The MCAT Podcast | Medical School Headquarters | Premed
By Ryan Gray, MD of Meded Media
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A collaboration between the Medical School Headquarters and Next Step Test 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.
||Clean39: Let's Talk MCAT Physics Discrete Questions||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.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38: Breaking Down Orgo MCAT Discrete Questions||Session 38 This week Bryan from Next Step Test Prep is going to help us break down organic chemistry discrete questions so you can crush your MCAT! The MCAT has been re-balanced with this new format exam where they really toned down organic...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: How Do I Know if I am Ready to Take the MCAT||Session 37 This week, we're breaking from our normal pattern of going through MCAT questions as Bryan and I talk about how to determine if you are really ready to take the MCAT. First, check out the The Premed Years Podcast Session 29 where I...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36 : Breaking Down MCAT Chemistry Discrete Questions||Session 36 My name is Dr. Ryan Gray and I am joined again by Next Step Test Prep's MCAT guru, Bryan as we look at a few general chemistry discrete questions and break them down to help you on your MCAT journey. [01:46] Question #15: Which of the...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: Looking at MCAT Biochemistry Discrete Questions||Session 35 This week, Bryan and I took break down some Next Step MCAT biochemistry discrete questions to help you figure out how to get the right answer. [01:40] Question #17: Which of the following is not considered an organic acid? Answer...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: How Many MCAT Practice Tests Should I Take?||Session 34 This week, Bryan and I are shedding light on one specific question that has been coming up over and over again and that is - how many practice tests should a student aim for before taking the real MCAT? Practice tests are the key to...||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: Breaking Down an Organic Chemistry MCAT Passage||Session 33 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. Organic chemistry is now Bryan's favorite after they changed the MCAT last year because...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: How to Break Down a General Chemistry Passage||Session 32 General chemistry lays down the foundation for a lot of the sciences on the MCAT. In this episode, Bryan breaks down this general chemistry passage for the new MCAT. [2:22] Passage #1: A hyper-sailing body of water contains high...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Biochemistry on the MCAT. Breaking Down a Passage||Session 31 This week, we discuss a biochemistry passage where Bryan breaks down how to read the passage and look through the answers. Biochemistry is Bryan's favorite part of the MCAT and I'm not sure if the same holds true for you. They're all...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Dissecting MCAT Biology Discrete Trap Answers||Session 30 This week, Bryan picked from common MCAT biology questions on the Next Step tests where students fall into traps when reviewing answers. In fact, a good chunk of students got them right (40%-70%). However, in each case, although it's...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: MCAT Biology Passage Deep Dive||Session 29 This week, we're going to do a deep dive into a full biology MCAT passage as we show you how you can prevent yourself from falling into the trap of some “tricky” questions and ultimately beat the MCAT. [01:34] Beta Oxidation...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: We Break Down Biology Discrete Questions for the MCAT||Session 28 This week, Bryan and I are breaking down discrete questions from the MCAT. These questions are taken directly from the Next Step MCAT Full-length Exams. Everyone knows that Biology discrete questions are really going to test the...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Answering Psych-Social MCAT Discrete Questions||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.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Psych-Social MCAT Passage Breakdown||Session 26 The MCAT Podcast is part of the Med Ed Media network at www.MedEdMedia.com. A collaboration between the Medical School Headquarters and Next Step Test Prep, The MCAT Podcast is here to make sure you have the information you need to...||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Breaking Down Discrete MCAT Biology Questions||Session 25 In this episode, Ryan and Bryan break down some fun, independent discrete biology questions on the MCAT. Good to know: There are 59 questions in each of the three different science sections - 15 are discrete while 44 questions...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: MCAT Biology Passage Questions - Breaking them Down||Session 24 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan dig into some biology questions. Biology is the most important topic on the MCAT by far as it shows up throughout the test. Monocytes in conjunction with epithelium-derived factors can act to...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Discrete Physics Questions - Breaking them Down||Session 23 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan cover MCAT content and dive into actual questions and passages as they try to help you figure out how to break discrete physics questions. Here are the highlights of the conversation between Ryan and...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Physics Passage on the MCAT - Breaking it Down||Session 22 In this episode, Ryan and Bryan are going in-depth as they are now going to start breaking down MCAT questions and go through them to figure out how to get to the right answer. Today, they're looking into the Physics Passage I handout....||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: What to Expect on Your MCAT Test Day||Session 21 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about what to expect on test day and some tips leading up to test day on how to best maximize your test day experience. Knowing what's going to happen is important to help alleviate those...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: The Specialty Stories Podcast is Live!||Session 20 This is a full recording of the first episode of the Specialist Stories podcast, which is another addition to the MedEd Media Network. The idea of this podcast was actually born out of The Academy where Ryan had several interviews with...||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: How Can I Learn to Relax and Destress for the MCAT?||Session 19 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about stress management and how to not worry so much about everything that's going on in the premed life. Stress is a physiological thing that can impact your cognitive performance. Listen in as...||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 : How Can I Best Utilize Scratch Paper for the MCAT?