Blueprint Med School Blog (formerly Cram Fighter)

The blog for Blueprint Medical, supporting your MedEd journey with our exam study planner, tutoring, residency consulting, and advanced boards.

Medical Students: Which Specialty is Best for Work-Life Balance?
Medical Students: Which Specialty is Best for Work-Life Balance?

If you’re a medical student, you might be wondering if you’ll ever find a healthy work-life balance as a physician. In short, the answer is a definite yes—despite the misconceptions about long hours without any time off, you can (and should) structure your future career to include your personal life and other hobbies to prevent

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How to Make the Most of Remote Learning in 2022
How to Make the Most of Remote Learning in 2022

Although the beginning of 2022 is a time of fresh starts and renewed perspectives, some aspects of pandemic life will remain with us. One of them is remote learning. Many medical schools around the country and world are returning preclinical lectures and small group sessions back to Zoom. Do not lose hope! We offer some

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The Most Popular USMLE Step 2 CK Resources for 2022
The Most Popular USMLE Step 2 CK Resources for 2022

USMLE Step 2 CK, which stands for “Clinical Knowledge”, is tailored to test your ability to think like a clinician. Although cramming for Step 1 is relatively straightforward, Step 2 is somewhat trickier. It has also become more important now that USMLE Step 1 scores have been eliminated, because USMLE Step 2 CK performance is

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Introducing Cram Fighter 2.0: The Ultimate USMLE and COMLEX Study Planner
Introducing Cram Fighter 2.0: The Ultimate USMLE and COMLEX Study Planner

Blueprint Test Prep Launches the New Cram Fighter Study Planner: Updated. Enhanced. Still Unmatched. Medical students, 2022 is going to be your year! Blueprint Test Prep—the company that’s helped thousands of students crush the MCAT to get into med school—is now setting its sights on helping students get through medical school. After months of intense development

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What Does USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Mean for You?
What Does USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail Mean for You?

I was quite shocked when I first heard the USMLE Step 1 exam was considering changing to a pass/fail scoring system. I knew what a big deal the exam was, and how much time and effort I had put into studying to obtain my goal score. After doing so, I began tutoring students for the

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Time Management Strategies for Med Students
Time Management Strategies for Med Students

Level up your time management skills and improve your ability to balance competing demands and tasks. If you’re a pre-medical or medical student, improving your time management strategies won’t just help you balance your life right now as a student, but also as a future physician managing various demands and tasks at any given time.

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Top USMLE Step 1 Resources for 2022
Top USMLE Step 1 Resources for 2022

Navigating the top picks for Step 1 studying At the end of every year, Cram Fighter tracks which resources students add to their Step 1 study schedules to reveal the most popular choices of the year. Based on thousands of students’ schedules in 2021, you can use this list to prepare for the upcoming changes

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How to Maximize Your USMLE Exam Day Performance
How to Maximize Your USMLE Exam Day Performance

Essentials for going into your USMLE exam day feeling confident and prepared. Introduction Reaching the final stretch of your USMLE exam preparation is a big milestone, and understandably your emotions may range widely from nervousness to eagerness. You’ve worked really hard to get to this point and now, it’s time for that commitment to pay

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