Ovarian Tumor
41:03
In this bio/biochem passage, we focus on tumors, markers, and more. We also talked about the importance of reviewing and challenging the answers as you review. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-211-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-3-ovarian-tumor/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Feb 10, 2021
210: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 2 – Cancer
34:20
We're on to bio/biochem passage 2 in Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. Today, we dive into the world of cancer, inhibitors, cell proliferation, kinases, and more. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-210-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-2-cancer/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Feb 03, 2021
209: Staying Motivated and Conquering Philosophy CARS Passages
36:15
Today, I'm joined by Blueprint MCAT live course tutor, Joya. We talk about her journey taking the MCAT during the pandemic, CARS, and joining Blueprint. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-209-staying-motivated-and-conquering-philosophy-cars-passages/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jan 27, 2021
208: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Bio/Biochem 1 – Neurology
37:24
This week, we're moving on to bio/biochem from Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. We discuss how to shift your mindset after CARS, test-taking strategies, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-208-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-bio-biochem-1-neurology/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jan 13, 2021
207: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: CARS Passage 9 – Exploration
34:56
We're on CARS practice passage 9 from Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. Join us as we break down this fun passage about exploration, adaptation, and survival. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-207-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-cars-passage-9-exploration/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jan 06, 2021
206: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: CARS Passage 8 – Lead Toxicity
47:48
Today, we're investigating lead and it's impact on public health in CARS practice passage 8 from Blueprint MCAT's full-length 1. Follow along!
Dec 30, 2020
205: What Makes a Successful MCAT Test Taker?
22:03
This week, I'm joined by Blueprint MCAT premium tutor, Armin Tadayyon. We talk about what makes a successful test taker, how to overcome adversity, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-205-what-makes-a-successful-mcat-test-taker/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-392-common-pitfalls-of-med-school-applicant-how-to-avoid-them/ (The Premed Years Podcast Session 392: Common Pitfalls of Med School Applicant & How to Avoid Them)
Dec 23, 2020
204: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: CARS Passage 7 – Video Games
41:08
It's Phil's last podcast and we're tackling this fun CARS passage about video games. Are video games a form of art? Let's see what the author thinks. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-204-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-cars-passage-7-video-games/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Nov 25, 2020
203: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: CARS Passage 6 – Consulting
40:12
Today, Phil and I dive into a passage about a relatable topic – business consultants. We share how to set aside our biases to reach the author's point. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-203-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-cars-passage-6-consulting/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Nov 18, 2020
202: What's the Best Month to Take the MCAT?
23:09
As MCAT registration opens for early 2021 test dates, let's discuss what month YOU should take the MCAT, how to plan for it, and what to expect this year. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-202-whats-the-best-month-to-take-the-mcat/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) (Get $500 off the launch of their new live online courses by using the promo code MCATLOL) http://www.secondaryapps.com (www.secondaryapps.com) https://www.ethicalstudents.org/ (Students for Ethical Admissions) https://www.aamc.org/ (AAMC website) Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/aamc_mcat?lang=en (@aamc_mcat)
Nov 11, 2020
201: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: CARS Passage 5 – Labor Shortages
31:02
We break down an MCAT CARS passage about how industrialists dealt with labor shortages and changing labor laws in the late 1800s. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-201-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-cars-passage-5-labor-shortages/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Nov 04, 2020
200: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: CARS Passage 4 – Digital Humanities
38:53
This week, we dive into an abstract CARS passage on "close reading" vs "distant reading," the new field of the Digital Humanities, and "yacking" vs "hacking." Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-200-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-cars-passage-4-digital-humanities/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Oct 28, 2020
199: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: CARS Passage 3: History Lesson
33:19
What is the point of history? History is a story and who decides what is emphasized? Dr. Gray and Phil continue through Blueprint Full Length 1. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-199-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-cars-passage-3-history-lesson/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Oct 21, 2020
198: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 2 - Cargo Cults
32:55
In this episode, Dr. Gray and Phil dissect the second CARS passage about Materialism, Imperialism and Paternalism. We take a look at breaking down this passage. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-198-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-2-cargo-cults/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Oct 14, 2020
197: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 1 - CARS
34:10
In this first CARS passage, we take a dive into a passage about the nature of linguistics. Dr. Gray and Phil dive into how to take on a CARS passage. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-197-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-1-cars/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/bp3 (Blueprint MCAT)
Oct 07, 2020
196: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Discrete 4 — Chem/Phys IV
19:48
The final portion of Chem/Phys, we dive into a discrete passage talking about ramps, friction and how long it would take for force to stop the object. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-196-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-discrete-4-chem-phys-iv/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/bp3 (Blueprint MCAT)
Sep 30, 2020
195: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 10 - Ramps
23:48
In this final passage of the Chem/Phys section, we take a look at lift force, potential weight and the importance of paying attention to units. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-195-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-10-ramps/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Sep 23, 2020
194: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 9 - Reactions
32:12
Passage 9 is not for the faint of heart. Follow along and listen (and watch at premed.tv) This passage dives into heat of formation and stabilization energy. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-194-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-9-reactions/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Sep 16, 2020
193: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Discrete 3 — Chem/Phys III
28:12
It's time for discrete 3 in Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. We'll be talking about light refraction, orbital hybridization, chemical equilibria, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-193-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-discrete-3-chem-phys-iii/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jul 22, 2020
192: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 8 — Metabolism
33:39
Blueprint MCAT full-length 1, passage 8 poses some tough questions about the metabolism, electrochemistry, enzymes, and free energy. Follow along! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-192-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-8-metabolism/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jul 15, 2020
191: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 7 — Neurotoxins
29:52
We're on to passage 7 in Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. Today, we're investigating disulfide bridges, chirality, stoichiometry, confidence intervals, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-191-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-7-neurotoxins/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jul 08, 2020
190: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 6 — Organic Chemistry
30:45
Today we're looking at organic synthesis reactions, derivatives, enzymes, and spectroscopy in passage 6 of the Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. Join us! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-190-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-6-organic-chemistry/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jul 01, 2020
189: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Discrete 2 — Chem/Phys II
30:44
We're talking about gravity, diatomic gases, bond angles and circuts in discrete 2 in the Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. Follow along and test your knowledge! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-189-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-discrete-2-chem-phys-ii/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlELUnbG72fzxcHEWZqiHQ (premed.tv)
Jun 24, 2020
188: What's Happening to the Khan Academy MCAT Prep?
