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Unfiltered Advice for Premeds From Med Students

Ah, the illustrious journey of a premed student—where sleep can be as rare as a unicorn sighting, and the sight of a textbook triggers instant panic. But fear not, dear premeds, for we’ve gathered expert advice from our Blueprint MCAT tutors who survived the premed battlefield and are now thriving in the hallowed halls of medical school. So get ready to copy+paste, screenshot, bookmark, or whatever you need to do to keep this knowledge top of mind as you navigate your premed journey.

Premed Tips and Advice From Medical Students

Abbey L.
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

“Pave your own way! Everyone’s path to medicine is different; there is no formula for the perfect applicant. Invest your time in activities that genuinely interest you and form meaningful connections with the people you meet along the way.”

Anabel M.
New York Medical College

“Enjoy each step of the process to becoming a doctor! If you are always looking ahead it can be difficult to enjoy the present.”

Blueprint MCAT Tutor AveryAvery H.
Michael G.DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University

“Studying is so much harder when it is all you do. Fill your cup first and your motivation will soar!”

Blueprint MCAT tutor NoorNoor Z.
Stanford School of Medicine

“Your journey is YOUR journey. Your story is YOUR story. Do not feel that because your life and story are not enough – all that matters is your perseverance to become the best doctor for people you can be. And when you communicate that with passion and honesty, admissions committees will see your uniqueness.”

Blueprint MCAT Tutor RoyRoy W.
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

“Unplanned breaks from the process are a blessing in disguise. Embrace the moments when life requires you to step away and take a break from premed life.”

Blueprint MCAT Tutor SarahSarah V.
Baylor College of Medicine & Rice University Joint MSTP

“Push yourself just a little bit harder every day. You’ll be amazed to learn exactly how much you are capable of!”

Blueprint MCAT Tutor ZascaZasca R.
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

“Even when the journey to medical school gets tough, never forget to carve out time for things and people that you love.”

The journey to medical school often feels a little isolating, but you’re not alone! Follow us on Instagram and TikTok for more advice and tips to help you navigate the #premedlife. And if you’re gearing up to take the MCAT, our MCAT tutors are here to help you crush it and reach your goal MCAT score. Learn more about MCAT tutoring and schedule a free consultation with our Advisors to get matched to the tutor that’s right for you!

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