BLUEPRINT MCAT BLOG

At Blueprint, we believe in educating first. Our MCAT blog was created to reflect this value. Our articles are written by the same MCAT experts who write our MCAT books, MCAT practice exams, and our MCAT course materials. We also partner with guest contributors regularly, both professionals and industry experts, to make sure that you are getting information that is not only relevant, but accurate.

Learn from the best with this free MCAT resource, updated with new articles regularly. If you need to know about a specific MCAT subject, changes being made to the MCAT exam, and general information about the MCAT, our blog is the perfect place for you.

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How Much Does Medical School Cost?

It’s no secret that medical school can be an expensive process. From preparing for the MCAT to actually applying to medical school and matriculating, the average cost of medical school is steadily increasing. In this article, we’ll be giving an overview what expenses you should expect when applying and then look at options you have

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What Is Imposter Syndrome?

Have you ever experienced the imposter phenomenon/imposter syndrome? Let’s do a quick self-check: 1. Do you attribute your successes to external phenomena, like luck, instead of recognizing the amount of work and effort you put in? 2. Do you doubt your worth or ability, even when others express appreciation or point out evidence of your

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Why MCAT Content Review Is Overrated

First off, we should make it clear: the MCAT is more than content. Pause. That doesn’t mean content isn’t important, but it is often overrated! While there is a master level of MCAT content expected, we find that it’s easy for MCAT students to dive into their prep focused solely on content. This can result

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Blueprint and Sketchy Have Teamed Up

Blueprint MCAT, the leader in MCAT prep, has joined forces with Sketchy, the test prep resource beloved by medical students that’s now taking diving into the MCAT world.

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The Best Free MCAT Prep

Preparing for the MCAT can be really expensive and can feel really inaccessible. Not to worry! There are plenty of free MCAT prep resources that can help you boost your MCAT score and put you in the best position possible by the time test day rolls around.  Free MCAT Prep Practice  One of the most

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When To Start Studying for the MCAT

There is no “one-size-fits-all” formula to figure out when you should take the MCAT. You can start planning when to start studying for the MCAT and how to study for the MCAT whenever you want, but the best time to actually is a little more complicated than that. There are a few factors that you

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How to Apply for MCAT Accommodations

Taking the MCAT can be a challenging undertaking, but for those of us who require accommodations, it can feel even more daunting. Fortunately, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is committed to making sure everyone who wants to can receive an opportunity to demonstrate their MCAT mastery on an even playing field. That means,

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Active Learning Tips for the MCAT

Written by Casey Kuka, Blueprint MCAT Instructor As a premedical student, you are likely familiar with long hours spent in the library, poring over textbooks and study guides in preparation for final exams. Prepping for the MCAT, however, is a different beast than your undergraduate or post-baccalaureate classes: the volume of information required to know

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