||Session 18 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk all about scratch paper. The MCAT is taken on a computer but the AAMC still allows you to use pen and paper. So what are you supposed to do with those things? Here are the highlights of the...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Are There Hidden Prereqs That I Should Take for the MCAT?||Session 17 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about more information on prereqs particularly about this idea of "hidden" prereqs. Are there any other prereqs that the AAMC wants you to take that they're not telling you? Or what else can you...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Do I Need to Take Sociology To Do Well on the MCAT?||Session 16 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about whether Sociology is something that you have to take to prepare for the MCAT. They also talk about the importance of understanding the nuances and subtleties of certain terms used in...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: What is the Best Way to Use the Official Practice MCAT Exam?||Session 15 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about how to utilize the AAMC Practice Exams. As of this recording, the AAMC has just released their official practice test number 2 for the "new" MCAT. In this episode, you will learn about the...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: How Can I Best Utilize Mnemonics for the MCAT?||Session 14 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about some tips about creating mnemonics to help you memorize all the tons and tons of stuff out there. Mnemonics is all about making a sentence with the first letter of all the things you're...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: What MCAT Prep Books Should I Buy?||Session 13 Books, books, everywhere there's books! Overwhelming, isn't it? Today, Ryan and Bryan will help you with where you need to start, the right kinds of books you need to have to study for the MCAT, and what features you need to look for...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Is an MCAT Study Group Helpful to Prepare for the MCAT?||Session 12 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about using study groups to study for the MCAT. What are the advantages of joining study groups? This is a perfect example of what Ryan is constantly advocating to students. It's all about...||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Is One-on-One Tutoring for the MCAT Worth it?||Session 11 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about tutoring and whether you should be doing it instead of taking a course or self-studying. Is tutoring right for you? How do you know it's right for you? Here are the highlights of the...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Do I Need to Take an MCAT Prep Course?||Session 10 In this week's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk all about courses. Do you really need to take an MCAT course or can you just self-study it? Here are the highlights of the conversation between Ryan and Bryan: You can't know until you get...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 : What Prereqs Do I Have to Have to take the MCAT?||Session 9 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about the prerequisite "coursework" you have to take to prepare for the MCAT. How much weight should you put into the MCAT side of things? Or can you just skip a couple of classes and take a test...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: How am I Expected to Know Everything on the MCAT?||Session 8 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about how much stuff is actually on the MCAT. If you’re scared about taking the MCAT thinking about how much of a beast it is then it’s time to face your fears and start with listening to this...||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: What is the Best Way to Work Through MCAT Passages?||Session 7 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about the best ways students can work through MCAT passages. If you're struggling with finishing sections of the test, listen to this episode so you can learn about how to maximize your time and...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: I Keep Running Out of Time on the MCAT||Session 6 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about how to manage your time on the MCAT considering that running out of time is one of the most common problems, if not the most common problem, students have when taking the MCAT. Is the MCAT...||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: 3 Biggest Mistake When Preparing for the MCAT||Session 5 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about the 3 biggest mistakes among premed students when preparing for the MCAT along with proven ways you can do to counter these mistakes. The newest version of a common mistake: Bryan calls it...||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 : When Should I Take the MCAT?||Session 4 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about when to actually take the MCAT, which is such a big question with huge implications for your application. However, a lot of students don't think about this, well, until now. Here are the...||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Do I Need to Take a Diagnostic MCAT Test?||Session 3 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about the next steps when you want to dip your toes and start preparing for the MCAT test, particularly starting with the diagnostic test - why you need to take it, when you have to take it, and...||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: How Should I Start Preparing for the MCAT?||Session 2 In today's episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about what you need to do as an undergrad or a nontraditional student when you first find out about the MCAT. They tackle the first steps and what you should do to start preparing for it. Here are...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Introduction to The MCAT Podcast||Session 1 The MCAT Podcast is a collaboration between the Medical School Headquarters and Next Step Test Prep to make sure that you have the information you need to succeed on your MCAT test day. This is a weekly podcast that aims to give you the...||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm so excited about this podcast! With the amazing Ryan Gray at the helm, I'm sure The MCAT Podcast will be just as helpful as the Premed Years. If you're taking the MCAT you should be waiting with bated breath for every episode!
Gonna Be Amazing!
I give it five stars and haven't even listened yet! The Premed Years and OldPreMed podcasts are fantastic so I know this one will be too. Dr. Gray always delivers high quality podcasts on an amazingly dedicated weekly schedule.
Full of great info!
I always imagine Dr. Gray's podcast to be like a personal weekly phone call from a very knowledgable mentor. All of his podcasts are very "high yield" and beneficial to the aspiring Med student. The hardest part about listening to these is resisting the urge to write things down while driving down the highway!
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