I think EMP helped me gain confidence and focus on how to study efficiently, which was crucial to my step success.
I took off 1 star because I felt my tutor talked a lot (not necessarily about content), and I think it would've been more beneficial if he had listened more, or even talked in a more concise/abbreviated way about non-content material as I don't think this time was as conducive to my learning
Review by MR EK2 months ago
I worked with Danielle and she was amazing. We analyzed my strengths and weaknesses and made a great schedule. She was always flexible and easy to contact. The tutor sessions were extremely productive and she taught really well while always be supportive when I struggled with concepts. By the end I was much more comfortable with questions and test taking strategies. During the process, I had some bumps in the road but we always reevaluated my progress and did what was best for me. The Elite Med Prep team was always ready to help and I appreciate that.
Review by Manjari2 months ago
The company and the tutor seemed not very invested in my success. Lessons were ok but I don't know if they were worth the price. The day before my test and also after the test, there was no communication from the tutor (no good luck, tips, and seeing how the exam went). It seemed like besides the two hour lessons, they didn't care at all. The only good thing about the company is that they refund you the unused hours, which I did immediately. I do not recommend this company at all
Review by Dorrety3 months ago
Sessions are high yield because they teach you a way of thinking about problems that dissects all the wrong answers. If you ever thought that UWorld explanations aren’t enough, then this class is for you.
Review by Qudsiyah3 months ago
Thank you so much EMP and Rhodes Hambrick for the superb tutoring which helped pass my USMLE Step 3.
Step 3 has been my most successful and gratifying exam of all USMLEs. I prepared for this exam in less time and scored better in relative terms compared to the rest. Rhodes helped me to be efficient with my preparation considering my time constraints. He showed me the value of flashcards to consolidate memory and coached me on how to approach questions strategically. With his wealth of medical knowledge, he explained my areas of weakness.
From day one, Rhodes was very organized and systematic. He provided a personalized study schedule so that I covered all the material needed for the exam.
Rhodes is a friendly guy and its easy to talk to him. He gives you honest feedback when needed.
Thanks Rhodes for helping me to expand my medical knowledge and become a better physician!
Review by Mallisa Koehrer3 months ago
This course was incredible! I loved how it was laid out and structured and really focused on the absolute highest yield material. That being said, I didn't feel like anything was glossed over or overlooked. I also thought the caliber of the instructors was truly superb (especially Dr. Rubin). The format was also great - lecture style but still engaging. I felt so comfortable participating and also learning from the material presented.
Review by Rengar3 months ago
I had a great experience with EMP. I started out working with Jim who was able to really help me hammer down the physiology and pathology commonly tested. We worked through cases questions and UWorld questions to cement the different ways these concepts can be tested. I worked with Madeleine as my test date approached and she was great at simplifying and explaining topics that were giving me trouble mastering. We really worked on how to read and understand exactly what the questions were asking, as there can be complex question stems that are easy to get lost in. Both helped me gain understanding and confidence approaching the exam and I was fortunate to work with them.
Review by Hdal3 months ago
Amy is fantastic! She is patient and explains things in a very clear, concise manner. I especially like that she makes concrete plans according to my progress, with specific goals and quizzes me often. Ended up scoring well on Step 2 CK!
Review by Shimul4 months ago
Studying for Step1 is like going to the mountains Jesus style to pray for 40 days... I was petrified...
Here is what I gained through Elite medical Prep:
1. High yield contents (of course)
2. Learning to take the exam -- I'm bad at taking the standardized exams. But at the end of all this, I felt comfortable with question styles, languages and could even predict the answers they were looking for. I learned to think like the exam makers, instead of exam suckers.
3. Learning my strengths and weaknesses -- I'm a very fast thinker but this also means I make a lot of careless mistakes. So, they helped me develop my own method of taking the exams. And my scores reflected this--- went from 219 to 244.
4. Spiritual guidance -- they will hold your virtual hand, and give you virtual hugs whenever you are in need. Trust me, you need a lot of those.
Review by Seacat4 months ago
Preparing for STEP1 was a really stressful endeavor and I'm really glad I reached out to Elite Medical Prep. I studied on my own before I hit a mental roadblock, and they were able to connect me with Amy, who's an incredibly experienced tutor. Over a few weeks, I learned a lot of testing strategies & ways of breaking down USMLE problems I wouldn't have otherwise been able to do by going through popular study aides. I found the personnel at EMP super responsive, and really professional. Their help was critically important in building up the confidence I needed to take the STEP1 exam.
Review by CustomerBMH4 months ago
I want to share my great experience with Elite Medical Prep. I am an IMG from Republic of Belarus. I've attended an USMLE Step 2CK review course and I like it so much. I've got a lot of useful tips how to solve test questions. Plenty of difficult questions from different topics were discussed in this awesome course.
I want to thank our excellent tutors, Dr. Brus-Ramer and Dr. Rubin, for there clear explanations and willingness to help students understand topics better. They shared with us valuable strategies and techniques in a test approaching. This course made a substantial contribution in my Step 2CK preparation.
Review by Amirouche4 months ago
Choosing EliteMedical Prep for my Step 2 and Step 3 preparation has been the best decision I have made and it truly was an investment in my future. The structure, deep analysis of gaps in knowledge, and most importantly the confidence building that came with ever session was invaluable in helping me achieve my goals. The team is as committed to your success as you are in obtaining your individual goals. I continue to recommend them to all my friends and colleagues who are studying for their step exams.
