OUR PROS

Our pros have thousands of hours of teaching experience and among the highest average USMLE scores. Our tutors go through a rigorous selection process designed to assess teaching ability and other skills necessary for student success, and we provide our tutors with continuous guidance and oversight.

USMLE Step 1 Average Tutor Score

260+

USMLE Step 2 CK Average Tutor Score

270+

Adrienne Clermont

Adrienne Clermont

Step 1: 260

Other Subjects: Shelf Exams

Clinical Interest: Emergency Medicine

Adrienne is currently a fourth-year medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College applying into emergency medicine. After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in public policy, Adrienne worked in international development and global health for nearly a decade while completing her MSPH at Johns Hopkins, before deciding to enter a postbac program and apply to medical school. She has over five years of experience as a professional test prep instructor and is passionate about helping her students grow. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys cooking, watching movies, and salsa dancing.

Benjamin Bernard, MD

Benjamin Bernard, MD

Step 1: 96th percentile

Step 2 CK: 97th percentile

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Ben stayed close by to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s 6-year BA/MD program. After pursuing a one-year research fellowship in Otolaryngology at the National Institutes of Health’s Medical Research Scholars Program, Ben will be starting his residency at University of California-San Diego. As a tutor, he understands that there isn’t a cookie-cutter approach that works for every student, but rather strives to understand each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. Outside of medicine, Ben enjoys watching and playing sports such as tennis and basketball.

Bristol Whiles, MD

Bristol Whiles, MD

Step 2 CK: 262

Residency Application Advising: Urology, surgery

Other Subjects: Shelf exams

Bristol attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and was inducted into both Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism National Honor Societies. Graduating in the top 3% of her medical school class, Bristol matched into her top choice for Urologic Surgery residency at the University of Kansas and is currently a PGY-3 resident, with plans to pursue a career in Academic Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys baking the world’s best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and spending time outdoors hiking with friends and family.

Casey Schukow

Casey Schukow

Step 1: 267 Step 2: 256

COMLEX 1: 755, COMLEX 2: 758

Other Subjects: COMAT exams Clinical Interest: Dermatology

Casey is currently a fourth-year medical student at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine applying into dermatology. Before beginning medical school, he majored in Biochemistry and played varsity football at Hillsdale College. As a football player, he learned about the concepts of teamwork, constructive criticism, perseverance, and “growth mindset”. Understanding the anxieties that come with preparing for and taking both allopathic and osteopathic board exams, he is a strong source of support to any student he tutors. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, sports, listening to music, reading, writing, and anime . As he will be the first medical doctor in his family, Casey is excited to help others obtain the scores/passing grades necessary to reach the residencies they desire.

Chris DePietro

Chris DePietro

Step 1: 260

Step 2 CK: 270

COMLEX: 694 on Level 1, 742 on Level 2

Chris is currently a fourth year medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine applying for anesthesiology residency. As a not-so-successful medical school applicant with only one interview, Chris was determined to not let this define him as a student. His tutoring philosophy involves discovering which learning styles and strategies work best for the student, developing an efficient study schedule down to the hour, and helping students fully understand topics with the goal of long term retention. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, golfing, and spending time with his two nephews

Dylan Haynes

Dylan Haynes

Step 1: 273

Step 2 CK: 271

Other Subjects: Shelf exams

As an undergraduate, Dylan attended the University of Oregon, where worked as a private tutor for the introductory Biology series and discovered his interest in teaching. Prior to medical school, he also tutored in the adult basic skills program at his home town’s community college, where he helped prepare students for their GED examinations. Now a fourth-year medical student at Oregon Health Science University, Dylan is pursuing a dual-degree in Medicine with a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research. Outside of medicine, Dylan enjoys coaching and competing in the sport of Olympic lifting.

Emma Djabali

Emma Djabali

Step 1: 266

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Clinical Interest: Otolaryngology

Emma is a 4th-year medical student at the University of Florida. Originally from France, she moved to the U.S. to go to college at Fordham University and received a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Emma has extensive experience teaching and tutoring and continues to be involved in medical education by tutoring fellow medical students and creating high-yield review sessions. Her tutoring is personalized and focused on active learning strategies, test-taking skills, and stress management. She scored in the 96th percentile and above on the Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OBGYN, and Psychiatry shelf exams and received honors in all core clinical rotations. In her spare time, Emma enjoys doing yoga, making handmade pasta, and discovering new restaurants. She is pursuing a career in Otolaryngology.

