Student Reviews
& Testimonials


MedSmarter Reviews and Testimonials

For more visit our YouTube Channel


We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships by being transparent and following the Golden Rule.  Read what some of our previous students are saying about their experiences with MedSmarter’s instructors and programs.

What’s the Golden Rule… “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” … with honesty, integrity, hard work, and dedication. These are the core values that help shape aspiring doctors with medical skills and a good bedside manner.  We aim to instill those same values in all of our students.


Read what some of our previous students are saying about their experiences with MedSmarter’s instructors and programs.

“When I first got here, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was lost but I knew I had to try something different. There were a bunch of programs to choose from and consider, but I felt that MedSmarter was the best one for me. The best thing about MedSmarter is its individualized approach and support along with its small class size. Dr. Untara and all the instructors were encouraging and helpful. They helped point out my strengths and weaknesses and worked with me to tackle those areas. They always checked in to see how I was doing, and if I had a question, there was always someone to explain it to me. I feel that I have a better understanding of the material than when I first came here. I am impressed with how organized the program is, the learning facility, and how nice and helpful everyone is. Everyone here wants the same thing you want, and that’s for you to do extremely well. I am happy with this course and confident with my exam coming up. I highly recommend MedSmarter to anyone looking to take the next step on their USMLE exam.”

Toks A. - Atlanta, GA, USMLE Step 1

“Before I took my USMLE Step 2 CS, I thought I was not ready for the exam and I needed help. I made the right decision to take a prep course and a mock exam with MedSmarter. This practice course was a great experience.  Dr. Shoaib Shariff is an excellent instructor. He identified my weakness and evaluated my data-gathering skills, my data interpretation skills, my CIS, my SEP. Thank you very much, Dr. Shoaib Shariff. I think that MedSmarter is the best choice for all IMGs who prepare CS. There is no difference between the mock exam at MedSmarter and the real exam. BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU WILL.”

Joseph J. - Haiti, USMLE Step 2 CS

“You are the best thing that ever happened in my life.  I have just got my result and I passed.  I will never forget you, I gave you 5 stars on Google reviews.”

Lucas A. - Brazil, USMLE Step 2 CS

“I’ve now gone to MedSmarter for help for Step 1 & 2 (CS & CK). Passed Step 1 & CS first attempt and taking CK in a few weeks. This program is designed to give students a structured, organized plan.  I truly am grateful for the MedSmarter team. Being a US- IMG student, my school did not fully prepare me for the challenges the USMLE requires. I felt doing this course put me on the same playing field as US medical students. They saved my medical career! Good luck to all my fellow colleagues.”

Amartej D. - Bakersfield, CA, USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CS & CK

“I’m happy about taking this course, it helped me understand my weaknesses and where I should focus more to pass the exam.  My instructor was very kind and helpful with my English.  The Mock was just like taking the real exam, with detailed feedback which will help in the actual exam and improve on strengths.  I’m so glad that I took this course and I am now confident in going for my exam with all your practical advice and help. Thank you so much ”

Arianna B. - Atlanta, GA,, USMLE Step 2 CS

“Taking the Mock Exam at MedSmarter was a very good step.  I believe I made the right decision to take the Mock with them.  I had 12 different cases, the rooms were well equipped, and the SPs were professional and well trained.  Dr. Shoaib Shariff, my instructor was very kind I feel he did a very good job.  He was very attentive and gave me very detailed feedback on my performance.  I definitely recommend MedSmarter to anyone planning to give the Step 2 CS Exam.”

Nadine A. - Dunwoody, GA, USMLE Step 2 CS

MedSmarter is an excellent choice for anyone that want to succeed in the USMLEs. They will help you understand the material in a fun and easy way and will give you the right amount of work that you need to study after class.

The classes have a small number of students so everyone has the chance to ask questions and get help addressing your own difficulties throughout the course.
I had the pleasure and the good luck to take classes with Dr. Untara.  What a game changer!  She kept us all focus during class and made sure we understood the information given.  Also, she was very good at integrating the different subjects and making it easy for us to be able to do the same while recalling past lectures. I think one of the main things she helped me with was the approach I had of my studies after class. She thought me how to manage my time more efficiently and I was able to go through my QBank faster then ever before.

I highly recommend Dr. Untara and MedSmarter to anyone out there that wants to pass the Steps with a great score. They can help you achieve your goals but you have to be willing to do the work!  So please stop looking for any other class, if you can make it to Atlanta, this is exactly what you need.”

Daniela A. - Arequipa, Peru, USMLE Step 1

“Taking the Mock Exam at MedSmarter was a very good step.  I believe I made the right decision to take the Mock with them.  I had 12 different cases, the rooms were well equipped, and the SPs were professional and well trained.  Dr. Shoaib Shariff, my instructor was very kind I feel he did a very good job.  He was very attentive and gave me very detailed feedback on my performance.  I definitely recommend MedSmarter to anyone planning to give the Step 2 CS Exam.”

Kyle H. - Tuscaloosa, AL, USMLE Step 2 CS

“In my opinion, MedSmarter is the way to go.  Kaplan and falcon do help with content knowledge and have a lot of books and resources but that’s it.  You don’t get the focused, INDIVIDUALIZED, review that is necessary for you to succeed.

