Meet Our Tutors

Average USMLE scores >260 and COMLEX scores >800.

10,000+ hours of experience tutoring students for the USMLE, COMLEX and NBME.

Our tutors have been hand-selected to provide the best combination of medical knowledge mastery and tutoring experience, which will allow all of our students to reach their maximum potential during the tutoring program.

 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine  Residency:  Diagnostic Radiology  at the   Hospital of the  University of Pennsylvania   Step 1:  269   Step 2 CK:  278   Step 3:  269   Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society   10+ years  tutoring experience   2000+ hours  tutoring for the USMLE and COMLEX exams

Michael Shriver, MD (co-founder)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Diagnostic Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Step 1: 269

  • Step 2 CK: 278

  • Step 3: 269

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • 10+ years tutoring experience

  • 2000+ hours tutoring for the USMLE and COMLEX exams

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Andrew Beck, MD (co-founder)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Emergency Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital

  • Step 1: 269

  • Step 2 CK: 274

  • Step 3: 264

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • 10+ years tutoring experience

  • 2000+ hours tutoring for the USMLE exams

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Maggie Hammond, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Dermatology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • Step 1: 263

  • Step 2 CK: 263

  • Step 3: 261

  • 5+ years tutoring experience

  • 500+ hours of tutoring for the USMLE and COMLEX exams

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Daniel Griffin, DO

  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Residency: Internal Medicine at Magnolia Regional Health Center

  • Fellowship: Pulmonology/Critical Care at University of Missouri at Kansas City

  • Step 2 CK: 270

  • COMLEX 2: 824

  • COMLEX 3: 892

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) exam: 800, maximum possible score

  • Content Author for First Aid Step 1 Express Videos

  • 4+ years tutoring and teaching experience

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Robert Fisher, MD

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Urology at University of California, San Diego

  • United States Army, June 2006 – October 2010.

  • Step 1: 260

  • Step 2 CK: 261

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • 5+ years tutoring experience

  • 500+ hours of one-on-one tutoring experience for the USMLE

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Michael D Mehlman, MD MPhil

  • University of Queensland Australia School of Medicine

  • Step 1: 262

  • Step 2 CK: 260

  • Past author and editor for 'First Aid for the USMLE Step 1', editor for 'USMLE Qmax' QBank, and author for 'First Aid Express'

  • 2000+ hours of USMLE authoring, editing, and teaching experience

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Mindy Duong, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

  • Step 1: 264

  • Step 2 CK: 257

  • Experience as a teaching assistant for anatomy and physiology

  • 200+ hours of individual tutoring experience

  • Publications in Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery

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Jonathon Vargo, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

  • Step 1: 267

  • Step 2 CK: 264

  • Hundreds of hours tutoring undergraduates in basic sciences

  • Years of mentoring and teaching undergraduates in health and science related fields

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Brian Carney, MD

  • Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Fellowship: Hematology & Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School

  • Step 1: 254

  • Step 2 CK: 262

  • Step 3: 247

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • 13 years tutoring experience

  • 1000+ of hours tutoring for the MCAT and USMLE exams

  • Multiple publications in Clinical Hematology and Oncology

Melodie Blackmon, DO

  • Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Residency: Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

  • Step 1: 257

  • Step 2 CK: 271

  • COMLEX 1: 826

  • COMLEX 2: 931

  • Member of Sigma Sigma Phi National, an Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity

  • 5+ years of experience mentoring and tutoring medical students for the USMLE and COMLEX

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Akshay Sharma, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Neurological Surgery

  • Step 1: 267

  • Step 2 CK: 267

  • 2+ years of personal tutoring experience

  • Hundreds of hours tutoring and facilitating learning for undergraduate and graduate level for calculus and basic sciences

  • Multiple publications in the field of Neurological Surgery

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Daniel Adran, MD

  • Boston University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Diagnostic Radiology

  • Step 1: 267

  • Step 2 CK: 277

  • 5+ years of tutoring experience at the medical and graduate school level

  • 1 year of experience teaching anatomy and basic science curriculum to medical school students

  • 5+ years of experience mentoring students in preparation for the USMLE

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Torrey Byrd, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Pediatrics at Indiana University Health University Hospital

  • Step 1: 256

  • Step 2 CK: 269

  • One year experience as a Kaplan course instructor

  • Extensive experience in one-on-one Kaplan tutoring, facilitating clinical skills courses for medical students, and as a teaching assistant for undergraduate basic science courses

  • 2016-17 Doris Duke Clinical Research Mentorship awardee

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Joseph Featherall, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Expected Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Step 1: 265

  • Step 2 CK: 272

  • 4+ years tutoring and teaching experience in the biomedical sciences

  • National Institutes of Health funded Medical Research Scholar

  • Multiple publications and national presentations in Orthopaedic Surgery and Health Systems research

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Raffi Tchekmedyian, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (expected graduation May 2019)

