Blueprint MCAT Blog: Med School Admissions

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The Changes You Need to Know About the CASPer
A couple of years ago, we introduced you to CASPer, the friendly ghost…err, the Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics test. Since then, CASPer has become even more popular among medical schools, including big names such as University of Washington School of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, New York Medical College, and several osteopathic READ MORE
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Data & Conclusions about GPA, MCAT Score, and Admissions Chances
The process of applying to medical school can appear to be one big numbers game. Tens of thousands of students apply every year, so it’s easy to feel like a little fish in a big pond. There are several components to a successful medical school application, but two particular aspects are often at the forefront READ MORE
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How the Doctor Shortage Might Mean More Financial Aid for Med Students
It’s no secret that the last two years have been particularly hard on the medical industry, including those in medical school. Students on their path to graduation have left early to work in ERs and urgent care centers, and in-person learning was abruptly stopped. The AAMC also released their annual guidelines, which show us how 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
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How Much Does Medical School Cost?
It’s no secret that medical school can be an expensive process. From preparing for the MCAT to actually applying to medical school and matriculating, the average cost of medical school is steadily increasing. In this article, we’ll be giving an overview what expenses you should expect when applying and then look at options you have READ MORE
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Do I need to know what specialty I want to practice before applying to medical school?
Anesthesiologist, pediatrician, cardiologist...the list goes on. But do you need to know what specialty you want to practice before applying to medical school? Find out in this article by our Pre-Med Advisory Council! READ MORE
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How Much Does It Cost To Apply To Medical School?
It’s almost Halloween, so it’s only fitting that we discuss a topic that sends a chill down some people’s spines: finances. Today, we’re focusing on the costs of applying to medical school. It’s common knowledge that medical school itself is expensive, but many overlook how financially straining the application process can be too. From registering READ MORE
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How Gap Years Affect Admissions – October 2020
Find out how Christine Crispen, former Director of Admissions of UCI School of Medicine and a member of the Blueprint MCAT Pre-Med Advisory Council, anticipates admissions committees will consider COVID-19 gap years and what you can do during yours to make your 2021 medical school application stronger! READ MORE