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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 READ MORE
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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 READ MORE
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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 READ MORE
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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, READ MORE
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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 READ MORE
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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 READ MORE
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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 READ MORE
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Top Med Schools in California
California, with its scenery, sunshine, celebrities, and progressive politics, is one of the most desirable college destinations. It is, after all, a popular—if not the most popular—tourist destination, the third largest state, and the largest economy in the United States.  California is proud to be health conscious. It’s actually a “running” joke (pun alert!) that READ MORE