The world's greatest USMLE® experts are all in one place.
- Dr. John Barone
- Dr. Nandan Bhatt
- Dr. Manuel Castro
- Dr. Rajkumar Dasgupta
- Dr. Kathleen DiCaprio
- Dr. Adil Farooqui
- Dr. Charles Faselis
- Dr. Conrad Fischer
- Dr. Alina Gonzalez-Mayo
- Dr. Steven Harris
- Dr. Mark Nolan Hill
- Dr. Edward Kalpas
- Dr. Bimal Krishna
- Dr. Wazir Kudrath
- Dr. Joseph Lieber
- Dr. Kim Moscatello-Seastone
Dr. John Barone
For over 18 years, Dr. John Barone, MD has helped thousands of students from around the world achieve higher scores on their medical licensing exams. After graduating from Albany Medical College, Dr. Barone completed his Residency in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where twice he was elected Chief Resident, and later Surgical Pathology Fellow. He is currently in private practice.
He is the best teacher any student could ever ask for. Somehow, he makes you want to study harder and do better. I feel blessed that I got that chance to be his student. He puts a lot of effort into teaching and he really cares about his students.
Best pathology professor. He loved what he was doing.the time used to go by just like that before we realized.I didn't have the space in my book to write all the extra points he was teaching.I scored 86 in my assessment test.That speaks for it.
BEST PROFESSOR I'VE EVER BEEN LECTURED BY!!!!! Seriously, this was the most I've learned from any professor in such a short amount of time. Thanks a million!
Dr. Nandan Bhatt
Dr. Nandan Bhatt, MBBS, MD, FRCS has been teaching USMLE for Steps 1, 2 and 3 and for those preparing for the SPEX examination for the past nineteen years. He teaches Neuroanatomy and Neurology and has taught other subjects as well due to his extensive experience in various fields. Dr. Bhatt received his MD from the prestigious St. John's Medical College in Bangalore, India. He then completed General Surgery, and thereafter, Neurology and Neurosurgery. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons, London, England. Currently, Dr. Bhatt is an attending physician within the Department of Developmental Services, State of California and has recently received a prestigious award from the Legislature State of California in recognition of his outstanding services to health care. In addition to this award, Dr. Bhatt has been recognized for his teaching in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He has volunteered his services for different campaigns. Dr. Bhatt has authored and contributed to books for the board examination, made many presentations, and has also been instrumental in laying the foundation for the CSA course that has successfully run for many years.
I could not believe how perfectly you explained neuroanatomy concepts... When I was reviewing the content everything made a lot of sense.
Creative way of teaching, makes the lecture very interesting and enjoyable, you don't even feel the time.
You were like a father, caring with great morals!
Dr. Manuel Castro
Manuel A. Castro, M.D., AAHIVS is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a certified member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He currently resides in Wilton Manors, Florida where has a private practice.
Dr. Castro was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where he went to medical school at Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena graduating in 1983. His residency was in internal medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. During his residency he taught students for podiatry medicine at the Schull School of Podiatry and he also taught students at the University of Illinois.
Following his residency Dr. Castro moved to Miami, FL and became a teaching attending for the internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, with a title of voluntary assistant professor at University of Miami. Dr. Castro became certified in Occupational Medicine by the State of Florida and was a certified Medical Review Officer.
In 2005, Dr. Castro moved to Wilton Manors, FL and opened a private practice in internal medicine with a focus on HIV/AIDS. Dr Castro started teaching for Kaplan in 2000. He is also currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and at LECOM Bradenton College of Osteopathy.
POWERFUL APPROACH!!!!! I nominate for best lecturer! PREPARATION EXCEEDED expectations. A slide for every talking point WITH questions... INSPIRING! Really appreciated lung infiltrate and occupational disease tips as well as word associations. I am SOOO EMPOWERED. Watch out USMLE STEP 3! Thank you, Dr. Castro!!
