MCAT Basics Podcast

MCAT Basics: Social Stratification


This MCAT podcast covers social stratification. First, I define and give examples of many of the terms you may see regarding social stratification and inequality, including: prejudice, discrimination, stereotype, stereotype threat, status (ascribed vs achieved), power (6 different types to know), social capital (and the other forms of capital), gentrification, and poverty. Then, I talk about social class. Last, I briefly mention the social gradient in healthcare.

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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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