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My MCAT Reflection

Dear Readers,

For those of you who are hesitating and still planning to take your MCAT, let me say one thing: JUST DO IT!

I haven’t been able to add any sciency postings mostly due to the fact that I was slaving and studying for the MCATs early mornings and late at night, then work in between. It’s pretty tough (the schedule) but I definitely think that the MCAT is doable (as in, you can do really well!)

Let me give you a little history of my quest for taking the MCAT.

Read on…

The Action Potential Scheme

This topic pops up a lot when talking about the nervous system. It is this action potential that allows us to have any sort of feelings in our senses! No kiddin’. So, I hope this will help it stick in your mind!

Our neurons work by an all or nothing method. This means, the action potential is either relaying info to and from your central to your peripheral nervous system and vice versa. In other words, you touch a hot stove, the hotness stimulates your peripheral nervous system which sends a signal to your brain (central nervous system), which gets your neurons to send out a signal to other nearby neurons to eventually get to the part of the brain Read on…

What’s water soluble?

I felt silly after realizing what I thought would be water soluble, wasn’t. So, I decided to look into finding a general rule to go by and lucky me, I found info on that as well as their exceptions. I’m not certain though if these are the ONLY exceptions, that’s always going to be hard to pin point since our understanding of science is still fairly primitive. Read on…

Microscopic Structure of the Skeletal System: What makes our bones Strong?

We have previously discussed the structure of our bone macroscopically, and we have discussed how strong compact bones are compared to cartilage bones. However, we have yet to delve into why our bones are strong. Hence, this post is focused on further explaining the bone matrix, how bones are formed, and the concept of bone remodeling or resorption. Read on…

Macroscopic Structure of the Skeletal System

The overall function of the musculoskeletal system is simply to provided us with movements and structure of our form. In this post we will focus on the skeletal system covering the macroscopic and microscopic bone structure, bone formation, and bone remodeling. Related posts soon to come are: Microscopic Structure of the Skeletal System: What makes our bones Strong?; Joints; Skeletal, Smooth, and Cardiac Muscle. Read on…

The MCAT Composition and Scoring

This article will focus on: what is tested in the MCAT, how are the questions asked, how is it scored?

Just in case you guys didn’t know, the MCAT is the medical college admissions test and its pretty much THE test you need to take in order to apply to medical school in the US (exceptions are to some international schools).The MCAT requires you to have a basic understanding of the sciences (General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biology) and it requires that you have a good reading comprehension. Oh, you’ll also need to know how to write! Read on…

Roadtrip to Doctor hood

The Beginning

In search for the right profession for yourself is probably the hardest thing to do (for most people). I have been dilly-dandling for quite some time and finally decided that I’m just going to go through with taking the MCAT before giving up on medical school all together. I wanted this page to be dedicated solely on my process, thoughts, and how I plan to attack the MCAT. Sort of like a reach out for those who are willing to listen. I mean, I can totally share the excitement for the entire route to being an MD fo-sho! Read on…