Wonderful wonderful lecturer! Dr. Castro really made pulmonary an understandable subject! I very much appreciated his little "tricks" and tips to remember certain concepts and his words of encouragement. I approach cases differently now because of Dr. Castro. He was clear and concise and very knowledgeable. The sound effects he use to explain the pulmonary and cardiac systems were the best!!
Dr. Rajkumar Dasgupta
Dr. Raj Dasgupta (MD, FACP, FCCP) has taught USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 3 and Internal Medicine Board Review Courses for over 8 years. Dr. Dasgupta completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University, his Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Columbia University, Saint Lukes & Roosevelt Hospital, then his Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital while working at VA Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Dasgupta is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Dasgupta has won numerous awards including resident of the year, fellow of the year, and faculty teacher of the year. Dr. Dasgupta is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California in the division of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Kathleen DiCaprio
Dr. Kathleen DiCaprio has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review programs for over 4 years. Dr. DiCaprio earned her BS in Biochemistry from The College of Saint Rose and her PhD in Pathology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Dicaprio's research once focused on studying pathogenesis of maximum containment (Biosafety-level 4) viruses including Ebola and Marburg viruses in nonhuman primate models. Her research efforts contributed to the development of potential vaccines and therapeutics against these deadly viruses and has been profiled in numerous publications. In New York City, Dr. DiCaprio worked for the New York Health Department where she assisted in laboratory and emergency response affairs during the H1N1 Influenza 2009 outbreak in NYC. Dr. DiCaprio has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada as well as for Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
Thank u doc u made step1 much easier for me :)
Dr. Adil Farooqui
For over 17 years, Dr. Adil Farooqui has taught USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 review programs. Dr. Farooqui, received his MD from University of Karachi, Sindh Medical College in Pakistan. After completing his initial surgical training in the United Kingdom, he pursued further surgical training in the United States. He finished his surgical residency and fellowship in colorectal surgery and laparoscopic surgery at the University of Southern California. He is Board Certified in Surgery. Dr. Farooqui is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Farooqui has received numerous awards including Best Teaching Resident of the Year and Outstanding Teacher and Mentor. Dr. Farooqui has published numerous research studies and co-authored Kaplan's Surgery Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3. He has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
Dr. Farooqui is a good teacher . His explanations were very clear and helped us a great deal. He always pointed out a High yield topics and also went through certain difficult concepts with us by taking time.
Dr Farooqui course was exceptional. His teaching has a substantial contribution in how we approach more difficult clinical cases.
Dr. Charles Faselis
Dr. Charles Faselis has taught USMLE review programs for over 16 years. Dr. Faselis received his M.D. from the National University of Athens, School of Medicine in 1990. He competed an Internal Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital in 1997, acting as Chief Resident in his final year of residency. Dr. Faselis completed a General Medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Faselis is the Chair of Medicine at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC and a Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Golden Apple Award and Best Teaching Attending Award. Additionally, Dr. Faselis received the "Top Doctor" Award for the Washington DC area by Washingtonian Magazine. Dr. Faselis has published numerous research studies and authored 2 books - Review of Internal Medicine for Step 2 and Review of Internal Medicine for Step 3. He has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
Dr Charles Faselis is an excellent teacher. The best part about his teaching is he always asked us 'Everyone ok with this'. So he kept checking whether his students understood. He would always go above the scheduled time without rushing any topic and would answer every question very patiently. He would also feel disappointed when we answered some questions wrong and would take efforts to explain rhe topic well. This shows he cared a lot about our progress. I thank him very much.
Great Lectures, best one!, loved it, thank you very much!
Hands down the best to help us understand heme/onc, rheuma, pharm cases. He explained things very well, that unfortunately we did not have the time or were not in the right state of mind during Dr. Fisher's lecture due to all the technical difficulties. I have never understood certain concepts about ITP, iron deficiency, clotting factors ect, as am far from my med school years. It was marvelous how he presented very relevant cases that he knew had been tested or would very likely be tested and made sure we understood them. I was very impressed with his teaching style. He was very engaging, and if he perceived some were not getting the point, would repeat it again. I would definitely take a course taught mainly by him, EXCELLENT!!!
