Blueprint MCAT Blog: Med School Admissions

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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 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 READ MORE
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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. READ MORE
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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 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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Med School vs. Nursing School: Which Is the Better Fit for You?
For anyone interested in going into public health, you have an array of options when it comes to your specialization and the particular way that you want to help people improve their health and take care of themselves. Your pathway to becoming a healthcare provider will include making a lot of choices, and the first 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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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