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Articles published by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical

Have We Lost Our Way? And If We Have, Will We Find it Again in 2022?

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 12, 2022

Last year brought a wave of changes to the way we will need to prepare our students for their board exams in the future. As we begin 2022, I believe that we can learn from these shifts by adopting a more agile outlook and increasingly holistic approaches to medical education.

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Assessing the Efficacy of Measuring Diagnostic Reasoning

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | September 20, 2021

Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, unpacks the recent article in Diagnosis, “Use of a structured approach and virtual simulation practice to improve diagnostic reasoning,” which used i-Human Patients by Kaplan as a case study for measuring the efficacy of virtual simulation.

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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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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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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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White Paper: Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation into Medical Curricula

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | March 15, 2021

In the new Kaplan Medical white paper, “Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation into Medical Curricula,” I take a look into the ways in which VS can help prepare your students for success on their board exams and their careers as doctors.

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Cognitive Load Theory and Creating Expert-Students

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | March 10, 2021
Kaplan Medical

Most students in the first month of medical school are not expert-students yet. Even a goal like “pass the test” is too broad and needs to be broken down. Focusing on these smaller goals is the way they find focus.

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Webinar in Review: Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 25, 2021

In our recent webinar titled "Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success," our panel of experts discussed ways in which virtual simulation can help bridge the gap between learning in the classroom to practicing in the real world.

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