Ife Shoyombo

Ife Shoyombo

Step 1: 262

Step 2 CK: 270

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

A native of Nigeria, Ife is currently a third-year student at Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas. He has performed exceptionally well in his pre-clinical and clinical studies, honoring 5 out of 6 clinical rotations, and has an MPH from the University of Texas Southwestern. As a tutor, he focuses on converting students' relative areas of weakness into strengths. He plans to pursue a career in general surgery and hopes to one day teach medical and surgical skills to indigenous members of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In his free time, Ife enjoys playing the piano, soccer, and spending quality time with his loving wife.

Jacob Perlson, MD MPH

Jacob Perlson, MD MPH

Step 1: 250

Step 2 CK: 262

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Jacob is a proud Chicago native and incoming psychiatry resident at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Program. He graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth after obtaining his Master in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a budding psychiatrist, Jake emphasizes self-care, self-compassion, and evidence-based strategies from learning psychology such as spaced-repetition and nurturing metacognition with his students in tutoring. Jacob enjoys learning languages and distance running; he has run six marathons.

Jonathan Pacella, MD

Jonathan Pacella, MD

Step 1: 264

Step 2 CK: 286

Other Subjects: Shelf Exams

Jon graduated from University of North Dakota and is currently PGY-1 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital with the intention to become a pediatric cardiologist. He has extensive tutoring experience in a myriad of subjects with diverse learners. He employs a systematic approach in the creation of study schedules, the completion and review of practice exams, and the utilization of high-yield spaced repetition tools like Anki. He excelled in his clinical rotations, receiving honors in every core clerkship while scoring in the 93rd percentile and above on every shelf exam. In his free time, he enjoys reading, photography and exploring national parks with his wife.

Josh Caldwell, MD

Josh Caldwell, MD

Step 2 CK: 95th percentile

Other Subjects: Shelf exams

Residency Application Advising: Urology, surgery

Josh grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from West Point with a degree in Nuclear Engineering. After nearly seven years of service in the US Army as an Apache helicopter pilot with multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan, Josh matriculated at Harvard Medical School. Josh has an extensive background tutoring medical students and providing admissions advising. He is currently a urology resident at the University of Washington in Seattle and hopes to pursue a career as a urologic oncologist. In his free time, he enjoys private aviation, distance running, and drinking craft beer.

Kishan Patel

Kishan Patel

Step 1: 99th percentile

Step 2 CK: 99th percentile

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework

Kishan is originally from Boston, MA and attended Brown University as an undergraduate, where he studied Neuroscience. He is currently an M4 at the Yale School of Medicine, and is headed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital this summer for Internal Medicine residency. He is interested in a career in hematology/oncology. In his free time, you’ll find Kishan eating Mexican food, playing soccer, or watching Friends re-runs.

Lucas Marinacci, MD

Lucas Marinacci, MD

Step 1: 260

Step 2 CK: 272

Residency Application Advising: IM

Originally from Yonkers, New York, Lucas worked for several years as a professional chef, tutor, hospital unit secretary, and research assistant before completing a post-baccalaureate program. He received an MD from the Columbia University and recently finished his internal medicine residency at MGH, andis currently at Beth Israel Deaconess hospital as a fellow in cardiology. Having engaged in teaching at each stage of his career, Lucas strongly believes any student can learn the test-taking skills needed to reach their full potential on these exams and make the most of their hard work and dedication.

Matthew Simhon, MD

Matthew Simhon, MD

Step 1: 258

Step 2 CK: 278

Residency Application Advising: Orthopedic surgery

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Matthew later attended Northeastern University on a full merit scholarship. He went on to attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for medical school and is now a resident physician in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He has had extensive experience tutoring students since high school on a diverse range of subjects, including AP classes, the SAT, the MCAT, and Step 1 and CK. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys traveling, weightlifting, running, biking, scuba diving, and Russian literature.

