Sunday, March 18, 2007

Review of Pass Program course by Dr. Francis

1) PASS program is less expensive and less time. ($3K vs $7K+...4
weeks vs 6 weeks from what I've heard)

2) Kaplan course sits you down 8 hours a day in lectures and gives you
huge notebooks of things to memorize. PASS is also about 8 hours a day
with decent breaks but then has individual tutoring and teaches you
how to systematically learn all the material instead of just giving
you thousands of pages of material and saying "memorize this!"

3) PASS program has a VERY high pass rate with students who are
retaking the boards (which speaks well if you haven't already had the
experience of failing...) Dr. Francis was actually investigated by the
USMLE people for cheating at some point because he had so many
students passing (he was cleared).

4) The PASS program still highly recommends that you do the qbank and
works with you in individual tutoring sessions to develop a style of
answering questions quickly and accurately.