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MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

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MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

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MCAT Basics with Sam Smith of MedSchoolCoach covers topics on the AAMC MCAT. Each podcast covers up to 3 of the 4 MCAT sections. Lesson topics are based on the practice material put out by the AAMC, such as practice tests, question banks, and more!

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: Dr. Shannon Sovndal Interview

Dr. Shannon Sovndal, an emergency medicine specialist, discusses his medical journey, career experiences and advice for pre-med and medical students. [0:36] Dr. Sovndal’s Background and Accomplishments [01:18] Recurring Patients in an ER [02:25] The Influence of Personality on Choosing Emergency Medicine [04:18] Dr. Sovndal’s Journey into Medicine [11:21] Economics & Emergency Medicine [14:34] Burnout & Work-Life Balance [19:23] A Week in the Life of Dr Sovndal Are you a younger physician, pre-med student or medical student looking for more advice on navigating your career, emotionally, mentally and financially? Do take a look at the resources below: Fragile: Beauty in Chaos, Grace in Tragedy and the Hope That Lives in Between by Dr. Shannon Sovndal Match on a Fire: Medicine and More Podcast with Dr Shannon Sovndal Dr Shannon Sovndal’s Website EMCrit Podcast Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

27 MIN3 d ago
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Bonus Episode: Dr. Shannon Sovndal Interview

Highlight#12 - Stereoisomers

This MCAT Basics podcast is a short segment from the "Isomers" podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

16 MIN6 d ago
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Highlight#12 - Stereoisomers

The Excretory System

I break down information about the excretory system that will be useful for the MCAT. He first compares the functions of the excretory system versus the digestive and urinary systems. Then, he describes the anatomy of the excretory system. Finally, he details the physiology of the excretory system in terms of its various waste products. [01:14] The Role of the Excretory System [03:32] The Kidney [06:00] The Bladder [07:17] The Liver [10:54] The Skin [12:35] The Lungs [13:38] The Large Intestine [17:21] Excreting Byproducts of Protein & Lipid Breakdown [25:25] Excreting CO2 [26:26] Excreting Electrolytes [29:31] Excreting Toxins in Drugs Here are the episodes on renal physiology and the digestive system for those who want to dive deeper. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

30 MIN2 w ago
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The Excretory System

Highlight #11 - Periodic Trends

This MCAT podcast is a short segment from the "Atomic Chemistry" podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

7 MIN2 w ago
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Highlight #11 - Periodic Trends

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

This MCAT podcast covers sleep and circadian rhythms. First, I cover biology and physiology topics regarding sleep and circadian including the parts of the brain involved in sleep, the stages of sleep, and circadian rhythms. Then, I discuss psychology related sleep topics including sleep and dream theories, sleep disorders, and the effect of drugs on sleep. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

44 MINJUL 13
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Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

REPOST: The Endocrine System

This lecture covers the endocrine system. I go over types of hormones and their function, describe different structures within the endocrine system, and briefly discuss a few endocrine system disorders.

41 MINJUL 6
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REPOST: The Endocrine System

Highlight #10 - T Cells

This MCAT podcast is a short segment from the “Immune System - Adaptive” podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

9 MINJUN 26
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Highlight #10 - T Cells

Highlight #9 - Transcriptional Control in Eukaryotes

This MCAT podcast is a short segment from the “Genetics: Gene Expression” podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

9 MINJUN 19
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Highlight #9 - Transcriptional Control in Eukaryotes

The Digestive System

This MCAT podcast covers the digestive system. First, I talk generally about what the digestive system is and does. Then, I break down some digestive system anatomy and physiology (mostly physiology). Last, I briefly mention how digestion is regulated. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

49 MINJUN 15
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The Digestive System

Electrochemistry

This MCAT podcast covers electrochemistry. First, I give an intro to electrochemical cells where I talk about galvanic vs electrolytic cells, concentration cells, the structure of an electrochemical cell, reduction/oxidation, directionality of electron flow, and a mnemonic I use to keep it all straight. Next, I talk about some thermochemistry regarding electrochemical cells, like Gibbs free energy and the nerds equation (as it applies to a concentration cell). Last, I discuss several applications of electrochemistry including electroplating. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