16:13
What's happening to the Khan Academy's MCAT prep materials? What impact will it have on the financial barriers to becoming a physician? Let's discuss! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-188-whats-happening-to-the-khan-academy-mcat-prep/ (Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat (Khan Academy MCAT Prep)
Jun 17, 2020
187: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 5 — Titration
32:10
In Blueprint MCAT full-length 1, passage 5, we look at potentiometric titration—what is it and how should you tackle unfamiliar topics on the MCAT? Join us! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-187-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-5-titration/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jun 10, 2020
186: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 4 — Physics and Anatomy
30:08
Feet and physics are on task for passage 4 in Blueprint MCAT full-length 1. Plus, pseudo-discretes—what are they and how should you approach them? Find out! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-186-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-4-physics-and-anatomy/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
Jun 03, 2020
185: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Discrete 1 — Chem & Kinematics
29:43
We're on to discrete section 1 in the Blueprint MCAT full-length 1 today. We evaluate formal charges, calculate projectile speed, define chiral centers, and more! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-185-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-discrete-1-chem-kinematics/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
May 27, 2020
184: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 3 — Chanel N°5
31:07
In Blueprint MCAT full-length passage 3, we investigate the characteristic fragrance of Chanel N°5 and use our orgo knowledge to tackle some tricky questions. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-184-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-3-chanel-n5/ (Full Episode Blog Post) Check out the figures here on our https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVA0UO2spz8&list=PLb0fnUyoo-8OkknkgYws0q0sCnhQ7T-XS&index=3 (YouTube channel). https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) https://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT)
May 20, 2020
183: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 2 — Nuclear Physics
28:32
Phil and I are breaking down passage 2 in Blueprint MCAT full-length one on nuclear physics. Plus, we'll give tips for tackling high-level questions on the MCAT. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-183-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-2-nuclear-physics/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlELUnbG72fzxcHEWZqiHQ (premed.tv)
May 13, 2020
182: Blueprint MCAT Full-Length 1: Passage 1 — Saltwater Chemistry
30:36
In today's episode, Phil and I embark on our journey through Blueprint MCAT full-length one. We're "diving" into passage one and talking saltwater chemistry. Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-182-blueprint-mcat-full-length-1-passage-1-saltwater-chemistry/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) http://premed.tv (premed.tv)
May 06, 2020
181: A Guide to the New MCAT Format for 2020
26:54
We're breaking down the most recent AAMC MCAT annoucment. What's changing? What isn't? Who should be taking the MCAT this year, and who should wait? Listen! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-181-a-guide-to-the-new-mcat-format-for-2020/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) http://premed.tv (premed.TV) https://www.instagram.com/blueprintmcatprep/ (Blueprint on IG @blueprintmcatprep)
Apr 29, 2020
180: Designing A Blueprint for MCAT Prep Success
36:44
Big things are happening at Blueprint MCAT, formerly NextStep! Phil gives us an inside look at their groundbreaking new online MCAT prep course! Don't miss it! Links:https://medicalschoolhq.net/mp-180-designing-a-blueprint-for-mcat-prep-success/ ( Full Episode Blog Post) https://medicalschoolhq.net/meded-media/ (Meded Media) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (Blueprint MCAT) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlELUnbG72fzxcHEWZqiHQ ( premed.tv) http://medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint (medicalschoolhq.net/blueprint)
Apr 22, 2020
179: Here's How to Build a Study Plan for the MCAT
40:07
Building a study plan for the MCAT can be almost as scary as the MCAT itself, but it doesn't have to be! Phil and I give tips, timelines, advice, and more! Links: (Call 866-295-6586 and let them know you heard about them here on the podcast)
Mar 18, 2020
178: AAMC MCAT Outline: Social Inequality
23:57
We're wrapping up our MCAT content outline and with social inequality—social and cultural capital, social mobility, health and healthcare disparities, and more! Links: (Promo code MCATPOD to save money off their full-length exams)
Mar 11, 2020
177: AAMC MCAT Outline: Demographic Characteristics and Processes
18:26
Let's take an aerial look at demographic shifts: Malthusian theory vs demographic transition theory, population growth and decline, gentrification, and more. Strap in! Links: (Save 10% by using the promo code MCATPOD)
Feb 05, 2020
176: AAMC MCAT Outline: Social Structures and Human Interactions
22:34
Today, we're investigating some of the hot topics in section nine A of the AAMC MCAT Outline: religious organizations, medicalization and culture. Don't miss this one!
Jan 29, 2020
175: AAMC MCAT Outline: Intro to Important Sociology Material
16:01
Conflict theory, functionalism, symbolic interactionism and more! many sociological terms are not intuitive, so listen closely for how to tell them apart.
Jan 08, 2020
174: AAMC MCAT Outline: Social Role and Interactions
14:11
Straight from the official MCAT outline! We're covering the difference between role conflict, role strain, and attachment styles. Know these COLD. Links:  (promo code MCATPOD to save 10%)
Jan 01, 2020
173: Operant Conditioning, Reinforcement and Rewards
20:24
Get ready for a super high-yield topic! Listen and learn how to sort through all the positive / negative reinforcements through reward and punishment.
Dec 25, 2019
172: AAMC MCAT Outline: Folkways, Mores, and Taboos
23:37
In content category seven B of the AAMC Outline, we'll be looking at types of societal norms. Can you tease apart the subtle differences? Links: (promo code MCATPOD)
Dec 18, 2019
171: AAMC MCAT Outline: All About Personality Disorders
23:34
What do you need to know about personality disorders? We're going to talk about disorder clusters and how to tell apart confusing sound-alikes! Links: Check out Next Step Test Prep on , r, and .
Dec 11, 2019
170: AAMC MCAT Outline: Theories of Personality & Behavior
33:19
Get ready to familiarize yourself with the most influential theories of self and personality. You'll need to know these cold for the MCAT! Links: (Save 10% off using the promo code MCATPOD.)  
Dec 04, 2019
169: AAMC MCAT Outline: Emotion and Physiological Response
26:18
Know your theories of emotion and physiological response for the MCAT! Today we're comparing the James Lange, Cannon Bard, and Schachter Singer models. Links:
Nov 27, 2019
168: Navigating MCAT Psychology and Sociology Vocab
31:38
Let's tackle some MCAT definitions: do you know the different heuristics? How about the different types of memory? Join us for some psych/soc. Links: (Call them at 888-530-6398 for a free consultation.)
Nov 06, 2019
167: The Complete AAMC Outline: What's on the MCAT Exam?
24:11
Session 167 The AAMC Outline shows you what you are expected to know for the MCAT. But is that all you need to know? Plus, some psychology/sociology material! We're joined by Phil from . If you're looking for some tutoring, contact Next Step Test Prep directly and talk to them. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights and takeaway points. [02:00] Getting the Most of Your Psych/Soc Section From the AAMC Outline The AAMC has this outline on what's on the MCAT exam. It contains about 128 pages so it's a huge outline. Some of those are not as useful a prep tool as others. The Psychology/Sociology (P/S) section is testing your knowledge of vocabulary. The outline gives you what stuff they're going to be asking you about and what stuff they're going to expect you to know. But it doesn't mean they can't ask you anything outside of that. The AAMC has practice materials that you've never heard of and they expect you not to have seen that. You just have to go to the passage and pull stuff out of it. The questions are not testing your knowledge. They're just testing your ability to read and learn and understand what's going in this experiment. That being said, there's other stuff they expect you to know and they're going to hold you accountable for it. Phil had a student who was strong across the board except for the Psych area. They worked on this outline and he let the student explain in their own words with their own examples. They spent a whole month and took a bunch of practice tests. She got from 124 to 131 on the practice test. And she got a 132 on the actual test, which is the perfect score. Since then, he had done this with ten other students and five of them had gotten perfect scores. [Related episode: ] [06:54] Why the Outline Isn't as Useful for the Bio Section and Other Sciences A student should look at the outline for every section. But Phil doesn't think it's as useful as in the Bio section. For instance, they will mention the bioenergetics concentration. But that doesn't really help that much as you don't know what you should be looking at. Of course, you have to look it up and figure out what's going on. A lot of the things on the Psychology/Sociology are just discrete vocabulary and not topics. Whereas a lot of the stuff in the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics sections are more of topics than vocab stuff. In the Physics section, if it talks about the right-hand rule in magnetism and the equation for the magnetic field. Writing out the magnetic field and the equation isn't merely as useful as doing practice questions. Whereas in the Psych section, they're testing the vocab stuff. If you can go through and write out the vocab definition of all these things, it's going to mesh better with what the MCAT is going to ask when it comes to those. [09:05] Understanding the Importance of Focusing on the P/S Section The P/S section is something you just have to know a ton of. In fact, there are more psychology questions than you do physics and chemistry questions combined. But people are ignoring Psych and spend a month focusing on Physics. This is pervasive across the board. This changes the way it's scored as the MCAT is a curved exam. If everyone is not putting in a lot of effort in Psych, then everyone is doing okay in Psych because it's an even thing. But if there's any section where a little effort will raise a score the most, it's the P/S section. That's because nobody is spending any time on this. [Related episode: ] [13:54] Understanding Some Psych Terms: Sensation vs. Perception Sensation and perception are two different things. A sensation is neurologic-based. If you activate a neuron, that signal gets sent to your brain. It's possible to sense something but not perceive it. There are different thresholds, which would be another vocab term. There's the threshold of sensation and the threshold of perception. So you want to make sure you know the difference between these....
