BLUEPRINT MCAT BLOG

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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Should You Take The MCAT Next Year?

It’s possible there is a tiny voice in your head wondering if you should take the MCAT next year. Let’s be honest and talk this through.

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Acids and Bases June 2020

Equilibrium, titrations, practice passages, and more! Join our Blueprint MCAT experts as they cover the basics (ha!) and some of the more advanced aspects of everyone’s favorite chem topic! Watch the webinar below and download the slides here.   This session was an example of what our MCAT students experience almost daily. Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next

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7 Pre-Med Summer Activities To Do Despite COVID-19

While Summer 2020 might look different, you can still spend the next three or so months improving your medical school application or investing in your personal growth. We’ve compiled a list of pre-med summer activities you can do despite the COVID-19 shutdown. 

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MCAT Prep Reviews and Blueprint MCAT Success Stories

Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step) is very proud of all our MCAT Success Stories! Check out some of our students who achieved life-changing MCAT score increases with the best MCAT prep course!

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Should I use AAMC Practice Exams or Shorter COVID MCAT Practice Exams?

A couple of weeks ago, Blueprint released shortened versions of all ten of our practice MCAT exams to match the new 5 hours and 45 minutes format for the remainder of the 2020 testing cycle, which extends through the end of September. However, it is highly unlikely that AAMC will be releasing shortened versions of their four full-length MCAT exams for students to prepare with. So which should you...

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Amino Acids – June 2020

Amino acids are one of the more heavily tested biochem concepts on the MCAT and students are expected to know a little something about all twenty. Blueprint’s MCAT expert Phil Hawkins goes over the basics of amino acids as well as strategies to approach them on the MCAT. Watch the webinar below and download the

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Metabolism – June 2020

Anabolism builds things up, catabolism breaks them down—don’t let the MCAT catabolize you! If that sentence didn’t make much sense (or even if it did), watch our free Metablosim session with Blueprint MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins! Phil takes students through the basics of metabolism and even goes over some practice problems similar to what you

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Secrets to a 99th Percentile MCAT Score – June 2020

We all want it—the mythical 99th percentile MCAT score. With it we could take on the world, get into any school of our dreams, and get that white coat. Well, it’s time to stop dreaming and make that MCAT score a reality! Join our MCAT experts as they discuss the secrets behind getting into the

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