Three acronym mnemonics for remembering the amino acids

Today I started reviewing material from the MCAT so that when med school arrives in a couple of months, I can hit the ground running. I'm not a fan of memorizing things, but there are a few places where it can't be helped. Knowing the amino acids is a good example. I have three acronyms to help me remember the name of … Continue reading Three acronym mnemonics for remembering the amino acids

Five strategies I learned from self-studying for the MCAT (twice)

No silver bullet A little while ago, a friend asked for some study tips as she prepared to take the Medical College Admission Test. After self-studying for the MCAT twice (and doing much better the second time around), I had learned five key strategies, all of which required daily discipline and hard work: Commit to the … Continue reading Five strategies I learned from self-studying for the MCAT (twice)