Med Educators Blog
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | January 19, 2021
After more than two decades at Kaplan, I am often asked, “What keeps you here?” The answer is simultaneously simple and complex, but for now, I will keep it simple: it’s the people I interact with―advisors, students, and my colleagues, and the opportunities our programs and services open for students.
by Mark Ratliff, International Recruitment Manager | January 13, 2021
In my 13+ years at Kaplan, I’ve found our commitment to students and their success to be the key difference between us and our competition in the industry.
January 12, 2021
Fortunately, while studying for the MCAT takes a lot of time and effort, the benefits of investing in quality preparation reach far beyond Test Day.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 6, 2021
In 2020, people, schools, and organizations went through a period of “excitement” resulting in rapid change. The common theme for 2021 is going to be “consolidation” because I think people are tired of this kind of “excitement” for now.
December 7, 2020
In these events, panelists discussed how institutions and organizations can move the needle in impactful ways to better support underrepresented students that are looking to apply or enter a health profession program.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pre-Clinical Academics, Kaplan Medical
by Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director, Pre-Clinical Academics, USMLE, COMLEX, & NBDE Pharmacology & Biochemistry Faculty Member | November 19, 2020
It was the first job at Kaplan that helped me see my true passion―it was not just learning pharmacology; it was helping others understand the processes and appreciate the beauty of these pathways.
by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | November 17, 2020
Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Carlos Vergara, to learn more about his path from studying in Colombia to becoming an MD in the United States.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | November 10, 2020
Much is written about the difference between quantitative processes and qualitative processes, but I think an excellent example of how the former transforms into the latter is the medical school curriculum.
November 6, 2020
In this event, panelists took a deep dive into what defines “racial disparities” in mental healthcare as well as ways in which treatment and intervention can be improved by prioritizing culturally-diverse training in higher education.
by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | October 27, 2020
Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Camila Gonzalez Aragon, M.D., to learn more about her path from studying in Costa Rica to becoming an MD in the United States.
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.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jim De koning, MBA ESADE’14, MA TESOL ’06 – Regional Medical Programs Director & Strategic Sales Executive for i-Human Patients by Kaplan
by Jim De koning, MBA ESADE’14, MA TESOL ’06 – Regional Medical Programs Director & Strategic Sales Executive for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | October 14, 2020
With my degrees in education and business management, I would say my expertise lies in the overlap between Learning/Instructional Design and Design Thinking for growth and innovation purposes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.