Gregory Stimac

Gregory Stimac

is creating USMLE Step 1 Biochemistry

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Biochemistry is arguably one of the more difficult topics to understand and apply during medical school.  It's typically the bane of every medical student because we're confronted with long metabolic pathways that are presumably only understood when you memorize it.  I've noticed that some resources medical students utilize are over-priced and, frankly, mediocre in terms of content presentation.  My approach to biochemistry tries to limit the rote memorization portion, maximize recognition through visualization, and emphasize the understanding component to make biochemistry more interesting.  Sure, there are basics to biochemistry that you will just need to memorize.  My approach utilizes as many visual, simple pathways for recall as opposed to just an amalgamation of supposedly random strings of text you'll need to remember for a test. 

My undergraduate degree was biochemistry, and I received a master's degree in the life sciences with a specific emphasis in pathway medicine.  Beyond my degrees, I worked in a research lab that sought to break down signaling pathways that play roles during wound healing and other tissue repair mechanisms.  Needless to say, the pathways can become quite confusing at times, and I feel I owe my success to my ability to break down the pathway into simple components for easy understanding.  It must've helped me because I killed biochemistry on my Step 1 exam, and now I'm in my third year of medical school hoping to pursue a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery!
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I use my tiers to indicate demand for videos, and I encourage people who pledge to suggest videos for me to make.  If I find that there are many people who want to pledge but cannot afford the price, I will open up more spaces in lower tiers.   If you would like to pledge $25+ please select the 5th tier!  The more people who become patrons will determine how many videos I can create on a monthly basis. 
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I use my tiers to indicate demand for videos, and I encourage people who pledge to suggest videos for me to make.  If I find that there are many people who want to pledge but cannot afford the price, I will open up more spaces in lower tiers.   If you would like to pledge $25+ please select this tier!  The more people who become patrons will determine how many videos I can create on a monthly basis. 
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Biochemistry is arguably one of the more difficult topics to understand and apply during medical school.  It's typically the bane of every medical student because we're confronted with long metabolic pathways that are presumably only understood when you memorize it.  I've noticed that some resources medical students utilize are over-priced and, frankly, mediocre in terms of content presentation.  My approach to biochemistry tries to limit the rote memorization portion, maximize recognition through visualization, and emphasize the understanding component to make biochemistry more interesting.  Sure, there are basics to biochemistry that you will just need to memorize.  My approach utilizes as many visual, simple pathways for recall as opposed to just an amalgamation of supposedly random strings of text you'll need to remember for a test. 

My undergraduate degree was biochemistry, and I received a master's degree in the life sciences with a specific emphasis in pathway medicine.  Beyond my degrees, I worked in a research lab that sought to break down signaling pathways that play roles during wound healing and other tissue repair mechanisms.  Needless to say, the pathways can become quite confusing at times, and I feel I owe my success to my ability to break down the pathway into simple components for easy understanding.  It must've helped me because I killed biochemistry on my Step 1 exam, and now I'm in my third year of medical school hoping to pursue a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery!

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First Members
$5 or more per month
I use my tiers to indicate demand for videos, and I encourage people who pledge to suggest videos for me to make.  If I find that there are many people who want to pledge but cannot afford the price, I will open up more spaces in lower tiers.  If you would like to pledge $25+ please select the 5th tier!  The more people who become patrons will determine how many videos I can create on a monthly basis. 
Second Members
$10 or more per month
I use my tiers to indicate demand for videos, and I encourage people who pledge to suggest videos for me to make.  If I find that there are many people who want to pledge but cannot afford the price, I will open up more spaces in lower tiers.   If you would like to pledge $25+ please select the 5th tier!  The more people who become patrons will determine how many videos I can create on a monthly basis. 
Third Members
$15 or more per month
I use my tiers to indicate demand for videos, and I encourage people who pledge to suggest videos for me to make.  If I find that there are many people who want to pledge but cannot afford the price, I will open up more spaces in lower tiers.  If you would like to pledge $25+ please select the 5th tier!  The more people who become patrons will determine how many videos I can create on a monthly basis. 
Fourth Members
$20 or more per month
I use my tiers to indicate demand for videos, and I encourage people who pledge to suggest videos for me to make.  If I find that there are many people who want to pledge but cannot afford the price, I will open up more spaces in lower tiers.   If you would like to pledge $25+ please select the 5th tier!  The more people who become patrons will determine how many videos I can create on a monthly basis. 
Fifth Members
$25 or more per month
I use my tiers to indicate demand for videos, and I encourage people who pledge to suggest videos for me to make.  If I find that there are many people who want to pledge but cannot afford the price, I will open up more spaces in lower tiers.   If you would like to pledge $25+ please select this tier!  The more people who become patrons will determine how many videos I can create on a monthly basis.