USMLE Step 1 Preparation - Step 1 CK Exam Expert Tutors

USMLE STEP 1 PERSONAL TUTORING

A personalized approach to a maximized score

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Discover how one-on-one tutoring can help you achieve amazing scores on the USMLE Step 1.

Master your USMLE Step 1 with expert tutors

study smarter, not harder

260+ Scorers

MedSchoolCoach's USMLE Step 1 tutors have mastered every facet of the exam. They know what question writers are getting at and will help you learn.

Expert Teachers

Not only do our USMLE Step 1 teachers know basic science material, they are incredible teachers. We go through the most rigorous selection process in the country before we let our tutors teach you.

Best Results

We get awesome results. Our Step students have increased their scores by incredible numbers because of the comprehensive, personalized approach we use.

PERSONAL ATTENTION

At MedSchoolCoach, you are at the center of learning. We customize everything to you so that you can get the best possible results.

Our Success

USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 and COMLEX studying requires an ability to retain an immense amount of information. Our tutoring helps our students understand what's important, why it's important and how to achieve incredible scores.

MedSchoolCoach Step 1 Averages

  • 35 hours average number of tutoring hours
  • 23-55 point score increases
  • 10+ Average years of tutoring experience

Step 1 Score Information

  • 194 Passing Score
  • 229 average score
  • 273 highest score achieved by a MedSchoolCoach student

Step 1 Pass Rate

  • 73% IMG
  • 89% US DO Graduate
  • 94% US MD Graduate

Step 1 Exam Details

  • What is USMLE Step 1?The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 is a one-day computer exam you’ll most likely take after your second year of medical school. It assesses your understanding of, and ability to apply, important concepts of the sciences that are basic to practicing medicine. How many questions are on Step 1?There are 7 sections with 40 questions for a total of 280 questions.

What's Included

private instruction

Personalized, one-on-one tutoring targeted at your weaknesses and the highest yield material.

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The best tutors

MedSchoolCoach has the most rigorous screening and training process of any medical school tutoring company, period.

TEAM OF EDUCATORS

Many other companies are a collection of random tutors. We are different. From day 1, you get dedicated educators helping you maximize your score.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING

No need to buy any new material. We will work with what you have. If you need recommendations, we are here for you.

ON-DEMAND PRACTICE

Our tutoring approach can go through Q-banks, topics or rapid fire high yield assessments.

ONLINEMEDED

MedSchoolCoach has an exclusive partnership with OnlineMedEd to provide complete lecture series plus course material directly to you.

Higher Score & Money Back Guarantee

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Meet a tutor

Dr. Ramirez scored >260 on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2

500,000 tutoring hours

23 - 55 pointscore increases

98% satisfaction rate

How it works

We work with each and every student comprehensively through their USMLE journey. That means finding their strengths and weaknesses to help them succeed.

INTAKE FORM

We learn about you extensively through our comprehensive intake. This helps us identify the best tutor for your needs.

SCHEDULE

You and your tutor will schedule sessions at your convenience. That means weekends, nights or whenever else you need!

GAME PLAN

With an understanding of your situation, we pair you with the best tutor. They will help you develop a strategy to tackle USMLE Step 1.

SCORE HIGH

You and your tutor will review the subject matter in ways you haven't seen before. This helps you maximize your results.

Ace your exam

Throughout the process. you will have access to MedSchoolCoach‘s amazing tutors with invaluable personal insight but also tools that have been created through helping thousands of applicants.

CONTENT REVIEW

Q-BANK REVIEW

STRATEGY

Live Online Tutoring

You may not have considered online tutoring, but you should. It's more cost efficient and effective than traditional tutoring.

Convenient

Online tutoring means that you can learn from the best tutors in the comfort of your own home. No matter where you are in the country, we can help pair you with a world class tutor.

Tech-Ready

Our online tutoring platform allows complete video interaction, whiteboard systems, screen sharing and more. It's even better than tutoring in person.

Recorded Sessions

Every session is recorded so that you can go back and rewatch any session when you need to.

“My MedSchoolCoach tutor was absolutely amazing. My Step 1 increased 35 points!” - Shilpa, MedSchoolCoach Tutoring Client

Meet your tutors

Featured Tutor Profiles

Joel Ramirez Director of Medical School Tutoring

Joel is the Director of USMLE, COMLEX, and Medical School Tutoring, has excelled on all of this USMLE exams, and has extensive experience tutoring.

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Austin Jolly

Austin is an MD/PhD student at the University of Colorado and scored a 256 on USMLE Step 1. Austin brings energy and passion to every student he tutors.

