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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Day in the Life of a Transitional Year Resident

This post is from the perspective of my colleague, Elle S., MD, who completed a transitional year in 2021 and is now in her final year of PM&R residency. There comes a time in nearly all medical students’ careers when they open ERAS and try to figure out what they’re going to do for the

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Five Tips for Sub-Internship Success

What is a sub-internship? Sub-internships (sub-Is), audition rotations, and acting internships (AIs) are common names for the same thing: a required clinical rotation completed during your last stretch of medical school. Though difficult, the seasoned medical student is expected to function at an intern level under the supervision of senior residents and attending physicians. Depending

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Does Step 3 Matter?

As you adapt to being an intern, it’s easy to push Step 3 out of your mind. Some residencies don’t require you to take it until your third year, which can be tempting, but not the best idea! Your upper-level residents will tell you, “Don’t worry about it. No one cares about Step 3, and

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How to Succeed in Your Intern Year of Family Medicine

You probably found your way to this blog after matching into a family medicine residency, if so, congratulations! The next three years will be some of the most fun and challenging years in your medical career. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and work with experienced attendings and grow into your own style of practicing

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