USMLE Step 1 Tutoring

Passing the USMLE Step 1 in 2024 is extremely important, as it plays a large role in determining which medical specialties you can pursue & what residency program you match into.

USMLE Step 1 Exam Details & Overview

What Content Does USMLE Step 1 Cover?

Step 1 is typically taken in the second or third year of medical school. The exam assesses your ability to apply knowledge of the foundational sciences to the practice of medicine. Step 1 covers pathology, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, anatomy, cell biology, behavioral sciences and genetics.

How is USMLE Step 1 Administered?

It is a one-day exam administered in one 8-hour testing session. The exam is divided into seven 60-minute blocks, with each block having a maximum of 40 questions. The total number of items on the overall exam will not exceed 280.

How Important is Step 1 of the USMLE?

Step 1 is one of the most important exams you will take in your medical career, as it determines which medical specialties you can pursue and what residency program you match into.

How is USMLE Step 1 Scored?

As of 2022, the USMLE is graded in a pass or fail format. Students must open every block on their exam to have their exam marked as complete and receive scoring. Correct answers must account for at least 60% of the questions to receive a passing score. 

Now that the Step 1 exam has a pass or fail result, students rely on their Step 2 results and other factors to stand out on their residency applications. Impressive factors include letters of recommendation, clerkship grades, publications, research projects and extracurricular activities like volunteering or holding leadership positions in clubs. 

Why You Should Choose MED LEARNITY For Step 1 Tutoring

Personalized Learning

Medlearnity is an elite medical consulting and tutoring company that takes a personalized approach to help you on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). USMLE Step 1 tutors work with you individually and create customized sessions around homework, test-taking drills, study schedules and lesson plans that will prepare you for success. 

Real Doctors

Our team of practicing physicians will email all tutoring sessions to you to maximize your content retention. Medlearnity tutors have trained in the country's top hospitals and are constantly staying on top of the current state of medical exams, residency admissions and medicine. Our expertise gives us a distinct advantage compared to other USMLE tutoring companies.

Proven Results

We've helped more than 500 medical students meet their goals every step of the way when taking their USMLE. Many of our students return after realizing the value of our high-quality tutoring services and get tutoring for Step 2 and Step 3. We're confident that your performance on high-stakes exams will improve after working with our tutors. 

Meet one of our Expert USMLE Tutors

Dr. Surabhi Menon has scored above the 99th Percentile on the USMLE Exams. Work with her to learn how you can improve your own performance! Surabhi has helped students prepare Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 3 and the Family Medicine Board Exams.

What To Expect From Our USMLE Step 1 Tutors

Medlearnity focuses on helping you maximize your score. We believe students come first. This mentality pushes us to approach every student with the utmost attention and assistance. Our team guides you onto the path to success, helps you meet your performance goals and provides the knowledge needed for test-taking confidence. 

Here's what you can expect from our USMLE Step 1 tutoring:

What to Expect

  • Top expertise: Receive guidance from expert doctors who trained in the country's leading hospitals and scored in the 90th percentile on the USMLE Step 1 exam.
  • Online learning sessions: You'll meet on an online platform with a whiteboard screen function. We record the meetings so that you can go back and view them at your own pace for content retention and maximized learning. 
  • Excellent communication: Communicate with tutors between sessions via email and phone for your convenience.
  • Maximized scheduling: Learn efficiently with a schedule strategically coordinated for you.
  • Tailored advice: Benefit from custom advice applied to your learning style and scoring situations.
  • Test-taking practice: Work through high-yield testing drills with your tutor to optimize your strengths for testing day.
  • Optimal study strategies: Learn how to use study methods like active recall and spaced repetition. We'll also give you advice on how to utilize Amboss, Smash and UWorld Anki for understanding and memorizing content.
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How to Get Started with Step 1 Tutoring

Begin your path to medical success by selecting our Step 1 tutoring company. Sign up for Medlearnity's USMLE tutoring program with these three steps:


Book your free one-hour tutoring session: Shortly after you sign up for your first free session, we'll send you a text or email to assess who would be the best Step 1 tutor for you. We prioritize aligning your preferences with the most productive tutor for your learning style.


Meet your tutor during your trial session: You'll receive an email with information about your new tutor and instructions concerning how to reserve and join your first tutoring session. Together, you'll review the content and discuss your study plans and strategies.


