The Best USMLE Step 1 Tutoring — Score Increase Guarantee

USMLE STEP 1 PERSONAL TUTORING

Don't just pass the USMLE Step 1 – Master the exam with expert tutoring!

Set yourself up for success with USMLE Step 1 Tutoring Services.

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EXPERT TEACHERS

MedSchoolCoach USMLE Step 1 Tutors have mastered every facet of the exam. They understand the goals of each question and will help you learn how to approach the exam. Our tutors are incredible teachers who know how to deliver detailed explanations of USMLE material. Before our USMLE Tutors can work with medical students, they have to complete one of the most rigorous selection processes in the country.

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PREP TOOLS THAT WORK

Our USMLE tutors have extensive knowledge of test preparation resources and follow MedSchoolCoach’s personalized approach for each student, which is supported by years of success. They target high-yield topics in the basic sciences focused around your specific needs to ensure you’re prepared for this vital exam.

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Long-Term Success

Our comprehensive and personalized approach will not only help you pass your Step 1 exam, but also equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary for success on future USMLE exams. By building a strong foundation of understanding and critical thinking, you’ll be prepared to excel on future scored exams like Step 2, Step 3, and COMLEX.

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PERSONAL ATTENTION

At MedSchoolCoach, we customize our USMLE Step 1 preparation plan to your learning style and specific strengths and weaknesses so that you can pass with flying colors on test day. We use full-length practice exams, a rigorous and customizable study schedule, up-to-date question banks, and self-assessments for the most well-rounded exam prep in the world.

Our Success

Studying for the USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 and COMLEX requires the ability to retain an immense amount of information — no small feat in the midst of med school. Our COMLEX and USMLE prep courses help students understand what is important, why it's important, and how to apply it to the exam. With personalized USMLE tutoring, you’ll get access to proprietary resources and a world-class coach to help you ace exam day. Our students average a 20+ score increase after working with a MedSchoolCoach tutor.

THE MEDSCHOOLCOACH DIFFERENCE

  • 35 – average number of one-on-one tutoring hours
  • 10 – average years of tutoring experience for our tutors
  • 20 – USMLE scores increase for students who get tutoring from us
  • 273 – highest 3-digit score achieved by a MedSchoolCoach student

STEP 1 PASS RATE (1ST TIME TAKERS)

  • 74% –  International Medical Graduate (IMG)
  • 89% – U.S. DO graduate
  • 93% – U.S. MD graduate

STEP 1 EXAM DETAILS

  • The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 is a one-day computer exam that most students take after their second year of medical school. It’s administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) as part of the medical licensure process.
  • The USMLE Step 1 assesses your understanding of, and ability to apply, important science concepts that are essential to practicing medicine.
  • In addition to licensure, a pass on the USMLE Step 1 is required for acceptance by 98% of residency programs.

STEP 1 EXAM STRUCTURE

  • There are seven exam sections with 40 questions each for a total of 280 questions, many of which are pathology questions. The test also covers subjects such as biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, nutrition, immunology, biostatistics, and general pharmacology.
  • The USMLE Step 1 is a pass/fail exam. Any score above a 196 and you pass!
Package Pricing

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Dedicated Student Success Manager and Director of Tutoring to Track Your Progress
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Expert USMLE Tutor with Extensive Tutoring Experience
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Dedicated Student Success Manager and Director of Tutoring to Track Your Progress
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Recordings of Every Tutoring Session for Future Review
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Written Feedback After Every Session
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Bonus Hour of Residency Advising with a Physician Advisor ($375 value)
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Expert USMLE Tutor with Extensive Tutoring Experience
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Dedicated Student Success Manager and Director of Tutoring to Track Your Progress
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Recordings of Every Tutoring Session for Future Review
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Written Feedback After Every Session
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Expert USMLE Tutor with Extensive Tutoring Experience
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Dedicated Student Success Manager and Director of Tutoring to Track Your Progress
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Recordings of Every Tutoring Session for Future Review
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Written Feedback After Every Session
Plus, you'll also receive:
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Study Schedule Creation with the Best Resources for You
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One-on-One Private
Tutoring Hours

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Expert USMLE Tutor with Extensive Tutoring Experience
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Dedicated Student Success Manager and Director of Tutoring to Track Your Progress
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Recordings of Every Tutoring Session for Future Review
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Written Feedback After Every Session
Plus, you'll also receive:
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Study Schedule Creation with the Best Resources for You
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Guaranteed Score Increase (ask for details)
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One-on-One Private
Tutoring Hours

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Expert USMLE Tutor with Extensive Tutoring Experience
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Dedicated Student Success Manager and Director of Tutoring to Track Your Progress
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Recordings of Every Tutoring Session for Future Review
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Written Feedback After Every Session
Plus, you'll also receive:
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Study Schedule Creation with the Best Resources for You
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Guaranteed Score Increase (ask for details)
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Bonus Hour of Residency Advising with a Physician Advisor ($375 value)

What Is Included

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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Personalized, one-on-one tutoring is targeted to strengthen your weak areas and deepen your knowledge of the highest-yield material.

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FLEXIBLE LEARNING

You do not need to buy any test prep material. We will work with what you have. If you need recommendations for study guides, video lectures, or other materials, we can provide them.

