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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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How to Stay Motivated During MCAT Prep

Need some MCAT motivation? Read more for our best tips for how to stay motivated during your MCAT prep.

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How to Start Prepping for the MCAT

Many people don't know how to start prepping for the MCAT. But, it's not so scary if you plan ahead.

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Freshman MCAT Prep

Are you thinking about including MCAT prep in your freshman year? This means you’ve already made the huge decision to be a pre-med! This is an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Balancing your volunteering, science classes, and campus life can be quite a challenge. You know you eventually have to take the MCAT but aren’t exactly

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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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Double Duty: Taking the MCAT While Working

Many premeds are advised to “treat the MCAT like a full-time job.” Theoretically, this can be a successful approach as it allows examinees to immerse themselves in the material for more intensive preparation – especially for non-traditional applicants who have not had recent exposure to MCAT material or standardized exams. But what happens when you

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How Do I Form a Strong MCAT Study Group?

There is a golden rule amongst medical students when trying to learn something: “See one, do one, teach one.” Essentially it breaks down to this: You see the material once, you try it out yourself, but then you teach it to someone else. It’s really that last step where you understand something. You can’t really

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