Oct 23, 2019
166: Scheduling the MCAT (Practice Tests and the Real Thing!)
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Have you ever wondered how to schedule your MCAT full-length exams and get the most out of practice tests? This episode is for you! Links: Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Oct 16, 2019
165: Mastering MCAT Math without a Calculator!
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Good news, the MCAT isn't a math test! On test day, it's all about units, simple relationships, and reading the question carefully. Listen for more! Links: : How to Overcome Test Anxiety and Take Back Control
Oct 09, 2019
164: What Classes Should You Take Before the MCAT?
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The 2020 MCAT season is coming! We'll talk about classes and courses that prepare you for the MCAT and when (or if) to take them. Links:  (Save 10% using the promo code MSHQ)
Oct 02, 2019
163: Boost Your MCAT Prep Through Increased Self-Awareness
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When you review MCAT passages and evaluate your performance, it's important to know not only what you missed, but why you missed it! Links:
Sep 25, 2019
MP 162: MCAT Prep: How to Stay Motivated for the Long Haul
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Is the MCAT taking over your life? Are you worried about burnout? Do you remember your ultimate "why"? Let's talk about staying motivated during MCAT prep. Links:  by James Clear  by Charles Duhigg
Sep 18, 2019
161: Here's How to Develop Your MCAT CARS Skills
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What's the difference between CARS and other MCAT sections? CARS is 100% skill, not prior knowledge! Today we talk note-taking, reading, and analysis for CARS. Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Sep 11, 2019
160.5: What Is the LizzyM Score? Is It Accurate?
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LizzyM is just an equation. How do you fit your history, experiences, struggles, triumphs, and trends into that equation? Spoiler: You can't. Tune in for more.   Listen to the full episode on .
Sep 04, 2019
160: Can the MCAT Prepare You for Medical School?
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Why is the MCAT so difficult, and why is there so much data analysis involved? Can you gameify the MCAT, or even learn to enjoy it? Phil joins me to discuss. Links:
Aug 28, 2019
159: Avoiding Information Overload During MCAT Prep
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The MCAT Podcast welcomes Phil from Next Step Test Prep! He joins me to talk MCAT strategy and how to prepare without getting overwhelmed. Links:
Aug 21, 2019
158: Insight into MCAT Study from a Test Prep Insider
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How do you study for the MCAT, and how do you know your prep is working for you? Introducing Next Step's Rachel Grubbs, who is here to tell us more. Links:
Aug 14, 2019
157: Social Inequality and Other High-Yield Sociology
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Sociology has many broad, high-yield concepts like inequality, demographics and social stratification. Today, we dig into some sociology discretes. Links:
Aug 07, 2019
156: High-Yield Concepts in Psychology Experiment Design
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Experiment design has the potential to appear in three of the four MCAT sections, which makes it super high yield. Follow along with the handout! Links:
Jul 31, 2019
155: Light, Optics, and More High-Yield Physics
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Today we're talking high-yield physics: the electromagnetic spectrum, refraction, and understanding wavelength and frequency as it relates to light. Let's go! Links:  (promo code: MCATPOD and save 10%)
Jul 24, 2019
154: What Makes Lab Technique Questions High-Yield?
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Lab technique is an MCAT topic that requires both organic chemistry and biochemistry knowledge to answer. We'll tackle some high-yield questions on this topic. Links:  (Use the promo code MCATPOD to save some money off your test prep.)
Jul 17, 2019
153: General Chemistry and Electrochemistry High-Yield
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Follow along with today's episode as we continue with high yield concepts. We'll cover reduction potentials and compare electrolytic and galvanic cells. Links: Follow us on Instagram  and .
Jul 10, 2019
152: High-Yield Molecular Genetics Discretes
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Today we define the wide world of molecular genetics and dive straight into some MCAT discretes. Follow along with the handout! Links:
Jul 03, 2019
151: Amino Acid Discussion and High-Yield Discretes
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Ryan and Claire highlight some of the key concepts for Amino Acids, and apply a few of them to discrete questions from the handout! Links:
Jul 03, 2019
150: What Makes a Topic High-Yield on the MCAT?
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The MCAT covers many concepts and study time is limited. Today we discuss high-yield materials. Are they the key to getting the biggest return on your MCAT prep? Links:
Jun 26, 2019
149: AAMC MCAT Resouces: Pros, Cons, and Recent Updates
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Today we discuss the AAMC's MCAT prep resources, updates to the interface and functionality, and how to get the most out of your practice material. Links:
Jun 12, 2019
148: The Importance of Reviewing Your MCAT Full-Length Test
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Students often think the most important part is taking as many full-lengths as possible, but according to MCAT experts, that is a mistake you don't want to make! Links:
Jun 05, 2019
147: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Discretes 4
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The last questions on Next Step full-length 10 are discrete questions covering locus of control, gender, and aphasia! How did you do on the Psych/Soc section? Links:  (promo code MCATPOD to save 10%)
May 29, 2019
146: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 10
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In our last passage of the Psych/Soc section, we look into the impact socioeconomic status has on college attendance. Follow along in the blog post! Links: Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
May 22, 2019
145: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 9
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In Passage 9 we analyze a study about the impact of musical expertise on both the functional and structural modifications of the brain. Follow along! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
May 15, 2019
144: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Discretes 3
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Today we tackle our next set of discrete questions! We cover norms, bias, groupthink, and population statistics! Challenge your knowledge and see how you do! Links: Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
May 08, 2019
143: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 8
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For a premed, the word stress is synonymous with the MCAT, but don't worry we cover all things stress in Passage 8. Follow along in our show notes! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD to save 10% off)
May 01, 2019
142: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 7
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In Passage 7 we analyze a study about behavior and how context impacts behavior. Follow along to see the results of Good Samaritan versus Occupation! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Apr 24, 2019
141: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 6
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We tackle Passage 6 today that covers a study that investigates the effect terminology has on describing disease. Follow along in our blog post! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Apr 17, 2019
140: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Discretes 2
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Today we have more discrete questions that cover personality traits, emotions, and more! How did you do on this set of questions? Follow along to find out! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD to save 10% off)
Apr 10, 2019
139: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 5
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Passage 5 is all about administrative groupthink and the impact it has on employee stress and turnover. Follow along to improve your psych/soc skills! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Apr 03, 2019
138: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 4
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We are moving on to Passage 4 which covers a study that tested whether patient compliance can be prompted by social characteristics. Follow along in our show notes! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Mar 27, 2019
137: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 3
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Last week we took a quick break from passages with discrete questions. This week we look at Passage 3 that covers the pathway in which we hear with the ear. Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Mar 20, 2019
136: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Discretes 1
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In our first set of discrete questions from Next Step Test Prep, we answer questions about bias, stress hormones, organizational effects, and groupthink! Links:
Mar 13, 2019
135: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 2
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We tackle Passage 2 that is all about external locus of control with migrants! Follow along with the handout on our blog post to hone your psych/soc skills! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Mar 06, 2019
134: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 1
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Today we begin the psych/soc section from the Next Step full-length 10. Passage 1 covers double bind communication and the link between communication and schizophrenia. #MCAT #premed Links:  (Use the promo code MCATPOD to save some money.)
