Dr. W. (after receiving the results of the Sep. 2022 NAC OSCE)
I got my NAC results today and I scored 1456 (98.8th percentile). I’m beyond ecstatic! I couldn’t have achieved my score without Dr Vahid’s class, his course material and the Mock exam! His course has definitely transformed my preparation to the best it could be. It has all the elements that’s targeted towards achieving great results for the NAC OSCE, from knowledge, clinical skills to communication and counselling. It has up to date and concise information on what I needed for the exam to perform like a Canadian medical graduate. I’m also beyond grateful to the immense help I received from Dr Vahid. He’s a kind, considerate and very dedicated instructor, who goes above and beyond in helping his students. He answers all our questions in his best efforts and always keeping class materials uptodate and comprehensive. His class notes are gold and perfectly outlines the structure for history taking, focused exam and counselling and points out key points that helped me in my exam. Additionally, I have also met all of my great study partners from the class! I also took the Mock and having real SP really helped me to practise my clinical and communication skills like how I did in the real exam. For each station, Dr Vahid provided great detailed feedback in the context of criteria assessed by MCC and it helped me really know what to work and improve on. Overall, I can’t thank Dr Vahid enough and I would without any hesitation highly recommend his course to everyone!
Dr. L.G. (after receiving the results of the May 2022 NAC OSCE)
I just got my NAC result (May 2022), and I scored 1457 (98.9th percentile). I am extremely happy and grateful to Dr. Vahid, who enormously contributed to it. I registered for his course about 3 months before the exam, but due to COVID I had to postpone my NAC exam and he was very accommodating about the situation and continued all his effort to make sure I was preparing well. There was no single time in which I felt his course was focused on profits. He knows all his students and he always answered me fast every time I needed or I had questions. Besides the course, I had three one-to-one sessions with him, in which his feedback was extremely helpful and relevant so that I could adjust my practice accordingly. The course itself is different from others that I've seen because it prepares us for ALL scenarios, not only high-yield topics. He does not focus on "high-yield cases" but in everything we should know to master all the complaints in each system or communication challenge. The course is divided by systems and his material on the most common scenarios, which questions we should be aware in many systems and his tips on the verbalized physical examination were really above the expectations. The material is EXTREMELY well organized and prepared. During the weekly meetings, the cases we were exposed to were very relevant. Everyone has the opportunity to play the role of physician in some of the sessions, I did it 3 times. Moreover, I did his mock test and I believe that it is the most complete mock I've seen (and this is a general opinion from several friends who did it too). There were 12 stations (rather than 10), the scenarios covered all the significant areas of medicine and his feedback was very extensive with checklists (more than 40 pages). He corrects not only medical approaches but also grammar, sentences, communication and non-verbal communication. Also, the standardized patients were native speakers, which was a differential too. I believe the mock I did with him was the one single decision that helped me the most to get a good score. Talking about Dr. Vahid, he is very methodic, gentle, responsible, caring and available. Sometimes, we can have the impression that no one will get everything he expects correctly, but this helped me and encouraged me to keep moving forward. Even on the day before the exam, when I was anxious and worried, he wrote me words of encouragement and trust. I will always be grateful for his hard work and for choosing his course to help me in this journey. I also would like to thank the study partners I had, many of them I got to know at Dr. Vahid's course, even some of them who were not registered, but Dr. Vahid made the link between us. As a final note, right strategy needs to be associated with hard work to be fruitful. I practiced for 12 months with practices in small groups which were initially weekly and then daily. In each encounter, we covered 4-6 cases and near the exam I did mocks of 10 cases with my study partners. I would say I dedicated about 3h on weekdays and 5h on weekends to my preparation. Make sure you use your time to prepare cases for practice and to read about the cases after the encounters. All the best!
Dr. J.S. (after receiving the results of the May 2022 NAC OSCE)
I passed my NAC exam with a score of 1453. I certainly could not have done this without the help and guidance of Dr. Vahid during my preparation. I joined his NAC course in December (as the exam was supposed to be in March) as well as signed up for the mock examination. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Vahid for extending the course for 3 more months until we finished our exam, as well as rescheduling the mock examination. The course was very comprehensive and the materials were very detailed. I could tell that he really put in a lot of effort in preparation for them. I found the weekly tutorials extremely useful. Each of us had a turn to practice if we wanted to (I personally volunteered 4 times), and would receive feedback from him and other students. He was always meticulous and helped us develop good communication skills as well as understand the Canadian medical system. He would always search up the most up-to-date guidelines and regulations, which turned out to be helpful in the exam. Moreover, I frequently emailed Dr. Vahid with questions and he never failed to reply to me as soon as possible. Overall, I truly felt like he genuinely wanted to help us do well on the exam. The mock examination was extremely helpful. It consisted of 12 stations with standardized patients who were all native English speakers. It covered high-yield topics and allowed me to see how I did under time pressure. Dr. Vahid also sent us a detailed document of feedback after the mock examination, explaining points he would have included, and how to improve our communication skills and grammar. I think that doing the mock was very different from just practicing with my study partner and I would highly recommend it to anyone planning to do the NAC!