Dr. Conrad Fischer
Conrad Fischer, MD is a celebrated educator, physician, and author of top-selling review books including the Master the Boards series. Dr. Fischer serves as Residency Program Director at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn. He is also an Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Medicine at Touro College of Medicine in New York City. He has taught medical Board review for over 21 years.
I am a fan of Dr Conrad Fischer. I attended his classes during step2 as well. I can keep listening to him and never get bored. He makes all the stuff very interesting. He is very thorough in his knowledge and a very confident teacher.
Very animated teaching style, which was engaging. I'm able to remember concepts based off of little songs Dr. Fischer created!
Dr. Alina Gonzalez-Mayo
Dr. Alina Gonzalez-Mayo has taught USMLE review programs for over 15 years. She received her M.D. for the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, and competed a Psychiatry residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, in Staten Island, NY. She later completed a residency in Forensic Psychiatry at New York University in New York, NY. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry. In addition to teaching, Dr. Gonzalez-May has worked in private practice, for the Veteran's Administration and for a forensic psychiatric center. Dr. Alina Gonzalez-Mayo is also Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is the author of Kaplan's Psychiatry Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 and a contributor to Kaplan's Step 1 Behavioral Sciences Lecture Notes. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayo has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
What I liked most about Dr. Gonzalez-Mayo is that she makes sure that high yield topics are addressed and understood. She is very aware of the purpose of these lectures which is to prepare her listeners for Step 3. Very content with the way she reviewed Psyc.
Excellent presentations. Very knowledgeable. I liked the comparison of real-world examples along with text book cases. Made the subject matter easy to digest and the hours passed quickly
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 11 years. Dr. Harris has both a Master's and a Doctoral degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology. He completed postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. Since 1998, he has organized and taught the Medical Pharmacology course at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). In addition to teaching, Dr. Harris has also taken on administrative responsibilities as Associate Dean for Basic Sciences, and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at KYCOM. Dr. Harris has taught medical board review programs throughout the world including in Mexico and the Caribbean. He has also taught throughout the United States and Canada and is an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
He is a very methodical, knowlegeable teacher. He addressed each of our concerns and integrated different subjects very well. He had some great memorable examples which help us remember the concepts easily. He was a great teacher.
Love love love this class. It makes me want to learn more and read moreonly because he is so engaging and clearly cares for his student's success.
I could not believe anyone could make such a hard subject like pharmacology fun! You are awesome!
Dr. Mark Nolan Hill
Dr. Mark Nolan Hill has taught USMLE review programs for over 30 years. Dr. Hill received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his surgical training at Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Hill is Board Certified in General Surgery. He is a Professor of Surgery at the Chicago Medical School, in private practice, and is President of the North Shore Surgical Associates. Dr. Hill has received many teaching awards, including 'Outstanding Professor of the Year' numerous times. He has also been a Visiting Professor in many universities in both the United States and Canada; he is member of many professional societies and has published many peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Hill has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada.
My weakest subject is surgery and Dr Hill had me glued to the screen. I have had so much clarified by him. He was excellent!!!
I wish Dr. Hill could teach the all course! He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, entertaining and I truly felt he cared about our progress, making constantly sure that no one felt left behind and that all our questions were answered. Most importantly, I never had the feeling he was judging anybody for asking stupid or redundant questions. Just great, I am so grateful to Dr. Hill.
Dr. Edward Kalpas
Dr. Edward Kalpas started teaching for Kalpan in 2005. Dr. Kalpas obtained a BS degree in Biophyscial Chemistry from Dartmouth College, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and a MD from the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University. He is a licensed physician and published author with a background in general surgery and public health and is currently the Director at a non-profit organization in California. Dr. Kalpas is the lead instructor for Kaplan's Step 2 CS Review program in California.
Very enthusiastic great tips for the test great spirit
Dr. Kalpas seemed like a very good physician because his analysis of the subject was in depth while being succinct enough for the short course duration. He and Dr. Ceceu were a great team together.
