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Top Medical Schools in Illinois

If you’re looking to apply for some of the most promising and best medical schools in the U.S., look no further than Illinois. The state is home to two of the country’s top ten colleges—Northwestern University and the University of Chicago—both of which house fully equipped, high-ranking medical education programs.   Blueprint Prep has you covered

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Why Is the MCAT So Hard?

By Nikhil Jaganathan The Medical College Admission Test, or the MCAT test, is infamously one of the most difficult standardized exams and may be one of the most important, ultimately determining your ability to achieve medical school admission. Knowing how to stop procrastinating and how to memorize the content you learn in your MCAT prep

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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

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What’s Going to Be on the MCAT in 2023?

For individuals preparing for the upcoming 2023 MCAT, a question at the forefront of their minds is likely, “What is going to be on the MCAT 2023 exam?” It is understandable to be curious about what will be different or newly challenging about next year’s exam or any of the exams offered in the future.

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How Long Do I Need to Prep for the MCAT (for Real)?

How Long Do I Need to Study for the MCAT? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) states that the average MCAT student studies for 20 hours per week for three months, summing up to 240 hours of studying. Average MCAT Scores Do you know what is the average MCAT score? The average student scores

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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

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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

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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

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