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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COVID-19 FAQ and Rescheduled Study Plans

Here at Blueprint MCAT (formerly Next Step), we want to do our best to help you succeed on the MCAT, and that includes helping you adjust your plans to this evolving situation. With that in mind, here’s an update to help you plan your studies in this uncertain time.

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The MCAT and COVID-19 Webinar -March 2020

As you may have heard, Pearson has decided to suspend testing until April 16th. In response to this, we answered students’ biggest questions about this situation and provide you with more information regarding how to study for the MCAT during this time. This session specifically mentions testing cancelations, how to best make use of your

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How To Prep For The MCAT During COVID-19

As far as decades go, 2020 is kicking off a new one with a bang—and it’s only March. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with the COVID-19 outbreak going from a staggering topic of overseas news to a full-on pandemic shutting down multiple countries and arriving, rather abruptly, at our doorsteps. The AAMC decided to take unprecedented steps to keep students safe and comply with the practice of...

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Next Step is now Blueprint MCAT

Next Step Test Prep is now Blueprint MCAT! Next Step merged with Blueprint over two years ago to unite both companies’ unrivaled expertise in test prep and commitments to providing students with the best in MCAT and LSAT prep, For the past 18 months, Next Step and Blueprint have been working together to bring you

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How to Improve Memory and Recall for the MCAT March 2020

The heavy content load on the MCAT requires you to remember a seemingly endless amount of facts, figures, rules, and laws. How do you even remember all of that? MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins helps you unlock the best strategies to improve your recall and memory for the MCAT. Click here for slides from this presentation. Watch the

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Should I Apply to Caribbean Medical Schools?

It’s safe to assume there are three things you will hear once you decide you want to become a doctor: It’s hard, you need to study for the MCAT (and that’s not a cakewalk either), and don’t go to a Caribbean medical school. The first two seem like a no-brainer, but you’ll inevitably wonder, are Caribbean medical schools really that bad?

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Pre-Med Advisory Council Series: The Journey to Medical School and Beyond – January 2020

Want to get an inside look at what life is like once you’re a resident? Watch an Open Q&A with Dr. Zach Frabitore, an Anesthesiologist Resident at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Frabitore talks about his experience as a non-trad student—from reapplying to medical school after not getting accepted the first time to

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Intro to the MCAT – January 2020

Are you thinking about attending Medical School? If so, you’re gonna watch this. One of Next Step Test Prep’s top instructors, Phil Hawkins, will be discussing the basics of the Medical College Admissions Test, what it covers, how it is scored, how it weighed in your medical school applications, and even cover a few sample

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