med school coaching, strategy, and more.
One-time strategic planning sessions take place with our most experienced and successful tutors, and are tailored to your areas of concern — whether that's preparing for your dedicated study schedule, planning ahead for 4th year, or getting coaching on study skills. How you use the time in your strategic planning session is up to you and your tutor. For example, if you meet with a tutor to plan for your USMLE Step 1 dedicated study period, you might break up your time like this:
Types of Planning Sessions:
We know you have options when you consider working with a tutor. You are not just a number to us. It is our goal that you feel our genuine investment in you and your success from the moment we first speak. Our advisors' expertise, professionalism and dedication to our students’ success are unparalleled, and we have a track record of 14 years of student successes.
USMLE, COMLEX, or MCAT
Exam-focused planning sessions usually touch on one or more of the following areas:
• Test prep timeline advice
• Study schedule creation tips
• Creating a plan of attack for addressing weak areas of study
• Resource selection & utilization
• When & how to take & review assessments
• An introduction to effective question review
• General Q&A
COVID-19 Impact & "maintenance" study periods
If you're suddenly dealing with a very different testing timeline, we have your back. Whether you want to meet once to plan for how to boost your long-term retention or manage your resources or, if you'd like to meet once a month for accountability and troubleshooting, we're here to support you throughout this time. For example, some questions students are addressing with their tutors are:
• Which subjects should I wait to study until I'm closer to my exam, and which should I regularly work on each week?
• Is there an order in which I should prioritize my NBMEs?
• How do the MCAT changes impact my study plans?
• My COMLEX date is still reserved but my Step 1 will likely be delayed to next year. How should I prioritize my resources?
med school Study skills & Strategies
We've worked with many students to review and refine their study skills and strategies — whether for first year medical students, or for those who are in the thick of their USMLE, COMLEX, PANCE or Shelf exam studies. We live and breathe "learning how you learn" and testing strategies, and our study skills & strategy sessions are designed to provide you with tangible guidance and tools that will help you perform at your best and break through plateaus.
Whether you're in a pre-med, med school, or residency program, if you're seeking specific advice, a 90-minute strategy session is a great way to get your questions answered. Students have taken advantage of these sessions to get pointers on switching specialties, optimizing their gap years prior to med school, transferring medical schools, and more.
Planning Sessions are $199 per session. If you would like to meet with your tutor again after your Planning Session, your student coordinator will coordinate with you and determine your rate.