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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 Take A Gap Year Before Applying To Medical School?

Did COVID MCAT cancelations force you to take a gap year before applying to medical school, or even a second gap year?

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Medical School Applications Are Up Amid COVID Pandemic

With medical school application numbers on the rise, we're beginning to see the effect COVID is having on medical school admissions.

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COVID-19 and Medical School Admissions: Open Q&A

Are you concerned COVID-19 might affect your medical school application this year? Blueprint MCAT is answering your COVID admissions questions!

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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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A Path To Medical School For Non-Traditional Students

There is a reason “playing doctor” is something most kids do growing up. Being a physician is a career that many people believe to be the ultimate “job.” Taking care of another human being during their most vulnerable time is an amazing privilege that few people get to experience. For different reasons, many people give

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An Introduction to the GRE Webinar Recording

Rich Carriero, an Academic Manager at Next Step, gives an introduction to the GRE in this webinar; you can watch a recording of this session below. Rich discusses when you should plan to take the GRE and how long you should spend preparing for the exam. He explains how the GRE is scored and what

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Med School Admissions Webinar Recording

Bryan Schendeker, Next Step’s MCAT Director, conducted this webinar to give an in-depth overview of the MCAT. You can check out the recording of this webinar below. The MCAT is a huge piece of your application and should not be taken lightly. This exam is more important to med school than the SAT is to

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