Best USMLE Tutor's Student Reviews for USMLE Step 2 CK Tutoring.

Best USMLE Tutor's Student Reviews for USMLE Step 2 CK Tutoring.

If you are struggling with USMLE Step 2 CK Preparation or have failed USMLE Step 2 CK and are planning to Retake USMLE Step 2 CK, Schedule your Free Skype meeting with Dr. Malik today...

Please Read Our USMLE Step 2 CK Student Testimonials below:

-S from Connecticut

Dr. Malik is a wonderful teacher: he is very knowledgeable, cares about his students, and is also an honest and good person. I had researched and spoken with numerous tutors prior to finding Dr. Malik. Many other programs will place you with an employee; Dr. Malik is a one man show and is the real deal and is definitely the BESTUSMLETUTOR!

I worked with him to prepare for Step 2 CK/CS and this past year for step 3. Working with him was worth every penny and hour I spent. He was encouraging and I still use the techniques he taught me for test taking as well as when caring for patients. He will tell you right from the start that he can’t guarantee a good or passing score, because it is entirely dependent on what the student wants to achieve. If you are willing to put in the work though, Dr. Malik will get you to pass and score well. 

He uses a unique approach I haven’t seen with any other teacher that helped me approach test questions in a smart and fun way. I haven’t encountered someone yet who reasons the way he does about medicine, and it really helped me to do well on these exams!

I can also attest to the fact that he truly cares about his students – the week before taking step 3 his wife was in the hospital after having twins, and he skyped with me from the hospital to make sure I didn’t fall behind in sessions with him and risk failing the test. I am so thankful that I have worked with him – you really can’t go wrong with investing your money and time in working with Dr. Malik.

I got a 201 on step 1 before working with Dr. Malik, and 237 and 215 on step 2 and 3 respectively after finding him. I can also tell you he knows the steps so well he predicted my outcome score +/- a couple points for both steps based on how I had been doing.

 He has contributed more to me getting into residency and knowing how to be a good doctor, than any other teacher I have had during medical school. My only regret is not finding Dr. Malik sooner, so I could’ve had a higher step 1 score!

-Lauren from New Jersey

I met Dr. Malik for the first time prior to taking my Emergency Medicine (EM) shelf-exam. I had just received the terrible report, “you have failed STEP 2 CK” and now I was about to take another standardized test with little self-assurance of my results being any different from STEP. My already low confidence in any test taking abilities I thought I had plummeted to nearly nothing. 

Leading up to this point, for my first attempt, I tried what most medical students do in preparation for USMLE STEP 2 CK. I drilled hard through U-WORLD, read multiple prep books, watched hours of Online Med Ed videos and sought out advice from advisors and students from the grades above. After over a month’s worth of studying, my final score came to a 207. 

I felt like I had exhausted every resource available, so when my Mom approached me about Dr. Malik, whom she found online, I was honestly skeptical about whether or not he could truly help me. I decided to give him a chance. The night before my EM exam, I met him for the first time over skype. 

Before even getting into details about my study strategies, he could immediately point out my strengths and weakness just based on my past STEP scores. 

The areas he identified were things I would have never been able to point out in myself. Things like vocabulary, pictures and sounds which seem so simple but are actually so critical to mastering this exam. That night, Dr. Malik spent over 6 hours with me reviewing questions and core topics on the material for FREE. 

I scored higher on that exam after working with him, than I did on any other shelf exam studying alone.

After seeing the results, I made the decision to work with Dr. Malik in my second attempt at studying for USMLE STEP 2 CK. 

From the very beginning, he was very clear about what would be required of me to improve my score from where I was at. Although there was much I needed to work on, I never felt alone through this process with him. 

He was not just a tutor to me, but also a mentor, a coach and an encourager. There were times when I felt so discouraged studying for this test a second time and wanted to give up, but Dr. Malik reminded me that I could really do this, and he was right. I think one of the best parts about working with him is that he helps you see each question through a new set of eyes. 

The things I never paid attention to or that I would quickly zoom over, he stopped me at or would help me to slow down so I could see just how critical that piece of information was to the overall scenario and in turn, the diagnoses and treatment, etc. 

Dr. Malik has a way of making each question come to life so that they’re no longer just words on a page but an actual story and an exciting one.