Mike Driscoll

Mike Driscoll

Step 1: 90th percentile

COMLEX: 99th percentile

Other subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Originally from Akron, Ohio, Mike is currently a fourth-year medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. His top two clinical interests are Orthopedic Surgery and Internal Medicine with a track to Pulmonary/Critical Care. He has tutored since his sophomore year in college, acting in various capacities, and truly enjoys helping others succeed with their academic goals. He is particularly proficient in test-taking strategy and dissecting difficult question stems and topics. In his free time, he continues to live an active lifestyle including many hikes and runs with his two dogs Layla and Luna.

Natalie Williams, MD

Natalie Williams, MD

Step 1: 97th percentile

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Clinical Interest: Dermatology

Natalie is originally from rural North Carolina. She recently matched in dermatology at the University of Miami, and will be completing a preliminary year in internal medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Natalie was inducted into the national Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she was a volunteer tutor with the school’s peer tutoring program. Natalie’s outlook on board studying is: make it fun! She loves silly memory tricks, sketching things out, pop-culture references, and all things that make studying memorable.

Olivia Moumne

Olivia Moumne

Step 1: 254

Step 2 CK: 268

Other subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Olivia grew up in Tampa, FL and is an MS4 in the University of Florida's BS/MD program. She recently matched into obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah. Olivia first became involved with medical education through teaching an Emergency Medical Responder course during her undergraduate career. Her tutoring focus is on organizational skills, knowledge, and test-taking strategies. Olivia firmly believes in the importance of balance in being successful in medical school. In her free time, Olivia enjoys spending time outdoors hiking with friends, snow skiing, doing yoga, and reading.

Priyank Sharma, MD

Priyank Sharma, MD

Step 1: 253

Step 2 CK: 261, Step 3: 242

Residency Application Advising: Dermatology

Priyank obtained his MD degree from University of Pennsylvania, and after graduation worked at Boston Consulting Group. He then returned to clinical medicine, completing an internal medicine internship at Case Western and matching into dermatology residency at Northwell Health. His tutoring approach starts with each student’s unique situation and goals, and instills habits to improve content mastery through validated learning techniques, test-taking strategy, stress management, and schedule optimization. In his free time he enjoys fantasy football, traveling, designing digital tools, and reading about technology.

Ryan Louer, MD

Ryan Louer, MD

Step 1: 264

Step 2 CK: 281

Residency Application Advising: Pediatrics, anesthesia

Ryan Louer is originally from West Milford, NJ, and is an intern in the combined Pediatrics-Anesthesia Residency Program at Harvard (Boston Children’s, Brigham and Women’s). He completed medical school at Indiana University . At IU, Ryan was a go-to tutor for the medical school, interfacing with 30 students and designing lecture reviews for students. Throughout his life, Ryan has visited a total of 20 countries in the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, and several African countries. His career interests include Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Anesthesia.

Vedant Acharya

Vedant Acharya

Step 1: 261

Step 2 CK: 262

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Vedant completed medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He has over 250 hours of Step 1 & 2 tutoring experience. His tutoring approach combines the science of learning (active learning, spaced repetition and test-enhanced learning) with test-taking skills (question & answer interpretation) to systematically create a personalized study system. Vedant will be completing his residency in Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys singing, reading, and finding new vegan dining spots.

Vishnu Harikumar

Vishnu Harikumar

Step 1: 259

Step 2 CK: 264

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Vishnu is a fifth-year medical student (MS3) enrolled in the University of Missouri-Kansas City six year BA/MD program. He is interested in pursuing a career in academic dermatology and will be spending the next year as a research fellow at Northwestern University. As a medical student, he has received an honors evaluation on every clinical rotation he has completed. He has a passion for teaching and wants to help his students become efficient learners. In his free time he helps manage the Sojourners Free Health Clinic, the Kansas City Free Eye Clinic, TEDxUMKC, and enjoys exploring restaurants around the city and running.

Zachary Aulgur

Zachary Aulgur

Step 1: 260

Step 2 CK: 269

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Zach grew up in Kansas City, and is a currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As a tutor, Zach places an emphasis on test-taking strategies, augmenting memory with critical thinking techniques, and creating strategic study plans. He has a passion for teaching, having mentored others throughout college and while attaining his Eagle Scout rank. Zach’s extracurricular activities include teaching through educational videos on his YouTube fishing channel, presiding the UMKC fishing club, volunteering at a local Food pantry, playing soccer, and traveling.