Feb 27, 2019
133: How to Prep for the Psych & Sociology Section of the MCAT
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Psychology and Sociology is the newest section of the MCAT. We talk about how to tackle this section and talk about how it may be different from other sections. Links:  (Use the promo code MCATPOD to save 10% off)
Feb 20, 2019
132: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 4
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We're on the last part of bio/biochem and we're finishing up with a set of discrete questions. Follow along in the show notes at mcatpodcast.com/132 Links:
Feb 13, 2019
131: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 10
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Passage 10 of bio/biochem is about a research study looking at the activity of membrane proteins in three different cell types. Follow along in the blog post. Links:  (Use the promo code MCATPOD to save $50 off their course.)
Feb 06, 2019
130: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 9
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We're rounding out bio/biochem for Next Step Test Prep full-length 10 and we're in for a great passage to help us with our skills. Links:
Jan 30, 2019
129: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 3
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We're onto our last set of discrete questions for the bio/biochem section of Next Step Test Prep full-length 10. Follow along in our show notes! Links:
Jan 23, 2019
128: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 8
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Passage 8 is all about genetics, inheritance patterns, chromosomes, and much more. Follow along with the blog post for this episode. Links:
Jan 16, 2019
127: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 7
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Passage 7 is all about white blood cells, viruses, and bacteria and how they respond in the body of mice. Follow along on our MCAT Podcast blog post! Links:
Jan 09, 2019
126: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 6
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Passage 6 is filled with lipoproteins, and maybe a little Hepatitis C. Follow along with the handout on our blog post for this MCAT bio/biochem passage. Links:
Jan 02, 2019
125: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 2
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In our next set of discrete questions from Next Step Test Prep, we talk about insulin, beta-oxidation, and the IRB and research process. Follow along in the post. Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Dec 26, 2018
124: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 5
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We tackle passage 5 from Next Step full-length 10 which talks about peripheral nerves and stem cells. Follow along with the handouts at themcatpodcast.com. Links:
Dec 19, 2018
123: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 4
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Another week of MCAT full-length breakdown with Clara from Next Step Test Prep. We're covering passage 4 from NSTP full-length 10 bio/biochem section. Links:
Dec 12, 2018
122: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 1
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We're still in bio/biochem mode for the MCAT Podcast, this week covering the first discrete set of questions from the section. Follow along in the show notes. Links:
Dec 05, 2018
121: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 3
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Passage 3 from Next Step Test Prep full-length 10 covers an interesting discussion on unfolded protein response and endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis. Links:  and use the promo code MCATPOD
Nov 28, 2018
120: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 2
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We tackle passage 2 from Next Step Test Prep's full-length 10 bio/biochem section. The topic of this passage is all about insulin. Follow along with us. Links:  (promo code MCATPOD) Follow us on Instagram  or our .
Nov 21, 2018
119: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 1
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We're back with some more Next Step full-length breakdown, this week covering passage 1 of the biology and biochemistry section of the MCAT. Links:
Nov 14, 2018
118: Changes the the MCAT AAMC Practice Material and Registration
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The AAMC is making some changes with their MCAT practice material. Some students don't like it. Also, we talk about MCAT registration and what to look for. Links:
Nov 07, 2018
117: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 9
19:22
The last passage of the CARS section is one that many students don't get to on test day. Let's finish strong with our MCAT CARS passage prep! Links:
Oct 24, 2018
116: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 8
24:47
Struggling with CARS? Check out passage 8 from Next Step Test Prep, full-length 10. Listen to the struggles, learn from the mistakes to improve your MCAT score. Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Oct 17, 2018
115: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 7
21:45
Remember when I said we were on the last MCAT CARS passage last week? Surprise, we have 3 more to go! How about that for a fun prank! Enjoy and subscribe. Links:  (Promo code: MCATPOD)
Oct 10, 2018
114: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 6
18:12
We're at the last passage of CARS on Next Step full-length 10. Hopefully, you've gotten some great tips and techniques to improve your CARS score! Links:  (Promo code: MCATPOD)
Oct 03, 2018
113: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 5
25:42
Are you tired of CARS yet? This is one of the hardest sections on the MCAT, but hopefully, we're making it easier for you going through these passages! Links:  (promo code: MCATPOD)
Sep 26, 2018
112: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 4
21:05
Learning how to do well on the CARS section is hard. Practice makes perfect and that's why you should be following along with us on The MCAT Podcast! Links:  (promo code: MCATPOD)
Sep 19, 2018
111: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 3
28:41
We're back for some more Next Step Test Prep full-length 10 with CARS passage 3. Follow along with the handout on the blog post for this episode. Links:  (Promo code: MCATPOD)
Sep 12, 2018
110: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 2
25:49
Clara is back for some more Next Step full-length 10 breakdown—this time with CARS passage 2. Follow along with the handout on the show notes page! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD)
Sep 05, 2018
109: Next Step Full Length 10, CARS Passage 1
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Clara joins Ryan as the new MCAT expert from Next Step Test Prep. We tackle the first passage of CARS. Follow along with the handout in the show notes. Links:
Aug 29, 2018
108: CARS Section Basics and How to Prepare for CARS
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This week, we jump into a CARS 101 before we tackle the CARS section starting next week. We’ll talk about everything you need to know for the CARS section. Once again, we’re joined by Bryan Schnedeker from . Links:  (Use the promo code MCATPOD and save 10% off their full-length exams.)
