Neurology Professor's YouTube Video Wins National Contest to Improve MCAT Prep
Madison, Wisconsin - A 10-minute YouTube video explaining the basics of the human nervous system has won a UW-Madison neurologist a trip to educational innovator Khan Academy, and a chance to help prepare pre-medical students for a new admissions test.
Dr. Matthew Jensen, assistant professor of neurology in the School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of 15 winners of a video competition that will provide free, online resources to help students prepare for the revised Medical College Admissions Test.
View Jensen's video below:
The revised MCAT, to be administered for the first time in 2015, is closing in on premed students around the nation. Prep material will soon be ready from traditional publishers, but so will resources from more tech-savvy media.
The winners will receive an all-expenses-paid weeklong training program facilitated by the Khan Academy to create educational tutorials like videos, questions and articles about concepts that will be tested by the new MCAT2015 exam. The Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization working to make high-quality education available to everyone online through its growing library of free online educational content.
“I’m excited to have hands-on training in the creation of video lessons and quiz questions in (the Khan Academy) style to improve my teaching skills,” said Jensen.
Trainees will go on to produce a new collection of tutorials to help undergraduate and pre-med students prepare for health care professions. The first tutorials for the new collection are expected to be available in the fall of 2013 through Khan Academy’s online learning library, as well as the Pre-health Collection of the Association of American Medical Colleges’s (AAMC) MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative.
Date Published: 08/02/2013