Blueprint MCAT Blog: Pre-Med Support

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Planning for Medical School During Your Senior Year of Undergrad
It is not just applicants who intend to enter medical school right after graduating from college who need to plan ahead for their med school applications. There are many things pre-med students can think about during their senior year of undergrad, whether they are going straight into medical school or taking a gap year or READ MORE
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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 READ MORE
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Debunking 5 Med School Myths
by Amanda Tosi, M.D. So, all your hard work and Blueprint Prep’s med school prep has finally paid off. Now, it’s time for you to start med school. So, what is life like as a medical student? Like most med students, I have watched my fair share of Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs. These shows are READ MORE
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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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Surviving (and Thriving) After the MCAT
by Allison Chae and Nikhil Jaganathan 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 READ MORE
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Comparing an MD vs. a DO
Imagine it’s twenty years from now and you’re flying back from vacation. Just as you drift off, you hear the flight attendant over the PA frantically ask if anyone on board is a doctor. Your eyes snap open–it’s here! The moment Grey’s Anatomy, House, The Resident, Chicago Med, and… about 12 years of training prepared READ MORE