Which package should I choose?

Standard Package – This package will be a 3 day session. The first 2 days covers all components of the Step 2 CS, and the 3rd day- you will get to take a Mock test with 6 cases. You will get a feedback from our professional SPs, patient note review by MDs, and a Comprehensive Performance Report- which will detail your strengths and weaknessess. You will be able to practice at the center for 2 weeks, with other students or hire SPs and have your Patient notes reviewed by MDs. You will get a labcoat.
Premium PackageMOST POPULAR PACKAGE. . Standard plus unlimited excess to the center, and an additional 12 cases Mock test ( so for a total of 18 Mock test cases). This 2nd mock, with a completely seperate set of cases, can be taken at a date closer to your actual test. You wil also recieve a Littman Classic Stethoscope, labcoat, and patient gown to practice.
Mock Test  – This 12 case Mock test, is held only on Sundays. You should take this Mock test, only if you believe you are adequately prepared for the test. You should use this as a diagnostic test for your CS test. If you have failed before, or are unsure of the standards expected of you, we would STRONGLY, suggest that you take our Standard or Premium packages.

How much preparation do I have to do, BEFORE taking your course?

You do not have to prepare for the CS before coming to the course. We suggest that you come with an open mind, and a willingness to learn. It usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks of intense prep to be ready for the test. You might want to brush up on your typing skills.

How long do I need AFTER the course?

Although we have had students taking the exam within the week after the course, it usually takes about 2-3 weeks after the course to prepare for the exam. Remember that the new format demands more precise history taking, physical exam and a well written Patient Notes, & practice makes perfect.

What is your passing rate?

We have taught over 4000 students since we started in 2009, and we have a 97 % pass rate.

What is your Comprehensive Perfomance Report (CPR)?

Our CPR is a detailed report, outlining your performances in all the components of the CS test – CIS, ICE and SEP. We are conducting ongoing statictical studies to predict how our CPR will reflect your performances in the real CS Test.

Where is the course conducted?

The course is conducted at both Touro College of Medicine (230 West 125th Street, NY 10026) on the first day and from the 2nd day onwards at our NYCSPREP Center of Clinical excellence (1970 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NY 10026). This is a well equipped, state of the of the art center, with facilities for small break out session for group study or tutorial sessions, conference rooms and OSCE roooms.

How do I get to the venue?

There is ample public transportation. The A,B,C,D trains to West 125th Street Station. The 4,5,6 trains to East 125th street Station. Cabs into the city is a standard fixed fee.

Who is your teaching faculty?

All our faculty members are practicing physicians. Our faculty is extremely experienced in teaching Step 2 CS and we have helped AMGs, FMGs, DOs, old graduates and new graduates, and even some who had multiple times. Since we are also practicing physicians, we do provide ‘Real world’ experience to our students- e.g. ‘ How to treat these ‘actors’ as real patients, how to write appropriate Patient Notes- which will reflect your medical competence and expertise. There are several physicians from different fields who teach at various times.

Who are your Standardized Patients?

Our Standardized Patients or SPs are an integral part of our success. They have all been part of our Program since our inception. They are professionally trained to provide an evaluation of your performance, and have experience working in several Medical Schools.

Do you have this course in other States?

We have been doing this course in New York for the past 8 years. We also have courses in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

Can I change or cancel the date?

Please see the refund policy stated above.

Can I get a discount?

We believe our course fees is the most affordable in the market, plus we do much more to help you pass your test, with our continued personalized individual care. We do have affiliation with several schools, and some of these schools provide their students with discounts. You will have to approach your school to avail of this discount.

Any information about affordable stay near your location?

Our students have recommended some affordable stay in NYC. Its just a suggestions, not a recommendation.
Jazz on the Park (36 W 106th St, New York, NY 10025 | 212 932 1600 )
Harlem YMCA ( 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025 | 212 932 2300 )
Astor on the Park ( 65 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025 | 888 591 2799 )
Royal Park Hotel (258 W 97th St, New York, NY 10025 | 212 665 7434 )
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General

Where are your courses conducted?

The courses are conducted at both Touro College of Medicine (230 West 125th Street, NY 10026) and at our NYCSPREP Center of USMLEs excellence (1970 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NY 10026).

Where is the nearest airport?

JFK or LGA are located approximately 17 and 7 miles away respectively. Newark Airport in New Jersey is close as well.

How do I get to the venue?

There is ample public transportation. The A,B,C,D trains to West 125th Street Station. The 4,5,6 trains to East 125th street Station. Cabs into the city is a standard fixed fee.

Who is on your teaching faculty?

All our faculty members are practicing physicians. Our faculty is extremely experienced in teaching all the USMLE and we have helped AMGs, FMGs, DOs, old graduates and new graduates alike.

Can I change or cancel the date?

Please see the refund policy for further details.

Can I get a discount?

We believe our course fees are among the most affordable in the market, and have priced our products understanding how expensive preparing to become a physician can be. We do have affiliation with several schools, and some of these schools provide their students with discounts. You will have to approach your school to regarding this discount.

Any information about affordable lodging near your location?

Our students have recommended some affordable stay in NYC. Its just a suggestions, not a recommendation.
Jazz on the Park (36 W 106th St, New York, NY 10025 | 212 932 1600 )
Harlem YMCA ( 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025 | 212 932 2300 )
Astor on the Park ( 65 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025 | 888 591 2799 )
Royal Park Hotel (258 W 97th St, New York, NY 10025 | 212 665 7434 )
www.airbnb.com

STEP 1

Do you offer a Live Step 1 prep course?

