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Thank you for your interest in Medgeeks U!

First off, who is this for?

This is specifically for the physician assistant and family nurse practitioner student. Our goal is to get you through didactic, rotations, and ultimately to pass the boards.

On this page, we'll be sharing an overview of what our mentorship entails. But, before we do, I want to share a few crucial pieces of advice that will help you get ahead - whether you decide to work with us or not.

It's important you realize that overstudying can be just as detrimental as understudying. Especially, if you're studying the wrong details.

We've found this to be a common pitfall for most students.

As I've said over and over again, studying for the boards is not the same as studying for clinical practice. And, to be honest, most students and clinicians don't have a tried and true strategy when it comes to studying (we do).

Triads, high yield information, and classic presentations are a must for your exams (knowing these don't always hold true in practice). Remember, you have to master the exam, before you can master the nuances of clinical practice (there's definitely a difference).

After starting Medgeeks in 2013, and personally helping thousands pass their exams, we know exactly where most students go wrong. It can often be difficult to pick out what is pertinent and what can be forgotten. This is an important thing to figure out, so we don't waste our time on things that don't matter.

This can mean the difference between passing and failing.

Our goal is to help you breeze through school, pass the boards, and get into clinical practice. We can know we can get you ready for any exam thrown your way.

Can you imagine being excited to take your in class exams, EORs, and the boards? Because you actually studied the right way?

That's exactly what we'll help you do!

 

Here's a training we put together for the Medgeeks community

The video above will show you:

  • Why studying more isn't the answer. We'll show you the methods our clients use to retain more in less time.
  • The mistake everyone makes. Ditch the flash cards, study groups, and power points. Let us show you our high yield immersion strategy instead.
  • What guidelines you should be focusing on for your exams.

 

Learn how to answer what the question is asking...

Before we go further, there's one simple, yet crucial piece of advice we need to give you. Whenever studying, you need to know the following questions like the back of your hand:

  • The most commons ...
  • What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • What is the next best step?
  • What is the best initial test?
  • What is the most accurate test?
  • What is the treatment of choice?
  • What is second line treatment?

When studying for exams and the boards, you have to make sure you’re answering exactly what that question is asking.

For example, if the question is asking you to select the most appropriate initial test, it is most likely asking you to decide which is the most noninvasive, inexpensive, and sensitive test that will help give you the diagnosis.

The other answer choices may be correct and can also give you said diagnosis, but perhaps are more invasive or less sensitive.

The next best step is not the same as the most accurate test. For example, a biopsy is the most accurate test in many situations, but that doesn’t mean we are going to go straight to biopsy every single time. Instead, the next best step might simply be to go straight to treatment.

Remember next best step can be a lab, imaging studies, observation, treatment, or even going to surgery.

Exams are black and white. This means there isn't much left open to interpretation and there is always only one best answer. But, don't worry...

We've helped thousands master this information and we can help you as well.

Take Sarah for Example....

Sarah failed her boards 3 times. She turned to work with us and passed on her 4th attempt. She states the missing piece in her education, something her school didn't prepare her for, was learning how to answer a question. The problem is she didn't know that was the missing piece. Check out our interview, so you don't make the same mistakes she did:

 

How We Helped Allison Pass The Boards After TWO Failed Attempts

Do we just help students pass the boards?

That's going to be a huge NO!

The problem we've realized is that most students don't reach out until they're already in trouble.

Most do ok and "skate by". The problem is this is dangerous situation, because you're passing, but you're not truly learning what you need to learn to be feel ready once you graduate

So, although we can definitely help you prep for the boards in record time...

...we prefer to work with you the second you start didactic. The sooner we can form good habits, the better.

Trust us when we say, you don't know what you don't know. We've been in your shoes and have helped thousands succeed. We know what's important and what isn't; this is what we'll show you to help you master medicine, without wasting your time on things that just don't matter.

This is something we helped Tom get dialed in on as well. Tom is in the Marines, and also had a difficult time focusing on what mattered. Here's how we helped...

How Our Mentorship Works

We have everything you need to be successful:

  • Structure
  • Accountability
  • Access to our mentors 7 days a week
  • Live sessions to ensure clarity

 

Here are the specifics:

  • A Structured Curriculum: Before you get started, we'll have an onboarding session where we discuss your goals. This will help us create a game plan to help you get ahead quickly. On this session, we'll also show you how to use all the resources to maximize efficiency.

    Our curriculum will help you get through didactic, rotations, and the boards.

    We can get you passing exams in less time than you think via our high yield immersion strategy. We'll also show you the non-clinical aspects of medicine to help you excel on rotations (learning to communicate with patients, preventing mistakes, etc). After-all, a great performance during your rotations could help secure a full time position long before graduation.


  • Accountability. All the work you've put into your program will be summed up by one test: the boards.

