Every single student I’ve ever worked with, whether they scored 260+ or whether they had studied on their own for more than a year without seeing any progress, has made tons of mistakes. Mistakes that, had they not corrected them, would have dramatically lowered their Step 1 score.
Trying to use 100+ resources, approaching USMLE World wrong, not having a set approach to questions, simply reading and re-reading First Aid, students hurt themselves just as much by what they are doing as the key strategies they are ignoring.
Join me to learn the key strategies to give yourself the best chances at USMLE success!
Tired of just reading and re-reading words on a page? Do you find yourself memorizing text without understanding how to apply it? It’s not too late to avoid the colossal fail that you are facing – start learning the right way, today.
How many times have we learned something…only to forget it a week later? No matter how smart you are, how dedicated you try to be, or how many times you read First Aid, you’re likely wasting countless hours by your lack of efficiency. In this one simple module, learn the basic principles for how to never forget what you’ve learned so you can have more time to sleep, rock med school, and enjoy your life!
Wouldn’t it be great if all you needed to do for a great USMLE score was to just learn things well? If only life were so easy. While learning and retaining a deep understanding of the body is necessary for success, it is by no means sufficient. In this module, we will learn a systematic approach to taking Boards questions that you will be able to use on ANY question on Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3, or your shelf exams.
Once you know how to learn things well, never forget it, and learn how to apply it, you’ve essentially learned how to trade hours for points. Next we will figure out how to best schedule your time so that you can get the most out of each days.
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$$800 + $597/month
How many students will be involved in the group tutoring?
Typically the number of students in any given group session is around 10 students – if the group grows to become too large, the price will rise and/or the doors will be closed to new students, so as to keep the experience personalized.
What does a typical group tutoring session look like?
Questions will be solicited prior to each session. Sessions typically focus on 2 major themes:
You can view a recent session on biochemistry here to get a better idea: click to view recording here.
Will the price ever be raised in the future?
Most likely! As the video portion of the course grows, the prices have already been raised (they will ALWAYS be the same price as when you enter, however). However, if you purchase now, you are guaranteed to keep the rate you joined at for as long as you are a member!
But what about my individual needs?
Group tutoring isn’t meant to replace individual tutoring, but rather to be a supplement. Some things are best done one-on-one – things like helping you to create a personalized schedule, specific questions you have on topics you’ve been studying, or going over your NBME together to help target problem areas. However, there are many things that can be done just as effectively (if not more so) in a group setting, particularly going over lecture content, as well as honing your skills in approach to questions.
During the spring/summer months, I found that I might give the exact same biochemistry lecture to four different students, all during the same week! This is highly inefficient. By coordinating going through some of the most difficult topics, you get even more high-quality lectures while also requiring fewer overall tutoring hours – a huge win (and money-saver) for you!
How can I stay accountable, even though I will be in the group?
Great question! It is remarkably easy to “get off track,” and lose sight of the overall goal of long-term mastery/retention of USMLE material. The absolute worst feeling is having studied for weeks or even months, and found that a simple mistake continuously compounded over that time frame kept you from improving your score.
As such, every day, students are expected to post in the private Facebook group with the following information, to both hold them accountable to themselves, and to track their progress:
What if I can't make a session?
Sessions will be recorded, and can be viewed for a limited time thereafter for students who are unable to make a particular session. Additionally, I regularly create/update videos on topics we have already covered, to create an ever-growing compendium of the most difficult-to-master Step 1 topics.
In addition to the group sessions led by Alec, what other live help is available specifically for question interpretation help?
Because of how important this is, and because of how difficult it is to master on your own, several times a month (often at least once a week), there will be a Yousmle Mentor-led session on question interpretation. These are some of the former Group Tutoring students who excelled at question interpretation, and who come back to each teach two question interpretationsessions a month. Prior to every session, I go through their line-by-line analysis and provide specific feedback so that you have BOTH of us providing the very best line-by-line analysis to maximize your question analysis in the shortest time possible. These sessions have been EXTREMELY popular, and I highly recommend you attend.