Select your tutoring package: Once your trial session concludes, you'll receive a feedback report with steps to move forward with the best tutoring package for your testing needs.

Book Your Free One-Hour Tutoring Session

The trial session is completely free, so that you can experience the high-quality tutoring we provide. We know that the high caliber of our tutoring services is truly unmatched, and we want you to experience it yourself without any obligation.

Who Uses USMLE Step 1 Tutoring Services?

Everyone, regardless of skill, can benefit from the services of a tutor to elevate their learning above and beyond. If you're ready to take your studying to the next level and feel more secure about your test-taking skills, sign up for our tutoring services.

Medlearnity is ideal for:

Proactive Students

Medlearnity helps proactive students reach their full potential with well-planned lessons from real practicing physicians. If you already know what subjects you'd like to spend more time studying, our tutors are ready to walk you through the material and help you achieve a thorough understanding of the subject so you can excel in your coursework. 

At-Risk Students

If you're unsure whether or not you'll be able to graduate, Medlearnity can get you back up to speed. Everybody falls behind sometimes — and that's why we're here to help! Our tutoring team's approach to identifying and improving upon weaknesses makes a huge impact on at-risk students and helps them get back up to speed and graduate.  

Previous Failures

Now that you've taken the United States Medical Licensing Examination once, you have a better understanding of what areas you'll need to work on. Medlearnity tutors can help you identify areas to improve and strengthen your knowledge in your weaker subjects, so you'll be fully prepared the second time around. We even offer medical remediation tutoring for students who are struggling with medical coursework.

USMLE Step 1 Tutoring Reviews From Real Students

After just a few months of online tutoring services with Akshay, I successfully passed Step 1 with significant improvement compared to my prior failed attempts.

Akshay is a very patient tutor who focuses on strengthening an individual's weaknesses to promote a successful outcome, whether their weaknesses be timing, fund of knowledge, poor sleeping habits, level of testing anxiety or a combination of the above. I personally struggled with the Step 1 Medical exam and sought out help. I was fortunate enough to work with Akshay who focused on me as a whole rather than just the fund of knowledge. After just a few months of online tutoring services with Akshay, I successfully passed Step 1 with significant improvement compared to my prior failed attempts. I was able to use the tools and skills learned during our sessions to successfully complete the remaining Medical Step exams allowing me to continue on the path of pursuing my goal of being a Pediatrician. After my success, I referred my friend to work with him and she had similar success.

Nicole S.
USMLE Step 1 Student

I would highly recommend Medlearnity to anyone who wants help learning invaluable skills for taking medical examinations!

I used Medlearnity over the course of six months to help prepare me for Step 1. In the past I have struggled with standardized tests and knew I would need help to achieve the competitive score I desired. Dr. Goel and Dustin were both incredible mentors and teachers! Dustin explained difficult concepts clearly and thoroughly during every session. He was always available to answer questions in-between sessions and helped me identify weaknesses in my knowledge and test-taking abilities. During my dedicated study period, Dr. Goel called me often to check on my progress, and provided me with invaluable tips and tricks to reduce my test anxiety. I would highly recommend Medlearnity to anyone who wants help learning invaluable skills for taking medical examinations!

V. H.
USMLE Step 1 Student

I am happy to report that not only did I pass Step 1 with a much stronger score, but, even after we stopped working together, I continued to use his strategies as I prepared for subsequent tests and recently aced my specialty boards.

I initially worked with Akshay a few years ago after I had failed Step 1. We worked together via video chat which worked out great for both of our busy schedules and allowed Akshay to utilize technology to enhance my learning experience. Each session, Akshay used technology creatively to track my progress, to address my personal weaknesses and then to build skills and techniques to target my individual needs. Akshay is compassionate and patient with his students; he greatly improved my confidence as a test taker and helped me strengthen my knowledge base. I am happy to report that not only did I pass Step 1 with a much stronger score, but, even after we stopped working together, I continued to use his strategies as I prepared for subsequent tests and recently aced my specialty boards. I've worked with various tutors throughout my life and I would definitely say that Akshay stands out as unique. Akshay is clearly passionate about teaching and I would recommend him highly to anyone who is struggling or just looking to improve their score or medical knowledge.

A. P.
USMLE Step 1 Student

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