Dr. I.F. (after receiving the results of the May 2022 NAC OSCE)
I passed my NAC OSCE exam with the score of 1453. The NAC OSCE mock exam by Dr. Vahid was essential as a means of preparing and familiarizing myself with the actual exam. The SPs were great and the written feedback provided afterwards by him was quite comprehensive. The real exam is very similar to what I've experienced in the mock. I highly recommend it!
Dr. C.A. (after receiving the results of the Sep. 2022 NAC OSCE)
I was very pleased to receive my NAC OSCE exam results (scored 1445) and have to thank Dr. Vahid because his mock exam and comprehensive feedback and video recordings of my performance were beyond useful for my preparation for the NAC OSCE exam. This mock exam provided me with not only a practice run for the actual test, but also taught me communication skills to better perform on the exam. I studied medicine in Australia and even though it has a similar healthcare system as Canada there are still some differences in the tests we order or the way we speak of certain things. Dr. Vahid was able to point out these differences and helped improve my overall performance. I cannot recommend his mock exam enough to anyone writing the NAC OSCE exam. EVEN if you think you are well prepared, trust me when I say taking his mock exam will allow you to see the little things you can improve on that will make a huge difference in your final score.
Dr. M.A. (after receiving the results of the Sep. 2022 NAC OSCE exam)
I got my NAC result (September 2022) and I scored 1432 (90th Percentile). I've never written a review before and I've never been a big fan of medical courses ever since I was in medical school. However, subscribing to Nil Academia was one of the best decisions I've ever made since I came to Canada. Dr. Vahid is a very dedicated, hard working man who is always available and truly passionate about teaching. The course's materials are more than enough for anyone who wants to take the NAC OSCE. This course did not only prepare me for the NAC OSCE, but also improved my clinical and communication skills; I can now take a history, do a physical examination, counsel patients, and interpret x-rays and ECGs in a more confident way within only 3 months. "Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime". What makes this course unique and different is that it doesn't only prepare you for high yield cases. It teaches you how to deal with literally anything. It reprograms your approach to almost any clinical situation no matter how surprising it is. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this course made me realize that medicine is not just a science but also an art. The mock exam was crucial to me. I think I would've scored so much lower if I hadn't taken it. It put me under real pressure which wasn't any less than the real exam. There's also a very detailed written feedback about your own performance at every single station and how to improve. Your own performance will be dissected precisely. I mean every single word or gesture would be noted and commented on. I don't think you'll find that anywhere else. I met a lot of candidates at the exam day and I felt truly confident when I saw them asking questions that seemed pretty basic to me because the course covered almost everything. I'm truly grateful to Dr. Vahid and to my awesome study partners who I met at the course
Dr. R.Y. (after receiving the results of the May 2022 NAC OSCE)
I passed my NAC exam with the score of 1448. I was looking for a mock test and while searching online I came across Dr. Vahid's website. I decided to go for the online mock test with him. It was the best decision I made. The mock test was timed and I had to go through the stations with different native speaking SPs. I can say that the exam covered high yield topics and the most amazing part was both the in-person feedback from Dr. Vahid right after the test and the very personalized detailed written feedback I received after. I had the chance to watch my own performance as it was recorded. I worked very hard on each and every advice that Dr. Vahid provided (even word choice and grammatical corrections along with the medical aspect). In short, it was an amazing experience and it helped me a lot during my real exam. I highly recommend Dr. Vahid's mock test and if I knew about his course earlier, I would have signed up for it for sure.
Dr. JKPR (after receiving the results of the Sep .2022 NAC OSCE exam)
I highly recommend any course Dr Vahid Nilforushan is offering because he is knowledgeable and more importantly his attitude towards his students is positive and encouraging. Many courses claim superiority, however they try to take all the credit which takes away the most significant aspect of any application or exam: the person himself/herself. Dr. Vahid has individualized methods of maximizing your potential for success. He is always available, and ready to offer any help needed. Please do not hesitate to enroll to any of his classes and trust his process. It worked for me as I ranked in the 90th percentile of my NAC session. Many thanks to all your efforts Dr Vahid, I am certain you will help more IMGs in the future.
Dr. Justin (after receiving the results of the May 2022 NAC OSCE)
I passed my NAC OSCE exam with the score of 1441. Dr Vahid's NAC OSCE course was very comprehensive. I found the weekly interactive tutorials very useful. There were immediate feedbacks from Dr Vahid and other participants after each case. In particular, these helped me in refining my skills for the counselling station. I had the mock exam three weeks before the NAC OSCE. It was a good simulation of the real exam and allowed me to gain an invaluable experience under time pressure. The feedback was also very thorough. I would recommend both the NAC OSCE course and the mock exam.
