Meet Viemma Nwigwe


"In my 10 years of tutoring, the one thing that never gets old is watching the confidence of my students increase so much so that by the end of our time together, they are owning subject matters that once brought them fear and anxiety. Watching them demonstrate understanding of the material to a point where they are tackling difficult questions with minimal assistance from me will never get old. My mindset when it comes to tutoring is "by any means necessary". I will do everything in my power to help you reach your goals!"

Viemma Nwigwe, MD

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate / Rutgers University-New Brunswick / 2017
  • Medical School / Columbia University P&S / 2021
  • Residency / New York Presbyterian-Columbia, General Surgery / Expected 2026-2028


  • I have 10 years of medical exam tutoring experience (both in undergrad and medical school) teaching over 100 students.
  • I specialize in USMLE Step 1/2CK/3, Medical Sciences/Body Systems, MCAT, General Chemistry Step 2 CK, Step 3, and the ABIM Certification Exam.

USMLE Scores:

  • USMLE Step 1- 264
  • USMLE Step 2 CK - 269
  • USMLE Step 3 - 243

I have robust experience with admissions work and it is something I am passionate about. I have assisted many students navigate the medical school application process.

In addition to generalized counseling on how to make one’s medical school application standout, I have created and shared a personalized framework on creating a meaningful personal statement and have thoroughly reviewed/edited >20 personal statements.

As a resident, I partner with my medical school to conduct mock interviews at the beginning of interview season for its General Surgery residency applicants.

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Viemma Nwigwe, MD