MCAT Basics Podcast

MCAT Basics: Cardiovascular System + Fluids

This podcast covers the cardiovascular system and a bit of fluid mechanics. First, I cover cardiovascular anatomy. Then, I talk about the following topics regarding the heart: function, contraction, cell types in the heart, and its role in regulation of blood pressure. Lastly (44:00 min-1hr), I tie in a few fluid mechanics topics that are high yield on the MCAT and apply to the cardiovascular system, including: total peripheral resistance, viscosity, the continuity equation, and the Bernoulli equation.

Please email me if you have any comments or concerns: [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

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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