"I love helping students recognize how much they know and how far they’ve come in their studying. Seeing a student start a session overwhelmed and leave confident is the most rewarding part of the tutoring. "

About Chris

In 2013, Christopher Clayton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a BS in Biology and BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Following graduation, Chris began working toward his Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. During this time, Chris was recognized as a Steve Miller Fellowship for Medical Education Recipient as well as an “All Star Teacher” as voted by the Columbia student body; both titles awarded to him in 2015. Chris completed his Ed.M. in 2018 and that same year became a Harvard Center for Public Leadership Zuckerman Fellow. Chris went on to Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons for his MD, During his time in medical school, he was the Pre-Clinical Curriculum Representative for Columbia Class of 2018 and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society in 2019. Chris also has two years of experience teaching Columbia medical students as part of the Student Success Network, and one year of Shelf and Step 1 tutoring experience through the Columbia-Bassett program. Chris is currently completing his Psychiatry residency at NYU Medical Center (#5 Ranked program).

Study and Qualifications

  • 2013

    BA from Duke University

    BS from Duke University

  • 2018

    Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • 2019

    MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

    Psychiatry Resident at New York University School of Medicine


USMLE Step 1 | 242

USMLE Step 2CK | 257




Years at Elite | 1


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