Video Winner – Tracy Kovach

Third-Year Medical Student Tracy Kovach Wins MCAT Video Competition

Congratulations to Tracy Kovach, School of Medicine Class of 2015, for being chosen as one of 15 winners of the Khan Academy Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Video Competition. This competition — a collaborative effort among the Khan Academy, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) — facilitates the creation of educational tutorials for concepts that will be tested by the new MCAT 2015 exam, which includes human behavior, social sciences, inequality, and diversity.

Kovach’s video covered amino acid structure, protein structure, and calculation of an amino acid’s isoelectric point. As a winner, Kovach has accepted an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco, Calif., for a one-week training camp. She will also become a member of the Khan Academy team, an organization whose goal is to change education by providing free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Go to Tracy’s YouTube Playlist

The video below is an example of her wonderful, educational work:

“I can’t express enough how honored and thrilled I am,” Kovach said. “I feel like this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become involved in a world-renowned organization and to represent UVA’s School of Medicine.” After the training, Kovach will continue to make instructional videos for the Khan Academy.

The competition-winning tutorials will be available this fall through both Khan Academy and the Pre-Health Collection of the AAMC’s MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative, a free, searchable online repository of instructional materials for teaching pre-health curricula. Once again, congratulations, Ms. Kovach, for helping educate those who are training for a career in the healthcare profession!

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