Blueprint Med School Blog (formerly Cram Fighter)

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

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Advice for M1 Students Starting Med School

A guest post from National co-Sponsorship Director for APAMSA Kathleen Dinh. To all the M1s starting medical school this fall, a huge congratulations to you!! You rightfully earned your spot in this crazy field of medicine, and it’s going to be a long, yet rewarding, journey. We enter this field during a time when many

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How One “Average Underdog” Aced His Board Exams

Inspired by his post on Reddit, we reached out to learn how this student aced USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1. In his Reddit post, Kevin Dell’Aquila at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine described himself as an “arguably average underdog” with an “underwhelming college GPA/MCAT and about 50th percentile class

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How To Prepare for the MCAT: One Student’s Advice

We spoke with Claire Sinai, a student at Brandeis University, who told us how creating the right study plan got her the score she wanted on the MCAT. Having an MCAT Study Schedule is Critical Unlike class tests in undergrad that individually don’t have much GPA risk, the MCAT is a single exam with high

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5 Stress Reduction Tips for Med Students – Guest Post by Health Writer Issy Fuller

Here’s some suggestions for managing stress from health writer Issy Fuller. The various pressures of medical school can have a significant impact on the mental health of students. In fact, med students report increased levels of psychological distress than peers of the same age upon leaving medical school, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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How Medical Students Affected by Coronavirus Are Studying For Step 1 At Home: Tara Jamieson Interview Part 2

Read part 2 of our interview with Tara Jamieson, musician and med student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In part 2, we asked Tara about her approach to studying at home. We recently interviewed Tara Jamieson about her experiences studying for Step 1 as an IMG. She is currently enrolled at Royal

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Read Cram Fighter Reviews from Happy Customers

We’re proud of what med students are saying about Cram Fighter. See for yourself how Cram Fighter makes an impact on your boards prep. Cram Fighter is proud to have a loyal, and more importantly, satisfied customer base! We survey our paying customers annually, and this year our customers rated us an average of 4.14

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How Cram Fighter Helped the President of AMSA Crush Step 1

Did you know the president of AMSA used Cram Fighter to prepare for the USMLE Step 1? Hearing from students who love Cram Fighter always makes our day, but a compliment from the president of AMSA was a whole new level. When we sat down with AMSA president Dr. Kelly Thibert at the AMSA national

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Tips for Using Practice Exams to Boost Your USMLE Score

We asked Hazel Asumu, University of Florida medical student and Cram Fighter coach, about the do’s and don’t’s of using practice exams to study for Step 1. Below are three tips for using practice exams to pinpoint your weak areas and improve your timing from one of our very own Cram Fighter coaches. Compensate for

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