His sense of humor is makes his lectures light and engaging
Dr. Bimal Krishna
Dr. Bimal Krishna has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 6 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Physiology and a Doctor of Philosophy, Medicine (Ob/Gyn and Pharmacology) from Monash University in Australia. Dr. Krishna currently is an Associate Professor and Director of Pharmacology for Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. At Touro, Dr. Krishna has won numerous teaching awards, including Professor of the Year for 3 consecutive years. Dr. Krishna has also contributed to numerous publications and is a member of a number of organizations including the Fellow-American College of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Krishna has taught medical board review programs throughout the world including in the Middle East, the United States and Canada.
Thank you for breaking down pharma the way you did. It really helped!!
Thank u doc u made step1 much easier for me :)
First time i enjoy pharmacology
Dr. Wazir Kudrath
Dr. Wazir Kudrath has taught USMLE review programs for over 10 years. Dr. Kudrath received his MD from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, where he then completed his clerkship in Internal Medicine at the University of Baghdad Teaching Hospital. Prior to focusing his career as a lecturer for USMLE, Dr. Kudrath was a General Medical Officer at Georgetown Hospital in British Guyana, a Medical Examiner in PortaMedic, New Jersey, and at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kudrath has taught medical board review programs throughout the world including in Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Canada. He is also an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
Dr Kudrath is amazing on how he can make you think out of the box in order to come at solution.
Dr. Kudrath is a wonderful expert in teaching physiology and Epi/Biostat for Dummies like me. I was impressed by the way Dr. Kudrath teaches even the most complicated topics in an understandable and memorable manner with diagrams, simplified examples, or interesting stories (e.g. the three little pigs in respiratory chapter of physiology, etc.
Dr. Joseph Lieber
Dr. Joseph Lieber has been teaching USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 3 review programs for over 12 years. Dr. Lieber obtained his MD at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is a certified Diplomat on the American Board of Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He is currently an Associate Director of Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital Center, the Associate Residency Director in Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Amongst the many teaching achievements he has received, Dr. Lieber received the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Lifetime Teaching Award and was recently featured in The New Yorker magazine for his outstanding and inspiring work at Elmhurst Hospital. Dr. Lieber has also authored Ferri Clinical Advisor and has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada.
DR. LIEBER YOUR LECTURES WERE GREAT!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS MAKING SURE I UNDERSTOOD!!!! :)
I had Dr. Lieber for Step 2 and he was just as wonderful for Step 3. His explanations are thorough and very clear. It is evident that he knows his subject well and he is does an excellent job in sharing his knowledge. Dr. Lieber is one of the best lecturers I have ever had.
I like your way of teaching neurology can not get better
Dr. Kim Moscatello-Seastone
Dr. Kim Moscatello-Seastone has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 11 years. Dr. Moscatello-Seastone received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Louisiana State University Medical Center and her B.S. in Microbiology from Auburn University. Dr. Moscatello-Seastone is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and the Director of the Directed Study Pathway at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moscatello Seastone has contributed to multiple publications and abstracts in her field, including the Immunology Lecture Notes for Kaplan. She has received several honors and awards including the NIH Individual Predoctoral Fellowship and Basic Science Faculty of the Year. Dr. Moscatello-Seastone has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is also an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
Funny and enthusiastic. She also was very helpful in highlighting the more important topics in a chapter.
She was very friendly & had a memorable way of teaching certain methods, very informal
Dr. Moscatello was awesome. Micro has always been one of my favorite subjects, but I think I feel even more in love with it after her lectures. She made the class very entertaining and I loved her "money points" for the material. It really helped in terms of telling us what to really focus our time and energy on. Also, she did an amazing job with Immuno. I know for most students Immuno can be challenge, but she really simplified it.