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Emmy Yang

Emmy scored >250 on USMLE Step 1 and is passionate about helping students find joy and wellness in their test preparation.

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Emile Gordon

Emile is a current radiology resident and medical graduate from UPenn. He is a master tutor with a Step 1 Score >260

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Ashley Paquin

Ashley has more than 4 years and 500 hours of test prep tutoring experience.

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Alex Withers

Alex has over 5 years of teaching experience, and scored 257 and 258 on her Step 1 and Step 2 exams.

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Why we are different

The very best tutors you can find. We don't believe in finding tutors who aren't exceptional. In fact, our hiring and training process accepts just one out of every 50 applicants we get. You also have a dedicated Student Success Manager whose full time roll is to help you succeed!

For Physicians, by Physicians

MedSchoolCoach was created by physicians to help future physicians. At our core, we are all about educating the next generation of doctors, not about profits.

Experience

with 12,000 students helped and over >500,000 coaching hours combined, no one has more experience than we do helping students.

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Frequently asked questions

Your Step 1 score is extremely important for the residency application process. It allows program directors to sort through thousands of applicants in some cohesive way. While many other factors play into where, and what, residency you can get, Step 1 is the most important. The most competitive residencies are those with the highest average Step 1 scores.

Yes, you can spend your first session with your tutor creating a comprehensive study plan that is tailored towards your needs.

Yes, our tutors are very familiar with Step 1 resources and will be able to advise you on the strengths and weakness of different study materials.

Since every student is different and begins tutoring at different starting points, predicting score increases are challenging. However, virtually all our students see significant improvement after tutoring and our feedback, evaluations, and Trustpilot rating all support this. It doesn’t matter when you come to us, we’ll help you get a better score. In fact, we believe in this so strongly that we have a score increase guarantee.

Yes! In fact, it's more effective than in-person tutoring. One of the benefits of personalized tutoring is that you will be able to directly coordinate with your tutor to schedule sessions. That means that these sessions may be during the day or at night, depending on what works best for you and your tutor. Our tutoring sessions can be done anywhere in the world with our video conferencing software and each session and lesson is tailored directly to your individual needs.

We recognize that not passing Step 1 can be a very challenging and disheartening experience. However, many of our tutors have worked with students who have failed the exam before. These students have gone on to pass their exam and continue pursuing their medical careers.

All of the tutors at MedSchoolCoach are exceptional and have been rigorously selected among many applicants. Our Master Tutors have worked with MedSchoolCoach for an extended period of time and their students have had an impeccable record of success. Our Master Tutors have extensive experience working with students who are in challenging situations or have specific needs.

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Package Pricing

1 Hour – Medical School Tutoring

$250

10 Hours – Medical School Tutoring

$2500

25 Hours – Medical School Tutoring

$6000

40 Hours – Medical School Tutoring

$9000

One Hour of One-on-One Tutoring

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Personal One-on-One Attention

Recordings of Every Your Session

Ideal Use Case: Trying out tutoring/making a study plan. An initial hour session can’t increase your score dramatically but it can give you a brief idea of how things would look when you tutor with MedSchoolCoach!

10 Hours of One-on-One Tutoring

Personal One-on-One Attention

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Detailed Feedback After Every Session

Recordings of Every Tutoring Session

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Ideal Use Case: Mastering a subject. This option is ideal for those who are struggling with a topic or two and want focused help in that area.

25 Hours of One-on-One Tutoring

Personal One-on-One Attention

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Detailed Feedback After Every Session

Recordings of Every Tutoring Session

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Guaranteed Score Increase

Ideal Use Case: Increasing your score. This option is great for those who are looking to really increase their score. If you failed a test, this should be your starting point to help you pass.

40 Hours of One-on-One Tutoring

Personal One-on-One Attention

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Detailed Feedback After Every Session

Recordings of Every Tutoring Session

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Guaranteed Score Increase

Ideal Use Case: Acing your exam. If you need to really ace your exam, this is the option for your. Or, if you have previously taken the exam and failed, this is the best option for you.

1 Hour w/ Master Tutor – Medical School Tutoring

$340

10 Hours w/ Master Tutor – Medical School Tutoring

$3400

25 Hours Tutoring w/ Master Tutor

$8125

40 Hours w/ Master Tutor – Medical School Tutoring

$12000

Master Tutor for Optimal Success

One Hour of One-on-One Tutoring

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Personal One-on-One Attention

Recordings of Every Your Session

Ideal Use Case: Trying out tutoring/making a study plan. An initial hour session can’t increase your score dramatically but it can give you a brief idea of how things would look when you tutor with MedSchoolCoach!

