Med Educators Blog
Articles published in 2021
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?
by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | February 10, 2021
Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Mohammed Yousif Rashid, to learn more about his path from studying in Iraq to becoming an MD in the United States.
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 Kaplan Medical Honor Society | January 28, 2021
Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni San Hoang Tran, MD to learn more about his path from studying in Vietnam to becoming an MD in the United States.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 21, 2021
Maybe this is the crisis that is going to be the opportunity to transform medical education?
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 Mark Ratliff, International Recruitment Manager | January 13, 2021
In my 13+ years at Kaplan, I’ve found our commitment to students and their success to be the key difference between us and our competition in the industry.
by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional 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.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 6, 2021
In 2020, people, schools, and organizations went through a period of “excitement” resulting in rapid change. The common theme for 2021 is going to be “consolidation” because I think people are tired of this kind of “excitement” for now.
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