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Course Syllabus

 

Session 1

Science Questions & Physics Content Review

We go over some of the most common science questions asked on the MCAT, and the best way to approach these types of questions. Then we go over some of the most common physics questions asked on the MCAT, and discuss the best strategies for reviewing physics content.

Session 2

CARS Overview & Physical Chem Review

We break down this unique section of the exam: timing, question types, and resources. We tackle a couple of sample passages, and go over the reasoning process for CARS questions. Then we review some of the highest-yield physical chemistry concepts.

Session 3

Reaction Chemistry & Organic Chemistry

We finish our review of general chemistry with a look at the chemistry concepts which relate more to biochemistry, such as rates, thermodynamics, and acids/bases. Then we review all the reactions and concepts the MCAT wants you to know from Organic Chemistry.

Session 4

Psych/Soc Overview & Biochemistry Intro

We first introduce Psych/Soc section strategies, and we discuss some of the resources needed to do well on this section. Then we introduce the Bio/Biochem section of the test, and go over the most important biochemistry concepts: amino acids and proteins

Session 5

Enzymes & Metabolism

In this session, we go over all there is to know about enzymes: function, regulation, and kinetics. Then we tackle metabolism and its various mechanisms.

Session 6

Psych/Soc Review & DNA/RNA

We do some additional psych/soc review, then we tackle all aspects of DNA and genetics: structure, replication, and transcription/translation, as well as mitosis and meiosis.

Session 7

Cell Biology & CARS Review

We discuss the elements and features of cells that the MCAT likes to focus on. Then we do more advanced CARS review, with a particular focus on tough, ambiguous questions.

Session 8

Physiology Review

This session is dedicated to reviewing all the different physiological systems—cardio, respiratory, muscle, endocrine etc—and what the MCAT wants you to know about each of them.

Session 9

Full-Length Walk-Through: Chem/Phys

We walk through an entire full-length exam together as I share my reasoning process, starting with the Chem/Phys section. Afterwards, we debrief and discuss the exam and its content.

Session 10

Full-Length Walk-Through: CARS

We continue our walk through an entire full-length exam together as I share my reasoning process, with the CARS section. Afterwards, we debrief and discuss the exam and its content.

Session 11

Full Length Walk-Through: Bio/Biochem

We continue our walk through an entire full-length exam together as I share my reasoning process, with the Bio/Biochem section. Afterwards, we debrief and discuss the exam and its content.

Session 12

Full-Length Walk-Through: Psych/Soc

We finish our walk through an entire full-length exam together as I share my reasoning process, with the Psych/Soc section. Afterwards, we debrief and discuss the exam and its content.