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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 Apply Early to Medical School?

AMCAS is open for submission! Have you applied already? Is it too late? Former Director of Admissions at UCI School of Medicine Christine Crispens explains what it means to apply early to medical school and whether you should!

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What is on the AMCAS?

Do you know what's on the AMCAS? What information do you need to fill out the primary application? Don't start your med school app before reading this!

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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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Med School Admissions Master Class Series with Dr. Ryan Gray

Take advantage of exclusive medical school admissions Master Classes led by Dr. Ryan Gray, founder of Medical School Headquarters and Next Step's Admissions Consulting Curriculum Director.

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3 Steps To Writing a Strong Medical School Personal Statement

High MCAT scores and a high GPA alone won't get you into medical school. Read on to learn how to write an admissions-worthy personal statement.

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Next Step Test Prep Partnering with Dr. Ryan Gray for Medical School Admissions Consulting

You’ve trusted Next Step to get you as prepared for the MCAT as you could possibly be. Over the years we’ve received many questions surrounding medical school admissions, and we realized this was an area many of our students needed assistance with. In our search for the best admissions partner, we knew we wanted to find someone with the background, knowledge, and skills necessary to help...

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3 Ways to Kill Your Chances at an Acceptance at Your Med School Interview

by Ryan Gray, MD of The Medical School Headquarters While this may be stretching the truth a little bit, you need to go into your interview day with the thought that your acceptance to that school is yours for the taking. You need to assume that the interview can only hurt you. If you go

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