Med Educators Blog

Articles published in 2021

Embracing Pandemic-Inspired Change in PA Education

by James Van Rhee, M.S., PA-C, Program Director, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine | July 20, 2021

Medicine has changed, healthcare delivery has changed, and students have changed.  Medical education needs to change.

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KMHS Alumni: Arthi Ramu, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | July 14, 2021

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Arthi Ramu and learn more about her life and how she earned 249 on Step 1 and 267 on Step 2CK.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Breaking Down the Realities of a Truly Transparent Score Improvement Claim

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

When Kaplan makes a score improvement claim, we will have a representative sample of students, truly comparable test scores that we are comparing, and a transparent process for conducting the analysis and presenting the results.

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Catching Up Daniel Nelson, Executive Director, Global Sales, Kaplan Medical

by Daniel Nelson II, Executive Director, Global Medical Sales | July 8, 2021

Medical education is not just anatomy and biochemistry, it is also personal interaction and a deep understanding of the human condition.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: James Barger, Instructor & Tutor

by James Barger, Instructor & Tutor | June 29, 2021

I love all of my teaching, but I love teaching the MCAT and LSAT most of all because so many students view these tests as a nearly insurmountable barrier to achieving their goals. I love empowering them and helping them achieve their potential.

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Med Student Success Story: Devon Askins, MD Candidate

by Devon Askins, MD Candidate | June 28, 2021

My first experience with Kaplan was for my MCAT prep. I loved the level of preparation and confidence I received from their resources, so of course I trusted them for my USMLE prep.

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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 LGTBQIA+ 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, MD Candidate

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

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Salvador Alejandro Caceros Diaz, 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, MD Candidate

by Ryan Chiu, MD Candidate | 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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