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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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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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How to Get Into Medical School: Road to Medical School Series

Blueprint MCAT Road to Medical School Series Quick Links 1. Freshman Year 2. Sophomore Year 3. Junior Year No one said the path to becoming a doctor was easy. Between keeping a stellar undergrad GPA, a mountain of extracurriculars, the MCAT, and equally-as-passionate peers, the competitive medical school process can make some students feel disillusioned—especially

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Surviving (and Thriving) After the MCAT

Writen by: Jamie L, Blueprint MCAT tutor. 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 is finally over, but for many, it has just begun. 

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How To Use MCAT Flashcards With Spaced Repetition

What's the easiest and cheapest MCAT prep resource? Flashcards! Find out how to use MCAT flashcards and how you can download a free deck full of high-yield topics.

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7 Habits of Highly-Effective Premeds

Successful people, from CEOs and tech giants to doctors, tend to emulate similar traits. They are all focused, determined, and always seem to know what their next move is.  After some lengthy research, we think we’ve discovered what helps them thrive and we’ve adapted those tricks into pre-med advice you can use! As a college

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Top 3 MCAT Mental Health Tips

You should never sacrifice your mental health for a high MCAT score. Check out this article for the best MCAT mental health tips for premeds.

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