47 MINJUN 1
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Electrochemistry

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: Dr. Shannon Sovndal Interview

Dr. Shannon Sovndal, an emergency medicine specialist, discusses his medical journey, career experiences and advice for pre-med and medical students. [0:36] Dr. Sovndal’s Background and Accomplishments [01:18] Recurring Patients in an ER [02:25] The Influence of Personality on Choosing Emergency Medicine [04:18] Dr. Sovndal’s Journey into Medicine [11:21] Economics & Emergency Medicine [14:34] Burnout & Work-Life Balance [19:23] A Week in the Life of Dr Sovndal Are you a younger physician, pre-med student or medical student looking for more advice on navigating your career, emotionally, mentally and financially? Do take a look at the resources below: Fragile: Beauty in Chaos, Grace in Tragedy and the Hope That Lives in Between by Dr. Shannon Sovndal Match on a Fire: Medicine and More Podcast with Dr Shannon Sovndal Dr Shannon Sovndal’s Website EMCrit Podcast Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

27 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Bonus Episode: Dr. Shannon Sovndal Interview

Highlight#12 - Stereoisomers

This MCAT Basics podcast is a short segment from the "Isomers" podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

16 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Highlight#12 - Stereoisomers

The Excretory System

I break down information about the excretory system that will be useful for the MCAT. He first compares the functions of the excretory system versus the digestive and urinary systems. Then, he describes the anatomy of the excretory system. Finally, he details the physiology of the excretory system in terms of its various waste products. [01:14] The Role of the Excretory System [03:32] The Kidney [06:00] The Bladder [07:17] The Liver [10:54] The Skin [12:35] The Lungs [13:38] The Large Intestine [17:21] Excreting Byproducts of Protein & Lipid Breakdown [25:25] Excreting CO2 [26:26] Excreting Electrolytes [29:31] Excreting Toxins in Drugs Here are the episodes on renal physiology and the digestive system for those who want to dive deeper. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

30 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Excretory System

Highlight #11 - Periodic Trends

This MCAT podcast is a short segment from the "Atomic Chemistry" podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

7 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Highlight #11 - Periodic Trends

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

This MCAT podcast covers sleep and circadian rhythms. First, I cover biology and physiology topics regarding sleep and circadian including the parts of the brain involved in sleep, the stages of sleep, and circadian rhythms. Then, I discuss psychology related sleep topics including sleep and dream theories, sleep disorders, and the effect of drugs on sleep. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

44 MINJUL 13
Comments
Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

REPOST: The Endocrine System

This lecture covers the endocrine system. I go over types of hormones and their function, describe different structures within the endocrine system, and briefly discuss a few endocrine system disorders.

41 MINJUL 6
Comments
REPOST: The Endocrine System

Highlight #10 - T Cells

This MCAT podcast is a short segment from the “Immune System - Adaptive” podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

9 MINJUN 26
Comments
Highlight #10 - T Cells

Highlight #9 - Transcriptional Control in Eukaryotes

This MCAT podcast is a short segment from the “Genetics: Gene Expression” podcast. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

9 MINJUN 19
Comments
Highlight #9 - Transcriptional Control in Eukaryotes

The Digestive System

This MCAT podcast covers the digestive system. First, I talk generally about what the digestive system is and does. Then, I break down some digestive system anatomy and physiology (mostly physiology). Last, I briefly mention how digestion is regulated. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

49 MINJUN 15
Comments
The Digestive System

Electrochemistry

This MCAT podcast covers electrochemistry. First, I give an intro to electrochemical cells where I talk about galvanic vs electrolytic cells, concentration cells, the structure of an electrochemical cell, reduction/oxidation, directionality of electron flow, and a mnemonic I use to keep it all straight. Next, I talk about some thermochemistry regarding electrochemical cells, like Gibbs free energy and the nerds equation (as it applies to a concentration cell). Last, I discuss several applications of electrochemistry including electroplating. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: MCATpodcast@medschoolcoach.com Thanks for listening!

47 MINJUN 1
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Electrochemistry

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