BLUEPRINT MCAT BLOG

At Blueprint, we believe in educating first. Our MCAT blog was created to reflect this value. Our articles are written by the same MCAT experts who write our MCAT books, MCAT practice exams, and our MCAT course materials. We also partner with guest contributors regularly, both professionals and industry experts, to make sure that you are getting information that is not only relevant, but accurate.

Learn from the best with this free MCAT resource, updated with new articles regularly. If you need to know about a specific MCAT subject, changes being made to the MCAT exam, and general information about the MCAT, our blog is the perfect place for you.

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Should I use AAMC Practice Exams or Shorter COVID MCAT Practice Exams?

A couple of weeks ago, Blueprint released shortened versions of all ten of our practice MCAT exams to match the new 5 hours and 45 minutes format for the remainder of the 2020 testing cycle, which extends through the end of September. However, it is highly unlikely that AAMC will be releasing shortened versions of their four full-length MCAT exams for students to prepare with. So which should you...

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Amino Acids – June 2020

Amino acids are one of the more heavily tested biochem concepts on the MCAT and students are expected to know a little something about all twenty. Blueprint’s MCAT expert Phil Hawkins goes over the basics of amino acids as well as strategies to approach them on the MCAT. Watch the webinar below and download the

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Metabolism – June 2020

Anabolism builds things up, catabolism breaks them down—don’t let the MCAT catabolize you! If that sentence didn’t make much sense (or even if it did), watch our free Metablosim session with Blueprint MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins! Phil takes students through the basics of metabolism and even goes over some practice problems similar to what you

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Secrets to a 99th Percentile MCAT Score – June 2020

We all want it—the mythical 99th percentile MCAT score. With it we could take on the world, get into any school of our dreams, and get that white coat. Well, it’s time to stop dreaming and make that MCAT score a reality! Join our MCAT experts as they discuss the secrets behind getting into the

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Should I Apply Early to Medical School?

AMCAS is open for submission! Have you applied already? Is it too late? Former Director of Admissions at UCI School of Medicine Christine Crispens explains what it means to apply early to medical school and whether you should!

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How to Review MCAT Full-Lengths

MCAT practice exams aren't just for endurance training. Learn how to review full-length practice tests to help improve your MCAT score.

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What is on the AMCAS?

Do you know what's on the AMCAS? What information do you need to fill out the primary application? Don't start your med school app before reading this!

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COVID-19 and Medical School Admissions – May 2020

AMCAS opens May 4, 2020 but are you ready to apply to med school? We talk to a member of our Pre-Med Advisory Council about how to apply during COVID-19.

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