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141: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 6

4/17/2019
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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!

Duration:00:27:21

140: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Discretes 2

4/10/2019
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Session 140 Once again, we're joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep as we dive into the last section of Psych/Soc, specifically looking into a set of discrete questions. [02:31] Question 27 What personality trait is most closely associated with an increased negative response to stressful situations? (A) High conscientiousness (B) High extraversion (C) Low perfectionism (D) High neuroticism Clara’s insights: Choices B and C are obviously off. So now, it's between A and D. And the correct...

Duration:00:18:03

139: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 5

4/3/2019
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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!

Duration:00:17:31

138: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 4

3/27/2019
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Session 138 Joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep, we’re moving on to Passage 4 which covers a study that tested whether patient compliance can be prompted by social characteristics. If you need more help on your MCAT prep, check out Next Step Test Prep's full-length exams, the next best exam second to the AAMC. It simulates a real testing environment and can somewhat predict your score on the MCAT. Get 10% off and use the promo code MCATPOD. [02:39] Passage 4 Patient engagement is a good...

Duration:00:14:49

137: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 3

3/20/2019
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Session 137 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. For more resources, be sure to check out all our other podcasts on the MedEd Media Network. [01:42] Passage 3 Deflection of the tympanic membrane transfers vibrations to the ossicles, whose function is to amplify the vibration pressure delivered to the oval window, a small hole in the cochlea. Without this amplification, it...

Duration:00:16:07

136: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Discretes 1

3/13/2019
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Session 136 In our first set of discrete questions from Next Step Test Prep, we answer questions about bias, stress hormones, organizational effects, and groupthink! [01:50] MCAT Strategies Clara from Next Step says that virtually nobody runs out of time on Psych/Soc. But the big benefit doing discrete questions first is that when you do the first 15, and then you just take whatever time you have left and divide it into time per passage. But if you're not going to run out of time anyway, you...

Duration:00:16:29

135: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 2

3/6/2019
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Session 135 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! We’re joined once again by Clara from Next Step Test Prep who is here week by week as we try to dive into and dig the passages piece by piece so you can come in the exam room ready to crush your MCAT! Be sure to check out all of the other podcasts we do on MedEd Media Network to help you along this medical school application...

Duration:00:17:38

134: Next Step Full Length 10, Psych/Soc Passage 1

2/27/2019
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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

Duration:00:18:19

133: How to Prep for the Psych & Sociology Section of the MCAT

2/20/2019
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Session 133 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. Once again, we’re joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep as we discuss how to best prepare for the this particular section on the MCAT. [02:44] How to Approach Studying for Psych/Soc No matter what resources you use to prep, you're always going to feel there's this chance to see these random terms in questions you've...

Duration:00:14:24

132: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 4

2/13/2019
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Session 132 We’re on the last part of bio/biochem and we’re finishing up with a set of discrete questions. Once again, we’re joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep as we dive in right into these questions and walk you through getting the correct answer. So you can get the MCAT score that you want! Meanwhile, be sure to check out all our other podcasts on the MedEd Media Network and listen to more resources to help you along your journey towards becoming a physician! Click Here to Download...

Duration:00:15:24

131: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 10

2/6/2019
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Session 131 Passage 10 of Bio/Biochem is about a research study looking at the activity of membrane proteins in three different cell types. Once again, we’re joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep as we dig into the last batch of the Bio/Biochem passages. [03:30] Passage 10 A research team conducted a number of lab experiments to investigate activity in membrane proteins in three different cell types. Experiment 1: Voltage clamp electrodes were used to measure the transmembrane potential...

Duration:00:25:40

130: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 9

1/30/2019
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Session 130 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. [01:54] Passage 9 Ketone bodies are molecules that are produced by the liver during times of low glucose levels. [Figure 1 is talking about the structures of the three naturally occurring ketone bodies in humans - acetone, acetoacetic acid, and beta-hydroxybutyric acid] These ketone bodies are synthesized from acetyl-CoA. Normally in the liver,...

Duration:00:20:56

129: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 3

1/23/2019
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Session 129 We’re onto our last set of discrete questions for the bio/biochem section of Next Step Test Prep full-length 10. [01:23] Question 44 A medical student stubbed her toe and observed that there was a momentary gap between when she realized she had stubbed her toe. And when she felt the onset of pain, she wondered if this might relate to a structural difference in the neurons involved in the baroception versus those involved in nociception. Which of the following is the best...

Duration:00:17:19

128: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 8

1/16/2019
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Session 128 Passage 8 is all about genetics, inheritance patterns, chromosomes, and much more. Follow along with the blog post for this episode. Joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep, we 're continuing our fun deep dive into their full-length 10 bio/biochem. Meanwhile, also take a listen to all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network. [01:30] Passage 8 Cells of Drosophila melanogaster individuals with Fragile X syndrome were microscopically absorbed in Petri dishes. Petri dish A was...

Duration:00:31:50

127: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 7

1/9/2019
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Session 127 We are joined by Clara of Next Step Test Prep as we break down some more of Next Step Test Prep's full length then exams. This week, we're in the Bio/Biochem section, Passage 7, which is all about white blood cells, viruses, and bacteria and how they respond in the body of mice. Just to give you an idea, every science section has ten passages as well as four sets of discrete questions. [02:25] Passage 7 TLR is our receptors on leukocytes that recognize viral and bacterial...

Duration:00:24:48

126: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 6

1/2/2019
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Session 126 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. We're joined as always by Clara of Next Step Test Prep. If you're interested in practice full-length exams, check out Next Step Test Prep and use the promo code MCATPOD to save 10%. [02:08] Passage 6 Lipoproteins are composed of a neutral lipid core of cholesterol esters and triglycerol surrounded spherically by amphipathic...

Duration:00:19:16

125: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 2

12/26/2018
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Session 125 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. Today, Clara from Next Step Test Prep joins us as we talk about bio/biochem from Next Step Test Prep full-length 10 practice exams. Listen to all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network including The Premed Years. [02:52] Question 27 In what order do electrons move through the ETC? (A) From carriers with lower...

Duration:00:16:11

124: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 5

12/19/2018
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Session 124 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. As always, we’re joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep as we take a deep dive into another Bio/Biochem passage. Please take a listen to all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network. [03:53] Passage 5 Injuries to peripheral nerves are common and after injury, the proximal stump of the nerve is capable of regeneration and...

Duration:00:18:41

123: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Passage 4

12/12/2018
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Session 123 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. If you’re looking to Next Step Test Prep's full-length packs, save 10% by using the promo code MCATPOD. Be sure to also check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network. [02:02] Passage 4 The compensations that led to an evolution of endothermic physiology are still being argued. A widely accepted model is that directional...

Duration:00:18:37

122: Next Step Full Length 10, Bio/Biochem Discretes 1

12/5/2018
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Session 122 We’re still in bio/biochem mode for the MCAT podcast, this week, covering the first discrete set of questions from the section. As always, Clara from Next Step Test Prep joins us today. Subscribe to all our other podcasts on the MedEd Media Network. I recently got a comment on Instagram from a student who improved her MCAT score after listening to our podcast. No guarantee it would be the same for you, but this could help you too! So be sure to tune in every week. [02:46] Some...

Duration:00:16:59