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by Tyler Fara, MCAT Instructor | October 14, 2021
Kaplan knows these tests, inside and out. I have had the pleasure of working on the content development team as a content creator and lesson designer for many years, and so I know first hand how much effort goes into researching these tests.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | September 23, 2021
Throughout the development phase of our MCAT program, we conduct countless interviews and surveys with our students to see what is at the top of their “wants” list, and to find out which types of tools they find most valuable.
by Kerri Smith, PhD, MCAT Instructor | September 10, 2021
One of the things I really love about working for Kaplan is that we have a whole team of people working to find ways to break down barriers for every single student.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | August 20, 2021
While studying for the MCAT in earnest won’t actually begin until about 6 months before a student is going to take the test, the more they can practice using the information they are learning now, the better they will not only retain the information, but make it second nature.
July 27, 2021
As a Korean American who immigrated to the United States at the age of 8, I observed both the Korean and American attitudes towards medicine and women’s health. I believe my identity will help ease patients into confiding in healthcare professionals about their concerns.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | July 13, 2021
When Kaplan makes a score improvement claim, we will have a representative sample of students, truly comparable test scores that we are comparing, and a transparent process for conducting the analysis and presenting the results.
by James Barger, Instructor & Tutor | June 29, 2021
I love all of my teaching, but I love teaching the MCAT and LSAT most of all because so many students view these tests as a nearly insurmountable barrier to achieving their goals. I love empowering them and helping them achieve their potential.
by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | June 17, 2021
As educators, it is fascinating to examine how education, neuroscience, motivational psychology, and the best of design could be combined to create, measure and iteratively improve learning outcomes.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | June 10, 2021
Rest is important, and summer naturally provides an opportunity to catch up on it. However, there is something to be said about finding activities that keep you both mentally, physically, and emotionally active.
June 8, 2021
Learn more about med student Camryn Means and how Kaplan helped her score 518 on the MCAT.
by Maria Lofftus, J.D., Medical School Admissions Consultant | May 20, 2021
It’s true what they say, when you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life; I really do love assisting our students to achieve their medical education dreams.
May 17, 2021
While learning to “think like a doctor” can be frustrating at times, it is an absolutely necessary process to master. I know that this mindset will help me during medical school, future standardized tests, and my career in medicine.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | May 13, 2021
With the opening of medical school application season around the corner, for this month’s "Myths and Tips" I reflect on the summer ahead for pre-meds as they put the finishing touches on their medical school applications.
by Brandon McKenzie | April 21, 2021
My areas of expertise include deconstructing complex concepts into manageable bite-size pieces, understanding where students are in their MCAT studies, and creating content that meets them there.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | April 8, 2021
For students studying for the MCAT, it is vitally important to plan on taking at least one day (or at least one evening) off per week, where their only goal should be to recharge.
by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | March 23, 2021
I have had a wide variety of roles and responsibilities at Kaplan which has been fun and challenging, but my most rewarding and interesting role has been my current job. I absolutely love our mission and building long lasting relationships with our partners.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | March 9, 2021
This year, even more so than before, students are concerned about the financial investment applying to medical school carries with it, so we thought we focus this month’s edition of “Myths and Tips” on ways students can reduce that burden.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | March 4, 2021
Kaplan's inaugural Pre-Med Day brought together a lineup of insightful and inspiring conversations among med school experts, physicians, and current med students to offer pre-med students resources and support as they prepare for their upcoming MCAT® test dates and med school applications.
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.
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