Most Complete Coverage based on the new Board Exam Table of Competencies

An effective review leaves no question unexpected. But there is no foretelling the exam. It is clean, comprehensive, and unpredictable. The only valid strategy is to prepare for the worst: learn everything in the syllabus and more.

BRAINS Medical Boards Review is the most complete, most intensive review program, covering basic and clinical subjects separately and in sequence. So you do not miss anything.

The finest faculty members, experienced in academe and practice

Learning comes from a respect for expertise. At BRAINS, we know this very well. Our faculty recruitment is by invitation only and, as strictly professional managers, our only criterion is excellence in knowledge and teaching competence. We invite only the finest medical educators and specialist-practitioners to teach. No other review can do better.


May 13 to July 31 (expected last day of classes, barring weather disturbances that may cause class rescheduling), four weekdays a week.

To give students more time to read on basic medical subjects, which they took several years ago,  these are scheduled half-days, either morning or afternoon.

Classes for clinical subjects are held in 2-3 hour blocks on whole-day schedules.

Board simulations are held at the start and end of the review.


BRAINS-Quezon Avenue

Fees and Discounts

Regular: P 15,000 inclusive of selected materials.

5% discount BRAINS review alumni of any program.

Minimum non-refundable deposit for reservation: P7,500.

Balance shall be payable on or before start of classes to confirm reservation. Unconfirmed slots may be released to waitlisted students on the first day of classes.
Board Simulations scored by skill-taxonomy

Know how your standing before and after the review lectures.

The SUNTZU MEDBOARD SIMULATIONS not only allow you to identify content areas that need more work. They also assess what level of question complexity is preventing you from meeting your goals.

From board-type questions, we've identified 4 levels of question complexity, each lower level being "absorbed" by the next. Therefore, if you have difficulty with one lower level, you will have difficulty with the higher level. Improving competence in the higher level becomes inefficient when your competence in the lower level complexity is not addressed.

When a complexity level gives you testing problems, we call that the "test-taking bottleneck".

Identifying and resolving the "test-taking bottleneck" helps you move up and hone your higher-order thinking skills demanded by the more complex questions, while retaining competence in the  fundamentals.

Your reviewing becomes more focused. And you sharpen not only your subject knowledge, but also your thinking skills.

No other program works as hard for you.

No other program gives you a better chance to pass the Boards.

If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

If you know yourself but not the enemy,
for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

If you know the enemy and know yourself,
you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

-Sun Tzu, The Art of War