  • Expected Residency: Internal Medicine

  • Step 1: 265

  • Step 2 CK: 275

  • 10+ years of tutoring and mentorship for the USMLE and medical coursework

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Zachary Miller, MD/PhD Candidate

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

  • Research Interest: Applications of tools from math and physics to medicine

  • Step 1: 264

  • 700+ hours of USMLE Step 1 tutoring

  • Multiple years of medical tutoring experience focusing on case-based questions, teaching students how to think, rather than memorization

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Molly Howland, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical Center

  • Step 1: 257

  • Step 2 CK: 258

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • Extensive teaching experience, including teaching Histopathology to first-year medical students as part of medical school curriculum

  • 2+ years of experience tutoring for USMLE and COMLEX exams

  • Many publications in multiple Psychiatry and Neurology peer-reviewed journals

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Prateek Thatikunta, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Neurology at Stanford Hospitals and Preliminary Medicine internship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

  • Step 1: 259

  • Step 2 CK: 266

  • Step 3: 253

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • 2 years of personal tutoring experience in Calculus, Biology, and Chemistry

  • Years of experience mentoring students in preparation for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2

  • Multiple publications in the field of Neurology

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Uchenna Okoro, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School (expected graduation May 2019)

  • Expected Residency: Anesthesiology

  • Step 1: 254

  • Step 2 CK: 251

  • 300+ of hours of experience tutoring and mentoring students for the USMLE

  • 4+ years of experience tutoring students in basic sciences

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Mark Biro, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Dermatology at Georgetown, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Step 1: 243

  • Step 2 CK: 249

  • 3 years of teaching experience in gross anatomy at the undergraduate and graduate level

  • 2 years of professional online USMLE tutoring experience

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Michael Mawhorter, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (expected graduation May 2019)

  • Expected Residency: Urology

  • Step 1: 258

  • Step 2 CK: 246

  • 4 years of experience teaching and tutoring experience in basic science curriculum and foreign languages

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Lynn Orfahli, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (expected graduation May 2020)

  • Residency: Plastic Surgery

  • Step 1: 256

  • Step 2 CK: 266

  • 6+ years of teaching and tutoring experience for the USMLE and medical school coursework

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Justin Bullock, MPH and MD Candidate

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Chemical Engineering

  • MD Candidate at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (expected graduation May 2019)

  • Expected Residency: Internal Medicine

  • Step 2 CK: 264

  • Hundreds of hours of teaching experience at the high school, undergraduate and medical school level from basic sciences to calculus to anatomy and physiology

  • Extensive experience with one-on-one tutoring sessions with medical students for basic science curriculum

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Ryan Lubbe, MD

  • Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Nevada Las Vegas - University Medical Center

  • Step 1: 244

  • Step 2 CK: 248

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • Teaching assistant for anatomy and physiology

  • Years of experience as a tutor and mentor for medical students preparing for various USMLE exams

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Amira Elshikh, DO

  • Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine 

  • Residency: Internal Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, DC 

  • Step 2 CK: 261

  • COMLEX 2: 758

  • Member of Sigma Sigma Phi, an Osteopathic Honor Fraternity 

  • Years of experience mentoring and teaching experience for medical students

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William Carrera, MD, MS

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center and Preliminary Internal Medicine internship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

  • Step 1: 247

  • Step 2 CK: 243

  • Years of experience teaching in anatomy, physiology and mentoring in test preparation

  • Publications in the fields of Ophthalmology and Synthetic Genomics

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Ben Petrie, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at Boston University School of Medicine (expected graduation May 2020)

  • Expected Residency: Internal Medicine

  • Step 1: 261

  • 2 years of experience as a teaching assistant for undergraduate biochemistry and biology

  • Years of experience tutoring students 1-on-1 in the basic sciences

  • Second place team in the SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge, an international data science competition

Pierre Tamer, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (expected graduation May 2019)

  • Expected Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Step 1: 241

  • Step 2 CK: 252

  • 7+ years tutoring experience including USMLE mentorship, medical school coursework, MCAT preparation, graduate courses, and undergraduate sciences

  • Teaching assistant for histopathology and physiology

  • Publications in the fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and General Surgery

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Dylan Shafer, DO Candidate

  • DO Candidate at Western University of Health Sciences (expected graduation May 2021)

  • Expected Residency: Orthopedic Surgery or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Step 1: 257

  • COMLEX 1: 717

  • OMM/NMM Predoctoral Teaching Fellow

  • Member of Sigma Sigma Phi, an Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity

  • Years tutoring and mentoring for USMLE, COMLEX and medical school coursework

Matthew Cravens, MD

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

  • Expected Residency: Emergency Medicine

  • Step 1: 273

  • Step 2 CK: 279

  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • Teaching assistant for undergraduate and medical school courses

  • 8+ years of tutoring at the undergraduate and medical school level

  • 2+ years of USMLE tutoring experience

 
 

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