Currently we only offer individualized study programs with highly skilled tutors but are in the process of launching our Step 1 review program sometime early next year. Because of our tremendous success in our other review courses, we have sought to bring the same innovative approach to Step 1 and are confident that when we do launch our Step 1 course, we will live up to the high expectations students have come to expect from NYCSPREP.

What is the pass rate and average step one score of your students?

Our highly skilled tutors work closely with students to help identify their strengths and weakness and tailor a study program that will help them achieve their true potential. We have worked with medical students as well as old graduate achieve their goal of not only passing but also excelling on Step 1. And although our current sample size is small, as we have only recently started our Step 1 program, our current pass rate is 100% and our students have earned an average performance of 228 on the exam.

STEP 2 CK

How long is your course?

Our CK program runs 6 weeks and is offered throughout the year. You can start on any Monday during the year and your course will finish when the material repeats itself. We have designed it this way to accommodate students with varying schedules and commitments.

What is your pass rate and average score of your students?

We designed our program not only to help our students pass the exam but reach their true potential. Currently all our students have reported passing their exam and have averaged 237. We have had a strong mix of students from AMGs, to US IMGs and FMGs who have taken our programs. We have helped many medical students and old graduates alike as different stages of preparation in reaching their goal and are confident we can tailor our program to fit your individual needs.

What do you guys do differently?

While all CK review programs may help identify and teach you the highest yield concepts CK, we place an added an unique emphasis on teaching you how to apply your knowledge base. We integrate question analysis and teach you the art of breaking down clinical vignettes in order to arrive at the best answer choice. In helping students learn this difficult art form we are confident you will be able to achieve a score that most reflects your true knowledge base.

Is the course offered outside of NYC?

While our Live course is currently only held at our Manhattan based center, we do have remote online access available for students who would like to attend the course from other locations. We currently use gotomeeting.com and gototraning.com and their gototraining platform to deliver our class remotely.

Is this course all I need to prepare for CK?

Although we have designed our program to maximize your success and ability to achieve your desired goals we do recommend that our students plan for an additional 2-4 weeks after their course ends for additional individual study. We depart you with the necessary knowledge base and test taking skills upon completion of the course but want you to hone these skills with intensive individual prep for the final leg of you CK preparation.

STEP 2 CS

Which package should I choose?

We highly recommend our Premium Package (our most popular package) because it is the most comprehensive package and provides you with additional time to prepare for the exam. But we do understand that because of time restraints and cost not everyone is able to be so sign up for our Premium Package. For those looking for a more cost-efficient program, as well for those who are unable to stay in New York for an additional length of time, we would recommend our Standard Package. And for those who are already well prepared and confident in their approach and are only seeking to assess their overall readiness then our 12 Case Mock Exam Package might be the most appropriate for you.

How much preparation do I have to do, BEFORE taking your course?

You do not have to prepare for the CS before coming to the course. We suggest that you come with an open mind, and a willingness to learn. It usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks of intense prep to be ready for the test. You might want to brush up on your typing skills.

How long do I need AFTER the course?

Although we have had students take the exam within the week after the course, it usually takes about 2-3 weeks after the course to prepare for the exam. Remember that the new format demands more precise history taking, physical exam and a well written Patient Notes, & practice makes perfect.

What is your passing rate?

We have taught over 4000 students since we started in 2009, and we have a 97 % pass rate overall and a 99% plus pass rate for US IMGs and AMG.

What is your Comprehensive Performance Report (CPR)?

Our CPR is a detailed report, outlining your performances in all the components of the CS test – CIS, ICE and SEP. We are conducting ongoing statistical studies to predict how our CPR will reflect your performances in the real CS Test.

Who are your Standardized Patients?

Our Standardized Patients or SPs are an integral part of our success. They have all been part of our Program since our inception. They are professionally trained to provide an evaluation of your performance, and have experience working in several medical schools.

Do you have this course in other States?

We have been doing this course in New York for the 10 plus years. We also have courses in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic and looking to expand our course offering both domestically and internationally. Please call to inquire about other upcoming dates and locations.

Clinical Rotations

Where are your clinical sites?

We have partnered with teaching based hospitals across the greater NYC area as well as in New Jersey. All our clinical sites are ACGME and or AOA accredited.

Do I need to have my step scores in order to rotate?

No. You can do clinical rotations prior to completing your USMLE exas as long as you are a current medical student or former graduate.

Are your rotations hands on?

Yes. We only offer Clinical clerkships and Externships, and do not offer observerships. We have selected our partner sites carefully in order to ensure all our medical students and visiting physicians receive an exceptional overall clinical experience.

When do I need to register by?

ASAP. The sooner you register the more likely we will be able to secure you a start date and spot in the clinical rotation of your choice. Although we require that you submit your required documents and have paid for your spot a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your rotation start date, we strongly recommend you do it much more in advance, Ideally 2-3 months before.

When do you offer your rotations?

Our rotations are offered throughout the year and will generally begin the the first Monday of every calendar month. Our rotations vary between 4-6 weeks in duration, but we can also accommodate longer duration rotations on a case-by-case basis.

What documents do I need to register?

Documents required to do clinical rotations are pretty standard across the United States. Please contact us for further details and we will be able to provide you with further details and required forms.

What kind of VISA do I need?

No special VISA is required; you can do your rotation on a Visitor VISA. Although we do not provide VISA processing services, we will gladly work with you to help facilitate your safe and successful arrival to the United States.

Residency Preparation

What services do you offer?

We currently offer Mock interviews, Personal Statement and Resume editing services.

Do I really need professional services for residency prep?

We bring a wealth of experience and work to set you up to impress the selection committees with your application and on interview day. It is of the highest important to make the most of each interview and we make sure you do exactly that in order to help you gain a competitive advantage over others candidates come rank time.