Med Educators Blog
Articles published in 2021
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 LGTBQAI+ allies can take to further improve the Queer healthcare experience.
by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | June 17, 2021
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.
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.
June 8, 2021
Learn more about med student Camryn Means and how Kaplan helped her score 518 on the MCAT.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | February 8, 2021
In addition to mastering the content and critical thinking skills necessary for success on the MCAT, students will greatly benefit from taking a little bit of time to reflect and plan out how their MCAT preparation is going to fit into their overall academic and personal life.
by Aeri Kim, PhD, Instructor and Content Developer | February 8, 2021
Teaching and content development satisfies a deep need I had to explore science, to be able to share that knowledge with others, and to support students in a way that I wish I had when I was in school.
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 Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Learning Design | 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.
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