Aug 22, 2018
107: Next Step Full Length 10, Discretes, Questions 57-59
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Solubility, fatty acids, and uranium are all topics of the three discrete questions we cover on this next installment of Next Step full-length 10 breakdown! Links:  (promo code MCATPOD and get 10% off their full-legnth exams) Join the 
Aug 15, 2018
106: Next Step Full Length 10, Passage 9, Questions 49-51
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Passage 9 covers isolating a specific drug, amino acids and Poiseuille's law. Follow along with the show notes and handout to increase your MCAT score! Links:  (Promo Code: MCATPOD and get 10% off!) Join the 
Aug 08, 2018
105: Next Step Full Length 10, Discretes, Questions 44-47
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Session 105 ATP, blood vessels, fat stores and beta decay are the topics we cover in the next set of discrete questions from Next Step Test Prep Full-length 10. We are once again joined by Bryan Schnedeker from . Also check out all our other podcasts on . [01:33] Question 44: Fat Molecules Fats are stored in adipose tissues primarily as: (A) Fatty acids (B) Chylomicrons (C) Glycerol (D) Triacylglycerols Bryan's Insights: The correct answer here is D. Glycerol is the three-carbon backbone and fatty acids are the little tails that get tagged onto the glycerol. So a glycerol backbone plus three fatty acids make up a full classic E-shaped triacylglycerol or just just fat molecule. Chylomicrons are the little clumpy bits that are used to transport fatty acids throughout the blood. [03:27] Question 45: Aorta vs. Capillaries Within the body, which of the following blood vessels is expected to have the greatest total cross-sectional area and the lowest fluid velocity? (A) Aorta (B) Arterioles (C) Capillaries (D) Vena cava Bryan's Insights: The word total is key here. And the answer here is C. There are tens of thousands of capillaries for every arteriole, much less for the aorta and vena cava in the body. The question also says lowest fluid velocity. The blood in the aorta and the arterioles is just rushing along because of all that pressure from the heart. So it's in the capillaries that the blood flows the slowest that it almost comes to a standstill so that your oxygen and carbon dioxide can get exchanged. If you're not reading this question very carefully, you might pick (A) Aorta. In fact, in the Next Step Full Length analysis, about 65% get this question right while the other 35% all pick the aorta. [05:23] Question 46: Fluorine What does 18F become after a beta+ decay? (A) 18Ne (B) 18O (C) 17F (D) 19F Bryan's Insights: The test would give you a periodic table where you click on the button in the corner of the screen. It doesn't give you much except for the atomic number and then the element itself. First, you need to know the weight of a beta+ particle. It's a position which is a fancy name for a positively charged electron. So beta- is an electron while beta+ is a positively charged electron. Relative to a proton, you can treat beta decay as having a zero mass. So if Fluorine starts with a mass of 18, shooting out a positron is not going to change the 18 at all because it didn't give out any mass. If shot off a positive charge, it means that one of it is positive, so the proton became a neutron. Fluorine which had 9 protons went down to only 8 protons. So you have to go to the periodic table and see what's element number 8 and you would see that it's Oxygen. [08:00] Question 47: ATP/ADP Ratio A cell in which an elevated ATP/ADP ratio exists is most likely to demonstrate which allosteric effect resulting for this elevation? (A) Inhibition of pyruvate kinase (B) Activation of phosphofructokinase 1 (C) Inhibition of ATP citrate lyase (D) Activation of hexokinase Bryan's Insights: The cell is in a really high energy state, which means you don't need to make any more. In response, you slow your Krebs cycle and all that mechanics down. So you don't want to pick the activation choices, leaving us here with A and C. The correct answer here is A. Remember that pyruvate is that last step in glycolysis so the key regulatory point when you wrap up glycolysis before you head over to the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex or Krebs cycle, you regulate glycolysis right at the end there. If you shut that off in the end and if you have tons of ATP floating around, you don't need to make more energy. Hence, you switch off glycolysis by switching off pyruvate kinase, the enzyme in the end. ATP citrate lyase is a key enzyme that links carbohydrate metabolism (the Krebs cycle) to fat anabolism (making fat). The enzyme basically converts the citrate to acetyl CoA, which goes over and the body makes fat molecules out of it for storage. If you...
Aug 01, 2018
104: Next Step Full Length 10, Passage 7, Questions 36-39
20:08
The next passage in Next Step's full-length 10 includes information about enzymes and precipitates. If you struggle with solubility and more, this is for you. Links:
Jul 25, 2018
103: Next Step Full Length 10, Passage 6, Questions 31-34
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Passage 6 on Next Step's full-length 10 includes nutrition labels, understanding fiber, combustion, and others. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! Links:
Jul 18, 2018
102: Next Step Full Length 10, Discretes, Questions 27-30
18:24
We're back with discrete questions from full-length 10. We're looking at enzymes, ATP, antioxidants, and buoyancy. Check it out and don't forget to subscribe. Links:
Jul 11, 2018
101: Next Step Full Legnth 10, Passage 4, Questions 18-21
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Passage 4 on Next Step full-length 10 covers human hearing and sound waves. Follow along and download the handout on our blog post. Will you get them right? Links:
Jul 04, 2018
100: Next Step Full Length 10: Questions 14-17
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We tackle Passage 3 on Next Step's full-length 10 covering a passage about proteins in milk and what happens when you heat them up. Take a listen! Episode Resources:
Jun 27, 2018
99: Next Step Full Length 10: Questions 10-13
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Questions 10-13 on Next Step's full-length 10 are the first set of discrete questions that we're going to cover during this full-length breakdown. Take a look! Links:
Jun 20, 2018
98: Next Step Full Length 10: Questions 5-10
16:32
We continue Next Step's full-length 10, questions 5-10 covering a passage about body density. Follow along, download the handouts, and don't forget to have fun! Links:
Jun 13, 2018
97: Next Step Full Length 10: Questions 1-4
19:41
This week we're starting a new series, breaking down questions from Next Step's full-length 10. We start with the first passage and question 1. Links:
Jun 06, 2018
96: Psychology Grab Bag of Discrete Questions for the MCAT
14:28
Psychology is one of the newer subjects on the MCAT. Bryan from Next Step Test Prep and Ryan cover the topic to help you learn how to answer the questions. Links:
May 30, 2018
95: Biochemistry Grab Bag of Discrete Questions for the MCAT
15:36
Bryan from Next Step Test Prep and Ryan cover biochemistry, a huge pain point for many premed students. Take a listen and learn some biochem with us. Links:
May 23, 2018
94: Biology Grab bag of Questions for the MCAT
12:44
In today's MCAT Podcast we cover biology, including pregnancy, connective tissue disease, and skeletal myocytes. Follow along in the blog post for the questions. Links:
May 16, 2018
93: What the Average MCAT Score Increase Means to You
13:31
The new MSAR contained a big shock for students, an increase of almost 4 points to the average MCAT score for those starting medical school. What does it mean? Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
May 09, 2018
92: Physics Series 4: Fluid Dynamics on the MCAT
20:25
In our last week of the physics series, we're going to cover some fluid dynamic discrete questions that seem to trip up a lot of premed students. Listen now! Links:
May 02, 2018
91: Physics Series 3: Light Waves and the MCAT
14:43
Why is the sky blue? That's just one of the questions that may come up on the MCAT when talking about physics and light waves. Check out the questions! Links:
Apr 25, 2018
90: When Do I Need More Content Review vs MCAT Test Skills?
