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.

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MCAT Diaries: My Journey From Film Director to Medical Student

Alissa had a thriving job in the film industry before deciding to pivot and switch careers. Read this nontraditional medical school applicant's story to learn how she scored a 522 on her MCAT and secured an acceptance at Case Western University School of Medicine. 

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To Void or Not to Void Your MCAT

To void or not to void. That is the question.

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MCAT Timing Strategies

Pacing on the MCAT is crucial to your success. Discover key strategies to improve your MCAT timing and performance.

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Easy Glycolysis Explanations for the MCAT

Ah glycolysis, the dread of every pre-medical student that is initially felt in their biochemistry class and once more while studying for the MCAT. Luckily, there are only a few things that you need to know about glycolysis when studying for the MCAT. We’re going over a few easy glycolysis explanations to better ingrain and understand these topics and eventually the first year of medical school.

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Understanding the Difference Between Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing for the MCAT

Discover the difference between bottom-up and top-down processing and how to incorporate both into your MCAT prep.

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Everything You Need To Know about Amino Acids for the MCAT

There are few guarantees for what content might pop up on your MCAT, but I know one thing for certain: you will see amino acids on MCAT test day. Amino acids are the fundamental building blocks of proteins and mastering the properties, structures, and functions of amino acids is essential for success on the MCAT

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Do You Need Research Experience for Medical School?

Do you need research experience for medical school? Find out if it's a requirement, how many hours you need, and where to find opportunities.

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The Ultimate 6-Month MCAT Study Schedule

So you're taking the MCAT, but you're not sure what a study plan even looks like. Check out this high-level outline and find out how you can create a free MCAT study plan with Blueprint MCAT!

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