Four-Week Comprehensive Program

Our most popular course, the Four-Week Comprehensive Program, is invaluable for helping students make lasting changes in their academic and personal lives. This is the ideal course for most students as it allows the time to learn, practice, and master the individual skill sets. True behavioral change takes time. Through directed practice and one-on-one feedback with targeted suggestions for improvement, we seek to ensure that students are able to effectively integrate their new Med H.E.L.P. skills and methodologies into their lives once they enter or return to school or resume independent study for boards. This course is limited to ten students only, so contact us soon to reserve your spot in the course.


Below is a brief outline of the curriculum for the Four-Week Comprehensive Program:

 Study Skills:

  • Previewing correctly before a learning activity
  • Listening actively and improved note-taking during lecture
  • Utilizing improved memory techniques and strategies
  • Self-testing as opposed to simply reviewing
  • Reading critically and purposefully

 Test-Taking:

  • Deploying test-taking methodologies for classroom tests, shelf exams, and boards
  • Working with medical vignette-style formatted questions
  • Avoiding common test-taking errors
  • Working with partial knowledge to strategically narrow choices

Time Management:

  • Prioritizing and preserving personal study time
  • Creating and maintaining a daily, weekly, and long-term schedule
  • Allowing time for friends and loved ones
  • Including time for a healthy you: sleep, exercise, and nutrition

Organization:

  • Creating and maintaining your optimal study space
  • Getting and staying organized – home and school
  • Improving organization for course notes and study materials

Sample Schedule for the Four-Week Comprehensive Program:

Monday – Friday Weekends:
Approx: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Small Group Sessions:

  • Presentation of day’s lesson
  • Guided practice with examples
  • Homework presentation and analysis
  • Discussion and Question/Answer sessions
  • Homework assigned each weekend
  • Homework starts out lighter and increases in intensity and duration over the five weeks of the program
  • Typically, the more time and practice that the student invests while here, the more they take away from the program
12:00 pm – Lunch on own
Afternoon meetings between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm:

  • Meet with lead instructor one to two hours weekly
Evenings:

  • Homework completion and optional self-directed practice on own academic material

Dates:

  • Four-Week Comprehensive Program 2018:
    • February 19 – March 16
    • May 14 – June 8

Tuition:

$4,000 — Includes books, supplies, and materials. Tuition does not cover room and board. Students are responsible for securing their own accommodations during their stay in Huntington. For more information see our Housing page under the Logistics tab above.