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    Burton is an MCAT blogger. He was an undergraduate at Harvard, where he majored in History before switching gears to pursue a career in medicine. He did a post-baccalaureate and is currently a fourth-year medical student at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is applying for a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Outside of things medical, he's a huge sports fan and loves football, basketball, and baseball.

MCAT Verbal Reasoning (CARS): The Importance of Reading Comprehension

MCAT Verbal Reasoning, now known as the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (MCAT CARS) section, may be one of the hardest MCAT topics to have a complete grasp on. While it may be possible to feel like you have an understanding of the Ideal Gas Law or memorized all the amino acids, understanding reading passages […]

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How to Find an MCAT Study Group

Studying for the MCAT can be a lonely endeavor, with hours upon hours of studying time spent in the library or a coffee shop. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. Finding a group to study the MCAT with can be helpful for your learning and possibly even fun! (Really?) This post will […]

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The Importance of Basic Sciences in Residency

When studying chemical equations, molecules, and Newtonian physics, it’s sometimes hard to appreciate how this has any relevance to people and taking care of actual patients. The application of biology and biochemistry may seem readily apparent, but what about the other basic sciences? While it may seem like balancing equations and learning about electrical currents […]

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Common Medical School Interview Questions

While the MCAT and GPA are key factors in getting into medical school, the interview is what will get you into medical school. The interview helps medical schools assess personal qualities and interpersonal skills that are absolutely crucial to your success in medical school and beyond. This post will go over some common medical school interview […]

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