How we are Different
1-Student ,1-Problem, 1-at a Time
the Biggest difference we offer to our students
Changing old routines — The Habit Loop Concept
-The Checklist Methodology
-The Immersion Coaching
-The V.A.R.K Learning style
Our different approach of VARK learning and immersion coaching sets us far apart what usual coaching workshops offer. We value research, Data gathering and analysis, and this starts right from our students.
Learning your culture and values - We do not rush you into clinical scenarios, or push you into learning the nuts and bolts of the Step 2 CS and cram procedures to hastily pass the exam. We believe in producing good practice, which reflects in your future and so that your service to the mankind is really fruitful. We don’t let you forget it’s the most noble profession that you are going to step in and people are going to trust you just second to the God!
Such honor brings great responsibility and we really strive hard in gathering your characteristics like family background, origin, schooling, higher study region, etc. and then carefully analyzing your weak (constraints) and string points. Not to mention, easing you out with our study environment and faculty is part of the first introduction.
Learning new culture - Staying at home with our family, a non-traditional approach, a cultural immersion. For international students, United States poses a major cultural shock. We will not only train you in your medical skills but we will help you adapt rapidly with the new culture. Learning the local living is utmost important. That’s why we excessively planned a DAY ZERO, which actually is the introductory day.
Here is a detailed breakup of the days:
Day 0 - Introduction & Preamble
- You arrive to the Vital Checklist Workshop.
- Formal and informal introductions, and to know each other.
- We measure your communication skills, general speech recognition, etc.
- Test you on one clinical scenario to analyze your constraints in a stepwise fashion.
Day 1 - Learning all the checklists and practicing side by side.
- All students in the batch get hands-on training right from the get go.
- You don’t just learn the course material but also focus on practicing the cases.
- Emphasis on perfecting history taking and clinical skills.
- We provide you a live feedback side-by-side. (Very important)
Day 2 - Learn counseling
- Students are taught how to counsel the standardized patients.
- Formulation of assessment and diagnostic plan is the focus of this day.
- Using art and drawing, students are taught how to improve the standardized patient experience (a picture is worth a thousand words)
- Students are asked to draw pictures on the white board, to which instant evaluation is provided. A consistent feedback helps them alleviate their immediate constraints.
Day 3 - Day of difficult cases
- Neurology case scenarios
- Practicing until you become perfect
Day 4 - Day of reflection
- We are confident that our, 30- 36 hours (3 Days) of immersion coaching is capable of overcoming the problems faced by students in USMLE Step2CS Exam
However, if you still need more mentoring, practice or clear some doubts, we shall willingly arrange one more day for you
"A Chain is no stronger than it's weakest link" : Theory of Constraints
We have adapted and modified Eliyahu Goldratt’s Theory of constraints to fit the needs of medical practices, medical students and caregivers.
Assuming the goal of a system has been articulated and its measurements defined, the steps are:
- Identify the system's constraint(s) (that which prevents the organization from obtaining more of the goal in a unit of time)
- Decide how to exploit the system's constraint(s) (how to get the most out of the constraint)
- Subordinate everything else to the above decision (align the whole system or organization to support the decision made above)
- Elevate the system's constraint(s) (make other major changes needed to increase the constraint's capacity)
Warning! If in the previous steps a constraint has been, go back to step 1, but do not allow inertia to cause a system's constraint..