08:32
When you're struggling on the MCAT, there may be a few different reasons, with content review and test skills being just two. How do you know what to work on? Links:
Apr 18, 2018
89: Physics Series 2: Water, Buoyancy and the MCAT
14:05
Water and fluid dynamics and physics go hand in hand on the MCAT. This week we're cover this topic to help you improve your physics MCAT section score. Links:
Apr 11, 2018
88: Physics Series 1: Spring Systems for the MCAT
17:51
Physics is one of the hardest subjects on the MCAT. Over the course of 4 episodes, we're going to dive into high-yield physics topics to help you score higher! Links:
Apr 04, 2018
87: Psych/Soc Series: Social Movement, Classes, and More
14:38
Our last week of the Psych/Soc content is here. This week we dive more into sociology and talk about social movements, socioeconomics and more. Links:
Mar 28, 2018
86: Psych/Soc Series: Erikson, Kohlberg and More
17:42
This is our third week of Psych/Soc for the MCAT and we're covering more very nuanced models of stages and development. Following along and learn! Links:
Mar 21, 2018
85: Psych/Soc Series: Visual Pathway, Piaget and More
12:17
Week two of our Psych/Soc MCAT series on the podcast and we're covering more straight psych questions that you are going to need to know for the MCAT. Links:
Mar 14, 2018
84: Psych/Soc Series: Hearing, Weber's Law and More
14:32
This is week one of our Psych/Soc series on the MCAT Podcast. We're covering some biology questions which is a subject covered in the Psych section of the MCAT. Links:
Mar 07, 2018
83: MCAT Foundational Topic: Physics Broken Down
17:19
Physics is one of the harder sections of the MCAT for many students. If you are one of those students, you're not alone. Check out our foundational series now. Links:
Feb 28, 2018
82: MCAT Foundational Topic: Chemistry Questions
08:48
Chemistry is one of the first classes you'll take as a premed and it shows on the MCAT. Today we'll cover some foundational topics related to chemistry. Links:
Feb 21, 2018
81: MCAT Foundational Topic: Biochemistry Broken Down
13:45
Biochemistry is a foundational topic on the MCAT and we're going to cover some of the foundational pieces of information that you're expected to know on the test. Links:
Feb 14, 2018
80: What MCAT Score Do I Need if I Have a Low GPA?
09:14
If you're GPA is low, you may have heard that the MCAT might save you if you get a good enough score. We tackle that question today on the MCAT Podcast. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Feb 07, 2018
79: MCAT Foundational Topic: Biology Questions Broken Down
12:49
We're starting a series of foundational subject material. Each week, we'll cover some foundational topics for each section. This is what you need to know. Links:
Jan 31, 2018
78: Get Ready for the New MCAT User Interface Changes
09:19
With a new testing center, comes new changes to the MCAT user interface. Things won't be drastically different, but we thought you should know as you prepare. Links: . Go to mcatbook.com  (released in 2017)  (coming out in 2018)
Jan 24, 2018
77: A Grab Bag of MCAT Discrete Questions
09:44
The MCAT has four sections with a broad variability between sections. Today we will cover some of that variability to help you maximize your MCAT score. Links:
Jan 17, 2018
76: Breaking Down Sociology MCAT Discrete Questions
10:08
Today we're covering some sociology MCAT questions looking at specific definitions that you need to know to help you get the best score possible on the MCAT. Links:
Jan 10, 2018
75: MCAT Biochem Discretes - beta-oxidation, Krebs cycle & more
11:28
Cellular respiration, beta-oxidation and some Krebs cycle problems are the topics we covered on the MCAT Podcast today. Come learn along and crush your MCAT! Links:
Jan 03, 2018
74: MCAT Psychology Discrete Questions - Groupthink and more
12:29
Groupthink, some physiology, and personality traits are some of the topics we covered in this MCAT podcast session. Check it out and don't forget to subscribe. Links:
Dec 27, 2017
73: MCAT Biology Discrete Questions - Acetyl-CoA and more
10:01
Hypoglycemia, the electron transport chain, and beta-oxidation are the subjects we covered on this session of The MCAT Podcast. Don't forget to subscribe. Links:
Dec 20, 2017
72: How Do I Remember Material I Studied Four Months Ago?
07:33
When you study for the MCAT, your schedule usually stretches out over several months. How do you make sure that you remember all of the content you studied? Links:
Dec 13, 2017
71: More Biology Questions Broken Down for the MCAT
11:41
Biology infiltrates a lot of different areas of the MCAT, so you need to be prepared for it. We break down some biology discrete questions today to help you! Links:
Dec 06, 2017
70: Breaking Down Discrete MCAT Chemistry Questions
10:35
Chemistry on the MCAT is hard for a lot of premed students. Today we'll go over some chemistry questions and break down each of them to give you a head start. Links:
Nov 29, 2017
69: More Physics MCAT Questions Broken Down for You
15:16
Bryan and Ryan look at a grab bag of physics questions and break them down to help you on your MCAT journey! Don't forget to share this with your classmates. Links:
Nov 22, 2017
68: Breaking Down MCAT Psych/Soc Discrete Questions
16:33
Psychology and sociology can be sneaky hard on the MCAT. Follow along with us and tell your friends about the podcast and what you've learned! Links:
Nov 15, 2017
67: The AAMC Has Released Another Scored MCAT Full-Length!
09:50
The AAMC is the organization behind the MCAT. When they do something, it's news. They recently released the third scored full-length practice exam for the MCAT. Links and Other Resources: Check out my book written in collaboration with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Nov 08, 2017
66: Breaking Down More Bio Discrete Questions for the MCAT
09:42
The MCAT and biology go hand in hand. That's why we cover a lot of biology here on the MCAT Podcast. Check out this week's episode and learn some bio! Links:
Nov 01, 2017
65: Breaking Down Biology Discrete Questions for the MCAT
13:36
Biology is a core subject for the MCAT. It infiltrates a lot of different areas, so you need to be prepared for it. We break down some questions today to help! Links:
Oct 25, 2017
64: Should I Take the MCAT in the Spring or During the Summer?
09:32
One of the most perplexing problems that faces premeds is if they should stack the MCAT up in the Spring, or wait until the Summer to take it. We talk about it! Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: Related episode: Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Oct 18, 2017
63: When Can I and When Should I Register for the MCAT?
07:16
The MCAT registration opens up this year on October 18th. You need to be ready to sign up for a seat to make sure you cant take the test when you want to! Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Oct 11, 2017
62: MCAT Prep On Any Budget (Should I Spend $3000??)
13:35
I found a post on Twitter about a student claiming she needed to spend $3,000 on an MCAT test prep course to pass it. Bryan and I discuss that today. Links:
Oct 04, 2017
61: Is the MCAT Getting Harder?
13:14
A common question we get is if the MCAT is getting harder with the new iterations. We'll discuss what you as a premed need to understand to do well. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Sep 27, 2017
60: Breaking Down a Grab Bag of Science Questions for the MCAT
13:56
Today we're diving into discrete MCAT questions from various subjects. Follow along and have a listen! Don't forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Links:  
Sep 20, 2017
59: Breaking Down Physics Discrete Questions for the MCAT
16:44
Physics on the MCAT is hard for a lot of students. Today we'll go over some physics discrete questions and break down each of them to give you a head start. Links:
Sep 13, 2017
58: How Do I Know if I Should Void the MCAT?
