Right - that’s the issue. Why should pre-meds have to demonstrate their “competency” in Organic Chemistry when they typically don’t “use it” in real life in their daily practices? There is some good news on the horizon, though - the MCATs are undergoing a major revision, called MCAT2015. Here are the changes:
- Natural sciences sections of MCAT2015 reflect recent changes in medical education.
- Addition of the social and behavioral sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health and health outcomes.
- And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.
This one goes out to all our friends in Absaroka, Westsylvania, and Nickajack!
The US states that never made it to prime time!
And general physics hasn’t been in high demand during clinic hours, either.
I was just remembering The Cranquis Memes, and realized it had been a whole year since those came out. Here’s my favorite. (And here’s a link to the rest of them).
Why do doctors have to study organic chemistry anyway?
These British golf fans have an extra spring in their step today after yesterday’s epic Ryder Cup finale. The European team erased a 10-6 deficit on the final day and came away with a 14.5-13.5 victory. The victory helped erase the memories of their own final day collapse in 1999. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Here’s how the Europeans won the Ryder Cup!
How to take INCREDIBLE photos of your friends. View the rest of the comic here.
How to take the perfect photo!
Happy National Drink Beer Day!
As far as Instagram is concerned, every Friday is “National Drink Beer Day.” But others around the United States have selected today to trade in their typical happy hour cocktail or glass of vino for a pint (or stein, or snifter) of fermented barley and wheat.
Beer is the third most consumed beverage in the world (after water and tea), which makes it the most popular alcoholic drink around. No doubt much of this popularity derives from the sheer number of beer varieties to choose from. So get in the National Drink Beer Day spirit, pick a brew that suits your taste, and knock back a glass today! (But only if you’re of legal age, and doing it responsibly, please!)
We’re raising a glass in celebration of the joy that is barley and hops. Cheers, and happy Friday, y’all.
National Beer Day!
In honor of Caturday, a by-the-numbers look at our feline friends.
Did somebody say cats wearing capes in mid-air filmed in slow-motion?