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Best Medical Schools in Alabama

Known for its Southern hospitality and low cost of living, the state of Alabama is one of the best for college life. With three medical schools and a #12 rank on the list of best states to practice medicine, Alabama is great for any aspiring medical student. The life of a medical practitioner requires years

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How to Apply for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program

The cost of becoming a doctor is enough to give anyone premature ventricular contractions. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) aims to alleviate the cost of applying to medical school with the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP). Recipients of the FAP are awarded a plethora of benefits and resources at a free or reduced

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How to Catch Up on Content Knowledge for the MCAT After Remote Learning

By Connor Hatfield (Blueprint MCAT Tutor) If you experienced remote coursework during the COVID-19 pandemic, you know that it was far from perfect… Amidst the stress of a global pandemic, colleges and universities had to pivot from an in-person learning model to a fully online model in a matter of weeks. Though public schools and

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Finding My Way to Medical School: Avni’s Story

The medical school admissions process is one of the most challenging, yet gratifying, journeys one can embark on. While every medical student eventually reaches the same destination, each student’s journey and drive for pursuing medicine is different. Though I hope my story provides some encouragement and inspiration, I urge you to remember that your story

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Studying for the MCAT While Taking Classes

As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, MCAT prep is a substantial time commitment, especially for students studying for the MCAT with full-time school or a job! The average med school student (e.g., ~501 MCAT score) studies for 240 hours so that they can obtain a good MCAT score. So let’s explore how a full-time

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Preparing for the MCAT As a Bad Test-Taker

We’ve all heard it before, either from people around us or maybe even our own mouths. “I don’t feel like I’ll ever do well on the actual MCAT; I’m just bad at taking tests.” But what does it really mean to be a “bad test-taker”? This article will help break down some of the reasons

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Top Medical Schools in Arizona

Besides having the magnificent Grand Canyon and the largest population of Native American tribes in the US, the state of Arizona also hosts five of the best medical schools in the nation.  If you’re interested in a career in the medical sciences as a physician or a researcher, you should consider a med school in

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My Journey to Med School: Avery’s Story

MCAT Prep Due to the COVID Pandemic, I moved back in with my family for the last months of my junior year of college. I planned the upcoming summer to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) because I had just finished all the prerequisites, and I knew I would want to enjoy my

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