USMLE Step 1 Tutoring

Optimize your studying, maximize your score

USMLE Step 1 Tutoring & Test Prep

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Top Scorers

Our tutors aced USMLE Step 1. To score your best, you have to learn from the best. In addition to top scores, all tutors have passed our highly selective and rigorous screening processes (and continuous quality control) that ensure the highest teaching aptitude.

Designed for You

No cookie cutter approaches. By accounting for your preferences, goals, and study style, we'll customize the most effective plan for you. Our individualized approach means a better score for you.

Exceptional Teachers

Memorization without understanding is a dangerous trap other budget tutors utilize for quick fixes but poor long term outcomes. Our team is masterful at explaining difficult concepts in simple terms. We'll make sure you have a solid foundation to launch from.

Comprehensive

It's not just a matter of knowing the information, but also applying it. We'll help you with test-taking skills, efficient content retention, overcoming testing anxiety, and much more. Your tutor is committed to your success, there to support and guide you.

Serious Results

We're a strong believer that systems produce results. To provide the best results, we implemented repeatable systems and protocols to ensure you get the best tutoring – so you're ecstatic with your Step 1 score. Your win is our win.

Targeted Feedback

We're all about efficiency and effectiveness. We focus on the weakest areas first in conjunction with establishing foundational principles to build from. This approach allows for rapid and continuous score improvements, without plateaus.

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About USMLE Step 1

USMLE Step 1 is arguably the most important exam in a future doctor’s career. Step 1 assesses whether you can understand and apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine. The test covers anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and interdisciplinary topics, such as nutrition, genetics, and aging.Step 1 is a one-ay exam, divided into seven 60-minute blocks and administered in one 8-our testing session. The number of questions per block will vary, but will not exceed 40, with the total number of questions on the exam not exceeding 280.The current minimum score to pass USMLE Step 1 is 194, with a theoretical maximum of 300. The national average is 229 with a standard deviation of 20. Highly competitive specialties such as dermatology and plastic surgery have an average Step 1 of 250 amongst matriculants, which approximates to the 85th percentile.

What to Expect

At Med School Insiders, we’re committed to your success. As with any of our services, we painstakingly construct a comprehensive system from the ground up to provide you with the best possible service. Getting a top score isn’t enough to. We recruit the best tutors, screen them rigorously in a highly competitive process to ensure teaching aptitude, and ensure they can provide you with the exceptional quality you would expect from Med School Insiders.

Our philosophy is based on the fact that no two students are the same. We relentlessly focused on crafting, testing, iterating, and refining a system that is shockingly effective. That’s why we emphasize one-on-one mentorship and relationship building with your tutor, a diagnostic process to evaluate your areas with the greatest room for improvement, and a custom one-of-a-kind approach hand built for you.

Here’s what you can expect with Med School Insiders USMLE Step 1 Tutoring:

  • Customized study plan because no top scores are achieved without a bullet proof plan
  • Recorded sessions for you to rewatch and review if needed
  • 250+ scoring USMLE Step 1 tutor
  • Detailed feedback after each session for continuous improvement and optimization
  • Adaptability for your learning style and needs
  • Flexibility with online video software accessible from anywhere
  • Exceptional tutors who have passed the most selective and rigorous screening processes in the industry
  • Score increase guarantee outlined below

USMLE Step 1 Tutoring Features

Efficiency & Effectiveness

If there's one thing we're known for, it's efficiency. We relentlessly pursue optimization, and that translates to the largest score increases. Study smarter, not harder.

Adaptability

One size does not fit all. Our powerful video chat platform with whiteboard and presentation modes allows us to adapt most effectively to your learning style and needs.

Planning & Execution

You're only as good as your plan. We don’t do cookie cutter plans – instead we'll craft a custom plan that targets your weaknesses. Then, we'll help keep you accountable.

Surgical Precision

You won't find another service with this level of attention to detail. That's because we have a proprietary systematic approach for each customer that we work with.

How it Works

Step 1. Sign up below. You’ll immediately receive our intake questionnaire to help us begin crafting your path to USMLE Step 1 success.

Step 2. We’ll pair you with the best fit tutor for your needs. They’ll review your information and familiarize themself with your needs before your first meeting.

Step 3. You and your tutor will hit the ground running from your very first session. Together, you’ll craft a study plan and begin addressing your most pressing concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1 is the most important test you’ll take in your path to becoming a doctor – even more important than the MCAT. Regardless of your specialty choice, a strong Step 1 will open doors and provide options. Tutoring from highly qualified, passionate, and effective tutors, like those at Med School Insiders, is one of the most effective ways to rapidly improve one’s score.

After completing our intake questionnaire, we will match you with a tutor best suited for your needs. If you’d like, you can specifically request a tutor and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Yes, you’ll be receiving one-on-one attention from one of our stellar tutors. They haven’t just excelled on Step 1 themselves (scoring over 250), but they also love what they do – helping medical students achieve similar success!

We generally advise against in-person meetings, as travel time, coordination, and logistics are much more inefficient than conducting tutoring online. Our video chat platform allows for virtual face-to-face interaction, white board drawing, screen sharing, presentations, and annotations. Regardless of your learning style, we’ll be able to accommodate you!

Every student is different, and there’s no one size that fits all. We offer a range of packages to choose from to accommodate your needs. Most of our students opt for 25-40 hours to achieve the results they are happiest with.

On your intake questionnaire, you will indicate the best times you would like to be tutored. We’ll assign you a tutor who can accommodate this request. You can then work with your tutor to schedule them at any time, whatever works best for you.

We have successfully and drastically improved the scores amongst students who have previously failed Step 1. They are now successfully continuing their medical training!

As each student is different, it’s impossible to say, although the average improvements are listed above. Our customers have been more than pleased (check our ratings). We’re so confident your score will go up, we have a score increase guarantee (below)!

We’re so confident that you’ll see great results, we have a score increase guarantee. If your score does not improve, we’ll work with you for another 5 hours for free!

Hourly

1 Hour Session
$ 259 259/hour
  • Private 1-on-1 tutoring
  • Personal tailored approach
  • Detailed feedback
  • Custom Study Schedule
  • Score Increase Guarantee
  • 1 Hour Admissions Consulting

Bronze

10 Hours Total
$ 2499 249/hour
  • Private 1-on-1 tutoring
  • Personal tailored approach
  • Detailed feedback
  • Custom Study Schedule
  • Score Increase Guarantee
  • 1 Hour Admissions Consulting

Silver

25 Hours Total
$ 5999 239/hour
  • Private 1-on-1 tutoring
  • Personal tailored approach
  • Detailed feedback
  • Custom Study Schedule
  • Score Increase Guarantee*
  • 1 Hour Admissions Consulting
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Gold

40 Hours Total
$ 9199 229/hour
  • Private 1-on-1 tutoring
  • Personal tailored approach
  • Detailed feedback
  • Custom Study Schedule
  • Score Increase Guarantee*
  • 1 Hour Admissions Consulting

*Score Increase Guarantee requires the student to take an official full length practice test prior to tutoring beginning and again after completion. If your score does not improve, we’ll work with you for another 5 hours free!

What can we help you with?

We can handle just about anything related to medical school and residency admissions. If you don't see what you're looking for above, please get in touch.

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