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USMLE Step 1 Tutoring

Tutoring to Stop Memorizing and Start Mastering, for Higher USMLE Scores ASAP

Who Benefits Most From Tutoring?

Low NBME Scores

Competitive Residency Goals


NBMEs are the best predictor for your USMLE scores. Students who consistently score near or below a passing grade need to reform their learning or test-taking strategy specifically for the USMLE. 

A USMLE specialist can effectively pinpoint your areas for improvement and provide a strategic plan to accelerate progress and boost your scores in less time.

IMGs typically have lower match rates (40-50%) than US MDs (90%+) because of educational differences and less familiarity with USMLE exams.

USMLE tutoring is the fastest tool to bridge these gaps, equipping students with the knowledge and tactical understanding necessary to dissect each question and achieve the best results possible.

Securing a spot in a competitive residency demands high Step scores. The NRMP's Program Director Survey highlights USMLE scores and failed tests as key factors in applicant ranking.

Implementing targeted strategies is essential to surpass scoring plateaus and achieve top scores that will stand out to residency program directors.

Meet the Creator of Yousmle

Alec Palmerton, MD

  • Graduate of Stanford Medical School
  • USMLE Step 1 270 (99.9%ile)
  • Ranked to match at his top choice residency at Harvard-MGH
  • The most highly sought USMLE tutor in the world
  • Teaches students how to master – not memorize – for impressive Boards scores and fulfilling careers

What's the Best Way to Prepare for Step 1?

Are you looking for a tutoring experience that goes beyond traditional methods and focuses on personalized coaching for USMLE Step 1 success? Are you seeking to not only pass Step 1 but also apply your knowledge effectively on Step 2 and beyond? Have you struggled with generic study techniques and the challenge of retaining vast amounts of medical information?

Yousmle's tutoring emphasizes transformative study methods, designed to deepen your understanding and ensure long-term retention of core medical concepts crucial for the USMLE Step 1.  With Yousmle, you'll receive comprehensive support, personalized guidance, and access to valuable resources, creating a holistic learning experience that sets us apart from standard tutoring services.

Here's the "recipe" we've found to be most effective for ANY student:

  • Daily Expert Coaching with Same-Day Feedback
  • Concept Mastery to Learn More in Less Time
  • Using Anki Right to Never Forget Anything
  • High-Yield Lectures and Question Interpretation
  • Accountability and Study planning and goal setting
  • Community and Ongoing Support

Yousmle Tutoring is more than just a tutoring service; it's a transformative learning experience designed to help you achieve excellence in medical school and beyond. With our approach, you'll not only improve your test scores but also become a skilled and knowledgeable physician.

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Is Tutoring Effective to Pass Step 1?

While tutoring can provide personalized guidance and expert insights, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution for USMLE Step 1 preparation. For some students, the issue isn't just about understanding the material; it's about identifying and correcting underlying problems in their learning and retention strategies.

Tutoring may offer immediate answers and feedback, but without addressing and altering ineffective study habits, the benefits may be short-lived. Without the introspection and adjustment of one’s own learning approach, students may find themselves overly dependent on tutors, unable to independently apply critical thinking skills to novel problems or retain knowledge in the long term. 

Therefore, tutoring should be viewed as a supplement to a robust, self-directed study plan that includes active learning techniques, self-assessment, and a consistent evaluation of one's learning methods.

Why is Yousmle the Best Step 1 Tutoring?

Yousmle has created the best Step 1 tutoring service by merging the personalized attention of tutoring with the comprehensive structure of an online course. This blend ensures that students not only receive the individualized feedback necessary to address their specific weaknesses but also benefit from an extensive library of resources that cover core concepts in medicine.

Translation: you master more, faster, for higher scores ASAP.

Yousmle's approach to understanding and applying a few foundational principles to a wide array of medical conditions empowers students to think critically rather than rely solely on rote memorization. The program's emphasis on mastering material through strategic learning methods, combined with regular, expert-driven tutoring sessions, cultivates a deeper understanding of the subject matter, which is crucial for excelling on Step 1. 

This dual advantage equips students with the tools to achieve higher scores and lays down a solid foundation for future medical knowledge and practice.

Your USMLE goals aren’t the same as others. Neither is your background. So why would you follow the same plan as everyone else?

Learn how to master - not memorize. Apply your knowledge for impressive Boards scores for the all-important Match.

Unique Goals, Unique Solutions

Yousmlers Match at Top Residencies

Rosa: Felt defeated after a failed Step 1 +28 points with Yousmle

Jared: Failed Step 1 twice+28 points with Yousmle

Anna: From Panic to Success

243 on Step 1

Listen to how Luis got 250+ on Step 1

Suny: US IMG Disappointing Step 1260+ on Step 2 CK

Jose: Start 209 NBME to 245 Step 1,253 Step 2 CK - Continuous Improvement

 Korinne mastered more in less time and honored on her next Shelf

Learn how Jonathan got the residency of his dreams

Harvard-BWH Anesthesiology - Matched

"Working with Alec drastically altered the way in which I study - for the better. His method emphasizes the importance of spaced repetition to solidify concepts and building a concerted picture with which to make an appropriate diagnostic/therapeutic choice when answers questions - a strategy vital to one's success on USMLE exams and as a physician. 

In two months I was able to raise my STEP 1 score 40 points, a feat that would not have been possible without his guidance and occasional tough love. I have such a renewed sense of confidence and know that my score will allow me to get into whatever field I fall in love with during my clinical clerkship rotations this year. His teaching services come highly recommended."

UCSF Anesthesiology - Matched

I met Alec about 3 months before I was scheduled to take Step 1. Like most other students, I was overwhelmed by all the resources out there and unsure of exactly how to start studying. He helped me create a plan and taught me how to approach each question by breaking down each sentence and analyzing the patterns. 

This is what Alec teaches you – he helps you understand how question writers think and also is amazing at breaking down complicated concepts into simple and easy terms. I'm really glad I made the choice to get tutoring because no med school professor I had really explained how to connect pathophysiology to clinical presentation. 

Alec pushed me think critically and showed me new strategies of how to study, learn, and understand why things occur. Honestly, I wish more professors taught like Alec and pushed students to understand the material rather than just memorize long lists and charts. Additionally, he was huge supporter throughout my study month and was always very encouraging and motivating.

Other Yousmlers

                 Melody - Step 1 226  

         Minills - First NBME 168  

“Sleeps Soundly” - NBME 136

Step 2 CK 260

Step 2 CK 261

Step 1 247

"If I had a chance to go back, I would have started working with Alec from the beginning of MS2 year"

95th percentile on IM, Peds and Neurology shelf exams

One week before my dedicated study period, I took my first NBME exam. I clicked on the results and saw a 168! I was in total panic mode. How could this have happened? I always scored average or above average on block exams in school. On top of that, I felt like I had already gone through all these different Step 1 resources. My confidence was totally shaken up and that’s when I started looking for help.

When I had my first individual session with Alec, I realized right away that I didn’t have a solid pathogenesis to presentation foundational understanding. Even though I did well in school, I was not equipped with the knowledge or skills necessary to do well on Step 1.

I immediately saw a steady improvement- every week my NBME scores would increase by at least 10 points! Once the actual Step 1 exam came around, I ended up improving by a total of 60 points.

Ready to Start Mastering Material and Never Forget?

Book a FREE consultation with a Yousmle Success Specialist to Discuss Your Tutoring Plan 

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