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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Choosing Step 1 Resources: Comparing USMLE-Rx vs. Boards and Beyond

We discuss two popular lecture series for prepareing for the USMLE Step 1. When it’s time to start studying for Step 1 you may be deciding on whether to use USMLE-Rx or Boards and Beyond. Maybe even both. We’re here to give you the rundown on how well the two resources have helped some students

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Updated Top Step 1 Resources as of December 2020

At Cram Fighter, we keep an eye on how the popularity of Step 1 resources changes over time. Let’s discuss the most recent trends! It’s that time of year again, so we’re covering the most popular resources that Cram Fighter students have been adding to their study schedules to prepare for USMLE Step 1. This

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Top Books for USMLE Step 2 CK Prep

We list the most important study resources for M3s as they get ready for the USMLE Step 2 CK. We find that med students often rely on the tried and true advice of upperclassmen. So we asked Joselyn M., class of 2021 at VCOM and one of our Campus Heroes, to share some pointers for

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A Blueprint for How To Make a Step 1 Study Schedule

We break down the process for creating a study plan for the USMLE Step 1 In the second year of med school, most med students face one of the most daunting exams in their med school career: the USMLE Step 1 exam. Preparation for this exam can take months, and consume many hours of study

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Cram Fighter Now Supports the Emergency Medicine Shelf

Med students can now study for the EM Shelf with Cram Fighter! To be as comprehensive a resource for medical students as possible, we have recently added support for the Emergency Medicine shelf exam. Students who need to prepare a study plan for the EM shelf can now pick from several popular Emergency Medicine shelf

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All About the MCAT Test: MCAT Topics, MCAT Question Breakdown, and More

We’ll clue you in on everything you’ll need to know about the MCAT exam, including its main topics, structure, test prep statistics, and more. MCAT is an acronym which stands for Medical College Admission Test. The MCAT exam tests prospective medical students on their knowledge of biological, chemical, physical, and social sciences while also evaluating

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Blueprint Prep’s Most Popular MCAT Study Resources

We share stats based on our customers’ study plans to help you decide how to prepare for the MCAT. Are you a pre-med student who’s planning to take the MCAT exam? You probably already know how daunting it can be to choose from the huge amount of MCAT study materials that are available to prepare

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FAQs About Shelf Exams

In this post, we answer some common questions about Shelf exams and provide some helpful resources. You’ve made it through your first couple of years in medical school and the USMLE Step 1, and your next set of hurdles are tests you’ll take after each clinical rotation, called Shelf exams. As with most medical education,

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