 In the end, Dr. Malik helped me raise my score by nearly 30 points. I went from a 207 to a 235 and it still feels so good. 

It has given me so much confidence to go into residency interviews and be able to stand on that score. I can honestly say though, I don’t believe I would have achieved that without him. 

If you are finding yourself in a similar position that I was in, I would first start by saying, don’t lose hope! You can do this. But second, when you try again, consider not doing this alone. They say insanity is trying the same thing over again and expecting different results. 

I can tell you; Dr. Malik will not be like any other tutor you’ve worked with or any strategy you’ve attempted on your own. 

He is worth the money it costs to overcome your failure. My failure was probably one of the greatest blessings in disguise. 

I’ve not only gained a new insight into how to approach these tests that I will take with me into my career forever, but also a new sense of confidence in my test taking abilities that I now know I’m capable of achieving. 

For all of this and more, I give thanks to Dr. Malik…For imparting his knowledge onto his students, caring for each of them so personally and above all, believing that with a little help, anyone can reach their highest potential, including me. 

Thank you for everything Dr. Malik! I am eternally grateful for you! 

-TG from California

Dr. Malik helped me study for my USMLE step 2 exam. I was originally getting around 230, and in 2 months I took my exam and ended up with a 257! 

That was 10 points higher than any of the practice exams that I had taken during that time! 

Dr. Malik was wonderful to work with, and he was always available around the clock for tutoring sessions and any questions I had. 

Not only is he a great teacher to shows you how to look and really read what the question is telling you, but he is also a great motivator. 

He truly put his heart and soul into helping me, and for that I am forever grateful.  


-W from North Carolina

Originally one of my biggest concern when taking standardize exam was the time. I always find myself running out of time when taking these exam. 

Dr. Malik was able to provide me with many test-taking strategies that helps me to beat the clock. After just 2 weeks of tutoring sessions with him, I went from not enough time to finish the exam to having 3 minutes extra! 

My percentile also increased for more than 20 percentiles!! I especially appreciate Dr. Malik's teaching method because he uses real-world analogies to help me remember different pathophysicological disease processes. 

Because of the way he explains things, I am able to answer more questions intuitively with my "reflex" instead of wasting time and arguing with myself to pick the correct answer. This was a huge part of how I was able to cut down on my time and increase my accuracy when answering these question.

I plan to continue my tutoring sessions with him prior to my step 2 and I will definitely leave another update review after that!

Step2CK Update:

After seeing a huge improvement on my shelf exam, I continued my tutoring sessions with Dr. Malik for another 2 months. 

I just received my USMLE Step 2 CK score today and it was an UNBELIEVABLE score! 

I am SO HAPPY and THANKFUL for getting an opportunity to learn Medicine from Dr. Malik. 

His teaching style is unique and may appear radical or tough in the beginning, but believe me, if you just trust in his process and follow through, you will do well on your exam!      

-S from Alaska

Dr. Malik went above and beyond to ensure I succeeded in Step 2 CK! Before I started working with Dr. Malik, I was consistently failing every practice test. He was able to patiently and clearly explain concepts I had trouble understanding. Since I do not memorize well, Dr. Malik worked to foster a deep, integrated understanding of the material . We also focused on studying the structure of test questions to better answer them. Dr. Malik would also accommodate my schedule to allow for a better work-life balance during my study period.

Dr. Malik expects much from his students. He would regularly send me additional resources to review on top of recommended practice questions! But his methods gave great results. Not only did I see a 40 point gain in my Step 2 practice tests, but I was able to more confidently answer questions in the hospital setting. I could not have achieved this without Dr. Malik's guidance.

Thank you Dr. Malik

-J from Virginia

I worked with Dr. Malik for only 5 hours, and my score went up by 40 points on my USMLE Step 2 CK. I think that says it all about Dr. Malik’s teaching. He is simply amazing Tutor who uses different tactics to approach a question and makes it so easy to answer. His free trial of Tutoring is definitely worth trying! I am very pleased with my results. I’m a wife, a mom and a student and I worked very hard. I’m so glad I had Dr. Malik to help me get through this. I definitely recommend Dr. Malik for your future exams. Thank you so much Dr. Malik! God bless!

-Sofie from Connecticut 

I wanted to have a high score on the USMLE step 2 CK and contacted many tutors to find someone who would be the best fit. Dr. Malik was very unique in terms of his approach to medicine and students and his style of teaching. Most tutors just drill you and have you memorize lots of information – that’s fine and necessary in some cases – but his style achieves even more.

