Achieving a high Step 2 CK score is a challenge, but it shouldn't feel impossible.
How can you come out on top with results that you'll be proud of?
We're here to show you the way.
Our decades of experience in clinical medicine, educational theory, and test development allow us to understand the factors that separate the highest scorers from all the rest.
Dr. Ryan Downey's career spans two decades of experience in cognitive neuroscience, educational assessment and test development, and product management. Dr. Downey has developed and managed many large-scale, high-stakes assessment programs, giving him deep insights into how test-takers can maximize their chances of success.
Dr. Samir Desai serves on the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine. Having mentored and taught many U.S. medical students and IMGs who have achieved high scores on the USMLE Step 2 CK exam, he has gained tremendous insight into the factors that lead to success. Dr. Desai also has personal experience with the exam, having earned a score in the 99th percentile.
We aim to offer you a wealth of ideas and advice based on evidence in the field. Not just any advice, but recommendations tailored to you and your unique situation—the type of personalized guidance that will help you unlock your full potential.
Because that’s what you deserve.
“I need help getting started. What do I do first? And there’s so much material to cover. I hear so much conflicting advice.”
“When I was studying for my Step 1, I never felt like I was making all the connections I was supposed to be making. What was I doing wrong, and how do I do better on Step 2?”
“I’m really worried I could fail Step 2 again. I absolutely need to pass this time because multiple attempts look really bad in my specialty.”
“I had to retake 2 of my NBME Subject exams during my clerkships. I definitely need a better strategy to prepare for this Step.”
“I get very anxious when taking
important tests. I tend to freeze
up. It’s so aggravating that I can’t show what I know, especially because my scores really suffer.”
“In my country, our medical board exam is very different, and I took that exam 5 years ago. Thinking about relearning all that just to take a test seems overwhelming.”
We’ll start by having you complete our Step 2 CK diagnostic tool, an inventory of all things you, especially as it relates to how you study, learn, and take exams.
With a strong understanding of the factors that could hold you back, we’ll provide you with fresh insights.
You’ll learn how to apply the best study strategies to the specific challenges you face, maximizing your efforts and driving you to make the greatest gains on the USMLE Step 2 CK exam.
By going through our process, you receive:
We believe that you are unique with your own unique profile and needs. Our 1:1 consultations mean you always get the dedicated, personalized attention you deserve.
Learning takes effort, and clinical reasoning skills require time to develop. We provide you with evidence-backed strategies to make your learning more focused and effective, and these time-tested strategies will help you through your Step 2 CK and beyond.
Given the importance of this stage in your medical education,
you owe it to yourself to know everything there is to know, so you can study better, feel better, and do better.
Let us help you understand yourself, so you can remove the obstacles that stand between you and your dreams of practicing medicine.