The STATMED Boards Workshop for Doctors

The STATMed Boards Workshop is designed for smart physicians and medical students who self-identify as “bad test-takers.”

The workshop provides an explicit methodology for reading boards questions, identifying common mistakes, and providing solutions for these mistakes. Rigid training tools are used for guided and independent practice to permanently change testing behaviors and put our clients back in control on test day.

The STATMed Boards Workshop for Doctors Addresses:

  • USMLE Step 3
  • COMLEX Level 3
  • Specialty Board Exams:
    • Emergency Medicine, Internal
    • Medicine, Pediatrics, Family
    • Medicine, Anesthesia, etc.
  • Residency In-Service Exams
  • Other Related Board Exams
Cost $1,800
Meeting Format Online, one-on-one meetings (GoToMeeting with HDFaces)
Meeting Structure Pre-recorded, on-demand lectures and live, one-on-one online meetings
Number of Meetings 1 online video session (4 hours) and 5 one-on-one sessions
Duration of Meetings Video lecture series: approximately 4 hours
  Meeting 1: 1 hour, Q&A, lecture, feedback
  Meeting 2: 1 hour, feedback
  Meeting 3: 1 hour, lecture, feedback
  Meeting 4: 1 hour, lecture, feedback
  Meeting 5: 1 hour, final feedback
Total Workshop Time Online: approximately 9 hours
Duration of Workshop Must be completed in 3 weeks

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

  • Watch video lectures on demand with STATMed login credentials: Sunday, March 1
  • Meeting 1: Monday, March 2, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Answer questions about video lectures, give live lecture, set up first homework assignment: training mode 1 
  • Meeting 2: Tuesday, March 3, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Feedback and analysis: training mode 1
  • Meeting 3: Monday, March 9, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Feedback and Live Lecture: training mode 2
  • Meeting 4: Thursday, March 12, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Feedback & Live Lecture: training modes 3, 4 & 5
  • Meeting 5: Thursday, March 19, 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM: Final feedback

THE STATMED BOARDS WORKSHOP ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING COMMON CONCERNS

History of Test-taking Issues

  • History of struggling to show knowledge on standardized exams/boards
  • Although used to do very well on exams, now struggling on exams in general or on a specific exam
  • Diagnosis of ADHD or display other attention-related issues/aspects of ADHD
  • Slow reading speed or other reading issues
  • Granted accommodations in med school but denied accommodations for boards
  • Cannot get through the timed test blocks on exam
  • Have started to experience crippling situational test anxiety due to mounting history of struggling on exams
  • Proactively want to address history of test-taking issues BEFORE they become a problem

Traditional Advice Not Helpful

  • Asked professors and peers how to improve test-taking performance with minimal or frustrating results
  • Common advice—do more questions and study more—resulted in minimal gains
  • Attended review programs but have not resolved test-taking issues

Test-taking Problems

  • Review of missed questions reveals notable percentage that could have been avoided
  • Operating under outdated “binary” test-taking paradigm, mistakenly believing one needs to know everything about a given question to get it right
  • Constantly narrow questions down to two options and more often than not choose the wrong one
  • Often feel like they cannot correctly interpret what a given question is asking
  • Have stopped trusting themselves and/or believe the test-makers are trying to trick them
  • No consistent process for working systematically through questions in training or on exam

Discrephancy/Inconsistency

  • Excellent clinical performance but uneven/failing performance on standardized exams
  • Able to teach peers or fully explain concepts yet perform poorly on exams
  • Do well on practice questions but do poorly on real exams
  • Perform erratically on practice exams and therefore never know what to expect on test day
  • Problems with the Computer Based Test

SIGNING UP FOR THE STATMED BOARDS WORKSHOP

  • Contact Ryan Orwig at [email protected], David LaSalle at [email protected], or call 304.620.STAT (7828) for a brief, informal interview to ensure you and STAT are a good match
  • Fill out the online STATMed Boards Workshop application
  • Schedule all five meetings with STATMed specialist before beginning the workshop. These meetings must be scheduled within a two week period from start to finish. Schedule will be made based on instructor and client availability. Rescheduling or failing to meet scheduled time might lead to lost one-on-one time.
  • Submit full payment upon signing up for workshop
  • Instructor feedback available during the timespan of the workshop
  • Limited Instructor feedback may be available for via email, text and phone calls after the workshop
  • Additional support can be acquired on a hourly basis for additional fees