Dr. Malik teaches by identifying overarching concepts and making useful connections and analogies from real life examples. He helps you make connections between different organ systems and physiologic processes and basic science (i.e. like gravity, elasticity, etc.) that can be applied across all situations. This applies to not just to USMLE questions, but to the practice of medicine generally. This really helped me to have to memorize much less, understand a great deal more, and actually enjoy studying medicine again. All tutors know a lot of facts, but Dr. Malik is uniquely able to help students make overarching themes and apply principles universally. Within just a couple sessions I started looking at these concepts in a whole new way, and I began to realize how obvious the answers could be if I just interpreted questions the way he does and applied the correct principles.

As I am not a great memorizer, this was really important for me and was the MAIN reason I chose Dr. Malik over other tutors. After just the free intro session, questions were immediately easier to approach and answer! Then in just a few weeks, I improved 30+ points on NBME practice tests!

Additionally, Dr. Malik actually ENJOYS doing this stuff and is really is passionate about helping his students CONQUER these exams, too! He genuinely gets a kick out of doing these questions, interpreting them with students, and talking through how to approach the topics! And this is the bulk of the work with him. For me this was very motivating, and his humorous and positive approach also helped me to remember everything I learned with him as I began to apply the concepts to questions and practice tests. Dr. Malik is also just a good, positive person and very professional – it was a pleasure to be his student. He is easily reachable to his students and is flexible with setting up sessions. He accommodated me every time I needed to change a session or meet with him earlier or later than usual.

Lastly, Dr. Malik is very straight forward and honest; he doesn’t guarantee you’ll pass your exam just by signing up. You have to actually do the work and follow his direction to get the scores you want. He KNOWS what it takes to beat these exams and is STRATEGIC about how to get there! His moniker of “bestusmletutor” is very fitting, and after investigating so many other programs, I can say it is absolutely true! I highly encourage anyone who wants to ace USMLE step 1, step 2CK/CS, or step 3 come to Dr. Malik!

Thank you so much for all of your help Dr. Malik!

-O from Washington D.C.

I will totally recommend Dr Malik. This was my last opportunity to take the USMLE Step 2 CK test. Though I had to deal with a lot of anxiety and I did not get to complete all the required material with him, the time he and I spent was sufficient enough to take me over and pass with a 220 for the step 2 CK . It was like for the first five blocks of the exam I saw questions that he and I discussed. For the first time ever I was smiling quite a bit while taking an exam. And just that familiarity with the information helped keep the anxiety at low tempo.He has an interesting sense of humor which actually helped me remember certain details. His approach to tackling individual questions is also superb. It completely revolutionized my perspective and approach to question cases which I now did with more confidence. I was also getting more questions right . From hence forth any board exam I will take, I will definitely work with him for it. I will take the step 3 next year and absolutely will not take any chances. I truly believe working with him will help me get an even better score than just passing.Even if you complete half the material with him and study hard, you are very likely to pass.

-Tom from Virginia

I worked with Dr. Malik for 2 months and he helped me pick up my weak areas and pass my boards. Having tried other methods for studying, I highly suggest working with him. He uses techniques that helped me learn the material so it builds a strong foundation for the future.

-F.J. from Virginia

Dr. Harish Malik , who is providing online USMLE tutoring, is really caring, honest and passionate about medical field and sharing his knowledge and guidance to other doctors, so they could be able to serve and treat patients with real knowledge. He provide FREE session to give you an idea how to prepare for success.

I found his web site online and hesitantly called but I didn't leave a message. He called me back right away and as soon as I started my conversation with him, I realized and felt his care and seriousness about his teaching and guidance and the best simple steps to leads us to pass USMLE successfully with confidence and better knowledge.

After only one FREE session with him I feel really motivated and found the easiest way to study for success. I really recommend Dr. Malik to all of the students and medical graduates, who are trying to ace USMLE in first attempt.