ON-DEMAND PRACTICE

Our tutoring approach involves the use of Q-banks, topics, and rapid fire high-yield online practice tests. Most students do tutoring in 2-hour blocks once or twice per week, then use our on-demand tools during the rest of their study time.

THE BEST TUTORS

MedSchoolCoach has the most rigorous screening and training process of any medical school tutoring company, producing some of the best tutors in the country.

TEAM APPROACH

From the start, dedicated educators work with you as a team to help you maximize your score. We’ll help you define the study strategies and test-taking strategies that fit your needs most.

Higher Score Guarantee

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Meet a Tutor

Dr. Ramirez scored higher than a 260 on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.

MedSchoolCoach has the experience:

500,000 tutoring hours

20+ point score increases

98% satisfaction rate

1000s of students worked with

How It Works

We work comprehensively with every test taker throughout their USMLE journey.

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INTAKE FORM

We learn about you extensively through our comprehensive intake form. This helps us identify your individual needs so we can choose the most effective Tutor for you.

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SCHEDULE

You and your Tutor will schedule sessions that are convenient for you. That means weekends, nights, or whenever you need.

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GAME PLAN

With an understanding of your situation, your Tutor will help you develop a USMLE Step 1 practice strategy. You’ll get resources targeted to meet your needs.

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OPTIMIZE RESULTS

You and your Tutor will review the subject matter in ways you have not seen before, maximizing your knowledge base and enhancing your test-taking abilities.

Ace Your Exam

Throughout the process, you will have access to amazing MedSchoolCoach Tutors who provide invaluable personal insight as well as test prep tools that have been created through helping thousands of applicants.

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CONTENT REVIEW

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Q-BANK REVIEW

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STRATEGY

Benefits of Live Online Tutoring

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

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Convenient

You can learn from our world-class Tutors in the comfort of your own home with online tutoring.

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Tech-Ready

Our online tutoring platform provides complete video interaction, whiteboard systems, screen sharing, and more.

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Recorded Sessions

Every session is recorded so that you can go back and review any session when needed.

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

Meet Some of Our Tutors

Featured Tutor Profiles

Joel Ramirez MD, MedSchoolCoach
Joel Ramirez MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Ramirez is an integrated vascular surgery resident at UCSF who is passionate about teaching and tutoring for several board exams. He has served on the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine admissions committee and is committed to being a leader in medical education.        

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Austin Jolly, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Austin Jolly Master Tutor

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, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Emmy Yang Master Tutor

Emmy, a Yale honors alum, studied medicine at Mount Sinai. Scoring 250+ on Step 1 & 2 CK and ranking >90th percentile in shelf exams, she's mentored peers in USMLE strategies and taught as an anatomy lab TA.

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Emile Gordon, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Emile Gordon USMLE Tutor

Emile is a UPenn medical graduate and Radiology resident at the University of Pittsburgh. He boasts a Step 1 Score >260 and has exceptional prowess in medical academia, community service, and infectious diseases research.

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Ashley Paquin, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Ashley Paquin MD Master Tutor

Dr. Paquin, a Carleton College graduate and former cancer genetics researcher, has over four years and 500 hours of test prep tutoring experience, specializing in individualized study plans and clinical reasoning skills development.

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Pamela Yan, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Pamela Yang MD USMLE Tutor

Pamela, a Brown Med School alum, has standout USMLE scores (255 Step 1, 267 Step 2). As a USC full scholar with dual majors in English and biology, she combines eight years of diverse tutoring experience. Currently, she is a radiology residency at Stanford.

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How We Are Different

We have the best tutors you can find. In fact, our hiring and training process only accepts about one person for every 50 applicants we receive. You’ll also get a Student Success Manager assigned to you whose job is helping you succeed!

For Physicians, by Physicians

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

Experience

We have served thousands of students and logged over 500,000 advising hours. No one has more experience with helping students than we do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1 sets the foundation for all future USMLE exams. Mastering the content, test-taking skills, and study habits necessary to achieve success on Step 1 will lay the groundwork for success as you progress through your clinical education and face the USMLE Step 2 CK exam. Ultimately, a successful Step 1 exam makes you a strong physician for your future patients.

Most students dedicate 6-8 weeks of study time to prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam after their preclinical coursework.

Yes, you can spend your first session with your Tutor creating a comprehensive study plan for the USMLE that is tailored to your needs.

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

Since every student is different and begins tutoring at different starting points, predicting score increases are challenging. However, almost all of our students see significant improvement after working with our Tutors. Regardless of when you come to us, we will 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 sessions with your tutor. Sessions can occur during the day or night, depending on what works best for you and your tutor. Plus, our tutoring sessions can be conducted anywhere in the world with our video conferencing software, and each session and lesson is tailored directly to your individual needs.

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.

Our Master Tutors have worked for MedSchoolCoach for an extended period of time and their students have an impeccable record of success. Additionally, they have extensive experience working with students who are in challenging situations or have specific needs.

Yes, the USMLE Step 1 exam is significantly more difficult than the MCAT. While the MCAT tests basic science knowledge, too, the USMLE is designed to test the comprehensive knowledge you should gain during your first two years of med school.

Yes, we offer comprehensive USMLE coaching, including Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 prep.

We provide many other types of training including MCAT private tutoring, COMLEX Training and more. Contact Us to get more details.

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