Our annual scholarship course is one of the ways that we work to decrease barriers to medical school admission and ultimately healthcare disparities in the United States.
Premed Disciples Scholarship Course consists of an MCAT preparation course, an AMCAS preparation course, and an interview preparation course. The MCAT course consists of two parts: our live catalyst sessions and our online longitudinal course. During the catalyst sessions students will be expected and required to study from the hours of 7am-5pm daily, totaling 10 hours of contact time and 8 hours of study. Two (or more) of these hours will be spent listening to pre-recorded class lectures. There are 2 catalyst sessions, both of which are temporally sequential [done in a row]. The online longitudinal course consists of access to up to 10 hours of private tutoring, unlimited live chat question and answer (Q&A) sessions, a study schedule, 65+ 90 minute pre-recorded lectures, quizzes, and an interactive user interface/tracking system. During the online longitudinal course, scholarship recipients will be expected to log at least 8 hours of studying per day, 5 days per week, or face expulsion from the course. In each day in the course schedule, there are two optional readings, two ~90-minute pre-recorded lectures, and two quizzes. The catalyst sessions function to remove, alter, or correct inappropriate behavioral aspects of student participants via teaching the students the discipline, time management, and study skills required to do well on the MCAT. The online longitudinal course functions to provide a quality education and teach test-taking skills specific to the MCAT. While course access lasts until September 19th, 2022, our students typically take 2-3 months to be fully prepared for the MCAT. Through this exercise and lifestyle change, students are expected to score extremely well on the MCAT and in medical school. This program also comes with an AMCAS course, an interview course, a full analysis of course user’s AMCAS primary application through our volunteer physician mentors, and a mock interview. This program is free for those who are accepted into the program. The application review cycle will begin December 31st, 2021 (12/31/21). The program is set to begin June 5th, 2022.
1. Examkrackers MCAT Complete Study Package 9th, 10th, or 11th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1893858831) (NOT INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE PURCHASE)
2. Nova’s The MCAT Physics book by Garrett Biehle (IBSN-13: 978-1-889057-33-0) (NOT INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE PURCHASE)
3. AAMC Online Complete Official MCAT Prep Bundle (NOT INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE PURCHASE)
1. Examkrackers MCAT Audio Osmosis with Jordan and Jon (IBSN-13: 978-1893858237 9th edition OKAY) (NOT INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE PURCHASE)
2. A Concise Introduction to Logic 12th Edition by Patrick J Hurley (ISBN-13: 978-1285196541) (NOT INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE PURCHASE)
3. General Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach by Chemwiki (FREE)
4. Book stand (NOT INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE PURCHASE)
You will receive a 2.5 month schedule that requires roughly 8 hours of a study a day to complete. This schedule uses many sources and videos, many of which will not be listed here, to protect our proprietary blend. You will also receive lectures that are NOT part of the schedule, and will be used and watched as you see fit.
All of our lectures are complete, meaning that they contain everything you need to know on that topic for the MCAT. They also assume that you have no idea what you are talking about. These are the same lectures that Dr. Laureano Andrade Vicenty used and memorized to score in the 97th percentile on the new 2016 MCAT. Most lectures are between 60 and 90 minutes.
The following video lectures are currently made and available for online and in-person users. If it is not a video, it is noted. As more lectures are created, they will be freely available to anyone who has a valid subscription to the course. Students have access to the online course materials until the end of the 2022 testing cycle. To protect our content, only the slide shows will be available for download.