Dr. Frank Noto
Dr. Frank Noto has taught USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 3 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan for over 4 years. Dr. Noto completed MD at SUNY Stony Brook and he completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY in 2006. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Noto is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and the Internal Medicine Clerkship and Sub-internship Site Director for Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital Center. He is a Hospitalist at Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he manages patients on his inpatient service and trains the medical residents on inpatient medical management. Some awards that Dr. Noto has received over the last few years include Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Student Teaching Award from Mount Sinai Dept of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Noto currently teaches USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 preparation for Kaplan. He has taught medical board review programs throughout the world including in Mexico, the Caribbean, Poland, the United States and Canada. He is also an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
Very engaging lectures. He is able to cover the basic elements of each topic without digging too deep into material that is not high yield for the exam. Probably the best lectures of the entire course.
DR. NOTO! THANK YOU!!!! U MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH CARDIO!!!! :)
Great teaching skills and techniques and has a nice caring personality. His clinical knowledge is outstanding. Thank you Dr. Noto for such great lectures.
Dr. Christos Paras
Dr. Christos Paras has taught USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 and Internal Medicine Board Review Courses for Kaplan for over 5 years. Dr. Paras received his DO in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He is also a Board Certified specialist in Clinical Hypertension. Dr. Paras is currently Endocrinology Faculty at Winthrop University Hospital in Minelola, NY, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac in North Haven, CT. At Quinnipiac, Dr. Paras also served as Medical Director and Assistant Residency Program Director of Internal Medicine at the St. Vincent's Medical Center campus. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Paras has contributed to various publications, including Emerging Drugs for Hyperlipidemia and Expert Opinion Emerging Drugs in 2010. Dr. Paras has also contributed to Kaplan's Internal Medicine Lecture Notes as well as our COMLEX-USA Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Lecture Notes. He has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and Canada and is an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
Dr. Paras is very engaging, encourages a lot of participation from the class. I get the feeling he and Dr. Fischer are related. Dr. Paras is just as INSANE as Dr. Fischer (minus the involuntary facial movements). He is so knowledgeable for an Endocrinologist; like a walking "Review Book"! He doesn't make the class feel like we can't ask for clarifications, he was very patient in fact. He was clear about the subject matter and what to focus on. He always waited for everyone to follow before moving to the next section. This was my first class with Dr. Paras. I wish I watched him too way back when I did my review with Kaplan for the step 1 and 2 in the Philippines.
This was my first time to meet Dr. Paras he is a unique way to teach which is great I like the way he breaks up hard concepts and make them easy to understand he is an amazing doctor and I would love to see him again in other courses.
I really enjoyed your classes. I like the way your teach and I could feel your passion for teaching us even when you were tired. You are an awesome teacher! Thanks again!:)
Dr. Mahboob Qureshi
For over 8 years, Dr. Mahboob, Qureshi has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review programs. He received his MPH and MD from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his PhD in Immunology and MHSc in Epidemiology from the University of the Ryukyus, Japan. Dr. Qureshi is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of Microbiology and Immunology courses at the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. He has won numerous teaching awards including Teacher of the Year and the Research Fellowship Award from the American Lung Association. Dr. Qureshi has published many peer-reviewed articles and authored 2 books including the The Neonatal Period. Dr.Qureshi has taught medical board review programs throughout the world, including Poland, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States.
Brilliant, made micro very interesting and the mcqs he gave us really helped solidify information. We did rush through some chapters which was a little dissapointing but atleast we covered all the high yield stuff.
I've learn alot from you, like i never did. Thank you is not enough ! wish you all the best
I would like to thank him alot, and in Arabic Mahboob means lovable and he is really lovable so the name fits him perfectly.
Dr. David Seastone
For over 11 years, Dr. David Seastone has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review for Kaplan. Dr. Seastone received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Louisiana State University Medical Center. He received his DO degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic - Taussig Cancer Institute. He has been on faculty at multiple medical schools in the U.S. and earned several awards for his teaching efforts along the way including Faculty Member of the Year. Dr. Seastone also conducts research in the areas of myelodysplastic syndromes and leukemia and is a member of the American Medical Association, Amercian Ostopathic Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Seastone has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
He was the best!!! I learned so much from Dr. Seastone. He was so engaging throughout class. I actually really enjoyed studying with him in class!
