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The Nervous System

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

Release Date: 02/08/2024

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Study Types and Research Design show art Study Types and Research Design

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

This lecture covers study variables and types. I discuss different study variables: independent variable, dependent variable, correlation variable, confounding variable, odds ratio, and more. Next, I talk about different types of studies: experimental, observational, case-control, cross-sectional, cohort, and more. Lastly, I discuss different types of bias that influence the results of an experiment. 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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This episode covers the Nervous System, a very important topic for the MCAT. The following topics are covered: brain structure, neurotransmitters, imaging techniques, cortex anatomy (with function), language centers, myelin producing cells, and more.

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