~90 minute lectures
RNA, Transcription, and Analyzing Gene Expression
Amino Acids, Translation, and Polypeptides
Recombinant DNA, Chromatography, and Biotechnology
Mitosis, Meiosis, Gametogenesis, Embryology, Stem Cells, and Cancer
Quizzes on Replication, Transcription, and Translation
Probability and Mendelian Genetics
Quiz on probability
Quiz on Mendelian Genetics
Enzyme Kinetics and Inhibition
Cardiovascular Physiology Part I: The Heart and Blood
Cardiovascular Physiology Part II: The Vasculature and Fluid Mechanics
Renal Physiology Part I: Basic Renal Processes
Renal Physiology Part II: Regulation of Basic Renal Processes and Integration
Gasses and The Respiratory System
Skin and Connective Tissue
Bone Structure, Development, & Calcium/Phosphate Homeostasis
Intro to Metabolism: Principles of Bioenergetics, Carbohydrates, and Glycolysis
The Citric Acid Cycle
The Electron Transport Chain
Fat Metabolism Part I: Lipids, Digestion, Storage, and Breakdown
Fat Metabolism Part II: Synthesis and Regulation
Glycogen Metabolism and Gluconeogenesis
The Pentose Phosphate Pathway, Mutations, and Favism
How to Approach Research-based Passages
The Scientific Method: PBQs Part I
The Scientific Method: PBQs Part II
~90 minute lectures
Atomic Structure, Periodic Trends, & Redox Reactions
Inorganic Nomenclature, Bonding, and Molecular Geometry
Stoichiometry and Chemical Equilibrium
Reaction Kinetics, Radioactivity, SN1/SN2 Reactions, and Enzymes
Electrostatics and Electric Circuits
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry
Organic Nomenclature, Bonding, Stereochemistry, and Isomerism with a Biological Emphasis
Alkyls, Alcohols, Aldehydes, and Ketones
Carboxylic Acids & Derivatives, Amines, and Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques
Physics Correlates to the Human Body: Neurons and Circuits
How to Approach MCAT Passages: Chemistry/Physics
~70 minute lectures
The BPS Model, Culture, Society, and Social inequality
Behavior: Learning, Individual Interactions, Social Interactions, and Group Dynamics
Personality, Identity, and Psychological Disorders
Cognition, Emotion, Motivation, Attitudes, and Stress
The Biology of Psychology
The Scientific Method (applies to many sections of the exam)
Statistics (applies to many sections of the exam)
How to Approach MCAT Passages: Psychology & Sociology: Part I
How to Approach MCAT Passages: Psychology & Sociology: Part II
How to Approach MCAT Passages: Psychology & Sociology: Part III
~40 minute lectures
The Main Idea
CARS Question Strategy
The medical school application aspect of this course is designed to educate scholarship recipients on the art of writing the literary pieces of the allopathic (MD) medical school application and the performance that is interviewing for medical school. The literary course contains a series of 7 succinct yet comprehensive lectures that, for every section of the MD application, outline the structure of an exemplar literary piece, contain literary analyses of high-quality essay(s), supplies course users with several additional sample essays, and finally a full analysis of course user’s AMCAS primary application. The interview course contains a series of 7 lectures of similar caliber describing appropriate content, audience factors, delivery, body language, and common questions during a medical school interview, ultimately culminating in an online mock interview. Please see the table below for more details regarding this aspect of our course.
We have some of the brightest and passionate individuals ready to help you earn acceptance into medical school!
Dr. Laureano Andrade Vicenty graduated from Rockland Community College with an associates degree in math and science. In 2016, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Stony Brook University. Laureano went on to obtain a medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Laureano is an emergency medicine resident at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Laureano scored in the 97th percentile on the MCAT, and serves as the main lecturer, AMCAS reviewer, and mock interviewer for Premed Disciples.
Dr. Manuel Bramble graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, earning a bachelor’s degree in the biological basis of behavior and a chemistry minor. In 2015, Dr. Bramble graduated from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bramble is currently a hospitalist at Oakland Children’s Hospital and a clinical instructor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bramble serves as a mentor and mock interviewer to Premed Disciples’ students during the process of applying to medical school.
Dr. Alec Kinczewski graduated from Tulane University with bachelor's degrees in US History and Communications before beginning an eight year career as a military officer. He returned to academia through Northwestern's Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program, graduating in 2016 and matriculating to the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University as part of the class of 2021. Alec is currently a psychiatry resident at the University of Washington. Alec scored in the 98th percentile on the MCAT, had his personal statement for medical school published in multiple settings, and has expertise with career change and GPA rebuilding (undergrad 3.14, post-bacc 3.8, cumulative 3.6). Alec serves as a lecturer, mentor, and mock interviewer for Premed Disciples.
It is not rocket science...People who take our course do well on the MCAT!!!
For the last five years and counting, our scholarship course has provided medical college admissions test (MCAT), medical school application (AMCAS), and interview preparation to 150 underrepresented minorities in medicine (URMs) and their allies through a series of over 85 pre-recorded ~90 minute lectures, quizzes, live group sessions, private tutoring, primary application review, and mock interview days, all free of cost. We conduct this annual scholarship course to combat barriers to medical school admission, specifically those created and propagated by structural racism, in part, via a pattern of substandard education and appraisal through disparately funded school districts taking identical assessment exams. Please consider donating to our cause! Any amount, be it one dollar, or a thousand dollars, would be used to support URM premedical student’s dream of becoming a physician and taking care of our communities. Thank you from Dr. Vicenty, the students, and from the rest of the Premed Disciples Scholarship Course team.