I feel like my training for the MCAT has helped me understand how the ACT Science section works.
With the math required for me to do well on the MCAT, I needed to have a good grasp of Algebra, and I have found it useful throughout my medical subjects. It definitely aids in reasoning, and pays off in other ways outside of the mathematical realm. I still use it everyday!
I took Gross Anatomy while getting my Master's in Medical Sciences. I have had to work with cadavers, as well as models and illustrations. The pace that my program learned Gross Anatomy is said by many of its graduates to be even more intense than some medical schools.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology, as well as a Master of Science in Medical Sciences. Biology is my forte!
I received an A in both General Chemistry I and II as an undergraduate student. I was not a chemistry major, but I still have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of this subject. This fundamental understanding has been what allows me to still solve problems even years after taking these classes.
I have taken courses in Virology, Human Heredity, Genetics, and Genomics, all where I have had much exposure to this field.
I took the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) in August of 2012 and received a 31Q composite score (79th-83rd percentile). In my time spent studying for this difficult exam, I used various resources from different test prep companies (Chad's Videos, Princeton Review, Kaplan, Berkeley Review, and ExamKrackers). My vast experience with all of these companies allows me to assist students in finding what type of test preparation would be most helpful to them. With my knowledge of the test, I can tailor a plan to help you ace it!
My background in Biology, as well as my research during my undergraduate career, give me a good edge in Nutrition. My research was on IGF-1 signaling, which has implications on both cancer and diabetes. I recently had an article published in the journal of Experimental Physiology by the title of "Ataxia telangiectasia mutated impacts insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling in skeletal muscle." I have taken a joy in delving into food science.
I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Biology - Medical Sciences. Organic chemistry is required for successful completion of these degrees. Organic chemistry is also continuously used in higher level courses.
I have scored a 12 in the biological sciences section of the MCAT which contains both organic chemistry and biology. This score represents the 95th percentile of all MCAT test takers. Over the years, I have continued to provide advice for students in the subject of organic chemistry as they march on through their pre-medical courses.
I received an A in Medical Physiology while getting my Master's in Medical Sciences, and have also tutored Physiology for 2 semesters to graduate and undergraduate level students. I took the subject in undergraduate as well, so I have been exposed to the material twice, but at an even more rigorous level in graduate school. With my experience in tutoring this subject, I have been able to see many difficulties that people have with complex topics and helped them work through their struggles.
Pre-algebra is the type of math that I use the most on a daily basis. After realizing that many problems can be reduced to ratios, it makes the subject much less intimidating. It really helps with your number sense, and I have found it useful throughout my entire academic career.