COVID-19 Update: I started a nonprofit with a couple of my closest friends. Our mission is to provide free MCAT tutoring to underprivileged students and to students whose lives have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. So far, we have taught over 500 students and have gotten an incredible reception from…


The MCAT is 70% critical thinking and 30% foundational knowledge. PsS is sometimes known as a glorified vocabulary exam, but that would be discounting the challenge of the rigorously selected passages on the final section. Our CARS strategy will be in full effect here.

The passage was covered by Altius…


I have been observing clinical research through the medium of documentary film and thought I would share why it’s been a minute since I’ve updated the blog.

Our new logo for our documentary production startup, Myelinated Films!

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Note: it’s best to start with an understanding of how to attack MCAT passages before worrying about content. If you got an “A” or “B” in your premed courses, you are ready for timed practice. …


Note: the following post assumes intimate familiarity with Part I of this series.

The method I’m employing to analyze this passage is so powerful, I don’t even need to reproduce the passage here to answer the remaining questions. All we need is our carefully constructed passage map:

Paragraph 1:

Paragraph 1 illustrated for my passage map

Paragraph 2:

PDAC miRNA…


Let’s jump into another passage. If you want a primer on how to tackle passages well, please take a look at my 3-part “dummies” series first: Part I, Part II, and Part III.

It’s low-key crucial to review that series first before diving in, because as you’ll see, not all…


Note: this post assumes familiarity with Part I and Part II of this series

Welcome back to our deep-dive into analyzing BB passages on the MCAT like a boss.

3d model of the SUSD2 protein we are dealing with

In Part I, we made a passage map dealing with sushi proteins (not really, but you know what I mean) that brought relationships, results, and processes to life graphically. Recall how we didn’t want to…


Note: this post assumes familiarity with Part I, available here.

Welcome to the second installment of this series on reading MCAT passages more effectively. The whole point of the last entry was to arm you with the tools you need to completely understand the passage. Your passage map, which is a paragraph-by-paragraph breakdown of key relationships, hypotheses, and results, should…


Medicine is cool because it’s humble. Practitioners realize they don’t know everything. However, they continue to toil because doctors have an unwavering loyalty to the only method that matters: the scientific one. It’s been pretty much the greatest framework for scholarship ever conceived by man and we owe our impressive…

Arjan Singh Puniani

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