See what students are saying about our instructors and programs.


“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. / 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. / Step 1, Step 2 CS & CK
Bakersfield, CA

“I’m happy about this 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. / Step 2  CS
Atlanta, GA

“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. / Step 2  CS
Dunwoody, GA

“MedSmarter was a great experience!  Scheduling was easy and they were very accommodating with my tight time schedule.  Dr. Shaikh was excellent, lots of one on one tutoring and plenty of practice cases.  I feel way more comfortable going into the exam.  I definitely recommend!”

K. Humphrey / Step 2  CS
Tuscaloosa, AL

“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!!”

M. Rookwood / Step 2  CK
Charlotte, NC

“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.”

G. Pednekar / Step 2  CS: Mock Exam
Houston, TX

“The program is well organized, lecture notes are clear and concise, and the 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) / Step 2  CK
Washington, DC

“The course is a good comprehensive course that is sufficient for Step 2 CK.  It is an excellent environment for studies.  The one on one interactions with the teachers is particularly helpful.  Dr. Untara, Dr. Owen, and Dr. Maymuna are very knowledgeable.  Dr. Untara knows how the exam will test you, so that is comforting.  She is caring and invested in each student’s progress. She came up with an individualized plan for me based on my strengths and weaknesses and it has been very helpful thus far.”

Anonymized (at Student’s request) / Step 2  CK
Oklahoma City, OK

“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 the Step 2 CK and CS Live review programs were conducted in 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.”

A. Niazi / Step 2 CS & CK
Alpharetta, GA

“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.”

L. Garnica / Step 2 CS: Mini-Mock
Nashville, TN

“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. “

P. Karkal / Step 1
Atlanta, GA (via India)

“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 / Step 2 CK
Washington, DC

“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 / Step 2 CK
Chicago, IL

“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 / Step 1
New York, NY

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 / Step 1 & Step 2 CK
Atlanta, GA

“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 / 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 / Step 1
New York, NY

“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 / Step 2 CS
Houston, TX