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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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How will the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact the USMLE Step 2 CS?

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | May 19, 2020

As of this writing USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) testing centers remain closed because of local health ordinances and safety concerns. This has resurfaced calls for CS to be completely eliminated.

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Exploring a Virtual COVID-19 Patient Case Webinar

by Dr. Judy Kalinyak, VP and Director of Clinical Simulation | April 1, 2020

Watch the recording of “Exploring a Virtual COVID-19 Patient Case” to meet a virtual patient presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, and follow along as medical students play out a full exam—from patient history all the way through to diagnosis.

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Rising to the Challenge: Developing Tools to Support Future Clinicians Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Molly Johannessen, PhD | April 1, 2020

As we all weather the transitions that are occurring in medical education during this difficult time, one thing is certain: distance learning and digital resources are necessary tools for each of us dedicated to supporting future healthcare professionals.

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Common Sense Measures for Avoiding the Spread of Both Influenza and Coronavirus

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 10, 2020

It is human nature to be cautious of the unknown. When a new threat emerges, that caution can be amplified by the lack of information. The resulting behavior can create additional problems that compound the original risk.

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