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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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Do I need to know what specialty I want to practice before applying to medical school?

Anesthesiologist, pediatrician, cardiologist...the list goes on. But do you need to know what specialty you want to practice before applying to medical school? Find out in this article by our Pre-Med Advisory Council!

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Introducing the NEW Blueprint MCAT Live Online Course!

The Best MCAT Prep Course JUST. WENT. LIVE. Earlier this year we revolutionized MCAT prep with the release of our online MCAT course. We saw a record-breaking number of students enroll in our new course and were thrilled to hear of their success. Even so, throughout these past few months, we kept hearing how badly

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How to Stay Motivated During MCAT Prep

Need some MCAT motivation? Read more for our best tips for how to stay motivated during your MCAT prep.

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CARS Workshop – October 2020

The CARS section should be the easiest section on the MCAT, right? All the answers are right there in the passage, staring you in the face — it’s practically an open book test at that point! So why do so many students struggle with this frustrating section on the exam? Find out the best ways

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How Much Does It Cost To Apply To Medical School?

It’s almost Halloween, so it’s only fitting that we discuss a topic that sends a chill down some people’s spines: finances. Today, we’re focusing on the costs of applying to medical school. It’s common knowledge that medical school itself is expensive, but many overlook how financially straining the application process can be too. From registering

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Psychology and Sociology Section Strategy Session – October 2020

What does it take to do well on the Psychology and Sociology section on the MCAT? How can you best prep for the Psych/Soc section? Is it really just a giant memorization section? Will all this MCAT stress come out in therapy 20 years from now? Find out the answers to these questions and more

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How Gap Years Affect Admissions – October 2020

Find out how Christine Crispen, former Director of Admissions of UCI School of Medicine and a member of the Blueprint MCAT Pre-Med Advisory Council, anticipates admissions committees will consider COVID-19 gap years and what you can do during yours to make your 2021 medical school application stronger!

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How To Get Clinical Experience During COVID

Wondering how you're going to get some clinical experience during COVID? Our Med School Admissions Consultant shares her insights and ideas!

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