Med Educators Blog

Webinar in Review: Addressing Healthcare Inequities Impacting the BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Community 

June 22, 2021

In this event, panelists addressed the specific challenges Queer members of BIPOC communities encounter when it comes to healthcare as well as proactive steps that healthcare providers, medical educators, and LGTBQAI+ allies can take to further improve the Queer healthcare experience.

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Teachable Moments in Problem-Based Learning: Why am I Paying Tuition to be Taught By My Classmates?

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | June 17, 2021
Kaplan Medical Educators

When the primary blocker to learning is a mismatched attitude, logical reasons will not work as well as immersion in the environment. Immersive learning can be enhanced by teachable moments.

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Examining the “Why” Behind the MCAT Course Updates

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | June 17, 2021
Learning Science

As educators, it is fascinating to examine how education, neuroscience, motivational psychology, and the best of design could be combined to create, measure and iteratively improve learning outcomes.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Maximizing Summer By Minimizing Distractions

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | June 10, 2021

Rest is important, and summer naturally provides an opportunity to catch up on it. However, there is something to be said about finding activities that keep you both mentally, physically, and emotionally active.

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Pre-Med Student Success Story: Camryn Means

June 8, 2021
Kaplan MCAT Student Success

Learn more about med student Camryn Means and how Kaplan helped her score 518 on the MCAT.

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KMHS Alumni: Salvador Alejandro Caceros Diaz, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | June 7, 2021
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Salvador Alejandro Caceros Diaz, M.D., to learn more about his path from studying in El Salvador to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Maria Lofftus, J.D., Medical School Admissions Consultant

by Maria Lofftus, J.D., Medical School Admissions Consultant | May 20, 2021

It’s true what they say, when you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life; I really do love assisting our students to achieve their medical education dreams.

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Pre-Med Student Success Story: Madison Rabel

May 17, 2021

While learning to “think like a doctor” can be frustrating at times, it is an absolutely necessary process to master. I know that this mindset will help me during medical school, future standardized tests, and my career in medicine.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Preparing for Application Season

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | May 13, 2021

With the opening of medical school application season around the corner, for this month’s "Myths and Tips" I reflect on the summer ahead for pre-meds as they put the finishing touches on their medical school applications.

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Why You Should Care about the CPA UGRC Report

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | May 12, 2021

To put the CPA UGRC in context, these recommendations are meant to be the same order of magnitude as the change of Step 1 to Pass-Fail―the largest shift in medical education in this century so far.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Curriculum Developer - Level 1

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Curriculum Developer - Level 1 | May 11, 2021

I believe organizations like Kaplan are integral to medical education and will continue to be more involved in the education at the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Med Student Success Story: Ryan Chiu, M.D.

by Ryan Chiu, M.D. | May 4, 2021
Kaplan Student Success

I am incredibly fortunate to be a first-generation American and college graduate, a successful byproduct of public education, and the first physician in my family

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Webinar in Review: Exploring Neurodiversity in Education: Breaking Down Barriers to Learning and Thriving

April 30, 2021

Catch up with our panel of experts for an exploration of what it means to be Neurodiverse, and what we can do to better understand and support our friends, colleagues, and family members in the classroom and beyond.

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The Relation Between White Space and Concept Maps

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | April 23, 2021
White Space and Concept Maps

Take a deep dive into the value and potential of white space as a tool to clarify and highlight significant information, as well as how the theory and practice of utilizing white space relates to the tables and concepts maps educators use to convey data to their students.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Brandon McKenzie, Manager of Content and Curriculum for Pre-Med Programs

by Brandon McKenzie | April 21, 2021

My areas of expertise include deconstructing complex concepts into manageable bite-size pieces, understanding where students are in their MCAT studies, and creating content that meets them there.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jeff Weil, Regional Medical Programs Director

by Jeff Weil, Regional Medical Program Director | April 13, 2021

 I believe that my background enables me to see challenges from various perspectives and offer solutions that benefit administrators, faculty, and students.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Embracing Rest in a Time of Chaos

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | April 8, 2021

For students studying for the MCAT, it is vitally important to plan on taking at least one day (or at least one evening) off per week, where their only goal should be to recharge.

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KMHS Alumni: Işıl Yenice Balevi, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | April 5, 2021
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Işıl Yenice Balevi, M.D., to learn more about her path from studying in Turkey to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Kim Canning, Executive Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions

by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | March 23, 2021

I have had a wide variety of roles and responsibilities at Kaplan which has been fun and challenging, but my most rewarding and interesting role has been my current job. I absolutely love our mission and building long lasting relationships with our partners.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Susan B. Greger, M.D., Clinical Knowledge Assessment Manager

by Susan B. Greger, M.D., Clinical Knowledge Assessment Manager | March 18, 2021

My favorite part of medicine has always been the teaching aspect, whether it was educating patients about health conditions and their treatment or mentoring medical students and residents throughout their medical career journey.

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