Alyssa Ehrlich, MD

Alyssa Ehrlich, MD

Step 1: 262

Step 2 CK: 281, Step 3: 261

Residency Application Advising: Psychiatry, IM

Alyssa obtained her MD degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her internship in internal medicine at Stanford. She will begin residency training in psychiatry this summer. The founder of USMLE Pro, she has over 500 hours of teaching experience and is passionate about working with students who struggle with test-taking anxiety and ADHD. When she isn't tutoring students or advising other educators at USMLE Pro, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, practicing vinyasa yoga, and learning improv and sketch comedy.

Brianna Cocuzzo

Brianna Cocuzzo

Step 2: 270

Other Subjects: Shelf Exams

Clinical Interest: Developmental Pediatrics

Brianna is originally a native of Westchester NY. After spending a year at the National University of Ireland pursuing her Masters in Clinical Neuroscience, Brianna moved to Florida to pursue her career in medicine. She is currently a 4th-year medical student in the inaugural class at Nova Southeastern University Kiran C Patel College of Allopathic Medicine. Brianna is currently applying to residencies in Pediatrics and planning to pursue Developmental Pediatrics. This interest fuels Brianna's interest in helping others succeed and reach their fullest potential. Brianna's philosophy of teaching involves always letting the student take charge and show what they know before jumping in to fill gaps. Brianna is the proud owner of two rescue dogs, "Kerry" and "Clare '', named for two of the counties she visited while living in Ireland. In her free time, Brianna is an avid runner, loves to travel, and has completed marathons in three different countries!

Caralin Schneider

Caralin Schneider

Step 1: 257

Step 2: 270

Other subjects: Shelf exams

Caralin is originally from the Chicago area and completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a current MS4 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she was inducted into the national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Caralin has a passion for teaching and has tutored medical students in preclinical courses, board exam studying and clinical skills. Caralin’s tutoring style focuses on the science of learning for efficient and effective study and test taking strategies. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, day hikes, traveling, and spending time with family.

Charles Zhang, MD

Charles Zhang, MD

Step 1: 272

Step 2 CK: 279, Step 3: 269

Residency Application Advising: Ophthalmology

Charles graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He matched into his home Ophthalmology program and is currently in his intern year. During medical school, he led a set of lecture series on how to properly utilize Anki and combine a variety of resources to yield the best results on board exams. His teaching philosophy revolves around space repetition, problem solving and clinical applications to cement mastery. He also believes that the key to success lies in living a balanced life and in his free time, he enjoys cooking increasingly complex recipes and working out.

Deepanshu Singh, MD

Deepanshu Singh, MD

Step 1: 248

Step 2 CK: 264

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Deepanshu graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He will be doing a preliminary year in internal medicine at Lankenau Medical Center before moving to Wake Forest for Diagnostic Radiology. Deepanshu performed wonderfully on his shelf and USMLE exams, scoring a 264 on Step 2 CK. He has an extensive tutoring background and helps run the tutoring program at his medical school. He wants to pursue his passion for medical education in his future as a physician. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, and cooking with friends and family.

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

Step 1: 261

Step 2: 268

Other Subjects: Shelf exams, pre-clinical coursework

Originally from Seattle, Emily is a rising 4th-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. She has extensive experience tutoring throughout medical school and undergrad and is passionate about helping others succeed. She has excelled in medical school, obtaining Honors in all of her graded clinical rotations and achieving in the 99th and 100th percentiles on the Pediatrics and Medicine Shelf exams, respectively. Emily is convinced that self-care is the foundation of success. Outside of the hospital, you can find her rock climbing, trail running, cooking, and cycling.

Emmanuel Carrodeguas, MD

Emmanuel Carrodeguas, MD

Step 1: 257

Step 2 CK: 260

Residency Application Advising: Radiology

Emmanuel graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he studied Biological Engineering and was part of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and has demonstrated continued academic success, achieving honors with distinction in all of his 3rd-year clerkships and excelling in his USMLE board exams, scoring a 257 on Step 1 and a 260 on Step 2 CK. He will complete his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UCSF and is excited to apply his engineering mindset to clinical problems. He has had experience tutoring diverse subjects since undergrad, and he is passionate about teaching others how to systematically approach clinical problems and succeed. When not thinking about medicine, he enjoys grilling and video games.

