USMLE Step 1 Preparation - Step 1 Exam Prep w/ Expert Tutors

USMLE STEP 1 PERSONAL TUTORING

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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

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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.

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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.

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Best Results

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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INTAKE FORM

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

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SCHEDULE

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

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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.

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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.

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CONTENT REVIEW

COMLEX Level 1 and 2 question

Q-BANK REVIEW

COMLEX Level 1 and 2 personal tutoring chart

STRATEGY

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

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.

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Tech-Ready

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

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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 MD, Director of USMLE Tutoring, MedSchoolCoach
Joel Ramirez MD 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, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
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, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Emmy Yang

Emmy scored 250+ on Step 1 and 2CK and is passionate about helping students excel in their test preparation.

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Emile Gordon, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
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, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Ashley Paquin

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

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Alex Withers, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
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 job 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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Medical School Tutoring - 1 hour

$250

Medical School Tutoring - 10 hours

$2200

Medical School Tutoring - 25 hours

$5000

Medical School Tutoring - 40 hours

$7200

Medical School Tutoring - 1 hour

$250

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!

Medical School Tutoring - 10 hours

$2200

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.

Medical School Tutoring - 25 hours

$5000

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.

Medical School Tutoring - 40 hours

$7200

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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Medical School Tutoring - 1 hour w/ Master Tutor

$300

Medical School Tutoring w/ Master Tutor - 10 hours

$2970

Medical School Tutoring w/ Master Tutor - 25 hours

$6750

Medical School Tutoring w/ Master Tutor - 40 hours

$9720

Medical School Tutoring - 1 hour w/ Master Tutor

$300

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!

Medical School Tutoring w/ Master Tutor - 10 hours

$2970

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.

Medical School Tutoring w/ Master Tutor - 25 hours

$6750

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.

Medical School Tutoring w/ Master Tutor - 40 hours

$9720

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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Breaking News: Spike in MCAT Registrations Along with Tutoring and Advising by MedSchoolCoach During the COVID-19 Pandemic May Prove the Physician Industry May Be On the Cusp of Tremendous Growth and Competition.

  • May 2020: MedSchoolCoach sees 113% increase in MCAT Tutoring and Admissions Coaching
  • April 2020: MedSchoolCoach sees 74% increase in MCAT Tutoring and Admissions Coaching
  • 463% Increase in MCAT Registration (Opening day of Registration May 7, 2020)
Current Medical School Admissions Candidate: “There will be a very renewed appreciation for public health and that we need to invest in it. Next year, it will be significantly harder with more people applying which as an applicant creates an even larger challenge. You are hopeful med schools will open up the number of spots.” Graduating HS Senior, BS/MD Candidate: “We are facing a shortage of doctors. Medical schools are already competitive, and I believe as a result of this pandemic it is about to get even more difficult to be accepted.” MedSchoolCoach Founder: “It’s a testament to the resulting interest in the medical profession and the future competitiveness of medical school acceptance.” Boston, Mass – June 1, 2020 MedSchoolCoach, one of the nation’s leading medical education companies, is witnessing the impact and inspiration the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the next generation of physicians. During May and April of 2020, the company’s MCAT tutoring and medical school advising services experienced significant growth compared to the same months in 2019. MedSchoolCoach saw a May increase of 113% and an April increase of 74%. MedSchoolCoach growth is parallel to the recent announcement from the Association of American Medical Colleges showing a 463% increase in MCAT registrants on May 7th, 2020, the opening day of summer MCAT registrations versus prior year. MCAT tutoring and medical school advising are early steps on the medical school acceptance journey toward becoming a physician. “For the first time, physicians are rightly being considered heroes in the minds of so many. While the increase in MCAT registrations was directly related to the chaos of testing centers shutting down as a non-essential service, the number of students turning to MedSchoolCoach services during our global pandemic is a testament to the resulting interest in the medical profession and the continued increase in competitiveness of a medical school acceptance. Students at the collegiate, graduate and even as early as the high school level, wanting to become physicians are looking for expertise on securing the coveted spots at medical schools,” said Dr. Sahil Mehta, MedSchoolCoach founder. As the medical profession serves our country in the fight against the global pandemic, the next generation of physicians at all stages of their medical school journey is being inspired. The increased student interest is an early indicator of future competitiveness for medical school acceptance. “9/11 was the last time we came together as a country like this. Everyone rallied together and showed their appreciation for veterans, and the military took it to a new level. Watching COVID-19, the selflessness of the healthcare workers and essential workers on the front line, this whole chapter, has reaffirmed my interest in medicine and my interest in giving back in some fashion as a physician.” Maxwell Everett, Bucknell University, ROTC, currently in the process of securing medical school acceptance. Prospective medical students are not watching from the sidelines during stay at home restrictions. MedSchoolCoach advisors are encouraging students to take advantage of opportunities during COVID-19 to be a part of the solution through volunteering and giving back their time in creative ways to those in need. This will also help increase their extracurricular experiences, which are critical to boost their odds of medical school acceptance. “The opportunity to support a team coordinating PPE for medical professionals in the DC area allows me to be a small apart of the fight against COVID-19. The experience has proven the medical school path is absolutely the right future for me. Helping the medical community is furthering my desire to one day practice medicine,” said Patrick Ryan, Georgetown University, graduate student currently applying to medical schools and volunteer at Medical Supply Drive. “A positive is that society is appreciating the real need for enough physicians and the long team appreciating of public health. More students are applying, if not this cycle, then in the coming cycle. There will be a very renewed appreciation for public health and that we need to invest in it. Next year, med school acceptance will be significantly harder with more people applying which, as an applicant, creates an even larger challenge. You are hopeful med schools will open up the number of spots.” Ryan Chahal, Boston University Graduate Student and candidate for medical school admission. Even at the high school level, students working with MedSchoolCoach prior to the pandemic for entry to prestigious direct medical programs (BS/MD and BA/MD) at the collegiate level, know the path ahead will be challenging. “We are facing a shortage of doctors. Medical schools are already competitive, and I believe as a result of this pandemic, it is about to get even more difficult to be accepted,” said Preaksha Garg, a graduating high school student accepted as a BS/MD student at University of Illinois at Chicago GPPA Medical Scholars Program. “When I see the videos of doctors working with patients, it makes me grateful these doctors are there. I want to be a doctor even more, as we really rely on the doctors to keep people healthy. While very anxious and nerve wracking, this is making me want to become a doctor more. I want to be able to serve people and help people ultimately.”

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