Med Educators Blog

Maximizing Osteopathic Education Through Curricular Design

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | May 16, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

Osteopathic philosophy courses at Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs) can generally follow one of two paths. The first path is to teach students one area at a time, while the second is to cover the material by each osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) technique. Figuring out which approach is best for you is no easy task. Each one has its benefits and weaknesses.

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KMHS Alumni: Paola Gudiño, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | May 11, 2022
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Paola Gudiño, to learn more about her path from studying in Ecuador to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Mark Reimonenq, MBA, Director, University Partnerships

by Mark Reimonenq, MBA, Director, University Partnerships | April 21, 2022

I spend a lot of my time supporting minority students who oftentimes have to compete with students from more privileged backgrounds. We cannot level out all the advantages that wealth brings in education, but with proper support, the student from a disadvantaged background can show their fitness for admission by performing well on the MCAT.

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KMHS Alumni: Susana Fortich, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | April 19, 2022
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Susana Fortich, to learn more about her path from studying in Colombia to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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Finding Your Passion in Healthcare

by Kim Canning, Executive Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | April 14, 2022

We had the opportunity to meet with Jeff Oxendine, author of “You Don’t Have to be a Doctor:  Discover, Achieve and Enjoy Your Authentic Health Career,” to learn insightful guidance for students pursuing a health career. Jeff is the founder and CEO of Health Career Connection, and a longtime faculty member at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. 

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College of Osteopathic Medicine Labs

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | April 13, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

Labs are the backbone of osteopathic education. They are where science begins to blend with art and where students start to learn how to become a physician. This can be a challenge for students, as they step outside a traditional classroom setting, and for COMs (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) to find the best way to format labs for their students' success.

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Tailwinds and Supporting Diversity in Healthcare

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | March 17, 2022
Kaplan Medical

Kaplan was founded on the principle that test preparation can open doors―regardless of background, birthright, or social status―for a lifetime of success. Learn more about how educators can help overcome health inequities through healthcare education.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Andy Baker, Regional Medical Programs Director

by Andy Baker, Regional Medical Programs Director | March 14, 2022

I use a quote for our softball teams that is applicable for students getting ready for USMLE, COMLEX, INBDE and PANCE.  Hard work makes easy work.  Hard work in practice makes easy work in games, hard work preparing for exams makes easy work on test days.

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Supporting Osteo’s Exponential Growth

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | March 11, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

At Kaplan, we have the unique ability to offer a wide range of content that provides the highest standard of osteopathic institutional support to eliminate any issues. Our goal continues to be to find ways to help support our partner institutions during this time of growth.

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Kaplan Doubles Down on Live Instruction for Dental (DAT) and Optometry (OAT) Prep

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | March 9, 2022

Nowhere is that drive to add value, immediacy, and active coaching more apparent than in Kaplan’s relaunch of prep for Dental (DAT) and Optometry (OAT) exams. But what will these new courses look like for students?

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jennifer Moore, Executive Director, Pre-Med Programs

by Jennifer Moore - Executive Director, Pre-Med Programs | March 8, 2022

I believe the key to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive medical educational system is to expand access to programs that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills rewarded by the MCAT—thereby ensuring that every student has the full opportunity to succeed.

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What’s the Future of Residency Interviews for International Medical Students?

by ilon Rincon Portas, M.D. | March 3, 2022
Kaplan Medical

Given our “new normal” of unknowns, several questions remain: are virtual interviews here to stay? How will this affect IMGs and other underrepresented candidates? How can we ensure that there are no implicit biases in this format?

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KMHS Alumni: Cindy Amadea Limanto, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | March 2, 2022
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Cindy Amadea Limanto, to learn more about her path from studying in Indonesia to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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White Paper: Breaking Down the Choice Between D.O. & M.D. Paths

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | February 10, 2022
PreMed Kaplan White Paper

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into into the nuances of the M.D. and D.O. disciplines and insights into how these divergent career paths can benefit your individual students.

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How Can Educators Accommodate Different Learning Preferences?

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | February 8, 2022
Kaplan Medical

“Understanding learning science can go a long way when it comes to training medical students and helping them achieve their goals. Educators must be able to deploy content through different delivery modes, and optimize for specific topics and applications.

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KMHS Alumni: Patricia Zarza Gulino, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | February 4, 2022
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Patricia Zarza Gulino, to learn more about her path from studying in Paraguay to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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Catching Up with Mark Ratliff, Business Developer, Kaplan Medical

by Mark Ratliff, Business Developer, Kaplan Medical | January 26, 2022
Meet the Kaplan Medical Experts

New on the Kaplan Medical Blog: We’re catching up with Mark Ratliff, Business Developer, to learn more about his thoughts on the present state and future potential of medical education.

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Introducing Kaplan All Access License

by Kim Canning, Executive Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | January 25, 2022
 Kaplan All Access License

Kaplan has created a new model to provide an All Access License at a university-wide level to all of our industry leading test prep, licensure and credentialing programs. Kaplan can support your students and school with an All Access License which dramatically reduces cost and increases access.

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Reflecting on the Kaplan Med School Admissions Officers Survey

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | January 24, 2022
Kaplan Med School Admissions Officers Survey

Kaplan annually conducts a survey of medical school admissions officers so we can gain insight to the process beyond what the numbers show, and share that information with students and advisors.

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Osteopathic Philosophy Questions on COMLEX-USA

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | January 14, 2022

Understanding the intricacies of a standardized test can be an arduous task. This is no different when it comes to the COMLEX-USA exams. Specifically, there can be some confusion when it comes to the osteopathic philosophy questions.

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