Dr. D.V. (after receiving the results of the May 2022 NAC OSCE)
I did my NAC OSCE in May 2022 and I scored 1435. Our exam was supposed to be held in March and luckily or unluckily it got postponed. This was the time I got to know about Dr. Vahid and his courses. As I have already paid for another course with someone else, I was not able to afford Dr. Vahid’s course. Thank god, I did one to one session with him and he gave genuine feedback on my communication, as well as my grammatical errors and better wordings for each question. Basically, he prepared me to do well in the Canadian medical system rather than only focusing on NAC. I was lucky to find one of my best partners through his study partners connections excel sheet. We did so many hours of preparation and I learned his style of communication from my study partner. If I can give one piece of advice, please do his very organized mock which had 12 stations and covered almost every different scenario. Standard patients were native speakers and it helped me to overcome my fear as I have never had clinical experience with Canadians. Dr. Vahid gave us extensive verbal as well as written feedback. My study partner and I did the whole mock exam within ourselves and reviewed his standard marking sheet. I got so worried and less confident before the exam because I felt I’m not prepared enough but he gave so much genuine support for my success in this NAC exam. It was a great journey along with his guidance. He is a great mentor. Thank you so much for guiding IMGs to become successful in NAC.
Dr. Motahareh Vameghestahbanati (after receiving the results of the Oct. 2021 NAC OSCE)
Hi future NAC OSCE candidates! I passed my exam this October with the score of 1449 which is 3 Standard deviation above the pass score. One day during my preparation period that I was not sure how to begin, I was very lucky to come across this website and get to know Dr. Vahid’s course. Dr. Vahid has a world-class teaching style, not only teaches you what matters in the exam, but most importantly he gifts you the right approach to any possible station! He provides very meticulous and detailed constructive feedback continuously to help you become a more competent version of yourself not only for this exam but for the day to day medical practice! I strongly recommend his course and Mock exam since this experience is very similar to exam day and will make you super confident and relaxed! All the best everyone!!
Dr. C.N. (after receiving the results of the Sep. 2022 NAC OSCE)
My score for the NAC OSCE Exam (Sept 2022) was 1427. I am extremely happy with my result. I had previously written and passed the exam with a very low pass, so I decided to try the exam again in order to improve my score. I knew I needed help to achieve my target score. I actually came across Dr. Vahid class accidentally and I must say, this was my best accident ever. I listened to other members of the group present and I took notes of their mistakes and corrections. I had the opportunity to present twice, my feedback was a hard pill to swallow but it encouraged me to work and practice smarter. You can never go wrong with Dr. Vahid's class, it would take a lot of hard work and commitment but like he rightly says, don't study harder, study smarter. We practiced both high and low yield scenarios and each person got an opportunity to present a case. It is very cheap and very comprehensive. I must say a big thank you to Dr. Vahid, I couldn't have done this without your feedback and guidance. I am already excited for the next chapter.
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While I have heard of/seen other good courses, what makes Dr. Vahid's course above the rest, is that it prepares you how to think systematically and scientif...Read More
While I have heard of/seen other good courses, what makes Dr. Vahid's course above the rest, is that it prepares you how to think systematically and scientifically rather than spoon feeding common scenarios. It has guided me on the way how to approach, perceive, comprehend, and dissect a clinical scenario. It is an all-encompassing course, from how to prepare yourself mentally for the exam, until how to wrap up an encounter, and the beauty of it is that is not merely for the exam, it is a preparatory class for real-life clinical practice in Canada! Of course Dr. Vahid will give you the plan, the method of thinking, the analysis tools, and how to shape your skills to use such tools, but the student has to immerse himself/herself in this course and tries to fully grasp the enriching materials in it, not an easy task, but when you can fully grasp the concept of how to go through the exam according to Dr. Vahid, your life will be easier! I am writing this while I have just gone through the NAC OSCE exam, and while I do not know my result until the date of this writing, results don't matter, whatever happens, is an individual factor, but what I know is, this course helped me to go through the exam with a piece of mind and heart of steel!Read Less
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This course is helping me a lot . It covers the main points for OSCE exam . The videos are very helpful . Dr Nilforushan is very supportive and always respon...Read More
This course is helping me a lot . It covers the main points for OSCE exam . The videos are very helpful . Dr Nilforushan is very supportive and always responds to my questions quickly. I definitely recommend this course to people who are going to take OSCE exam .Read Less
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Reviews and feedback about our NAC OSCE workshops
Very precious and informative workshop for the NAC OSCE. Dr.Nilforushan is very knowledgeable and supportive; it is really worth taking the workshop! I hope...Read More
Very precious and informative workshop for the NAC OSCE. Dr.Nilforushan is very knowledgeable and supportive; it is really worth taking the workshop! I hope I have the chance to take part in his future workshops... Thank you very much for all your consideration Dr.Nilforushan.Read Less
I highly recommend Dr. Vahid Nilforushan as an instructor of NAC/ MCCQE2 OSCE examinations. I had the pleasure of participating at his workshops for OSCEs la...Read More
I highly recommend Dr. Vahid Nilforushan as an instructor of NAC/ MCCQE2 OSCE examinations. I had the pleasure of participating at his workshops for OSCEs last year. They were overwhelmingly positive and beneficial on my exam preparation. Dr. Nilforushan accomplishes all his work with great initiative and with a positive attitude. I recommend him to all candidates for NAC/MCCQE2 exams without hesitation. Thank you Dr. Nilforushan for what you did to make the workshops more effective and useful.Read Less