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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.

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How to Make Your Experiences As a Pre-med Count for Your Medical School Application

With the competitiveness of medical school admissions, pre-med students are constantly looking for ways to “get ahead” and improve their application. We commit hundreds of hours to volunteering and gaining clinical experience while taking on a full course load. We conduct research and work part-time while also taking anatomy and organic chemistry. We work hard—really

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How Many Hours of Clinical Experience Do You Need for Med School?

There are so many things that you need to include for admission to medical school that it can feel overwhelming at times. From your test scores and transcripts to GPA, personal statements and essays, your application covers a broad range of materials that all work to show schools that you’re serious about their healthcare programs

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Med School vs. Nursing School: Which Is the Better Fit for You?

For anyone interested in going into public health, you have an array of options when it comes to your specialization and the particular way that you want to help people improve their health and take care of themselves. Your pathway to becoming a healthcare provider will include making a lot of choices, and the first

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20 Medical School Interview Questions You Should Prepare For

You’ve finally made it to your first round of interviews with medical schools. You persevered through the MCAT and those challenging pre-med courses and came up with a few effective strategies to ace your exams. Similar to your coursework so far, it’s essential to be strategic when approaching your medical school interviews. It’s common for

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How to Increase Your MCAT Score: What Does the Blueprint Data Show?

The main goal of MCAT Prep is to improve your score from diagnostic/baseline test score to your official MCAT score. Many students wonder how to achieve a higher MCAT score and what they can do that will most help. If you are in a similar boat, this article is for you!  We Crunched the Numbers,

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When MCAT Prep Isn’t Working

Almost everyone who took the MCAT has been there. You’re practicing passage upon passage for CARS and regularly taking FL exams, but you can’t get that score up. Every Chem/Phys section on every FL exam seems to have those select few topics you didn’t review hard enough and forgot a formula for. How do you

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Surviving (and Thriving) After the MCAT

Written by Jamie L., Blueprint MCAT tutor, and Nikhil J., Blueprint MCAT instructor It’s finally over: you’ve taken your MCAT. Your flashcard streak lapses, your MCAT study schedule is blank, and you’re no longer spending hours reading internet posts on ways to improve your CARS timing. After the MCAT, it seems like the hard part

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10 Reasons to Apply Early to Med School

The early bird gets the worm. You snooze, you lose. Day late and a dollar short. There’s a dozen different ways to say the same thing: don’t procrastinate! This tried and true advice holds up in almost everything, but it is especially important for MCAT prep and med school applications!  Whether you’re going MD or

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