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I am a MD, with Ph.D in Genes and Development. I am confident that my education, work experiences, creative personality, and leadership skills can contribute and fulfill your tutoring requests.

For nearly two decades, I have pursued a path of scientific and medical education. I would like to offer my ~10 years of expertise in tutoring and mentorship. I have been involved in numerous publications and have always participated in medical writing, tutoring and mentorship programs. I've had successful jobs and training in the following areas:

- Editing and Proofreading: Personal statements for medical school, VSAS and ERAS applications
- Content creation for Step2CS & Step2CK workshops
- Tutoring of USMLE Step-1 & Step-2CK; IMG/FMG coaching
- Mentoring medical students: clinical clerkships & residency interviews.

- Literature reviews
- Source acquisition
- Research proposals
- Grant writing

I have passed all USMLE Step exams on first attempt. I ranked number in my entire medical school class with a USMLE step 1 score of 271.

By working together, I can help you achieve your professional goals:
I can assist you with followings:
- USMLE Step 1, 2CK, 2CS, and 3 preparation advice and resources
- personal statement critiques/proofreading/rewrite
- practice interviews
- Match process

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Vida’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Doctor of Medicine, Premedicine


I am an artist at heart. I am an accomplished artist and I have won several awards for my artistic talent. My artwork was chosen from over hundreds of pieces to be on display at California State University, Northridge art gallery. At high school, I passed the Advance Placement Art class by preparing a portfolio. I focused on painting architectural details of mosques, cathedrals, and temples. I chose this topic because I was awed by the glory and beauty of religious sanctuaries. I have explored working with variety of media, such as color pencil, oil paint, and water color. Recently, I have embarked on a new challenge and that is to paint on cloth (velvet) and glass. I take pleasure in the challenges and discoveries that are inherent in use of a new media. The subject of my work varies from still-life and portrait to scenery. Dimensions of my artwork vary from small photograph-like pieces to big canvas paintings. Often, my painting is inspired by an individual or an event that I encounter. Then this inspiration takes on the form of exploration and innovation on my paper or canvas. In process of creating a new piece, I always rediscover the world and myself because I have learned to appreciate the beauty of an ordinary subject or object. Painting has a special therapeutic power that helps me restore my energy and refresh my mind.

Tutoring Subjects


Developmental Biology




Medical Ethics

Medical Terminology



Molecular Genetics




Professional Certifications


Social Sciences


USMLE Step 1


USMLE Step 3

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