Med Educators Blog
Articles published in 2021
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.
by Ryan Chiu, M.D. | May 4, 2021
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
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.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | April 23, 2021
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.
by Brandon McKenzie | April 21, 2021
My areas of expertise include deconstructing complex concepts into manageable bite-size pieces, understanding where students are in their MCAT studies, and creating content that meets them there.
by Jeff Weil, Regional Medical Program Director | April 13, 2021
I believe that my background enables me to see challenges from various perspectives and offer solutions that benefit administrators, faculty, and students.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | April 8, 2021
For students studying for the MCAT, it is vitally important to plan on taking at least one day (or at least one evening) off per week, where their only goal should be to recharge.
by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | April 5, 2021
Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Işıl Yenice Balevi, M.D., to learn more about her path from studying in Turkey to becoming an M.D. in the United States.
by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | March 23, 2021
I have had a wide variety of roles and responsibilities at Kaplan which has been fun and challenging, but my most rewarding and interesting role has been my current job. I absolutely love our mission and building long lasting relationships with our partners.
by Susan B. Greger, M.D., Clinical Knowledge Assessment Manager | March 18, 2021
My favorite part of medicine has always been the teaching aspect, whether it was educating patients about health conditions and their treatment or mentoring medical students and residents throughout their medical career journey.
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.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | March 10, 2021
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.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | March 9, 2021
This year, even more so than before, students are concerned about the financial investment applying to medical school carries with it, so we thought we focus this month’s edition of “Myths and Tips” on ways students can reduce that burden.
by Elijah Schwartz, MS, MSEd, BCBA-candidate, Learning Strategist & Adam Underwood, DDS, PhD, Kaplan Dental Content Advisor | March 8, 2021
Fortunately, while studying for the INBDE takes a lot of time and effort (both for administrators and professors as well as our beleaguered students), the benefits of investing in quality preparation reach far beyond the test day.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | March 4, 2021
Kaplan's inaugural Pre-Med Day brought together a lineup of insightful and inspiring conversations among med school experts, physicians, and current med students to offer pre-med students resources and support as they prepare for their upcoming MCAT® test dates and med school applications.
by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | March 1, 2021
Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Gianfranco Bittar Carlini, to learn more about his path from studying in Venezuela to becoming an M.D. in the United States.
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.
by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | February 19, 2021
In our recent webinar titled "Adapting to the Evolution of MCAT® Summer Programs―Through COVID & Beyond," our panel of experts discussed the challenges of developing virtual summer programs in 2020, and key takeaways for educators as they plan for a successful summer 2021.
by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America & Emily Hause, MD, MPH | February 18, 2021
I like to think of CARS as a puzzle or a mystery! You’re sleuthing out the clues and arguments embedded in the text.
Flashcards vs. Immersive Learning: What Language Courses Have To Say About This Debate To Medical Education
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 17, 2021
If traditional approaches to learning, such as flashcards, are tedious and proven to be less efficient, why do they remain so popular?
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