October 27, 2019

The BA-Md program at Brooklyn college is an eight year program that includes four undergraduate years at Brooklyn college and four more years at SUNY Downstate medical school. 

This program is amazing for saving future doctors a ton of money, since CUNY Brooklyn is a city college with a city tuition and SUNY Downstate is a state medical school with reduced tuition as well. The program also has a guaranteed admission to a...

February 22, 2019

MCAT scheduling is divided into three zones: gold, silver and bronze. Gold zone is 29 days prior to the exam and costs $315 to register, $95 to change the date or the test center and  the student gets $155 back in case of cancellation. Silver zone is 15 days prior to the exam date and costs $315 to register, $155 to change the date or the test center and  the student gets no refund in case of cancellation. Bronze zone i...

June 25, 2018

The first section of MCAT (Physical and Chemical) involves a lot of math calculations, but yet, calculators are not allowed. Therefore, the section requires not only the knowledge of chemistry, physics, biochemistry and biology, but also completing all of the calculations successfully to get to the correct answer. Here are a few tips to make math a little easier and faster during your calculations. 1. Round Many number...

June 19, 2018

1. Khan Academy Khan Academy collaborated with AAMC to make their videos and content for the MCAT. You will be able to find videos on every topic covered on the MCAT for every section as well as passages and questions for practice. Many of our students enjoy learning from Khan academy videos and doing their passages. To find the content you can simply search for MCAT on the Khan academy website. 2. MCAT-review.org This...

April 4, 2018

Average GPA: 3.87 Median GPA: 3.93 Average MCAT score: 519 Median MCAT score: 521

March 30, 2018

MCAT , or medical college admissions test, is a hard and lengthy (7.5 hour) test taken by students to apply to medical schools. MCAT covers a great deal of subjects including general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry, psychology, sociology, math (no calculator is allowed for science calculations), and reading comprehension. Due to the scope of the topics, to prepare for this exam, a student sh...

February 16, 2018

Hooray, AAMC released another official practice test for the MCAT. This is an invaluable resource since AAMC only released 3 practice exams and one sample exam.

The new exam can be bought on AAMC website at http://offers.aamc.org/mcat-study-materials-1

This will be a great help to any student preparing for MCAT since AAMC is the best source to use in your preparation. On top of the 4 total practice tests, a student can al...

December 7, 2017

Even though human proteins are synthesized from only 20 different amino acids, there are thousands of different proteins found in human cells. This great variety of proteins is possible because the

(1)  size of a specific amino acid can vary within a protein

(2)  chemical composition of a specific amino acid can vary

(3)  sequence and number of amino acids can be different in each protein

(4)  same amino acid can have many...

December 4, 2017

These are the terms that you have to know for your upcoming MCAT test psychology and sociology part.

Group think is the tendency of members of the group to conform to the ideas and decisions of the group so that they do not stand out. For example, if you a part of a group and the group is deciding what pizza to order. If everyone in the group says that they like plain pizza, even if you like pepperoni, most likely you wi...

November 18, 2017

Both kinases and phosphatase are enzymes that are essential to many reactions in our body. MCAT loves enzymes and asks plenty of questions about them!

Kinase is an enzyme whose function is to add a phosphate group from ATP to other organic molecules in a process called phosphorylation. Phosphatase, on the other hand, does the opposite of kinase. It cleaves phosphate groups using water.

Where do we see these enzymes in act...

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