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MCAT Diaries: My Journey From Film Director to Medical Student
Alissa had a thriving job in the film industry before deciding to pivot and switch careers. Read this nontraditional medical school applicant's story to learn how she scored a 522 on her MCAT and secured an acceptance at Case Western University School of Medicine.  READ MORE
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To Void or Not to Void Your MCAT
To void or not to void. That is the question. READ MORE
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MCAT Timing Strategies
Pacing on the MCAT is crucial to your success. Discover key strategies to improve your MCAT timing and performance. READ MORE
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Easy Glycolysis Explanations for the MCAT
Ah glycolysis, the dread of every pre-medical student that is initially felt in their biochemistry class and once more while studying for the MCAT. Luckily, there are only a few things that you need to know about glycolysis when studying for the MCAT. We’re going over a few easy glycolysis explanations to better ingrain and understand these topics and eventually the first year of medical school. READ MORE
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Understanding the Difference Between Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing for the MCAT
Discover the difference between bottom-up and top-down processing and how to incorporate both into your MCAT prep. READ MORE
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Everything You Need To Know about Amino Acids for the MCAT
There are few guarantees for what content might pop up on your MCAT, but I know one thing for certain: you will see amino acids on MCAT test day. Amino acids are the fundamental building blocks of proteins and mastering the properties, structures, and functions of amino acids is essential for success on the MCAT READ MORE
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Do You Need Research Experience for Medical School?
Do you need research experience for medical school? Find out if it's a requirement, how many hours you need, and where to find opportunities. READ MORE
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The Ultimate 6-Month MCAT Study Schedule
So you're taking the MCAT, but you're not sure what a study plan even looks like. Check out this high-level outline and find out how you can create a free MCAT study plan with Blueprint MCAT! READ MORE