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Opinion: The Meteoric Rise of USMLE® STEP 2CK’s Relevance & How to Master the Boards

by Dr. Conrad Fischer, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine, Program Director and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center | September 29, 2020

 Whether you believe that the test should have a grade or be Pass/Fail, the test is going to be Pass/Fail and every student has to know what this means. It means that student’s had better maximize all your efforts on Step 2.

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Uncertainty Develops a Physician: New Challenges for Medical Educators in Extraordinary Times

by Mark Tyler-Lloyd, M.D., Executive Director of Medical Academics | July 27, 2020

We have entered a unique and urgent time in medical education. Internal test changes and the external threat of a deadly pandemic have amplified the usual anxiety provoking challenges of being a medical student. 

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KMHS Alumni: Dan Arreaza-Kaufman, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | May 13, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society almuni, Dan Arreaza-Kaufman from Venezuela, to learn more about his path to becoming an MD in the United States.

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What does the USMLE Test Change Mean to Current and Future Students?

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | April 15, 2020

The initial buzz in student communities was mixed. Some saw this as a great relief and stress reduction. Others saw this as a disadvantage for applications to competitive residencies.

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USMLE Step 1 Announcement—Key Takeaways

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 14, 2020

This week the NBME announced several changes to the Step exams, the most meaningful of which is that USMLE Step 1 will be changing to a pass/fail exam.

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Partnership is the Key to Preparing Students for Standardized Exams

by Molly Johannessen, PhD | January 20, 2020

Molly Johannessen, PhD, Medical Learning Consultant, Physiology FacultyEducationally designed, standardized exams were created as a metric for learning, to help pinpoint areas for improvement, and to help learners and institutions evaluate progress.

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Webinar in Review: Level 1 vs. Step 1 Prep for Success

November 11, 2019

In our recent webinar titled “Level 1 vs. Step 1: Differences and Similarities in Preparing for Success,” we discussed how to guide and support the preparation of your students for COMLEX-USA Level 1 and if applicable USMLE Step 1 exams.

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Acquiring the Healthcare Assets of Becker Professional Education

August 19, 2019

We have acquired certain of the healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, including Becker’s USMLE review programs.

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UCIMED in Costa Rica Chooses Kaplan Medical

June 24, 2019

We are incredibly happy to announce that UCIMED in Central America has chosen to integrate Kaplan Medical’s resources into their curriculum.

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Professional Identity Formation

June 24, 2019

While Kaplan Medical is well-known for prepping students for their boards, we’re mindful of the greater student journey and determined to provide faculty and admins with tools and information to support students from admission to boards to residency.

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