    You can't practice medicine, without passing this first, regardless of how well you've done. This is why, when it comes time to prep for the boards, we'll hop on a zoom call and figure out the best schedule for your situation.

    Once that's decided, we can schedule weekly checkins via the private community. Every week we'll send you a private message to see how you're progressing, keep you on track, and/or answer any questions you might have.

    At the end of the day we succeed when you succeed.  


  • Live Sessions with our Mentors. Every week you'll have the opportunity to go live with our mentors in small group discussions. These sessions will allow you to ask questions and to review case studies that will help you learn the core concepts of medicine. 

    This is a safe space and you will never be judged. While we understand that it can seem a bit nerve-racking, there are no dumb questions, and we assure you there is no need to be nervous. 

    For those of you prepping for the boards, you can take part in our "hot seat". This is where we personally ask you high yield rapid fire questions to see how well prepared you are to take your boards. Again, you have the safety of making your mistakes with us and not with your license on the line.

  • Private Medgeeks Community. Access to our community (off Facebook) 7 days a week. This is where all our clients and mentors communicate daily. You can post any questions you'd like that pertain to medicine (clinical and non-clinical in nature). 

    Once again, rest assured there are no dumb questions. If you have a question, many others probably have a similar question. By using the community, you are not only helping yourself, but you’re also helping others who are in a similar situation.

We promise to give you 100% effort to ensure you succeed as a clinician. All we ask, is that you do the same. As they say, it takes two to tango.

We've been in business since 2013, and know what you're going through and where you're heading. Trust us that everything we do is for a reason. 

We'll be here every step of the way to help guide you through the various levels you'll experience; from student to new graduate to retirement and everything in between, we'll be there working to help you advance your career, and to help you live a more fulfilled life.

 

Hear from our other clients...

 

 

Passing the PANCE

 

 

Passing the ANCC and AANP

 

 

PA & NP Students

 

We have hundreds more testimonials here

 

 

 

In case you missed it...

Our Mission is to disrupt medical education.

Believe it or not, 40% of clinicians experience burnoutThis is because there’s more to medicine than just learning medicine.

Truth is burnout:

  • Impedes learning
  • Makes it difficult to stay up to date
  • Leads to medical errors

Eventually, work bleeds into your personal life and affects relationships with family, friends and loved ones.

It’s our philosophy that a holistic approach is necessary when teaching clinicians, as we (humans) aren’t just made of one part. Rather, we are a collection of many parts; ignoring one will lead to subpar results with the rest. 

 

Our Vision is to change the way we educate clinicians, which will create a ripple effect that will ultimately create a better world. 

We are so excited for the work we're doing that we want to share an announcement our CEO made regarding our company mission, vision, and values within Medgeeks:

The status quo medical model is broken and needs to change. It’s our goal to be at the forefront of this change with our mentorship.

 

Let's talk about what our mentorship is not:

This is NOT another course. Yes, there is content and training, but at our core, we provide mentorship wherein we work with you to accomplish your goals.  

This looks different for everyone, which is why we take such a personalized approach. 

Whether you want to ...

  • Have the skillset to work autonomously
  • Improve your "work life balance"
  • Be the best in your field

...or anything in between, we can definitely help. We've worked with thousands since 2013 and we're confident we can help take your career and life to the next level. 

Most our clients come in thinking they need to address something very specific. But, after our session together, our clients realize they haven't been focusing their attention on what truly matters. 

It's hard to know what to focus on that will accelerate growth when you can't see the forest for the trees. This is where we come in.

We coach and mentor you in two ways:

 

Mentoring for performance and for development

We want to teach you, help you, and empower you by focusing on two things:

  1. Development
  2. ​Performance

Let's talk development first:

This is where we teach you how to think about both every day problems and complex medical problems.

We'll be empowering you to set you up for success when you have no one to turn to.

Coaching for development is often much harder and neglected. This is why most people often struggle to see patients, take work home, and lack confidence.

Now, let's discuss perfomance, which is what most clinicians want.

This is answering situational questions with a problem you are having now:

“I have a 50 year old male patient, presenting with ‘x, y, z’. He has ‘x’ comorbid conditions and is on ‘y’ medications. Previous labs show “z”. How should I proceed?”

Coaching for performance is much easier because it gives more immediate results; there is something tangible to fix right now. The downfall is that it also gives the false feeling and illusion that this is the best way to learn. 

Spoiler alert: it’s not.

The problem is most clinicians don’t know the problems they will be facing in the future, because they’ve never experienced them. Therefore, most will wait until they hit said problems before asking for help. 

Instead, what if we could prepare you for the things we know are coming? 

And when they do come, you won’t ever need to ask for help…

...or at the very least, not as frequent, and the help won’t be as extensive. 

As you can see, both performance and development are equally important. The problem is most clinicians don’t want to focus on development. Truth is, most don’t even know there’s a difference (we do) or choose not to address it because it’s harder, takes more time, and there isn't immediate satisfaction. 