MedSmarter is a great prep program if you’re interested in a focused and more individualized approach to studying for your USMLE Step exams.  I am a detail-oriented individual with a lot of knowledge, however, I did not know how to focus that knowledge on exams.  I often choose detailed answers when they are looking for commonly tested topics.  MedSmarter reviews all the details necessary to be successful on the exam, but They make sure to tell you what you need to know, and for me, they were extremely helpful with test taking skills!!! I improved my score from the original assessment to actual test over 25 points. I also finished blocks with 10-15 minutes left because I was confident in the answers. I picked and moved on. Even on the exam! It was crazy how well I improved and how easy the questions were after opening my eyes to how to take the test.   I am forever indebted to them for helping me be successful on my step 2ck as I have graduated Med school and well on my way to securing a residency position!!

At the end of the day if you want content knowledge any program will work, but if you want someone to understand and point out your strengths and weaknesses and work with you to improve those strengths and eliminate weakness MedSmarter is the way to go!!”

Melanie R. - Charlotte, NC, USMLE Step 2 CK

“I am so appreciative and grateful to Dr. Untara and her team at Medsmarter for helping me with step 2 CS prep. The mock test was an eye-opener. They pointed out every mistake which I did not realize I had been making all along.  Even though I had practiced for almost 2 months, I was lacking in many areas.  Step 2 CS is all about organizing your thoughts and following a systemic approach for every patient encounter.  That is exactly what Medsmarter teaches you.  Dr. Untara and her team were very patient with me and I must add that they take very good care of their students.  I would highly recommend Medsmarter to all IMG’s who are planning to give USMLE steps.”

Greesha P. - Houston, TX, USMLE Step 2 CS

“The program is well organized, lecture notes are clear and concise, and all the instructors are very knowledgeable about their material. The strength of the program is clearly Dr. Untara’s personalized approach to each student coupled with a genuine desire to help students reach their maximal potential. She is a very dedicated and caring instructor who was able to create a clear study plan, academic support and help with logistics for test day. I would highly recommend the program to anyone who is interested in either step 1 or step 2 preparation. ”

Anonymized (at Student's request) - Washington, DC, USMLE Step 2 CK

“Thank you so much for all your kind help throughout this experience, it has truly been a pleasure working with MedSmarter.  Dr. Untara and Dr. Owen are excellent instructors who were able to give personalized attention, thus enhancing my learning experience.  Both Step 2 CK and CS Live review programs were conducted at a very high level of professionalism. I was able to solidify my medical knowledge and definitely feel more confident going into my exams.

I would highly recommend MedSmarter to others looking to prepare for their USMLE Exams.”

Anum N. - Alpharetta, GA, USMLE Step 2 CK & CS

“The MedSmarter Mini-Mock Exam was a very helpful experience…I feel more confident and comfortable going into the real exam…this mock test helped to identify things I needed to improve and the things that I was doing correctly, it was a good way to practice and get familiar with the setting in the real exam and the right decision.”

Loreli G. - Nashville, TN, USMLE Step 2 CS

“Excellent, well thought out and well designed. This is a MUST-HAVE review program for anyone aspiring for USMLE.  Being a part of this program was most definitely a breath of fresh air.  It was not only the best prep program I have ever attended, but was also incredibly helpful in expanding my intellect.  What makes this program so unique and special is its personalized and structured approach, which let me explore my weaknesses and strengthen the same.  The instructors (Dr. Untara and Dr. Owen) were very patient and encouraging throughout, making it an incredible learning experience. Looking forward to coming back for my Step 2 classes.“

Prashant K. - Atlanta, GA (via India), USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK & 2 CS

“Dr. Untara was an excellent instructor! Not only did she keep me on track but also gave me the tools and support that I needed to successfully pass Step 2 CK.  She has unparalleled work acumen, her strongest attribute is her enthusiasm and commitment to the learning process.  I would gladly recommend her to my peers.”

A. Hayat - Washington, DC, USMLE Step 2 CK

“I had a problem with focus and keeping myself disciplined and organized.  With Dr.Untara’s help, I got over this problem.  Her organized study plan enabled me to successfully pass the Step 2 CK and get into residency.”

N. Silpa - Chicago, IL, USMLE Step 2 CK

“As a mother of 3 kids, for me, it seemed impossible to take step 1, but Dr.Untara’s comprehensive and effective study plan made it possible for me to study and take this test. I Passed successfully!! I can’t be more happy to refer her to my fellows.”

F. Bin - New York, NY, USMLE Step 1

“Being an old graduate it was hard for me to start.  I met Dr.Untara with low confidence and doubts about this journey but with her positive attitude and very effective study plan I was able to pass Step 1 and Step 2.”

L. Chin - Atlanta, GA, USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 CK

“I found Dr. Untara’s organized and planned study strategy work best for me.  She was very patient with me as English not being my language but her consistent encouragement made it possible for me to overcome my fear of Step 2.  I passed successfully and am now doing a residency in internal medicine.”

Fazel - Russia, USMLE Step 2 CK

“My biggest problem was understanding the questions and psychiatry.  Dr.Untara helped me how to tackle questions, time management, and understanding of this whole exam.  She guided me through the entire process until the day before my exam.  Her useful tips got me through my exam day.  Her thorough review helped me a lot to recall things during my test.  With her help, I successfully passed step 1.”

F. Jaffery - New York, NY, USMLE Step 1

“I had a great experience learning from Dr. Untara during my CS exam.  She taught me in a fun way which made it so easy for me to pass thru this exam.”

S. Sherry - Houston, TX, USMLE Step CS
MedSmarter USMLE Step 1 Testimonial Aury

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!

Student Dr. Aury Fernandez – USMLE Step 1

Google Authenticated Student Reviews

I highly enjoyed my experience at Medmsarter. They had fast-paced reviews, and they made sure to only emphasize the high-yield material. I also really appreciated the personalized attention and camaraderie... read more

Luvika Gupta Avatar Luvika Gupta