Blueprint MCAT Blog: Med School Admissions

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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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Planning Your Junior Year of College As a Pre-Med
Well, it’s August now… That “back-to-school” feeling is in the air. You’re halfway through college, and just two more years (or more if you’re like me) stand between you and graduation. But you’re a pre-med student, which means you’re just getting started. College, medical school, residency, fellowship… The road ahead looks daunting, and you wonder READ MORE
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How Long Should a Med School Personal Statement Be?
The part of applying to medical school that can be the most intimidating isn’t the prep classes or even the MCAT itself. For many students, it’s the personal statement segment of the application that can be the most daunting. The personal statement asks applicants to answer the very open-ended question “why do you want to READ MORE
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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