Iyas Daghlas

Iyas Daghlas

Step 1: 263

Step 2: 268

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Originally from mid-Missouri, Iyas Daghlas is a rising fourth year at Harvard Medical School interested in neurology and psychiatry. He is currently taking a gap year to conduct research in genetics and epidemiology of sleep disorders and migraine. He has had a passion for teaching since being an undergraduate, and has continued to teach clinical skills in medical school. He is keen on sharing efficient test-taking strategies with medical students. In his free time he enjoys cooking and tasting new cuisines, drinking mint tea, and listening to experimental music.

Jared Blau

Jared Blau

Step 1: 260

Step 2 CK: 260, Step 3: 260

Residency Application Advising: Plastic surgery

Originally from New York, Jared worked as a schoolteacher in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he also earned a Masters Degree in Education. A lifelong educator, Jared tutored students in preclinical coursework throughout medical school. He also published the first randomized controlled trial on using human tissue for teaching medical students suture skills. Now in residency in plastic surgery, Jared enjoys teaching rotating students both technical skills and the physiologic principles that govern advanced reconstructive techniques. In his spare time, Jared is a food writer and photographer.

Jordan Said

Jordan Said

Step 1: 90th percentile

Step 2 CK: 90th percentile

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Jordan is a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and is originally from New Mexico. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, he was a peer tutor and instructor for biophysical chemistry and organic chemistry. Jordan has maintained a strong interest in medical education and educational advocacy during medical school, which led him to join USMLE Pro. Jordan plans to pursue residency training in dermatology, with parallel interests in internal medicine as well. Outside of medicine, Jordan runs long-distance races and practices both photography and saxophone performance.

Kirthi Bellamkonda

Kirthi Bellamkonda

Step 1: 262

Step 2 CK: 269

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework

Kirthi grew up in Naperville, IL, and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago as part of the BS/MD program, obtaining her undergraduate degree after only 2 years. She also obtained a Masters of Science by Research in the Surgical Sciences from Oxford University. She is currently in her fourth year at the Yale School of Medicine, and is applying for residency in vascular surgery. She hopes to continue leveraging her extensive teaching experience to help students most effectively identify and utilize proven review resources, set up manageable spaced repetition goals, and hone test-taking strategies.

Lee Seligman

Lee Seligman

Step 1: 268

Step 2 CK: 276

Other Subjects: Shelf exams

Lee was born and raised in Berkeley, CA, with a few brief stints living in Osaka, Japan. After graduating from Harvard, he founded an SAT and ESL tutoring company in Japan, where he designed the teaching curriculum and served as head instructor. He then returned to the United States to attend medical school at UCSF, where he is currently an MS4. During his second year, Lee helped to tutor first-year medical students through a peer-to-peer teaching program, through which he received universally positive peer reviews. In his free time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, attending hip hop classes, and drinking tea.

Mary Beth Hampe

Mary Beth Hampe

Step 1: 255

Step 2 CK: 258

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Mary Beth attended University of Florida for both undergraduate and medical school before moving to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she is currently a Family Medicine intern at University of North Carolina (UNC). She served as a teaching assistant in Biology for multiple semesters in college and for the Endocrinology and Reproduction course in medical school. She will continue to be involved in medical education at UNC and hopes to inspire others to pursue a career in primary care. Mary Beth works best with other visual learners, and she focuses on targeting weaknesses, tailoring study strategies to the individual, and most importantly, wellness and checking in with ourselves. In her spare time, Mary Beth enjoys meditating, hiking, drinking craft beer, making memes, and painting along with Bob Ross tutorials.

Michelle Bartlett

Michelle Bartlett

Step 1: 99th perecentile

Step 2 CK: 99th percentile

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Michelle originally hails from West Chester, Pennsylvania and is currently an MS4 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) also pursuing a concurrent Masters in Genomic Medicine. At UMMSM, she has served as both a peer tutor, focusing on pre-clinical coursework with underclassmen, and as a trainer, focusing on clinical skills including history-taking and physical exam technique. She aspires to be a pediatrician. Her teaching style incorporates active learning with repetition, as well as the occasional cute mnemonic. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, and winning limbo contests.

