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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 use AAMC Practice Exams or Shorter COVID MCAT Practice Exams?

A couple of weeks ago, Blueprint released shortened versions of all ten of our practice MCAT exams to match the new 5 hours and 45 minutes format for the remainder of the 2020 testing cycle, which extends through the end of September. However, it is highly unlikely that AAMC will be releasing shortened versions of their four full-length MCAT exams for students to prepare with. So which should you...

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COVID-19 and Medical School Admissions – May 2020

AMCAS opens May 4, 2020 but are you ready to apply to med school? We talk to a member of our Pre-Med Advisory Council about how to apply during COVID-19.

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Retaking the MCAT in a COVID-19 World April 2020

Should you retake the MCAT? How does retaking work? What are the best strategies? Get answers to all of these—plus a brief discussion around the newest COVID-19 testing updates!

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AAMC Announces New MCAT Dates and a Shorter MCAT

The AAMC announced new MCAT dates and a shorter MCAT as part of their continuing response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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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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