When we address the development, we shift the focus from the problem to be solved, and onto the person who is fixing it (you).

By turning the conversation from a situation to you, we are showing you how to learn, think, and grow from the situation. 

This is where the magic happens!

Like we said, our goal is to empower you to be your best version.

At the end of the day, we want to teach you how to get results repeatedly without us. We don’t want you to have to depend on us every single time a problem arises because the reality is, we won’t be with you 24/7.

This is why at Medgeeks, we focus on development and performance inside our mentorship programs.

 

If you become a client, you will always come first. 

We will always have your best interest at heart without fail. It may not seem like it at times, but the boundaries and constraints we put forth are to push you to be better. 

The truth is we give a damn and will never judge you.

We are here to guide and challenge you so that you can make your mistakes with us, and not with your patients.

We will always ensure you have mastery of the basics first, as this produces the greatest results in the quickest amount of time.

After this, we can dig into the nuances that allow you to shape your own style and practice. 

But, a strong foundation is what’s most important. Don't get ahead of yourself and think you already know this.

The truth is you’re not here for more information and you aren't struggling because there's a lack of information.

Every piece of information is made universally available on the internet.

There’s no shortage of information in books, youtube videos, podcasts, courses, and seminars.

But medicine is not just about information. If it were, we would have self taught clinicians who only ever read textbooks.

Medicine is complex and riddled with extreme nuance and no two patients are ever the same. 

But, we’ve figured out a way to teach you not only how to get out of survival mode, but also how to thrive in practice.

Don't worry, our process will make it manageable to do with your current work week. We’ll show you how to learn more in less time, all the while enabling you to have more time with friends and family.

The last thing we want is for you to keep grinding it out as you put sleep on the back burner. Most clinicians treat their lack of sleep as a badge of honor. But, this is also why 40% of those very same clinicians burn out.

I know, this doesn’t seem possible, but believe me it is.

We’ll show you where to focus your energy and attention to get the best results in the shortest amount of time possible. That's what a mentorship with Medgeeks can do.

 

Review the hundreds of testimonials we have here

 

 

Here from our other clients...
Our Amazing Team of Mentors

Clay Walker

Physician Assistant

Clay W. Walker, MSPA, PA-C is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program class of 2016. - Immediate/Urgent care PA 2016 - present - Medgeeks educator 2017 - present - Adjunct lecturer at Rush University Physician Assistant Program 2018 - present - Internal Medicine PA 2020 - present - Family medicine PA 2016 - 2019 - Interventional Radiology PA 2019 - 2020 - Certified to complete US guided interventional radiology procedures - PICC and Central Line placement certification - Nexplanon Insertion Certification - AAPA Case presenter x2 - JAAPA Peer Reviewer - Creator of the Wabash Valley College Health Professionals Club - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Member - Illinois State Challenge Bowl Champion - AAPA National Challenge Bowl Contestant

Daniel Champigny

Physician Assistant

Daniel P. Champigny PA-C is a graduate of the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Physician Assistant program class of 2016. - Family medicine PA 2016 - present - Urgent care PA 2016 - present - Medgeeks educator 2017 - present - President of the Inaugural Penn State Hershey College of Medicine PA program class of 2016 - Pennsylvania State challenge bowl champion - Certified impact consultant for the diagnosis, management and return to play for athletes with concussions.

Joe Rad

Physician Assistant

Joe graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017. - Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep medicine 2017-present - Hematology and Medical oncology 2018-present.

Judy Finney

Physician

Judy Finney M.D. graduated from the Michigan State University School of Medicine in the top 5% of her class. She did her residency in internal medicine with Michigan State University Clinical Center and did a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Ingham Regional Medical Center. She also taught at Midwestern University School of Medicine. From 2001 - 2008 she was a clinical professor taking on one student at a time during their 3rd year clinical cardiology rotation to really help them excel. During that time, she also taught EKGs, Heart Sounds, and Murmurs to everyone in their cardiology rotation. From 2008-2011 Dr. Finney was assistant professor for the school of Medicine. During this time she re-wrote all objectives for the internal medicine rotation and created a database of questions they could use for testing during the internal medicine rotation.

Luke Husby

Physician

Dr. Husby is a graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and his finished residency as a chief resident at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital.   He also completed a fellowship in global health from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and earned a diploma of tropical medicine from the University of Glasgow. He is an emergency medicine physician and an assistant professor and director of education and research of the Wilderness and Survival Medicine Section at the same Emergency Department. Dr. Husby has worked in several tropical environments including Zambia teaching with the World Health Organization, as well as work in other East African countries primarily Uganda and Tanzania.

Niket Sonpal

Physician

Dr. Sonpal is Assistant professor of medicine at Touro Osteopathic School of Medicine, associate program director for the internal medicine residency program at Brookdale University hospital, director of Medical education at Picmonic, and chief strategy officer at Medquest Test Prep.