14:54
A lot of students plan on going into the MCAT ready to void it, some think about voiding it during the test. We discuss when you should actually void the MCAT. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Sep 06, 2017
57: Do Medical Schools Superscore the MCAT for Multiple Attempts?
09:11
If you are familiar with the SAT, then you know that your best score is a combination of multiple tests. Do medical schools do the same for MCAT retakes? Links: Check out my book, co-written with Next Step Test Prep, . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Aug 30, 2017
56: The Anatomy of an MCAT Question and How to Break it Down
09:22
This week, Bryan and Ryan discuss the anatomy of the MCAT question and how to systematically go through a question to maximize your chance of getting it right. Links:
Aug 23, 2017
55: How to Best Use Flashcards to Study for the MCAT
11:57
Flashcards are a great tool to have for all your studying needs. Bryan and Ryan discuss how to use flashcards for the MCAT to maximize your study time! Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: .  /  Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Aug 16, 2017
54: Looking at MCAT Amino Acid Questions
09:33
Amino Acids should be like the air you breath for the MCAT - you just don't think about it. We'll cover some questions today to help you with that. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Aug 09, 2017
53: How Will an Unbalanced MCAT Score Affect Me?
08:33
If you're like many MCAT takers, your section scores are unbalanced. Learn how that might affect your medical school application. Listen now. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related podcast:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Aug 02, 2017
52: Breaking Down MCAT Sociology Questions
14:17
This week we're covering some sociology questions to help you break down how the MCAT writers are creating their questions. Links:
Jul 26, 2017
51: What is a Competitive MCAT Score?
17:05
Last week we covered MCAT retakes. Today we'll cover a question that you have to know first - what is a competitive MCAT score? Links: Related post:  Related episode:  Check out Dr. Gray’s book 
Jul 19, 2017
50: How Can I Score Higher on my MCAT Retake?
17:35
In our episode today, we dive into MCAT retakes. If you are worried about needing to retake the MCAT, this episode is for you! Take a listen and share it. Links:
Jul 12, 2017
49: Round Four of our Deep Dive into MCAT Discrete Questions
14:05
This is our 4th week of diving into discrete MCAT questions from various subjects. Follow along and have a listen! Don't forget to subscribe. Links: If you have any topics in mind that you would like us to cover here, shoot me an email at .
Jul 05, 2017
48: Deep Dive Into More Random Discrete MCAT Questions
10:53
Our third week in a row of covering various discrete MCAT questions! Bryan and Ryan help you break down different MCAT questions so you can crush the MCAT! Links:
Jun 28, 2017
47: More Discussion of a Mix of Discrete MCAT Questions
10:04
Continuing last week's discussion of various discrete questions, Bryan and Ryan discuss how to break down discrete MCAT questions so you can max your score! Links:  (Use the promo code: MCATPOD)
Jun 21, 2017
46: Deep Dive Into a Mix of Discrete MCAT Questions
16:11
This week we're staying away from one specific section and are doing a grab bag of discrete MCAT questions. Take a listen and follow along with us. Links:
Jun 14, 2017
45: How Can I Prepare for and Improve My CARS MCAT Score
09:57
The CARS section of the MCAT is typically the hardest for most premed students. Listen to what Bryan from Next Step recommends to help improve your CARS score. Links and Other Resources Next Step’s   /  Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Jun 07, 2017
44: Answering Discrete Sociology Questions for the MCAT
13:45
Sociology is one of the new kids on the block for the MCAT. Take a listen to this episode to hear how to approach sociology questions on the new MCAT. Links:
May 31, 2017
43: Breaking Down MCAT Psychology Discrete Questions
14:12
Did you know that there is biology on the psychology section of the MCAT? I didn't either! Check out our latest episode to learn more about the psych section. Links: Text BOOKGIVEAWAY to 44222 and get a chance to win one of 50 copies of .
May 24, 2017
42: Four Tips for Memorizing Science for the MCAT
11:50
The MCAT requires you to know a lot! Take a listen to this week's episode to hear how you can better memorize science info for your MCAT test day. Links:  (Text PREORDER to 44222 to learn more about how to win a free copy by June 4, 2017 and how you can preorder the book and get up to almost $100 worth of giveaways.)
May 17, 2017
41: MCAT Logistics if You Have to Travel to Take Your Test
10:32
Hopefully you scheduled your MCAT early enough that you don't have to travel, but if you do have to travel, take a listen to learn how to best prepare. Links:  (Text PREORDER to 44222 to get the information on how you can preorder the book.)
May 10, 2017
40: Last Minute MCAT Tips Leading Up to Test Day
15:11
Your MCAT day is approaching - how should you maximize your last week leading up to the MCAT to make sure you get the best score possible? Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
May 03, 2017
39: Let's Talk MCAT Physics Discrete Questions
14:51
Bryan and Ryan take a look at several Next Step Test Prep physics questions to help you understand how to answer physics questions on the new MCAT. Links:  (Use the promo code MCATPOD to save some money on your test prep)
Apr 26, 2017
38: Breaking Down Orgo MCAT Discrete Questions
13:25
This week Bryan from Next Step Test Prep is going to help us break down organic chemistry discrete questions. Listen to hear how we do it! Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Apr 19, 2017
37: How Do I Know if I am Ready to Take the MCAT
10:13
Breaking from MCAT questions this week, Bryan and Ryan talk about how to determine if you are ready to take the MCAT. Listen and find out! Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Apr 12, 2017
36 : Breaking Down MCAT Chemistry Discrete Questions
10:15
This week Bryan and Ryan look at Next Step MCAT chemistry discrete questions and break them down to help you on your MCAT journey! Links and Other Resources: Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Apr 05, 2017
35: Looking at MCAT Biochemistry Discrete Questions
08:51
Bryan and I took a look at some Next Step MCAT biochemistry discrete questions and broke them down to help you figure out how to get the right answer. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Mar 29, 2017
34: How Many MCAT Practice Tests Should I Take?
08:38
Practice tests are the key to doing well on the MCAT. Next Step has 10 full-length exams to help you, but how many do you really need to take? Links and Other Resources: Related episode:  Related episode: ? Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Mar 22, 2017
33: Breaking Down an Organic Chemistry MCAT Passage
12:55
This week Bryan and Ryan break down a passage from Next Step covering organic chemistry. Follow along and learn how Bryan teaches you to do this. Links and Other Resources:
Mar 15, 2017
32: How to Break Down a General Chemistry Passage
17:28
General chemistry is the foundation for a lot of the sciences on the MCAT. Listen to how Bryan breaks down this general chemistry passage for the new MCAT. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Mar 08, 2017
31: Biochemistry on the MCAT. Breaking Down a Passage
12:12
This week Bryan and Ryan discuss a biochemistry passage and Bryan breaks down how to read the passage and look through the answers. Links: Get the Handout Full show notes coming soon!
