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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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9 MCAT Mnemonics You Need to Know

Stalactites hold on tight; stalagmites might reach the roof one day. This might not help you on the MCAT, but we explain 9 MCAT mnemonics devices that will!

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2021 MCAT Registration Dates: When Can You Register?

This post was updated on March 26, 2021. If there is one thing the AAMC is known for, it’s keeping pre-med students in suspense. After weeks of vague replies on Twitter, they finally released the MCAT registration date for the 2021 MCAT test dates on Monday afternoon. However, the wait might have been worth it.

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The Best MCAT Strategies with Dr. Ryan Gray and Blueprint MCAT

Find out what the best MCAT strategies are in this session with Dr. Ryan Gray of Medical School HQ and Blueprint MCAT Live Online Instructor Joya.

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How I Got a 99th Percentile MCAT Score – January 2021

Want to get a 99th percentile MCAT score? Hear how five Blueprint MCAT experts got killer scores and learn about the strategies they used that can help you too!

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How To Tackle MCAT Prep With a Growth Mindset

There's a lot of discussion around "growth mindsets" but what is a growth mindset? We explain what it is, it's difference between a fixed mindset, and how you can use a growth mindset during your MCAT prep.

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MCAT BioChem Practice Question – Excitatory Neurotransmitter

Which of the following is most likely the excitatory neurotransmitter released into the synaptic cleft between the inner ear hair cells and their spiral ganglion? A. GABA B. Acetylcholine C. Serotonin D. Glutamate  

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How to Apply for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program

The cost of becoming a doctor is enough to give anyone premature ventricular contractions. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) aims to alleviate the cost of applying to medical school with the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP). Recipients of the FAP are awarded a plethora of benefits and resources at a free or reduced

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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!

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