Moaaz Soliman, MD

Moaaz Soliman, MD

Step 1: 99th Percentile

Step 2 CK and Step 3: 99th Percentile

Residency Application Advising: Radiation Oncology

Moaaz was born and raised in southern New Mexico and attended the University of Michigan Medical School on a full merit scholarship. He completed a transitional intern year at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver prior to starting his residency in radiation oncology. His extensive experience with private tutoring and long term advising of medical students has helped him develop tailored action plans, methods of introspective learning, and coping techniques to combat periods of high stress or low motivation. Moaaz’s favorite extracurricular activities include eating, sports, chilling, and cutting hair.

Nikhil Dhall

Nikhil Dhall

Step 1: 254

Other subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Clinical Interest: Ophthalmology

Originally from Naperville, IL, Nikhil is currently an Ophthalmology resident at Tulane University in New Orleans. He has a diverse teaching and mentoring background, including leading study courses for peers, private online tutoring in undergraduate and medical courses. He strives to teach other medical students how to apply basic knowledge to complex topics and then develop individualized tactics to maximize performance on examinations while improving their long-term clinical knowledge base. In his spare time, you can find Nikhil riding his bike to the park, where he spends his evenings in his hammock reading travel guides.

Phoebe Hammer, MD

Phoebe Hammer, MD

Step 1: 254

Step 2 CK: 262, Step 3: 262

Residency Application Advising: Pathology

Phoebe earned her MD from Oregon Health Science University and is currently a Pathology resident at Stanford University. She is passionate about teaching and medical education; she has 500+ hours of experience tutoring medical students, designing courses and curriculum, and providing residency advising. Phoebe’s tutoring approach emphasizes active learning strategies, development of test-taking strategy, and identification and elimination of cognitive pitfalls. Phoebe enjoys camping, exploring National Parks, going to concerts and restaurants, and pub trivia in her free time.

Russell D'Anton, MD

Russell D'Anton, MD

Step 1: 263

Step 2 CK: 270, Step 3: 254

Residency Application Advising: EM

Originally from New Jersey, Russell graduated from Cornell University and pursued his medical education at the Drexel University College of Medicine where he was inducted into the national Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is currently completing the third year of his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has extensive undergraduate tutoring experience in the life sciences and tutored during his medical education in both pre-clinical and clinical academic interests. He enjoys cooking with his wife, classic American literature, and cinema.

Soham Rege

Soham Rege

Step 1: 274

Step 2 CK: 275

Other Subjects: Shelf exams

Originally a native of Princeton, New Jersey, Soham is currently a 4th year medical student at Dartmouth College, having obtained an MPH degree at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Soham shares a deep passion for teaching and research in issues related to cost, access, and outcomes. His philosophy for teaching centers on using the right resources, spaced repetition, effective use of practice questions, and self-care. In his free time, you can find him playing soccer at a nearby field, lifting weights in the gym, or cooking up a new recipe he just discovered.

Vish Bysani

Vish Bysani

Step 2 CK: 260

Other Subjects: Pre-clinical coursework, shelf exams

Clinical Interest: Radiology

Vish Bysani is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Missouri – Columbia SOM. Graduating from Tulane University with magna cum laude honors, With many years of tutoring experience Vish has a passion for teaching and often says that the true success to mastering the USMLE’s is having a positive and strong mindset combined with an efficient study plan. Vish uses his strong understanding of the basic sciences to make information relevant clinically. This has translated into him receiving honors in the clinical portions of his Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry blocks. After having a successful third year of medical school, he received a 260 on USMLE Step 2 and honored nearly all of his fourth year courses. He is currently a preliminary medicine student at Tulane and is pursuing radiology. In his spare time, he loves to practice stand-up comedy, play basketball and strength lift.

Walker Mainwaring

Walker Mainwaring

Step 1: 268

Step 2 CK: 266

Residency Application Advising: Dermatology, IM

As a medical student at Baylor, Walker has led Anatomy recitations, was a TA in Pharmacology, and worked with students on test-taking strategies for shelf exams. As a teacher, he helps students manage their time and resources in an efficient and personalized manner, as well as coaching them on question-answering strategies and content-based knowledge. He is currently a PGY1 in internal medicine and will be completing his dermatology residency training at UCLA. In his free time, Walker enjoys playing soccer and golf and walking his tiny rescue dog, Hershey.