Interconversion between glycogen phosphorylase A and glycogen phosphorylase B by protein phosphatase.

Interconversion of glycogen phosphorylase A and glycogen phosphorylase B by protein phosphatase.

Module 10

If we were forced to choose a few areas from physical and biological science where fluency could stand in as a figure of merit to predict overall performance on the new MCAT, one of these areas would be fluency with the biochemical pathways of this module, where overall metabolic integration and physiological integration are central.

Main Progression

Pentose Phosphate Pathway
Glycogen Metabolism
Fatty Acid Metabolism
Amino Acid Degradation & the Urea Cycle
Integration of Metabolism

Knowledge Mapping

Bird's Eye View - Another review of molecular biology and physiology to prepare for the main treatment of those topics in the next modules. The scope of factual material within these topics requires review multiple cycles.
Conceptual Integration - Integration of metabolism in terms of pathway crossroads, the metabolic profiles of organs, signal tranduction and endocrine control. Additional focus is on the biochemical mechanisms as the context for organic review.
Testing - Take a second full length practice test.

Psychology & Sociology

Psychological and Biological Treatments

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

In Module 1 we begin a regular practice of reading from a variety of nonfiction sources. In addition to beginning our regular reading, we also begin the process of breaking down the CARS exam format as a form with its own set of rules. The better you understand the methods and intentions of the test-writers, the better you will become at interpreting CARS questions.