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How Many Letters of Recommendation Do You Need for Medical School?

In addition to the stress of  taking Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prep courses and taking the MCAT, requesting letters of recommendation can also bean anxiety provoking process. To make matters even more challenging, medical schools can vary widely in their requirements. So, how many letters of recommendation do you need for medical school?  Schools

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How to Have a Great Conversation with Your Premed Advisor

The prospect of talking to your premed advisor may feel like anything from eager anticipation to anxiety despite knowing that they exist to support prospective students who want to pursue a career in medicine. No matter how you feel, here are some tips from Blueprint Prep that can help you get the most out of

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5 Tips for Staying on Top of Your MCAT Prep During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, but so are January MCAT dates. Find out how you can maximize prepping for the MCAT during the holidays!

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Do Medical Schools Look at Your Highest MCAT Score?

Do Medical Schools Look at Your Highest MCAT Score? By Nikhil Jaganathan The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a beast of an exam, and calculated decisions and adequate knowledge about setting goals is fundamental. One of the most commonly asked questions regarding MCAT preparation is how medical school admissions offices view your MCAT score.

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Top Medical Schools in Florida

Florida, also called the Sunshine State, has the perfect climate all year round. With several South Florida and Central Florida colleges providing quality education, a diverse cohort, and excellent student facilities, Florida is one of the best locations for aspiring medical students. Florida’s public four-year colleges also have the second lowest tuition fees in the

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Applying to Med School with a Low GPA 

Maintaining a high GPA throughout college is certainly no easy task. Some professors make it their mission to craft incredibly difficult courses, family life tosses you its ups and downs, and on top of everything, there might be a global pandemic to navigate. Although your average GPA may not have turned out as high as

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Studying for the MCAT With Full-Time School or a Job: Seven Steps for Success

By Nikhil Jaganathan Studying for the MCAT by itself is a daunting task for many. Studying for the MCAT while having a job simultaneously may seem unfeasible. But in reality, many students are able to ace the MCAT while balancing multiple extracurricular activities, including jobs.  I’m currently a Blueprint MCAT tutor. I took the MCAT

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When to Take the MCAT (for Traditional Students)

It finally happened! The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) just released all the MCAT test dates for 2023. Since traditional students have to balance their MCAT studying with a full course load, I will answer a few common questions I’ve encountered as a Blueprint tutor. Throughout this article, remember the following two rules: Rule

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