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Articles tagged USMLE

What Will 2021 Bring? Consolidation and Continuous Improvement

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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KMHS Alumni: Carlos Vergara, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | November 17, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Carlos Vergara, to learn more about his path from studying in Colombia to becoming an MD in the United States.

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KMHS Alumni: Camila Gonzalez Aragon, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | October 27, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Camila Gonzalez Aragon, M.D., to learn more about her path from studying in Costa Rica to becoming an MD in the United States.

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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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KMHS Alumni: Kem-Maria McCook, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | September 10, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Kem-Maria McCook, M.D., to learn more about her path from studying in Jamaica to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Preparing Students for the USMLE Via the Virtual Classroom

by Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director, Pre-Clinical Academics, USMLE, COMLEX, & NBDE Pharmacology & Biochemistry Faculty Member | August 18, 2020

By preparing as faculty to command an online environment and translate our knowledge using modern techniques, we can continue to prepare our students effectively for board exams.

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KMHS Alumni: Gabriel Antonio De la Cruz Ku, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | August 18, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Gabriel Antonio De la Cruz Ku, to learn more about his path from studying in Peru to becoming an MD in the United States.

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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: Valeriia Klymenko, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | July 23, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Valeriia Klymenko, to learn more about her path from studying in Ukraine to becoming an MD in the United States.

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KMHS Alumni: Chukwuka Eneh, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | June 30, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Chukwuka Eneh, to learn more about his path from Nigeria to becoming an MD in the United States.

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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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KMHS Alumni: Jose Salvador Aguilar Gallardo, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | April 28, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Jose Salvador Aguilar Gallardo, 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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KMHS Alumni: Michèle Relton Obert, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | April 9, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Michèle Relton Obert, to learn more about her path to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Reflection on a Year as a Medical Learning Consultant: A Case for Continuous Improvement

by Molly Johannessen, PhD | March 10, 2020

Much of this year has been filled with empowerment and inspiration for me because of the phenomenal work that I’ve witnessed occuring at medical institutions across the United States and beyond.

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KMHS Alumni: Phuong Minh Nguyen, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | February 27, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Phuong Minh Nguyen, to learn more about his path from studying in Vietnam to becoming an MD in the United States.

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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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Enhanced Learning and Reporting Platform

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 29, 2020

I am pleased to announce the official launch of our enhanced institutional learning and reporting platform for our Step 1 and Level 1 Qbanks.

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The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the Kaplan Medical Honor Society

by Mark Ratliff, International Recruitment Manager | January 27, 2020

Welcome to the Kaplan Medical Honor Society (KMHS) monthly blog series! Kaplan created The Honor Society to acknowledge and applaud our students’ excellence in the medical field.

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Partnership is the Key to Preparing Students for Standardized Exams

by Molly Johannessen, PhD | January 20, 2020

Educationally 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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