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MCAT Masterclass

Learn how to tackle the various sections of the MCAT with the help of renowned expert, Ken Tao. As you prepare for the MCAT, Dr. Tao will introduce you to critical topics that you will need to know as you prepare for the exam. A number of additional lessons will be added to the masterclass covering a wide range of topics that you need to know about in order to be successful.

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (Chem/Phys)

In the Chem/Phys section of the MCAT, you’ll test your knowledge of the physical principles that govern life and how they are integrated with chemistry and physics. In this section, you’ll be tested on biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. For this section, you’ll have access to a periodic table.

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (Bio/BioChem)

Bio/BioChem tests your understanding of cells and organs, and how they work together to sustain life.

It’s made up of concepts from introductory biology, general chemistry, biochemistry, and organic chemistry, but covers different information than the Chem/Phys section. The periodic table will be available to test takers in this section, which emphasizes cellular and molecular biology.

Glycolysis Part 1 – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycolysis Part 1 – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycolysis Part 1 MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 6 – Section 1.1 – Cellular Respiration – Glycolysis Part 1 Sample MCAT Question – Glycolysis Part

The Krebs Cycle – MCAT Biochemistry

The Krebs Cycle – MCAT Biochemistry

The Krebs Cycle MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 6 – Section 2.2 – Cellular Respiration – The Krebs Cycle Sample MCAT Question – The Krebs

Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex – MCAT Biochemistry

Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex – MCAT Biochemistry

Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 6 – Section 2.1 – Cellular Respiration – Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Sample MCAT Question – Pyruvate Dehydrogenase

Glycolysis Net Reaction – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycolysis Net Reaction – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycolysis Net Reaction MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 6 – Section 1.3 – Cellular Respiration – Glycolysis Net Reaction Sample MCAT Question – Glycolysis Net

Glycolysis Part 2 – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycolysis Part 2 – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycolysis Part 2 MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 6 – Section 1.2 – Cellular Respiration – Glycolysis Part 2 Sample MCAT Question – Glycolysis Part

Glycogenesis & Glycogen Regulation – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycogenesis & Glycogen Regulation – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycogenesis & Glycogen Regulation MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 5 – Section 2.2 – Metabolic Pathways – Glycogenesis & Glycogen Regulation Sample MCAT Question – Glycogenesis

Glycogen & Glycogenolysis – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycogen & Glycogenolysis – MCAT Biochemistry

Glycogen & Glycogenolysis MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 5 – Section 2.1 – Metabolic Pathways – Glycogen & Glycogenolysis Sample MCAT Question – Glycogen & Glycogenolysis

Fermentation – MCAT

Fermentation – MCAT

Fermentation MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 5 – Section 1.1 – Metabolic Pathways – Fermentation Sample MCAT Question – Fermentation Which enzyme catalyzes the conversion of

The DNA Double Helix – MCAT Biochemistry

The DNA Double Helix – MCAT Biochemistry

The DNA Double Helix MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 4 – Section 1.2 – Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids – The DNA Double Helix Sample MCAT

Nucleotide Structure and Function – MCAT Biochemistry

Nucleotide Structure and Function – MCAT Biochemistry

Nucleotide Structure and Function MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 4 – Section 1.1 – Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids – Nucleotide Structure and Function Sample MCAT

Enzyme Classification – MCAT Biochemistry

Enzyme Classification – MCAT Biochemistry

Enzyme Classification MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 3 – Section 1.2 – Enzymes – Classification Sample MCAT Question – Enzyme Classification Proteases, enzymes that catalyze the

Gel Electrophoresis, PAGE, SDS- PAGE – MCAT Biochemistry

Gel Electrophoresis, PAGE, SDS- PAGE – MCAT Biochemistry

Gel Electrophoresis, PAGE, SDS- PAGE MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 2 – Section 2.1 – Peptides and Proteins – Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE, SDS- PAGE) Sample MCAT

