Med Educators Blog

Black Pain Matters: How Historical Medical Assumptions about Black Pain Thresholds Impact Care

October 15, 2020

In this event, panelists addressed the historic assumptions and misconceptions about Black pain tolerance that continue to impact not only the medical treatment that black people receive today, but also the gaps in education that all medical students unknowingly face.

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Opinion: The Meteoric Rise of USMLE® STEP 2CK’s Relevance & How to Master the Boards

by Dr. Conrad Fischer, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine, Program Director and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center | September 29, 2020

 Whether you believe that the test should have a grade or be Pass/Fail, the test is going to be Pass/Fail and every student has to know what this means. It means that student’s had better maximize all your efforts on Step 2.

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Webinar in Review: Bodies for Science: History of Experimentation on People of Color

September 23, 2020

In this event, panelists unpacked medical breakthroughs discovered through experimentation of the bodies of people of color as well as medical ethics, existing exploitation of BIPOC and impoverished communities, and proposed solutions for remedying this ongoing atrocity.

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White Paper: Team-Based Learning: A Strategy for Transforming Teaching and Learning in PA Education

by Christine Bruce, DMSc, MHSA, PA-C, Program Director, Penn State College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program & Associate Professor of Medicine | September 16, 2020

Physician Assistant Programs throughout the country are faced with the challenge of educating our students in two very different learning dimensions: students need to know certain facts about disease entities but they also need to learn how to apply this knowledge into real-life clinical situations.

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KMHS Alumni: Kem-Maria McCook, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | September 10, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Kem-Maria McCook, M.D., to learn more about her path from studying in Jamaica to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Webinar in Review: Acknowledging Racial Inequality in Medical Education

September 2, 2020

It’s more important than ever to understand the structural and social barriers for marginalized groups. As part of our commitment to this, Kaplan was proud to announce the Racial Inequality in Medicine Webinar Series which kicked off on Tues 9/1/20 with "Acknowledging Racial Inequality in Medical Education."

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Eric Quintero, International Director, Medical Programs / Institutional Partnerships for Latin America

by Eric Quintero | September 1, 2020

I have been with Kaplan Medical for 14 years and have held various positions that each brought along a new set of challenges that expanded my knowledge and love for the company.

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Promoting Connection in a Time of Chaos

by Stephanie Neary, MPA, MMS, PA-C & Mary Ruggeri, MEd, MMSc, PA-C | August 25, 2020

As faculty, we hope we can embrace changes as an opportunity to shift the culture of learning towards one that leverages technology to benefit the learning styles and demands of students today. 

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Webinar in Review: Virtual Simulation & Planning for the Future of Medical Education

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | August 21, 2020

In our recent webinar titled "Virtual Simulation & Planning for the Future of Medical Education" our panel of experts discussed virtual simulation and the “new normal” of medical education.

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KMHS Alumni: Gabriel Antonio De la Cruz Ku, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | August 18, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Gabriel Antonio De la Cruz Ku, to learn more about his path from studying in Peru to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Inder Pahal, M.D., MBA, Global Director Institutional/University Partnerships

by Inder Pahal | August 13, 2020

In my current role I work with institutions all over the world striving to provide excellent products that align with their educational mission.

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Uncertainty Develops a Physician: New Challenges for Medical Educators in Extraordinary Times

by Mark Tyler-Lloyd, M.D., Executive Director of Medical Academics | July 27, 2020

We have entered a unique and urgent time in medical education. Internal test changes and the external threat of a deadly pandemic have amplified the usual anxiety provoking challenges of being a medical student. 

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KMHS Alumni: Valeriia Klymenko, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | July 23, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Valeriia Klymenko, to learn more about her path from studying in Ukraine to becoming an MD in the United States.

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How Dental Students Can Use Mindfulness to Minimize Stress 

by Stanley S. Zelman, DDS | July 13, 2020

Numerous studies have been published on the impact of stress on dental students. Mindfulness is one powerful technique to assist in managing stress. In this short commentary, we will address the concept of mindfulness and how it can help to manage and reduce the impact of stress.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Melissa King, i-Human Patients by Kaplan Account & Implementation Manager

by Melissa King, i-Human Patient by Kaplan Account & Implementation Manager | July 9, 2020

During my 9 years at Kaplan, I’ve been fortunate to work with many types of experts, and have learned a great deal from each and every one: from international & US medical students, to nursing faculty, to institutional partners, to standardized patients. 

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KMHS Alumni: Chukwuka Eneh, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | June 30, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Chukwuka Eneh, to learn more about his path from Nigeria to becoming an MD in the United States.

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