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Articles tagged USMLE

Why You Should Care about the CPA UGRC Report

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | May 12, 2021

To put the CPA UGRC in context, these recommendations are meant to be the same order of magnitude as the change of Step 1 to Pass-Fail―the largest shift in medical education in this century so far.

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Med Student Success Story: Ryan Chiu, M.D.

by Ryan Chiu, M.D. | May 4, 2021
Kaplan Student Success

I am incredibly fortunate to be a first-generation American and college graduate, a successful byproduct of public education, and the first physician in my family

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KMHS Alumni: Işıl Yenice Balevi, M.D.

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

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Işıl Yenice Balevi, M.D., to learn more about her path from studying in Turkey to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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KMHS Alumni: Gianfranco Bittar Carlini, M.D.

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.

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KMHS Alumni: Mohammed Yousif Rashid, M.D.

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.

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KMHS Alumni: San Hoang Tran, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | January 28, 2021
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

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.

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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
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

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
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

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
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

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

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | August 18, 2020
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

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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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
Kaplan Medical USMLE

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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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
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

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
Kaplan Medical Honor Society

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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