Dr. Jim "Orgoman" Romano is the author of the Destroyer books as well as founder and head instructor at Romano Scientific. He holds two degrees in Organic Chemistry and Dental Surgery from the University of Miami and New York University, respectively.
Dr. Romano studied extensively under world famous chemists, such as Drs. Mills, Hare, Eschegoyen, Schultz, Oratz and Bartolotti, and is considered one of the best organic chemists worldwide.
After completing his education, rather than pursuing a career as an oral surgeon, Dr. Romano came to realize his true passion was found in helping students understand the sciences.
In 2006, Dr. Romano and Orgoman co-founder Nancy Steen, combined their passions and expertise and began publishing the most comprehensive and effective prep books for the DAT & OAT - helping students excel and score high on their exams for over 15 years.
ADVICE FROM DR. ROMANO
From my experience of teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics for over 30 years, the two major obstacles students face when taking exams are: (1) running out time and (2) not having a sound foundation in the concepts.
Know the Destroyer Cold; everything is on target to Destroy the DAT/OAT. Our prep books will help you build a good foundation in the basic sciences. However, there are no "DAT SECRETS". Ask any oral surgeon, periodontist, or prosthodontist about secrets to achieve success and I am sure that they will agree that there is only hard work, perseverance, dedication, and proper preparation.
I have geared the DAT Destroyer for the most serious student, not for students looking for an easy way out or a miracle to occur. The questions are slightly more difficult, but the explanations are very detailed and clear. Practicing these solutions will allow you to handle a wide-range of potential questions, getting you ready to achieve a high score on the DAT.
Focus on the material and understand the concept. Think 30!
All the best,