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Our USMLE and COMLEX scores and tutoring experience are among the best.

Our tutors have average USMLE scores >260.

These scores are the among highest average test scores compared to all other companies and when coupled with our tutoring experience, we provide a world-class, personalized tutoring approach that leads to incredible results for our students.

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.

 

 
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Michael Shriver, MD (co-founder)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Diagnostic Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Preliminary Medicine internship at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Scored 269 on USMLE Step 1, 278 on USMLE Step 2CK and 269 on USMLE Step 3 (99th percentile)
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 9 years tutoring experience
  • Thousands of hours tutoring for the USMLE and COMLEX exams
  • Extensive academic publication record

Andrew Beck, MD (co-founder)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emergency Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Scored 269 on USMLE Step 1, 274 on USMLE Step 2CK and 264 USMLE Step 3 (99th percentile)
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 10+ years tutoring experience
  • Thousands of hours tutoring for the MCAT and USMLE

"The best part? You see results..."


Maggie Hammond, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Dermatology and Preliminary Medicine internship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Scored 263 on USMLE Step 1, 263 on USMLE Step 2CK and 261 on USMLE Step 3
  • 4 years tutoring experience
  • Hundreds of hours tutoring for the USMLE and COMLEX exams

"I already feel my confidence is growing as I work with MedBoardTutors."


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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
  • Scored 270 on USMLE Step 2 CK, 824 on COMLEX Level 2 and 892 on COMLEX Level 3
  • Content Author for First Aid Step 1 Express Videos
  • 3+ years tutoring and teaching experience

"I have so much fun learning the materials I once regarded as tedious and complicated."


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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.
  • Scored 260 on USMLE Step 1 and 261 on USMLE Step 2CK
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 4 years personal tutoring experience.
  • Hundreds of hours of one-on-one tutoring experience for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2

"They are not only extremely knowledgeable of medicine, but also very patient and work to make sure you understand the material."


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Michael D Mehlman, MD MPhil

  • University of Queensland Australia School of Medicine
  • Scored 262 on USMLE Step 1 and 260 on USMLE 2CK
  • Past author and editor for 'First Aid for the USMLE Step 1', editor for 'USMLE Qmax' QBank, and author for 'First Aid Express'
  • Thousands of hours of USMLE authoring, editing, and teaching experience

"They know the material inside out and are gifted in teaching that material."


Mindy Duong, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
  • Scored 264 on USMLE Step 1 and 257 on USMLE Step 2 CK
  • Experience as teaching assistant for undergraduate anatomy and physiology, mentoring students in USMLE studying strategies and plan
  • Publications in orthopaedics and plastic surgery 

"They are extremely knowledgeable about board relevant material and can present it in a way that makes complete sense and improves my confidence in my own test taking ability." 


Jonathon Vargo, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Scored 267 on USMLE Step 1 and 264 on USMLE Step 2CK (99th Percentile)
  • Hundreds of hours tutoring undergraduates in basic sciences 
  • Years of mentoring and teaching undergraduates in health and science related fields 

"They are great at hitting all the high-yield topics/factoids that NBME loves to ask, and I scored a lot of points that way."


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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
  • Scored 254 on USMLE Step 1, 262 on USMLE Step 2 CK and 247 on USMLE Step 3
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 12 years tutoring experience
  • Thousands of hours tutoring for the MCAT and USMLE exams
  • Multiple publications in clinical hematology and oncology

"They will tell you where to direct your energy (what is important and what is less important), how to study, and the potential questions that you may encounter on the exam."


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Melodie Blackmon, DO

  • Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Emergency Medicine  at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Scored 257 on USMLE Step 1 and 271 on USMLE Step 2 CK (99th percentile)
  • Scored 826 on COMLEX Level 1 and 931 on COMLEX Level 2 (99th percentile)
  • Member of Sigma Sigma Phi National, an Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity
  • Years of experience mentoring and tutoring medical students for the USMLE and COMLEX

"Overall, my investment with MedBoardTutors has been worth every penny as it has greatly increased my competitiveness as a residency applicant."


Akshay Sharma, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Neurological Surgery
  • Scored 267 on USMLE Step 1 and 267 on USMLE Step 2 CK (99th percentile)
  • 1 year 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  

"I look forward to my tutoring sessions with MedBoardTutors and have so much fun learning the materials."


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Daniel Adran, MD

  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Diagnostic Radiology
  • Scored 267 on Step 1 and 277 on Step 2 CK (99th percentile)
  • 5 years of tutoring experience in Physiology and Biochemistry at the medical and graduate school level 
  • 1 year of experience teaching anatomy and basic science curriculum to medical school students
  • Several years of experience mentoring students in preparation for the USMLE

"Knowledgeable, encouraging, and patient tutors."


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Torrey Byrd, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Pediatrics at Indiana University Health University Hospital
  • Scored 256 on USMLE Step 1 and 269 on USMLE Step 2 CK 
  • One year of 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

"I look forward to my tutoring sessions with MedBoardTutors and have so much fun learning the materials I once regarded as tedious and complicated."


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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
  • Scored 259 on USMLE Step 1 and 266 on USMLE Step 2 CK
  • 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

"They are very approachable and encouraging, which has helped to keep my stress and anxiety at bay."


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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
  • Scored 264 on USMLE Step 1
  • 600+ 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

Molly Howland, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical Center
  • Scored 257 on USMLE Step 1 and 258 on USMLE Step 2 CK 
  • 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
  • Mentoring Case Western second year students for Step 1 studying strategies
  • Many publications in multiple Psychiatry and Neurology peer-reviewed journals

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Uchenna Okoro, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School (expected graduation May 2019)
  • Expected Residency: Anesthesiology
  • Scored 254 on Step 1 and 251 on Step 2 CK
  • Hundreds of hours of experience tutoring and mentoring students for the USMLE
  • 3+ years of experience tutoring students in basic sciences

Mark Biro, MD

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Dermatology at Georgetown, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Scored 243 on USMLE Step 1 and 249 on USMLE Step 2 CK 
  • Extensive teaching and tutoring experience including
    • 2 years of teaching experience in gross anatomy at the undergraduate and graduate level
    • 1 year of professional online USMLE tutoring experience
  • Hundreds of hours experience tutoring students for the USMLE

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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
  • Scored 258 on USMLE Step 1
  • 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
  • Scored 256 on USMLE Step 1
  • 6+ years of teaching and tutoring experience, including teaching and mentoring medical students in preparation for the USMLE and medical school coursework
  • 3+ years of mentoring pre-medical students in preparation for the MCAT and AMCAS applications

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
  • Scored 245 on Step 1 and 264 on Sep 2 CK
  • 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 
  • Scored 244 on USMLE Step 1 and 248 on USMLE Step 2 CK 
  • 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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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
  • Scored 247 on USMLE Step 1 and 243 on USMLE Step 2 CK 
  • 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
  • Scored 261 on USMLE Step 1
  • 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

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Pierre Tamer, MD Candidate

  • MD Candidate at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (expected graduation May 2019)
  • Expected Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Scored 241 on USMLE Step 1
  • 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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