Predicting Peptide Charge – MCAT Biochemistry

Predicting Peptide Charge – MCAT Biochemistry

Predicting Peptide Charge MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 2 – Section 1.4 – Peptides and Proteins – Predicting Peptide Charge Sample MCAT Question – Predicting

Protein Denaturation – MCAT Biochemistry

Protein Denaturation – MCAT Biochemistry

Protein Denaturation MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 2 – Section 1.2 – Peptides and Proteins – Protein Denaturation Sample MCAT Question – Protein Denaturation Which

Gabriel Synthesis of Amino Acids – MCAT Biochemistry

Gabriel Synthesis of Amino Acids – MCAT Biochemistry

Gabriel Synthesis of Amino Acids MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 1 – Section 3.2 – Amino Acids – Gabriel Synthesis of Amino Acids Sample MCAT Question

Strecker Synthesis of Amino Acids – MCAT Biochemistry

Strecker Synthesis of Amino Acids – MCAT Biochemistry

Strecker Synthesis of Amino Acids MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 1 – Section 3.1 – Amino Acids – Strecker Synthesis of Amino Acids Sample MCAT Question

Peptide Bonds – MCAT Biochemistry

Peptide Bonds – MCAT Biochemistry

Peptide Bonds MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 1 – Section 2.1 – Amino Acids – Peptide Bonds Sample MCAT Question – Peptide Bonds Which of the

Zwitterions and Isoelectric Point – MCAT Biochemistry

Zwitterions and Isoelectric Point – MCAT Biochemistry

Zwitterions and Isoelectric Point MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 1 – Section 1.3 – Amino Acids – Zwitterions and Isoelectric Point Sample MCAT Question – Zwitterions

Amino Acid Classification – MCAT Biochemistry

Amino Acid Classification – MCAT Biochemistry

Amino Acid Classification MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 1 – Section 1.2 – Amino Acids – Amino Acid Classification Sample MCAT Question – Amino Acid Classification

Amino Acid Configuration and Structure – MCAT Biochemistry

Amino Acid Configuration and Structure – MCAT Biochemistry

Amino Acid Configuration and Structure MCAT Biology Chapter 1 – Section 1.1 – Amino Acids – Amino Acid Configuration and Structure Sample MCAT Question

Hypothalamus and the Pituitary Gland – MCAT Biology

Hypothalamus and the Pituitary Gland – MCAT Biology

Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question – Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland Which hormone is not secreted by the anterior pituitary gland?

Loop of Henle and Countercurrent Multiplication – MCAT Biology

Loop of Henle and Countercurrent Multiplication – MCAT Biology

Loop of Henle and Countercurrent Multiplication MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question – Countercurrent Multiplication and the Loop of Henle What type of transporter, located

Nephron – MCAT Biology

Nephron – MCAT Biology

Nephron MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Nephron Which combination of features best describes the descending limb of the loop of Henle:a) High water permeability,

Action Potentials, Refractory Period, and Summation – MCAT Biology

Action Potentials, Refractory Period, and Summation – MCAT Biology

Action Potentials, Refractory Period, and Summation MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Action Potentials What is it called when a neuron reaches threshold potential with

Synapse – MCAT Biology

Synapse – MCAT Biology

Synapse MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Synapse In chemical synapses, depolarization of the axon terminal in the presynaptic neuron results in the: a) opening

Cancer, Oncogenes, and Tumor Suppressor Genes – MCAT Biology

Cancer, Oncogenes, and Tumor Suppressor Genes – MCAT Biology

Cancer, Oncogenes, and Tumor Suppressor Genes MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Cancer One of the roles of tumor suppressor genes is to: a) Stimulate

Dominance, Penetrance, Expressivity, Hybrid Viability, and Gene Pool​ – MCAT Biology

Dominance, Penetrance, Expressivity, Hybrid Viability, and Gene Pool​ – MCAT Biology

Dominance, Penetrance, Expressivity, Hybrid Viability, and Gene Pool MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Which of the following is an example of expressivity? a) An

Genes, Genotype, and Phenotype – MCAT Biology

Genes, Genotype, and Phenotype – MCAT Biology

Genes, Genotype, and Phenotype MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Genes, Genotype and Phenotype A set of alleles in an organism is called: a) Phenotype