Review by Shakhrukh Troøien4 months ago
They held group sessions for our class for Step 1 and Step 2 and I am happy to recommend their Step prep services! I felt like they gave me the extra push and sent me in the right direction to help me succeed on Step 1. The test tips, the scheduling advice, and the content review, along with their straightforward and supportive approach, all helped contribute to my success. I distinctly remember last year when Dr. Brus Ramer said preparing for Step is “sprinting a marathon." But it is a short, defined period of time and it’s the one, best chance we get to open doors and prove ourselves. I carried this with me throughout my 2nd year and during dedicated study. Now in 3rd year, their course confirmed my methods/approach/knowledge, with a little fine tuning and I'm well on my way for the Step 2 marathon. I’m thankful for everyone who’s helped me get this far and that includes the Elite Medical Prep team!
Review by Bafford4 months ago
I'm an IMG, and I had an excellent experience of preparation for USMLE step 1 with EliteMedicalPrep! Everyone was very helpful and nice to me.
I would strongly recommend EliteMedicalPrep for students and graduates!
Thank you! Keep it up!
Review by Crosshammer4 months ago
Elite Medical Prep was very helpful in improving my USMLE Step 1 score. I was struggling to get my score up on my own and saw a significant jump with the help of my tutor. My wonderful tutor reviewed high yield material with me, suggested useful ways for me to adjust my study techniques and manage my time. She taught me the best approach to answering questions, and most importantly, reviewing the questions I got wrong. Finally, she motivated me to keep going and pushed me at times when I wanted to give up!
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Review by MorbidlyOBESE5 months ago
Very helpful and encouraging tutoring. Helped synthesize and bring together information, organizing it in a way that made it easier to compare and contrast different diseases, etc.
Review by Hamadan5 months ago
Thank you so so much for all the help and motivation you gave me. I was struggling in ways I hadn't realized when I contacted you guys and you pulled me back on track. Thanks to you I was able to earn a competitive score.
Furthermore, when I began to study for STEP2 I was able to take all the skills that I had learned from studying for STEP1 with Elite Medical Prep and I achieved a score in the top quartile of scores and I credit that score directly to the work I did when I studied for STEP1
Review by MindQure6 months ago
Martin is a supreme tutor. He is not only very knowledgeable but also emotionally intelligent; this helped me feel comfortable discussing whatever was a concern for me regarding Step 1. This combination is rare and hard to find in a tutor. I also appreciated that he works with your schedule, and allowed me to choose what I’d like to cover in each session. He is always open to feedback as well. I really can not recommend Martin enough - he is the man!
Review by NowABoaterToo6 months ago
For the group tutoring I received, I was very pleased.
Review by Blake Rudd7 months ago
Karolina is very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. She consistently covered a number of high yield topics within our two hour sessions. We also reviewed numerous questions, and she devised a personalized study plan for me to follow. The tutoring sessions with Karolina profoundly enhanced my learning throughout medical school and I am very grateful for all of her help.
Review by Jekkscanner7 months ago
I think they offer a great product overall. The tutor I had was extremely knowledgeable and I believe she helped me a lot. My issue wasn't self-motivation, although if that is your problem a specialized tutor like this could help. My issue was more seeing the larger picture and connecting the dots between presentation-> diagnosis and whatever it was they were asking be it histo, adverse events etc. Getting quizzed and asked to explain your reasoning is ALWAYS a good way to illustrate your understanding or lack of it. Additionally its useful to have someone to hold you accountable for your study schedule (as well as help you plan it).
What holds me back from giving it a full 5/5 review is just the price. Don't get me wrong on two counts: 1) they are no more expensive than most 1:1 STEP tutors you'll find and 2) med school is really expensive so paying a few thousand extra for "the most important test of your life" does seem like a drop in the bucket... but still ~$200/hr can feel like a ripoff if the experience is not adding that value back into your studying/results. For me it was worth it, but I understand for others it may be an unnecessary expense, especially when what they offer you can find elsewhere in a dedicated study buddy and all the top touted resources.
Review by Pivot Wintrobe8 months ago
My tutor, Anup, was great for me. He did an excellent job of really focusing on my weaknesses and also my preferred ways of learning. I really felt like he took the time to look at my previous results and geared my studies toward the information gained from those. He was very encouraging which was great for me but also was honest when he needed to be. He was also willing to try different things in our sessions together. We did cases, UWorld, quick review of important points in FA, etc. I worked with Anup for Step 1, 3rd year rotation exams, and Step 2 CK and CS. I wish I would have started working with EMP during my first two years of medical school. I would highly recommend the company.
Review by Cadine9 months ago
The tutors are very patient and informative. They gave strategies on how to approach questions.
Review by Bafford10 months ago
Elite Medical Prep stands out from a sea of Step 1 USMLE tutoring services with its orientation to detail and personalized approach to pairing students with tutors. From the start of finding the right tutor to the end of my tutoring sessions, I was met with clear organization and a constant lifeline of communication for any questions or concerns. My tutor in particular was top-notch, and clearly demonstrates that the company selects - and, most importantly, trains - excellent tutors. I would strongly recommend Elite Medical Prep to anyone looking for a way to reach their best results on board examinations.