Master Tutor for Optimal Success

10 Hours of One-on-One Tutoring

Personal One-on-One Attention

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Detailed Feedback After Every Session

Recordings of Every Tutoring Session

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Ideal Use Case: Mastering a subject. This option is ideal for those who are struggling with a topic or two and want focused help in that area.

Master Tutor for Optimal Success

25 Hours of One-on-One Tutoring

Personal One-on-One Attention

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Detailed Feedback After Every Session

Recordings of Every Tutoring Session

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Guaranteed Score Increase

Ideal Use Case: Increasing your score. This option is great for those who are looking to really increase their score. If you failed a test, this should be your starting point to help you pass.

Master Tutor for Optimal Success

40 Hours of One-on-One Tutoring

Personal One-on-One Attention

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Detailed Feedback After Every Session

Recordings of Every Tutoring Session

One Month Access to OnlineMedEd’s Complete Premium Curriculum

Guaranteed Score Increase

Ideal Use Case: Acing your exam. If you need to really ace your exam, this is the option for your. Or, if you have previously taken the exam and failed, this is the best option for you.

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My experience with med school coach has been really great and most importantly, stress free. I was initially studying for the MCAT on my own. Personally, I found this to be very stressful as I wasn’t sure how I should allocate my time and everyone I talked to had their own opinion on the best approach. When I started with my tutor, we created a schedule for a set curriculum together. This took away any guess work and eased anxiety, I just had to do what I was told by a 100th percentile scorer. The curriculum is straight forward but having someone there to discuss things with is a huge help. Setting up my account and adding hours to it as I went was extremely easy and convenient. All the people I had contact with were fantastic, helpful, and genuine. I would highly recommend this to others that are studying for the test. If it can minimize stress for others like it did for me, I think that at least makes it close to being worth the cost right away.

Brett 2 weeks ago

5/5
It is a great tool to prep for Step 1. It was very helpful that my tutor would go over the wrong answers with me after each NBME test and explain concepts that wasn’t clear to me. It is also a very good psychological support to have from the person who went through the same experience.

Elena 1 month ago

5/5
MedSchool Coach is probably the best decision I made as a medical student. Amidst our busy schedules, sometimes we need a little help planning/setting a study plan or extra lessons on difficult concepts that require multiple reviews to nail down. This was the best compendium to my clinical rotations and worth every penny given my success on shelf exams and Step 2. Would highly recommend to any student struggling or with red flags to help get back on track.

MS4 1 month ago

5/5
Excellent Advisors

I was actually hesitant when I first used MedSchoolCoach; it was a lot of money and I wasn’t sure how much help I really needed. I am so glad that I ended up using their services! My advisor (Audrey Jordan) was phenomenal and helped me navigate the shipwreck that is medical school admissions even in the most challenging of times. The advice, edits, and support that I received though med school coach undoubtedly aided in my success to attend my top choice allopathic program in the fall.

Jonah 9 months ago

5/5
Accepted into Multiple MD Schools!

MedSchoolCoach provided me with a phenomenal advisor that helped me perfect my primary and secondary essays. This led me to be accepted into two allopathic medical schools and interview throughout the country. I would highly recommend!

Steph 9 months ago

5/5
Amazing MCAT Tutoring - 19 points!

MCAT Tutoring with MedSchoolCoach was Awesome! Coral, Connor, and Ken were amazing tutors. My score went up 19 points from my diagnostic exam (496 to a 515) working with them. I am a sociology major and took the exam a month after finishing my first semester of biology. When I set my target score to 515 I thought I was being overly optimistic and I really wasn’t expecting to reach it the first go around. I purchased the platinum package and MedSchoolCoach’s master tutor Ken took my target score really seriously and worked with me to build a custom study schedule to get me there. Coral was my tutor for the Chem/Phys and Bio/Biochem sections and Connor for Psych/Soc. They were both awesome! They both had so much experience and knowledge about the exam and how things come up, and they really made sure I had everything down. Thank you guys so much for all your help!

Ryan 9 months ago

5/5
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MedSchoolCoach was an absolutely incredible service. I used them first for med school applications and I could not have been happier with the service they provided. Their counselors were responsive, and went so far out of their way to help put together the perfect application.

Noosh 9 months ago

5/5
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Extremely patient, helpful, insightful, and cooperative individuals. Truly have helped make my medical school application more competitive and I am more confident in not only my application and myself. Small investment for help from great people!

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