Shelf Exams Tutoring

SHELF Exams

Mastery of Medical Specialties

Expert One-on-One Tutoring will maximize your potential.

Personalized

We take the time to get to know your goals and objectives. Like medicine, learning should be individualized. We develop sessions specific to you because it matters.

Flexible

We understand how busy school and clinical training can be. With your goals in mind, we work with you to create a schedule for maximum efficiency and growth.

Effective

Our tutors are knowledgeable about the exams and equipped with the best methods to help you crush your boards. We are your guide every step of the way!

HOW IT WORKS

We empower you with the knowledge and confidence to succeed on exam day.

CONDUCT FREE CONSULTATION

A customized individual plan to help you reach your goal.

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TUTOR SESSIONS

Book sessions with our tutors whenever works best for you.

MAXIMIZE
YOUR POTENTIAL

Overperform on exam day with our proven test-taking methodology.

SHELF EXAMS Tutoring Features

For a shelf exam tutoring program to be effective, it needs to embody a number of unique features that leave you feeling secure in the knowledge that you’re equipped for the task. These features include:

Package Options

We offer a variety of Tutoring Packages, including Individualized and Group Tutoring Sessions. This gives you the flexibility to choose the right budget and learning style for your success.

Experienced Tutors

Our tutors are Elite Students and Physicians who have excelled in school, on exams, and in their careers. They are natural and experienced teachers who are certified by MSC Faculty.

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When you sign up for Tutoring, you will receive access to our eLearning Platform, including Books, Videos, QBank & Forums.

Personalized Tutoring

You’re matched with the Ideal Tutor based on the Consultation Session. We match the best teaching approach for your learning style and customize our program to maximize Your results.

Flexible Scheduling

We work with you to ensure tutor availability whenever best suits your schedule, allowing you to make the most of your study time.

A Targeted Approach

There’s no reason to focus on what you already know. A good tutor will identify your weaknesses and enable you to address these in each session.

Why You Need Shelf Exam Tutoring

In addition to the one-on-one tutoring sessions you will benefit from, there are a number of other supporting elements that underpin all tutoring programs. With our Shelf Exam tutoring program, you’ll benefit from:

How Our SHELF EXAMS Tutoring Works

At MSC, we make the tutoring process as easy as possible. Once you’ve contacted us and provided us with the relevant information during the consultation scheduling process, we’ll set you up with one of our highly-experienced tutors for a free, 30-minute consultation. During this session, you’ll receive a personalized study plan, a tutoring schedule, and generally get a feel for whether this process will work for you (hint: it will!). Most tutoring sessions are around one hour each, and we recommend at least two sessions a week so that you really understand the content.

Meet your MATCH

Mentoring Advising Tutoring Coaching Hub

Alex Tobias,
MD

Chicago Medical
School

Ann Dietrich,
MD

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eric Neilson,
MD

Ross University
School of Medicine

Ben Doonan,
MD

University of Florida
College of Medicine

About the Shelf Exams

The NBME Subject Examinations are commonly referred to as the NBME Shelf Exams, or “Shelf Exams.” These are a series of subject-specific standardized tests that are administered after the completion of certain clerkship rotations during the third year of medical school. Shelf Exams are administered on paper or online. Each Shelf Exam is composed of 110 multiple-choice questions, and aims to assess your mastery of the subject-specific material of each clerkship. Shelf exams play a very crucial role in your major clinical grades, which will be a focus of residency programs reviewing your application. Even if you receive sterling reviews and comments from interns and attendings, you will not be able to earn high marks in each rotation without excelling on your Shelf exams. Shelf exams are administered on paper or online. They last for 2 hours and 30 minutes and consist of 100 questions each.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Determining if tutoring is right for you can be a unique challenge that requires an honest look at your academic strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes figuring out where you need help is harder than receiving it. At Medical School Companion, we make both as painless as possible. Our tutors are highly trained to be able to determine what aspects of learning, either content or study strategy,  we can help you improve on.

Through a FREE 30 minute consultation with our tutoring staff, you can hit the ground running by learning how to study efficiently and effectively. With one-on-one tutoring, you get a personalized academic coach to guide you through those tricky concepts to develop a deeper, stronger understanding of the core concepts tested on exams.

While embarking on tutoring can seem like a daunting task, at MSC we make it easy! First, FREE 30 minute consultation with our tutoring staff. Here, you’ll be able to meet with one of our highly experienced tutors and receive a personalized game plan for how to study, how to proceed with tutoring, and how often you’d need tutoring to master your exams.
At MSC we offer a variety of tutoring packages — everything from individualized to group tutoring sessions.
Yes! You’ll receive total access to our online learning platform, including online courses, eBooks, question bank, and interactive forums with your Online Coaching purchase. Additionally, you’ll gain access to an exclusive community of medical students via an interactive social media platform.

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We accept all major credit cards on checkout. We understand how tough finances can be while going to medical school so we also partner with Affirm to allow payment plans. If you have any further questions, please reach out to info@mscmeded.com

No. After purchasing your package, your tutoring hours can be used, whichever way works best for you.

Our FREE 30 minute consultation works by you telling us a bit about yourself! We use that information to set you up with a member of our tutoring team that best fits your needs. During your consultation, you’ll meet with a tutor and they’ll determine how Medical School Companion can best help you, whether it’s through personalized content tutoring, developing test-taking strategies, or creating a personalized study schedule.

We offer a FREE 30 minute consultation where you’ll meet with one of our exemplary tutors to diagnose your strengths, and weaknesses, and come up with a game plan on how to best coach you towards academic success.

You are matched with a tutor based on the information you provide us during the consultation scheduling process. We match you based on what we believe will be the most beneficial to you and your learning style, strengths, weaknesses and where you are in your medical career. However you are more than welcome to request a specific tutor at any time. Here at MSC we work for you!

Our tutors are an elite group of students and physicians who have excelled during their time in medical school and careers. We chose our tutoring staff based on how well they scored in their board exams, their teaching ability and interpersonal skills.

A typical session lasts for an hour between you and your tutor and will focus on the specific content of your choice. We teach in the learning style that most benefits you because everyone learns differently. The same content can be taught different ways to different tutees. Regardless, every session concludes with you achieving a goal: a deeper understanding of that topic.
Anywhere and everywhere! All of our tutoring sessions are virtual via video meeting platform, so you can master anything from the comfort of your home!

Absolutely! Part of our duty as tutors is to not only help you understand the content, but also help you create the optimal study schedule that works best for you, using the material and resources that we believe can help you master every learning objective tested in school exams and board exams.

As often as you’d like! However, we recommend meeting twice a week. This typically creates a well rounded ratio of individual learning, learning and application paired with your tutor, and individual application of what you’ve learned that week.

Yes! Currently we offer packages that incorporate group learning so that you and your friends can master anything.

Our goal at Medical School Companion is to be exactly that — your companion through the entire medical school journey. Therefore, we tutor for every exam you’ll see in your medical school career, starting from the MCAT, and all the way through clerkship exams. We’re here with you through every board exam.

Yes! Currently we offer a 100 question diagnostic exam for our tutees. When you have your first meeting, we’ll set up your login info for access.

Absolutely! If you want to have your sessions recorded, just let your tutor know and they will record them and send them to you after the session is complete.

Yes! However we believe in our motto “Draw it to know it.” So, you’ll definitely want to create your own notes during your personalized tutoring session.

Send an email to info@mscmeded.com and express your interest. We’d love to get to know you!