Letter from Dr. Cazal
Greetings to you. As you know, the Long Beach Review Course has become a very important and essential initial step towards achieving your goal of attaining M.D. licensure in the USA. Passing the USMLE Step I with competitive scores is a must
In looking at the challenges Hispanics IMGs face, the sacrifices they make, the misinformation and disappointments they encounter and the successes a few achieved, the Journey is often arduous and heroic. I have the mission to help International Medical Graduates achieve high scores in the USMLE Step 1 by creating an ambiance of companionship, collaboration and structured study group among participant doctors in our Step I Medical review.
This program is for bilingual and bicultural competent IMGs who graduated from a medical school in Latin America or a Spanish speaking country. I offer the Basic Sciences Review Course at Long Beach and Los Angeles, tailored only for those that qualify according to the Eligibility specifications posted in the UCLA IMG program and for those IMGs not Eligible for the UCLA program that want to pursue another residency program in the USA.
This course will be given every weekend. Program A: Long Basic Sciences Reviewevery other Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Bilingual: Spanish and English) and Program B: Short Basic Sciencesevery other Saturday and Sunday. Programs A&B posted in the 2015 Calendar. Cost in MFQ.
Program A: Immunology & Microbiology-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology-Behavioral Sciences- Organ Systems plus 14 Exams to be given during this period. Program B: Immunology &Microbiology-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology-Behavioral Sciences.
We don’t offer but will provide information related to financial assistance, housing, transportation, or food Cost of living in Los Angeles in MFQ.
You must study 8-10 hours a day on your days off or 3 hours at least per class hours if you want to accomplish your goal with this program. Otherwise you will forget important concepts given only in class that are highly testable and can become detrimental to the outcome result of your USMLE score. Be aware that you are also responsible to review certain topics that are not covered in class but are required for the Step 1. If participants have Level 1-3 of English proficiency, we also ask that you enroll in an ESL Program.
You will need to review your Basic Science notes, First Aid, and extra notes provided during the review course. My objective is for you to attain your goal in the most minimum time possible, which is to pass the USMLE Step 1 on the first try with an excellent score. This will depend on your attendance, discipline, organizational skills, and dedication. If you attend all classes and work on your own with different materials that will be recommended to you during classes and put your heart and soul into your studies by prioritizing your needs with respect to the subjects involved in Step I and manage your time properly, and above all, follow the instructional advice as presented in the classes, I am sure you will be able to achieve the same test scores that previous colleagues from Long Beach have accomplished. Most achieving scores above 220.
I will always be pleased to help you. If you need further information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com , 323-722-1762 or cell 323-683-7019.