Michael Zobel graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California as a member of the Baccalaureate/MD Program, with a double major in Biological Sciences and Business Administration. He attended the Keck School of Medicine of USC where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and from which he graduated in 2015 with Distinction in Research. While at Keck, Michael discovered his passion for medical education as an Instructor in the Medical Scholars Program and a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Anatomy. Michael matched in General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, one of the top programs in the nation. Recently, Michael completed the Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he was a recipient of the prestigious American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship, a two-year scholarship awarded to only six residents each year. More than 30 of his original research abstracts have been presented at national conferences and he has published extensively in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, which can be found here.
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What Michael's students are saying
"Really enjoyed working with Michael tonight. Liked the content he had compiled and the methods he used for going through and explaining them."
"I felt that my first session went well and I think it will be beneficial to continue tutoring sessions with Dr. Zobel."
"I spent a considerable amount of time adjusting my ABSITE studying strategies throughout the first three years of residency. The most significant obstacle I faced was balancing my clinical responsibilities in the hospital with dedicated study time. Working with Dr. Zobel and Elite Medical Prep helped me design and confidently follow my study plan for the year. There was routine accountability and stepwise goals that we were able to set together which helped me stay on schedule. I was able to narrow my focus with confidence and learn through discussion of complex topics tailored to my learning style. I would highly recommend Dr. Zobel and Elite Medical Prep to any colleague or peer. They were able to help me achieve a 52 percentile increase in my score which far exceeded my goal for the year."
"I am so glad I decided to work with a tutor, and feel very lucky to have been paired with Michael! He was sensitive to my specific personal situation, supportive, encouraging, and helped to keep me motivated and on track. The content review was great, but for me the best part was feeling like I had someone on my team, helping to tailor a study plan and schedule to my specific needs, and cheering me on! I’m really proud of my Step 2 score and so grateful for the guidance I received from Michael to help get me there."
"My Elite Medical tutor, Michael, did an amazing job creating a study plan that kept me on track preparing for the ABSITE. He had excellent insight as to which topics were high yield for the test and helped me break my bad test-taking habits by thoroughly going over practice questions. Thanks to Michael and Elite tutors, I had a massive increase in my percentile score compared to the previous year."
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