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1:1 Private Tutoring
for USMLE Step 1

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.

Type: Live Instructors
Attendance: Virtual
Enrollment: Scheduled
Mutually Convenient
Timezone: Varies
Duration: As needed
Cost: $189 per hour

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.


Have questions about how our personalized tutoring sessions work?

Or perhaps, you would like to speak to someone about scheduling a class?

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.

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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!

Student Dr. Aury Fernandez – USMLE Step 1

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