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MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

Release Date: 01/25/2024

Psychosocial Development and Identity show art Psychosocial Development and Identity

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This podcast covers identity and psychosocial development. First, I will define a few terms you may see on the MCAT regarding identity. Next, I will breakdown the following theories of identity development: Erickson’s psychosocial development theory, Freud’s theory of psychosexual development, Paiget’s development theory, Kohlberg’s moral development theory, George Herbert Mead’s the I and the me, Cooley’s looking glass self, and Vygotsky’s social development theory. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along...

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Functional Groups: Physical and Chemical Properties show art Functional Groups: Physical and Chemical Properties

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This podcast covers the main functional groups you will see on the MCAT. First, I will cover different physical properties (boiling point and solubility) of compounds containing the 8 most common functional groups: alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, and amides. I then mention the difference in reactivities of different carboxylic acid derivatives. Last, I’ll introduce a few less common functional groups that you may see on the MCAT. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school...

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Electromagnetism show art Electromagnetism

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This podcast covers topics within electromagnetism. First, I will talk about charge and electric fields. This will include discussions on static charge, the amber effect, and electric potential. Then, I will introduce magnetism. I will discuss the concept of magnetism, force applied by a magnetic field, the right hand rule, and the magnetic characterization of different materials. *Corrections*: Electrostatic force is INVERSELY proportional to the distance between charges squared Amperes = Coulombs/Second I say that magnetic field lines travel in the same direction that Santa goes when he is...

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Psychology and Sociology Theories show art Psychology and Sociology Theories

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This podcast covers the most important psych/soc theories on the MCAT. First, I will discuss social theories: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, social constructionism. Next, I will talk about theories of emotion: James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, Schachter-Singer, Lazarus. Last, I will discuss a few different theories of motivation including: Drive-Reduction, Incentive, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and more. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school journey, visit us at . Thanks for...

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The Reproductive System show art The Reproductive System

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This podcast covers a few topics within the reproductive system and development. I will discuss the following topics: spermatogenesis/oogenesis, the menstrual cycle, and development (from fertilization to birth).  Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school journey, visit us at . Thanks for listening!

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Atomic Chemistry show art Atomic Chemistry

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This lecture covers basic quantum theory, quantum numbers, hybridization, types of bonds, and nuclear decay.  Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school journey, visit us at . Thanks for listening!  

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Light and Optics show art Light and Optics

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This lecture covers light and optics. It is a physics heavy podcast. I talk first about photons. This includes an introduction to the photoelectric effect and the work function. Next, I briefly talk about waves. Last, I discuss some of the physics applications of light: polarization, diffraction/reflection, and lenses. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school journey, visit us at . Thanks for listening!

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Learning and Memory show art Learning and Memory

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This lecture covers learning and memory. I will discuss: the different types of memory (short term, working, and long term), the structures in the brain related to memory, and learning. My discussion on learning will mostly focus on conditioning. I will talk about both operant conditioning and classical conditioning in detail. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school journey, visit us at . Thanks for listening!

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The Endocrine System show art The Endocrine System

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

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. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school journey, visit us at . Thanks for listening!

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BONUS: HIV Cure? show art BONUS: HIV Cure?

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This bonus episode covers the recent news regarding the 3rd patient ever cured of HIV - technically considered a sustained remission. I will discuss some background on HIV-1 necessary to understand how the cure works. Then, I will discuss the paper detailing the cure and talk about its implications. CORRECTION: HIV-1 Viruses can be dual tropic. Viruses that are dual tropic can use both coreceptors. Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: To learn more about how MedSchoolCoach can help you along your medical school journey, visit us at . Thanks for listening!

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