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.
ID the Dx: Can You Diagnose This Condition?
Can You Diagnose This Condition? March Image Source: Rosh Review A 66-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a facial droop. His symptoms started last night and have worsened since then. His temperature is 99.0°F (37.2°C), blood pressure is 135/84 mm Hg, pulse is 76/min, respirations are 19/min, and oxygen saturation is 99% onREAD MORE
The Best Piece of Medical School Advice I’ve Ever Received
Even for the most stellar students, medical school can feel overwhelming. From figuratively running through Anki flashcards between lectures to literally running through clinical shifts, succeeding in med school often means having to juggle many tasks at once. Fortunately, there are countless students who’ve completed the same journey you’re now on—like me. And from oneREAD MORE
Tips for Studying On-the-Go During Med School
Stop me if this sounds familiar: To keep on track with your study plan, you’ve got 1000 Anki cards, 100 practice questions, and 10 videos to finish this week. On top of that, you’re required to be present and prepared for your clinical rotations and you have to plan your study goals around your classREAD MORE
How to Find the Best Study Spot for Your USMLE Exams
Studying for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) can be a demanding and time-consuming task. If you have been following along with my previous blogs about how to find the best med school study planner and how to recover after your study plan begins to falter, I would be remiss to not discuss theREAD MORE
The Do’s and Don’ts of Studying During the Holidays
As the semester comes to a close, you may be faced with the conundrum of how to use your time off. Maybe you’ll choose to take a well-deserved break after three straight months of classes. Or, you may want to get a headstart on studying for your exams and keep up the momentum from lastREAD MORE
Help, My USMLE Study Plan Isn’t Working! How to Get Back on Track
If you have gotten to the point in your medical training journey to be preparing for your medical licensing exams, the USMLEs, congratulations! You are on a path that many have found immensely rewarding as well as terribly stressful. Being a medical student, you are used to exams whether it be the SAT, ACT, MCAT,READ MORE
Changes Coming to Step 2 CK Practice Exams (CCSE and CCSSA) in 2023
Beginning December 5, 2022, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) will update score reports for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 2 CK practice exams. Remember that, while the USMLE Step 1 is a “pass/fail” exam, Step 2 CK still provides a three-digit score that may be weighed in the residency applicationREAD MORE
Quiz: Do You Need a Tutor in Med School?
Medical school is difficult, and it’s helpful to lean on friends and a support system during the tough rotations. Remind yourself how smart and capable you are—after all, not everyone is admitted into medical school! Even if you breezed through your college classes without breaking a sweat, it is unrealistic to think that you won’tREAD MORE