Blueprint Med School Blog (formerly Cram Fighter & Med School Tutors)

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

New Resources Supported in Cram Fighter | July 2022 Edition
New Resources Supported in Cram Fighter | July 2022 Edition

We’re back with the latest round up of new med school resources supported by the Cram Fighter Study Planner. Check out the latest below: Lectures Med School Bootcamp (Step 1 – Preclinical & Anatomy) Textbooks Clinical Pharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple Laposata’s Laboratory Medicine Diagnosis of Disease in Clinical Laboratory Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology Moore’s Clinically

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How Can I Balance Parenting with Medical Training? 
How Can I Balance Parenting with Medical Training? 

Inevitably in medicine, someone will tell you that there is no good time to have children. Arguably, I had my children during two of the worst times in a medical career – intern year and first year of fellowship. Trying to figure out how to be a great parent, while trying to survive 28 to

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How to Succeed in Your Intern Year of Family Medicine
How to Succeed in Your Intern Year of Family Medicine

You probably found your way to this blog after matching into a family medicine residency, if so, congratulations! The next three years will be some of the most fun and challenging years in your medical career. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and work with experienced attendings and grow into your own style of practicing

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Interview with a PGY-4 Cardiology Fellow
Interview with a PGY-4 Cardiology Fellow

What was your path to cardiology? I was not sure what I wanted to do at all in medical school. I enjoyed internal medicine and decided to apply IM since it would allow for a lot of different options if I chose to specialize. And if I didn’t want to specialize, I knew that I

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Interview with a PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident
Interview with a PGY1 Emergency Medicine Resident

What drew you to Emergency Medicine? The excitement! You really never know what is going to walk in through the door of the ED at any given moment, and you are never bored. I also appreciated how Emergency Medicine was all shift work. When you are off the clock you are OFF THE CLOCK. No

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Recommended (Summer!) Reading for Medical Students & Residents: The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Recommended (Summer!) Reading for Medical Students & Residents: The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

In the midst of medical training, it can be easy to stop reading anything that isn’t a textbook, journal article, or UptoDate page. With all that you HAVE to read, it is hard to find the time to read for personal enjoyment, let alone to learn about the philosophical, historical, and ethical parts of medicine.

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Finding (or Rediscovering) Your Purpose in Medicine
Finding (or Rediscovering) Your Purpose in Medicine

Somewhere along the way, it’s easy to forget exactly why you chose this profession. The call shifts, sleepless nights, and time sequestered away from your loved ones can become demoralizing. At some point, you might even start asking yourself, “What am I really doing here?” During your medical school interviews, you expressed your sincere desire

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Medical School – Is Now the Right Time for Me?
Medical School – Is Now the Right Time for Me?

Nowadays, the “nontraditional” medical school matriculant is almost the rule, more than the exception. Whether one jumps straight from college to medical school, takes an accelerated BA/MD, or takes a decade off in between for a career switch, the decision to go to medical school is a weighty one. Every doctor had to make it

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