Students preparing for boardsBoard Preparation

Preparing to take national board exams is challenging for many individuals, especially when they’re short on time.  Whether you’re preparing for the USMLE, COMLEX, or recertifying in your specialty, a professional Learning Coach, like Dr. Carr, can be helpful to increase your efficiency and effectiveness.

Dr. Carr helps ease the board preparation process by assessing your readiness for the boards and providing resources and strategies to increase your chance for success. At the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, she worked intensively with third- and fourth-year medical students in their board preparation. Residents and junior faculty also requested and benefited from her board preparation services.

Dr. Carr provides the following services via videoconference or face-to-face.  She has provided seminars to programs in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and has coached physicians in Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Pulmonology for board preparation.


For Educational Programs (Seminars):

  • “Learning Styles in Medical Education”
  • “Successful Strategies for Passing Your Board Examination”

For Individuals (Coaching):

  • Assessment and Readiness for Board Preparation
  • Best Resources, Time Management, Study Plan
  • Learning and Testing Strategies to Make the Content “stick”
  • Monitoring Assimilation of Material and Methods with Regular Follow-up Contacts
  • Preparing for Test Day

I have had the distinct pleasure and advantage of being coached by one of the best in the field—Linda Carr.  She provided me with the opportunity to go beyond what I had dreamed possible.  I was coached on a very personal level in preparation for my board re-certification.  During this timeframe, she challenged me, and made me think of things I hadn’t thought of before.  She made me “think outside the box.”  She made me see that I could accomplish so much more than I thought I could initially.  She challenged me to keep on task and to make and set real goals that could be accomplished.  She kept me on track to the end, which was the final taking of the boards.  The outcome is history, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Barbara A. Stewart, M.D.
Phoenix, Arizona

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