Post-Translational Modifications – MCAT Biology

Post-Translational Modifications – MCAT Biology

Post-Translational Modifications MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Post Translational Modifications Which of the following molecules marks a protein for degradation by a proteasome? a)

Levels of Protein Structure – MCAT Biochemistry

Levels of Protein Structure – MCAT Biochemistry

Levels of Protein Structure MCAT Biochemistry Chapter 2 – Section 1.1 – Peptides and Proteins – Levels of Protein Structure Sample MCAT Question: Protein

Ribosomes and Translation – MCAT Biology

Ribosomes and Translation – MCAT Biology

Translation MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question: Translation In terms of peptide chain extension during the process of translation, which of the following is true?

Regulation of Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis – MCAT Biochemistry

Regulation of Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis – MCAT Biochemistry

How are glycolysis and gluconeogenesis regulated differently? This lesson explains the key differences between these processes that you need to know for the MCAT!

Gluconeogenesis – MCAT Biochemistry

Gluconeogenesis – MCAT Biochemistry

Learn about the key irreversible steps of gluconeogenesis, how glycolysis differs from gluconeogenesis, as well as which enzyme reduces oxaloacetate to phosphoenolpyruvate during gluconeogenesis.

Transcription Factors and Non-Coding RNAs – MCAT Biology

Transcription Factors and Non-Coding RNAs – MCAT Biology

Transcription Factors and Non-Coding RNAs MCAT Biology Sample MCAT Question Which of the following statements is true regarding eukaryotic cells? a) They have polycistronic

Pentose Phosphate Pathway – MCAT Biochemistry

Pentose Phosphate Pathway – MCAT Biochemistry

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Pentose Phosphate Pathway MCAT Biochemistry Chapter

Enzyme Inhibition – MCAT Biochemistry

Enzyme Inhibition – MCAT Biochemistry

Find out everything you need to know about Enzyme Inhibition of Michaelis-Menten Kinetics, this includes the differences between competitive, uncompetitive, non-competitive, and mixed inhibition.

Chemiosmotic Coupling & Proton Motive Force – MCAT Biochemistry

Chemiosmotic Coupling & Proton Motive Force – MCAT Biochemistry

Find out what you need to know about ATP synthase and chemiosmotic coupling. This lesson covers oxidative phosphorylation, chemiosmotic coupling​, and how ATP forms.

Electron Transport Chain – MCAT Biochemistry

Electron Transport Chain – MCAT Biochemistry

Electron Transport Chain MCAT Biochemistry – Chapter 6 – Section 3.1 – Cellular Respiration – Electron Transport Chain Sample MCAT Biochemistry Question All of

Michaelis Menten Kinetics – MCAT Biochemistry

Michaelis Menten Kinetics – MCAT Biochemistry

Get a breakdown of the basics of Michaelis Menten’s kinetics. This lesson includes a look at the Michaelis-Menten kinetics model, equation, and catalytic efficiency.

Lineweaver Burk Plots – MCAT Biochemistry

Lineweaver Burk Plots – MCAT Biochemistry

Discover more about Lineweaver Burk Plots, the equations it is derived from, and how they are utilized to visualize the types of enzyme inhibitors.

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (Psych/Soc)

In the Psych/Soc section, you’re tested on how society, culture, and behavior affect health. Physicians serve patients from different backgrounds and have to understand how internal and external factors affect behavior. It’s imperative for medical students to understand how socioeconomic factors play a role in health.

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)

The CARS section assesses a candidate’s ability to comprehend and analyze information in the moment. To test your analytical and reasoning skills, you have to read and comprehend complex passages quickly.

You’ll read short passages (500-600 words) about the humanities or social sciences and answer questions about them. A lot of these passages use obscure words and complicated grammar. Answers will be found by reading between the lines.

Studying for this section is a lot different since all the information you need is in the passages. For the CARS, you have to build and practice certain skills instead of memorizing information.

More content on the CARS section will be coming soon, stay tuned!