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Get the individualized help you need to overcome weak areas that you identify.  Speak with a tutor to review your study habits and specific weak areas.  Once an assessment is done of your strengths and weaknesses, the tutor will suggest the number of hours required based on your individual circumstance.

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Cost: $189 per hour

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The Live Review Course is offered at our Study Center in Suwanee, GA.  Our facilities offer a structured environment with a collaborative approach to student success!

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Personalized
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Get the individualized help you need to overcome weak areas that you identify.  Speak with a tutor to review your study habits and specific weaknesses.  Once an assessment is done of your strengths and weaknesses, the tutor will suggest the number of hours required based on your individual circumstance.

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Cost: $189 per hour

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How our private tutoring sessions work:

  • Schedule a consultation with an advisor:

    During the initial conversation, an experienced USMLE Step 1 advisor will review your current status, strengths, and weaknesses.  They will then allocate the number of hours required based on your specific needs and go over availability.

  • Select the number of hours and purchase:

    Now that you know the number of hours required, you can go ahead and purchase them.  The advisor will then proceed to schedule your personalized sessions based on the availability discussed during your initial consultation.

  • Join your sessions:

    You’re all set, you will receive a confirmation email with the login information to attend your one on one sessions via  Zoom with the appropriate tutor(s) based on your specific needs.

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Some Commonly Asked Questions.

The Step 1 exam contains multiple-choice questions that assess your medical skills in the following basic science knowledge areas:

  • Anatomy
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Interdisciplinary topics, such as nutrition, genetics, and aging

This is a one-day, 8-hour examination. There are seven blocks. Each block is 1-hour long.

The number of questions per block on a given examination form may vary but will not exceed 40.  The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 280.

Typically, most US med school students take this exam at the end of their second year.

International medical school graduates take USMLE Step 1 after becoming licensed doctors in their own countries to work toward being licensed to practice medicine in the United States.  These physicians must take the following steps to take the exam:

  • Register online with ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)
  • Receive an identification number from ECFMG
  • Book their exam online on a year-round basis

On February 12th, 2020, co-sponsors of the USMLE Program, the FSBM and NBME®, announced that the USMLE Step 1 exam will no longer be scored as a 3-digit numerical score. This change will be implemented no sooner than January 2022.

As of January 2021, the attempt limit for each USMLE Step component will reduce from six to four.

From March 2021, USMLE candidates will need to pass the Step 1 exam as an eligibility requirement in order to take the Step 2 CS exam.

The Step 2 CK exam consists of a series of topics and questions related to patient scenarios.  This is a multiple-choice test, where you’re required to maneuver through the randomly selected topics seamlessly.  Test questions are from the following specialized areas:

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)
  • Other specialized areas related to providing healthcare

This is a one-day, 9-hour examination. There are eight blocks. Each block is 1-hour long.

There are 310 questions on the USMLE Step 2 test. Each of the blocks contains 40 questions.

Most medical students take the USMLE Step 2 CK exam during their fourth year in med school.  This is when your rotations and clinical science training are still fresh and at the forefront of their minds.

Experts recommended that international medical students prepare, study, and review for the Step 2 CK exam for 4-6 months.

This exam is administered all year long by appointment only.

This is a computer-based, standardized, multiple-choice test that’s required for admissions into most medical schools.

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) was developed by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Almost every med school, graduate program, and school for healthcare professions in the US require passing scores on this test.

They administer the test to help admissions admins access the following skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Knowledge of basic science principles and concepts (behavioral, natural, and social)

AAMC administers this pre-med school test between January and September, multiple times per year. There are hundreds of approved test sites located all across America.

This US medical exam is divided into four sections:

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Any pre-medical students interested in allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric, or veterinary medicine can take the MCAT.  The process for international pre-meds may be a bit more complex.  Additional information can be found by visiting the AAMC’s website.

The test is administered to help admissions admins assess the following skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Knowledge of basic science principles and concepts (behavioral, natural, and social)

AAMC administers this pre-med school test between January and September, multiple times per year. There are hundreds of approved test sites located all across America.

This exam is divided into four sections:

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

If you’re planning to apply for medical school in the near future, it’s time to prepare to take the MCAT.  According to the AAMC, physicians, residents, and medical educators advise taking it the calendar year before the year you plan to start med school.

That means if you plan to take the exam next year, you need to start studying MCAT test prep materials and schedule your test date for this year.  Keep in mind that you may have to retake the test.  Also, there is a limit of three attempts in any calendar year.  So, plan accordingly.

Here are all of the limits on the testing set by AAMC:

  • 3 times per the calendar year
  • 4 times within a two year period
  • 7 times in a lifetime

Any no-shows and voided exams count toward your overall lifetime limits.

Also, note that when applying to medical schools, they can access all of your scores. Be sure to plan ahead with the appropriate MCAT preparation courses so you pass the first time.

This exam is broken into four sections. You’ll receive one score for each one, plus an overall total score.  Expect five MCAT scores in total, broken down as follows:

  • Sections – MCAT score range from 118 to 132
  • Overall Score – Combination of the four sections scores, with an MCAT score range from 472 to 528

To learn more, visit the AAMC for MCAT registration and test date information.

Different people have different study styles.  Your schedule also determines the best way to prepare for the MCAT.  That includes your busy daily schedule and when you plan to take the exam.  You need access to MCAT test prep questions, so you know what you’re facing.

Take a live or live online MCAT prep course to give yourself an advantage to passing the test and getting into the medical school of your choice.  Find a course that offers MCAT tutoring services in your local area, so you get face-to-face training.

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When I started the program I had been trying on my own and felt lost, I didn’t know where to start.  Dr. Untara grounds you in a way that you know how to study and how to see the information in a way that will be asked.  They help you learn how to tackle questions and will also instruct you on how to continue studying.  I’m an IMG and am eternally great full to the program best thing that has happened to me, to be honest ????  recommendation.  I absolutely love it and will continue using their one on one services.  If you are lost and having issues with how to start, this program is for you.  Stop wasting time and get on it!

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