Med Educators Blog

Articles published in 2021

Meet the Kaplan Experts: Chrystal Akor, Academic Director, Pre-Health Programs

by Chrystal Akor, Academic Director, Pre-Health Programs | November 15, 2021
Kaplan MCAT Meet the Experts

As Academic Director, I work with our Kaplan MCAT team, training team, and teachers on how we can continuously improve the student experience in and out of the classroom.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Brandon Deason, MD, Senior Content Manager

by Brandon Deason, MD, Senior Content Manager, Kaplan Medical | November 12, 2021

I joined the Kaplan Medical team this past year to focus on bridging the student experience with Kaplan from MCAT through medical school. My passion is pursuing innovative ways to support medical students through the entirety of their journey.

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Exploring Kaplan’s New MCAT Educator Portal

by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | November 11, 2021
Kaplan PreMed

At Kaplan, we are constantly working to figure out how to support our partners and move students towards their goal of attending medical school. To that end we are excited to roll out our “MCAT Educator Portal” for our institutional, MCAT partners.

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Inside Kaplan's New MCAT Learning Path

by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | November 10, 2021

At Kaplan, we are constantly working to improve the experience of studying for the MCAT for our students and partners to ensure that students are getting the score they need to get in order to be successful on the path to medical school.

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How to Utilize Student-Centered & Active Learning Methods in PA Education

by James Van Rhee, M.S., PA-C, Program Director, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine | November 9, 2021
Kaplan Physician Assistant Educators

In physician assistant education we use methods such as team-based learning, problem-based learning, and case-based learning. But do these methods promote student-centered education, or do we promote a faculty-centered approach?

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KMHS Alumni: Hagar Attia, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | November 3, 2021
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Hagar Attia, to learn more about her path from studying in Egypt to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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Kaplan Medical is Building a Future with Osteopathic Physicians  

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Curriculum Developer - Level 1 | October 20, 2021

Kaplan Medical has the best osteopathic support through a COMLEX specific method, including integrating osteopathic philosophy into each question.

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5 Tips for Preparing Dental Students for INBDE Success

by Bruno C. Jham, DDS, MS, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, Midwestern University | October 19, 2021

As schools continue to adapt curricula and strategies to best prepare students for the exam, the interchange of ideas is extremely important. In this post, I will share some strategies that educators could consider as approaches to better prepare their students for the INBDE.

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White Paper: Telemedicine in Education: Preparing Medical Students for the Future of Patient Care by Kaplan Medical

by John Bloodworth, Senior Director, Content Development, Kaplan Medical | October 14, 2021

The new Kaplan Medical white paper, “Telemedicine in Education: Preparing Medical Students for the Future of Patient Care,” examines the emerging emphasis on telehealth treatment and the critical need for medical educators to prepare students for the new world of healthcare through virtual simulation.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Tyler Fara, MCAT Instructor

by Tyler Fara, MCAT Instructor | October 14, 2021

Kaplan knows these tests, inside and out. I have had the pleasure of working on the content development team as a content creator and lesson designer for many years, and so I know first hand how much effort goes into researching these tests.

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Catching Up with Melissa King, Account Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan

by Melissa King, i-Human Patient by Kaplan Account & Implementation Manager | October 11, 2021

New on the Kaplan Medical Blog: We’re catching up with Melissa King, Account Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of medical education.

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KMHS Alumni: Diego Tapia, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | October 5, 2021
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Diego Tapia, to learn more about his path from studying in Ecuador to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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INBDE: Experiences & Lessons Learned from WesternU CDM

by Elizabeth A Andrews DDS MS, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, College of Dental Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences | September 28, 2021
Kaplan Medical INBDE

The INBDE, a national benchmark exam, is intended to gauge a dental student’s ability to synthesize and apply their knowledge of biomedical, clinical, and behavioral sciences as they critically think, and problem solve patient scenarios.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Revolutionary and Evolutionary Course Updates

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | September 23, 2021

Throughout the development phase of our MCAT program, we conduct countless interviews and surveys with our students to see what is at the top of their “wants” list, and to find out which types of tools they find most valuable.

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Catching Up with Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Accounts, Kaplan Medical

by Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts | September 22, 2021

I would give medical educators the same advice that I’d share with all educators―the key to successful online teaching is engagement. It’s important to connect with your students as much as possible throughout each session in order to check for understanding before proceeding.

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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Kerri Smith, PhD, MCAT Instructor

by Kerri Smith, PhD, MCAT Instructor | September 10, 2021

One of the things I really love about working for Kaplan is that we have a whole team of people working to find ways to break down barriers for every single student.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Dr. Jane Jean, Onboarding Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan

by Dr. Jane Jean, Onboarding Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan | September 8, 2021

One of my passions is utilizing and sharing knowledge with others to help achieve their goals―be it as a trainer, advocate, or mentor.

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KMHS Alumni: Diem N. N. Le, MD Candidate

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | September 3, 2021
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Diem N. N. Le, and learn more about her life and how she earned 262 on Step 2CK.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Preparing for the MCAT Begins on Day 1

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | August 20, 2021

While studying for the MCAT in earnest won’t actually begin until about 6 months before a student is going to take the test, the more they can practice using the information they are learning now, the better they will not only retain the information, but make it second nature.

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