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Private Versus Public Medical School: The Truth Uncovered
By: Nikhil Jaganathan You’ve finished your MCAT, extracurriculars, and have begun your primary application. The next step is to decide where exactly to apply, which often requires balancing many criteria. Private and public medical schools can differ in many ways from cost to class size to curriculum. Here, we break it down. In-State Residence PublicREAD MORE
How to Go to Medical School for Free
Unfortunately, for many, there is a roadblock that can stop the physician dream from coming to fruition—the exorbitantly high price of medical school. The price tag of a medical degree has been increasing steadily for decades, and now has become difficult to afford for most people. Student loans from the government and private companies haveREAD MORE
Are You Prepared for the MCAT?
One of the most common scenarios MCAT students find themselves in is: “The MCAT is in a week, but I don’t feel like I’m ready. Should I reschedule or should I just take it?” This is certainly an understandable feeling to have. The Medical College Admissions Test, or MCAT, is one of the hardest andREAD MORE
Best Medical Schools in Alabama
Known for its Southern hospitality and low cost of living, the state of Alabama is one of the best for college life. With three medical schools and a #12 rank on the list of best states to practice medicine, Alabama is great for any aspiring medical student. The life of a medical practitioner requires yearsREAD MORE
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 free resources or reduced cost, fromREAD MORE
How to Catch Up on Content Knowledge for the MCAT After Remote Learning
By Connor Hatfield (Blueprint MCAT Tutor) If you experienced remote coursework during the COVID-19 pandemic, you know that it was far from perfect… Amidst the stress of a global pandemic, colleges and universities had to pivot from an in-person learning model to a fully online model in a matter of weeks. Though public schools andREAD MORE
Finding My Way to Medical School: Avni’s Story
The medical school admissions process is one of the most challenging, yet gratifying, journeys you can take. While every medical student eventually reaches the same destination, each student’s journey and drive for pursuing medicine is different. Though I hope my story provides some encouragement and inspiration, remember that your story will inevitably look different fromREAD MORE
Studying for the MCAT While Taking Classes
As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, MCAT prep is a substantial time commitment, especially for students studying for the MCAT with full-time school or a job! The average med school student (e.g., ~501 MCAT score) studies for 240 hours so that they can obtain a good MCAT score. So let’s explore how a full-timeREAD MORE
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