-Ekta from New York

Hi, I accidentally came across Dr. Malik’s website when I was studying to take the USMLE Step 2 for the second time. I have severe test anxiety and it prevented me from taking the step 2. I wanted a coach, someone to teach me test taking strategies and not to memorize every detail. That is when I decided to just browse over my options of a tutor/coach for this exam. Dr. Malik was the right accident that happened at the right time. He was a blessing from God, I called him just to ask questions about the cost. I wasn’t planning on starting with him, but he convinced me to do a free session, so I took his offer. I chose to learn about EKG’s and I was extremely surprised at the amount of knowledge he shared with me in one hour. This man clearly knows everything about medicine!!!! He knows anything & everything. He follows the latest guidelines and will teach you the skills to learn everything you should know. He is kind, patient and became a friend because he really cared about my progress. He didn't just skip something because I didn't feel comfortable, he sat there and explained until I understood it thoroughly. He taught be bio-stats in 1.5 days and I will never forget it. He will walk you through every question and get you to think just like him. I was shocked at how easy he makes things appear. He has turned my life around.. he got me an incredible score and improved it by 45 points, it’s unbelievable.

He has tactics and techniques that all physicians should know. He will tell you how to train your brain because he has the skills and resources to get you there. I promise, when you see all the resources he has to offer you will start realizing USMLE is really not that difficult. Everyone should know where the USMLE info is coming from and equips you for your future. He taught me where to get the information and how to interpret the information. He taught me to let my mind take the test, instead of me trying to control it. His guidance is what made it possible for me to stand again with pride. I’m thankful to have met someone who is so humble and caring. He deserves way more appreciations then what he gets!!! In the beginning he had told me that he can get me a high score and like others, I doubted him but I needed the help so I started studying with him. He saw something in me that I couldn't even begin to see and he believed in me. He encouraged me in the times of needs and told me to keep moving forward. I followed his instructions very diligently and precisely. I did every single practice exam he asked me to do and soon I saw a trend… on the real exam, I could guess where the question is going 9/10 times so I never changed an answer and went with whatever choice my brain picked first, as instructed by Dr. Malik.

I let my subconscious mind take the real exam without consciously controlling… Dr. Malik was absolutely correct about it and I got a score that’s unbelievable!!!For any student to do well he or she must have complete faith in his master and that was my motto! If I’m going to pay him, I’m going to trust him and he just held my hand until I came out of that test. Even when I took the practice NBME before the real exam, I was still doubting myself but he kept telling me just trust yourself… and consistently my score just kept increasing, even after having severe test anxiety. He trained me to think like him and I was able to finish all the questions on time with even some time to spare. He will train you, as long as you trust him. He has been nothing but a blessing and I can’t wait to start step 3 studying with him, which I plan to take in the next 2 months. It was money well spent because no Kaplan or any other review can offer what Dr. Malik can offer, I can guarantee this!!! Thank you Dr. Malik.. you are absolutely the best!!!!!!!!!

-S from Illinois

Dr. Malik is an excellent tutor for USMLE Step 2 CK. I was skeptical at first because his approach was like something i have never done before. He wants you to have a good understanding of the medical terms and has a plethora of links to help you learn. This was a strategy I have never done before, but I am glad I did. Once I built trust in Dr. Malik, and did exactly what he wanted me to do, I started to realize how easy studying could be. Suddenly, I was reading and understanding questions completely differently and the material made more sense. Before I would finish the question I knew what they were looking for right away. He pushes you everyday, and while intimidating at first, I felt like he really wanted you to learn and do better. I started to look forward to seeing him everyday. Dr. Malik made me do hundreds of questions at one point, and I would look at them a week later before we reviewed them, I noticed myself catching my old mistakes instantly. I approached each question differently thanks to him. My NBME score went from 190 to 229 in just 4 weeks. I would have never passed this exam without his help and I look forward to working with him for USMLE Step 3.

-Megan from Dallas

Dr. Malik is very knowledgeable, and I am impressed with his proficiency and advent of simplifying medicine. I will continue to come back to him for help with the rest of my USMLE exams moving forward. He is a great tutor and a great investment in your future. Harish has a unique approach, and the experience is worth more than what he charges. I highly recommend him !!!!!!

-C from Vermont

I was looking for a tutor to help me ace the Step 2 CK and found Dr. Malik's Website. The Free 2 Hour session was very helpful and resourseful. Dr. Malik takes you back to the very basics which is very important to understanding the questions being asked on the Boards. I found him very knowledgeable and dedicated to what he does. Thank you Dr. Malik for all your support!