He was fabulous! I really did appreciate how he gave a great ways to remember things, but didn't go off on random tangents, like some of the other professors. I LOVED that he followed the book, it made it extremely easy to follow along!!! I really feel like I learned more in this Biochem course then in my class!
Very engaging and his list of top enzymes has been very helpful to focus my studying
Dr. Salvatore Turco
Dr. Salvatore (Sam) Turco has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 review programs for many years. Dr. Turco received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and was postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Turco is an endowed Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has been appointed to the editorial boards of three major journals, and has served a 4-year term on a National Institutes of Health grant review study section. He was a recipient of the prestigious 5-year Burroughs Wellcome Scholar Award in Molecular Parasitology and of the 10-year MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Turco's research has been recognized internationally as one of the "100 Milestones" in Parasitology and has published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Turco has been recognized many times over the years as committed to excellence in teaching, substantiated by his being the recipient of the Silver Pointer Best Teacher Award an unprecedented fourteen times from 1st-year medical students. A Kaplan student favorite, Dr. Turco has taught medical board review programs throughout the world including in Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Canada. He is also an instructor in Kaplan's popular live, online review programs.
THE BEST!!!! For me his sessions were the most engaging, his way of explaining everything was the best, cleared all our questions, reviewed all the high yield points and gave it the time it deserved, it was just excellent, I would say he is one the BEST!!! THANK YOU DR. TURCO!!!!
Dr. Turco made biochemistry come alive. One of the best professors I have ever had. My biochemistry teaching in medical school was below par, so i found this subject to be very frustrating and difficult to learn. Over time, i was actually pretty scared about tackling this subject for Step 1. But Dr. Turco changed my entire perspective. His attention to detail, use of images, ability to explain the topic with such zeal and enthusiasm got me excited about learning biochemistry. I found that after his lessons, I remembered more and was able to connect concepts much better than I ever had before. His explanations were absolutely amazing, he went thru every single step in a pathway and then connected it to other pathways as well as connected it clinically, to make sure that we had a complete understanding in WHY something was happening in the body. He was extremely thorough, never skipped anything, answered all the questions we had, made time to ask questions and test us during the class which was really important. Also when doing practice questions, he made it a point to go through each answer choice and prove why it was wrong in comparison to the correct answer choice. And even though it may not seem like a big deal, after studying all this material and being, it was the first time that someone told their students that he "had faith in us." I loved his class and am extremely grateful to have experienced biochemistry in a new light. If all the teachers were followed Dr. Turco's methods, this kaplan course would be the best review course available!
Dr. James White
James S. White, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he participates in the teaching of a number of courses, including Human Gross Anatomy, Cell and Tissue Biology and Brain and Behavior. Dr. White has been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania for over 20 years. Dr. White is also an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at the School of Osteopathic Medicine, which is part of Rowan University where he teaches Neuroscience. Dr. White has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lynchburg College, and a Ph.D in Anatomy from The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University. For over 20 years, Dr. White has taught USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USALevel 1 reviews in Anatomy. For Kaplan, Dr. White has taught Step 1 review programs in Anatomy across the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. He is also an instructor in Kaplan's popular live on-line review programs. He is the co-author of the Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Anatomy Lecture Notes, and is the author of two review books, USMLE Road Map Neuroscience (2008 McGraw-Hill) and USMLE Road Map Gross Anatomy (2006 McGraw-Hill). Dr. White has received over 20 teaching awards including the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching at the Perelman School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. White was elected as an honorary member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr,James White is a wonderful teacher. He explained Neuroanatomy really well, took time to explain each and every aspect of the different complex pathways methodically and integrating other subjects and clinical scenarios very well.
Dr. White's teaching was well done. He was easy to understand, and his approach was organized and thorough. He followed the kaplan book, asked us questions throughout the lesson and answered questions well. He was able to break down the neuroscience in a simpler way.
Great Classes, great explanations, even though it was neuroscience which is a hard topic, he made it simple, he was great.