Mar 01, 2017
30: Dissecting MCAT Biology Discrete Trap Answers
15:08
This week Bryan picked from common MCAT biology questions on the Next Step tests where students fall into traps when reviewing answers. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at  Get the Handout
Feb 22, 2017
29: MCAT Biology Passage Deep Dive
13:15
Biology is important for the body and for the MCAT. This week Bryan breaks down a biology MCAT passage and shows you how to beat the MCAT. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at ! Get the Handout
Feb 15, 2017
28: We Break Down Biology Discrete Questions for the MCAT
14:11
This week Bryan and I are breaking down discrete questions from the MCAT. These questions are taken directly from Next Step MCAT Full-length Exams Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at  Get the Handout
Feb 08, 2017
27: Answering Psych-Social MCAT Discrete Questions
09:32
Last week we covered a psych-soc passage and this week we will break down some MCAT discrete questions to help you maximize your score. Links and Other Resources  has so much to offer, whether it’s one-on-one tutoring, checking out their books, their full length practice tests, or their awesome new class. It has a ton of information, live office hours with the people that actually wrote the class and the test, and everything that Next Step has to offer. It’s not just a student of the week that’s running the class. Check them out at 
Feb 01, 2017
26: Psych-Social MCAT Passage Breakdown
11:15
Last week we covered a psych-soc passage and this week we will break down some MCAT discrete questions to help you maximize your score. Links and Other Resources  is known for their one-on-one tutoring. But did you know that they have a huge set of MCAT prep books, and ten full length MCAT practice exams that you can buy separately?  Check them out at .
Jan 25, 2017
25: Breaking Down Discrete MCAT Biology Questions
11:18
This week we look at discrete MCAT biology questions and Bryan helps us break down the questions to get to the right answers! Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Jan 18, 2017
24: MCAT Biology Passage Questions - Breaking them Down
12:09
Biology is a huge part of the MCAT. This week we break down a practice biology passage and go through the questions to show you how it's done. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Jan 11, 2017
23: Discrete Physics Questions - Breaking them Down
15:12
This week we cover discrete MCAT physics questions to help you learn how to work through them on your own. Links and Other Resources: Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Jan 04, 2017
22: Physics Passage on the MCAT - Breaking it Down
11:20
We break down an MCAT Physics passage to help you learn how to work through them on your own. Links and Other Resources:
Dec 28, 2016
21: What to Expect on Your MCAT Test Day
17:00
You should know what expect when you get to the test center so that you're not stressed out over something silly. Listen and find out what you need to know. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Dec 21, 2016
20: The Specialty Stories Podcast is Live!
39:01
Dr. Hure is a Caribbean medical school grad who went on to complete a Dermatology residency and Dermatopathology fellowship. Hear her specialty story. Links and Other Resources: Email Ryan at 
Dec 14, 2016
19: How Can I Learn to Relax and Destress for the MCAT?
11:43
There are so many ways to prepare for the MCAT—so many tips and tricks. Let's talk about ways to destress to help you maximize your test day. Links and Other Resources:
Dec 07, 2016
18 : How Can I Best Utilize Scratch Paper for the MCAT?
09:09
There are so many things to worry about for the MCAT, how to use scratch paper shouldn't be one of them. We'll tell you the best way to use it! Links and Other Resources:
Nov 30, 2016
17: Are There Hidden Prereqs That I Should Take for the MCAT?
06:25
We've discussed prereqs before back in Session 9 and Session 16. This week we're going to talk about any other courses that you should take for the MCAT. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related video: . Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Nov 23, 2016
16: Do I Need to Take Sociology To Do Well on the MCAT?
07:44
Sociology may seem like a common sense subject that you don't need to take before you take the MCAT, but you should listen to this and maybe think about it. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Nov 16, 2016
15: What is the Best Way to Use the Official Practice MCAT Exam?
10:21
The AAMC releases official scored and unscored practice MCAT exams. How should you use them as part of your MCAT prep? Do they differ from tests from others? Links and Other Resources: Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at 
Nov 10, 2016
14: How Can I Best Utilize Mnemonics for the MCAT?
12:27
Mnemonics can be amazing tools if used correctly. How to use them properly is what we talk about today on The MCAT Podcast. Links and Other Resources:
Nov 02, 2016
13: What MCAT Prep Books Should I Buy?
08:25
It seems like every company has MCAT books to sell. The question is, which ones should you get? We'll cover some of the basics here. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Oct 26, 2016
12: Is an MCAT Study Group Helpful to Prepare for the MCAT?
10:32
The last couple weeks we've covered MCAT courses and 1-on-1 MCAT tutoring. Did you know that Bryan thinks that study groups are the best way to prepare? Links and Other Resources: Go to   so they can help match you up with students to form your best study group.
Oct 19, 2016
11: Is One-on-One Tutoring for the MCAT Worth it?
10:28
If you've been thinking about getting a private tutor to help prepare for the MCAT, then you should listen to this show. We talk about the pros and cons. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Oct 12, 2016
10: Do I Need to Take an MCAT Prep Course?
05:47
This week we talk about whether or not premed students need to take an MCAT prep course to do well on the MCAT. You'll be surprised by the answer. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Oct 05, 2016
9 : What Prereqs Do I Have to Have to take the MCAT?
08:20
Bryan and Ryan talk about what prereqs you should have completed, which ones you can self study, and which ones you can skip for the MCAT. Links and Other Resources: Related episode:  Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at .
Sep 28, 2016
8: How am I Expected to Know Everything on the MCAT?
08:13
We discuss the volume of information on the MCAT and how you should start preparing for all of it. Remember, there is a lot, but you don't dive deep on it. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Sep 21, 2016
7: What is the Best Way to Work Through MCAT Passages?
07:38
This week's episode tackles a common question among premed students—what is the best way to work through an MCAT passage? Learn how to master it here. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Sep 14, 2016
6: I Keep Running Out of Time on the MCAT
11:48
Ryan and Bryan talk about what you need to start doing if you aren't finishing sections of the MCAT. We also tackle speed reading classes. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode: . Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at 
Sep 07, 2016
5: 3 Biggest Mistake When Preparing for the MCAT
12:18
Bryan and Ryan talk about the three big mistakes that premed students make when preparing to take the MCAT exam. Listen now to learn how to avoid these. Links and Other Resources: Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Aug 31, 2016
4 : When Should I Take the MCAT?
09:13
Ryan and Bryan return to discuss when the ideal time to take the MCAT is. When you take the MCAT can have a huge impact on your applications. Don't mess it up! Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode: . Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Save on tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests by using promo code “MSHQ” for 10% off Next Step full-length practice tests or “MSHQTOC” for $50 off MCAT tutoring or the Next Step MCAT Course at !
Aug 24, 2016
3: Do I Need to Take a Diagnostic MCAT Test?
09:52
Bryan and Ryan discuss the diagnostic MCAT exam, if you need to take one, and when you should take one if you are going to. Links and Other Resources Check out my book about the MCAT, co-written with Next Step Test Prep: . Related episode:  Related episode:  Need MCAT Prep? Get tutoring, classes, and full-length practice tests at !
Aug 17, 2016
2: How Should I Start Preparing for the MCAT?
09:21
In this episode of The MCAT Podcast, Bryan and I cover the first steps the premed should take when realizing the MCAT is a test they have to take. Links and Other Resources: AAMC Official Guide
Aug 10, 2016
1: Introduction to The MCAT Podcast
18:43
The MCAT Podcast is a collaboration between Next Step Test Prep and the Medical School Headquarters. This is a must listen to for those prepping for the MCAT. Links and Other Resources:
Aug 03, 2016