Med Educators Blog

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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Ilonka (ilon) Rincon Portas, M.D., Associate Director of Facilitation and Clinical Skills

by Ilonka (ilon) Rincon Portas, M.D. | June 23, 2020

I am from Venezuela and graduated as a physician from the Universidad Experimental Francisco de Miranda. I started thinking about my career choice from a very early age, and because I was surrounded by philosophers and intellectuals who always said that in order to be a conscious human you need to know yourself, I decided literally, what better way to know yourself than by studying medicine and figuring out how things really worked.

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INBDE Perspective: A New Integrated Exam Means New Integrated Preparation

by Adam Underwood, DDS | June 1, 2020

Adam Underwood, DDS, PhDOn August 1, 2020, the Integrated National Board Dental Exam (INBDE) will be replacing our traditional board exams as a standardized way to enter our profession.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts

by Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts | May 19, 2020

Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts, Kaplan MedicalThe majority of my career has been with Kaplan. I recognize that I’m extremely lucky to have been mentored, challenged, supported and trusted by supervisors and colleagues from the very beginning.

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How will the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact the USMLE Step 2 CS?

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | May 19, 2020

As of this writing USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing centers remain closed because of local health ordinances and safety concerns. This has resurfaced calls for CS to be completely eliminated.

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KMHS Alumni: Dan Arreaza-Kaufman, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | May 13, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society almuni, Dan Arreaza-Kaufman from Venezuela, to learn more about his path to becoming an MD in the United States.

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KMHS Alumni: Jose Salvador Aguilar Gallardo, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | April 28, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Jose Salvador Aguilar Gallardo, to learn more about his path to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Cheri Julien Hirao, MBA, Director of Institutional Programs, Kaplan Medical

by Cheri Julien Hirao, MBA, Director of Institutional Programs, Kaplan Medical | April 20, 2020

It’s now been 27 years since I first started working with the Caribbean Medical Schools and students.  The appeal is evident once you meet one of these students…they have generally overcome many obstacles to make their dreams come true. 

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What does the USMLE Test Change Mean to Current and Future Students?

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | April 15, 2020

The initial buzz in student communities was mixed. Some saw this as a great relief and stress reduction. Others saw this as a disadvantage for applications to competitive residencies.

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KMHS Alumni: Michèle Relton Obert, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | April 9, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Michèle Relton Obert, to learn more about her path to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Exploring a Virtual COVID-19 Patient Case Webinar

by Dr. Judy Kalinyak, VP and Director of Clinical Simulation | April 1, 2020

Watch the recording of “Exploring a Virtual COVID-19 Patient Case” to meet a virtual patient presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, and follow along as medical students play out a full exam—from patient history all the way through to diagnosis.

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Rising to the Challenge: Developing Tools to Support Future Clinicians Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Molly Johannessen, PhD | April 1, 2020

As we all weather the transitions that are occurring in medical education during this difficult time, one thing is certain: distance learning and digital resources are necessary tools for each of us dedicated to supporting future healthcare professionals.

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Reflection on a Year as a Medical Learning Consultant: A Case for Continuous Improvement

by Molly Johannessen, PhD | March 10, 2020

Much of this year has been filled with empowerment and inspiration for me because of the phenomenal work that I’ve witnessed occuring at medical institutions across the United States and beyond.

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