Blueprint Med School Blog (formerly Cram Fighter & Med School Tutors)

The blog for Blueprint Medical, supporting your MedEd journey with our exam study planner, tutoring, residency consulting, and advanced boards.

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Quiz: Should You Consider Residency Counseling?

As you prepare the necessary materials to apply for residency programs, you may find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed. After all, this is a critical juncture in your professional journey and there are many moving parts to consider. From collecting ERAS letters of recommendation to training yourself for residency interviews, this can be a complicated

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How to Maximize Your Chances of Matching With Your Dream Residency

You’ve found your dream residency program. Now, you just need to get accepted! The following post is a realistic guide to improve your chances of residency matching, set a reference point if you are still figuring out which specialty to pursue, and explain where to focus your limited time and effort. You’ll find these tips

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How to Get Standout Letters of Recommendation for Your Residency Application

The other night, I got a text from a number that I didn’t have saved: “Hey Brian, I don’t know if you remember me but I was a student who rotated with you last year. I wanted to ask some questions about anesthesia if you have a moment.” I always end my teaching assignments with

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How to Choose a Residency Program: Top Factors to Consider for Your Rank List

Choosing a residency program is an important step along your medical journey. This decision can ultimately guide your career trajectory based on the population you serve, your specific training, and your available opportunities. Not every residency program is created equal, and each one of them will have unique strengths and weaknesses. Just like applicants, residency

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Do Residency Programs Rank Everyone They Interview?

If you’re a medical student or graduate applying to residency this year, you might be wondering what the significance is of being granted an interview. In addition to the flood of excitement when you receive your first long-awaited residency interview invite, there may also be a little bit of dread, or self-doubt that starts to

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The Most Common Medical Residency Interview Questions

Your first few residency interviews are often a stressful experience. The pressure to put your best foot forward in a brief, formal meeting is understandably significant, especially now that programs are hosting virtual interviews. However, you interviewed for and made it into medical school. You can do it again! A reliable approach for interviewing well

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How to Become a Family Medicine Physician

Family Medicine is a unique field in which you can make the most of your interests and skill set. Imagine your typical work day: your first patient is a well woman who seeks an IUD placement. She is followed by someone who needs a joint injection for chronic knee pain. The next patient is a

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