-J from Peru

I think what distinguishes a good tutor from an excellent one is the commitment to his students. From Dr. Harish Malik, I not only received a comprehensive review of topics and questions, but a targeted support based on my strengths and weaknesses. He shares valuable resources and strategies that will help you maximize your abilities. We all know how important is to get a high score on Step 2 CK to secure a competitive residency spot. If you are willing to invest in the effort, Dr. Malik will definitely help you and provide the additional push that is often needed.

-B from NY

I found out about Dr. Malik 1 week before my USMLE Step 2 CK exam. I needed some guidance on tips and strategies as I was baffled about my NBME score vs my USMLE World Self Assessment scores. He was very supportive and super helpful. He even spoke to me on Skype for 3 hours free of charge discussing how to approach questions, giving me thoughtful insight of the most basic concepts and doing some questions and listening to heart sounds audio. He shared with me many valuable resources. I really wish I had known him 2 years ago when he used to run group studies hence the cost and motivation. Dr. Malik is very kind and knowledgeable and I look forward to ask for few sessions for Step 3. Being an IMG on a very tight budget is a minus for me, Dr. Malik is trust-able and can save a lot of time and energy; if anyone one is willing to form group study would be great.

-CT from Florida

I wasn't completely thrilled with the idea of doing online tutoring and a full online course. I didn't know what to expect. A friend of mine introduced me to Dr. Malik and after the first online meeting I knew that taking his course was the right direction to get past my exam. I studied for 9 months the first time with CK and was unsuccessful. I knew I needed this help. After the first class and tutor session I was sure I made the right choice and to continue. Dr. Malik changed the way I viewed questions and medicine as a whole. He's the reason I am able to apply for residency this year. He not only taught me medicine, but the background and foundation to medicine. He took his time and made sure I understood concepts. Thank you for everything Dr. Malik. I look forward to working with you for Step 3 and becoming another one of your success stories.  

-Cathleen from New York

After studying for Step 2 CK on my own for about a year, I discovered I was not achieving the scores I needed to reach the passing mark.     Amongst my frustration, I knew I needed additional help. I searched online for someone who could tutor me one on one and found Dr. Malik. Over 3 months, Dr. Malik has taught me more than how to pass a medical exam. He has taught me how to think like a physician, Dr. Malik's teaching style is uniquely structured. He sets the foundation and you do the work. Dr. Malik has taught me the importance of knowing medical terminology, using appropriate medical resources to study, and to think outside the box. He is a reputable professional who stays up to date with current medicine. I am truly grateful for all the time, energy, and commitment you have given me to make me successful on Step 2 and beyond.

-Ashley from NYC

I literally googled Dr. Malik and didn't know what to expect. I took a leap of faith because I knew I needed help getting through this exam. I was initially unimpressed by his teaching style because it's like nothing I have ever seen before but as it turns out, it may be the reason why I scored so high on the actual exam. I truly believe that I have Dr. Malik to thank for enhancing my medical terminology, for teaching me how to dissect the clinical vignette and most importantly how to figure out what the exam writer is trying to tell us. Those 3 aspects of the review course will prepare any dedicated medical student to pass the USMLE and to do it with confidence! I am forever grateful for the knowledge you instilled in me Dr. Malik, thank you!!

-Carl from Chicago

"Best USMLE Tutor" truly is an understatement. I am a student whom failed step 2 CK multiple times and I nearly gave up all hope. Then a friend of mine told me about Dr. Malik and how he helped him achieve a passing score on step 2. Honestly at first I was very skeptical, I just thought for one this is probably some scam artist and my friend merely got lucky and would've passed on his own the next time around and two I'm probably beyond help anyway. Nonetheless, I figured it couldn't hurt to at least use his free first session. Let me tell you, that was by far the smartest and best decision I have ever made in my life. After that first call, I knew Dr. Malik was indeed legit. I mean he knows his stuff. He is well informed on current medical issues and he knows just how to teach and explain the material. He is thorough, honest, very professional and straight forward. Unfortunately due to my financial limitations, I was only able to work with him very sporadically (5 sessions at most), but my score went from a 175 to a you be the judge. But believe you me, if one is serious and truly wants to pass their exam, do yourself, your wallet, and your medical career a favor and give this man a call, TRUST ME!!!! Thank you very much Dr. Malik for all your help, I look forward to working with you soon on USMLE Step 3!

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