MCAT Basics Podcast


The MCAT Basics Podcast begins a new series on Metabolism, and in today’s episode, Alex Starks talks about Glycolysis. The series covers the chemistry, biochemistry, and biology of glucose metabolism and how this high-yield MCAT topic can be tested on the AAMC MCAT Exam.

  • [00:55] Metabolism for the MCAT
  • [05:20] Insulin-dependent Cells
  • [06:25] Cellular-level Catalyzation of Glucose
  • [09:57] Glycolysis Explained in 10 Steps
  • [21:50] The Presence and Absence of Oxygen During Respiration
  • [25:35] Quiz and Important Takeaways

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Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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