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Black Pain Matters: How Historical Medical Assumptions about Black Pain Thresholds Impact Care

October 15, 2020

In this event, panelists addressed the historic assumptions and misconceptions about Black pain tolerance that continue to impact not only the medical treatment that black people receive today, but also the gaps in education that all medical students unknowingly face.

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Webinar in Review: Bodies for Science: History of Experimentation on People of Color

September 23, 2020

In this event, panelists unpacked medical breakthroughs discovered through experimentation of the bodies of people of color as well as medical ethics, existing exploitation of BIPOC and impoverished communities, and proposed solutions for remedying this ongoing atrocity.

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White Paper: Team-Based Learning: A Strategy for Transforming Teaching and Learning in PA Education

by Christine Bruce, DMSc, MHSA, PA-C, Program Director, Penn State College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program & Associate Professor of Medicine | September 16, 2020

Physician Assistant Programs throughout the country are faced with the challenge of educating our students in two very different learning dimensions: students need to know certain facts about disease entities but they also need to learn how to apply this knowledge into real-life clinical situations.

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Webinar in Review: Acknowledging Racial Inequality in Medical Education

September 2, 2020

It’s more important than ever to understand the structural and social barriers for marginalized groups. As part of our commitment to this, Kaplan was proud to announce the Racial Inequality in Medicine Webinar Series which kicked off on Tues 9/1/20 with "Acknowledging Racial Inequality in Medical Education."

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Eric Quintero, International Director, Medical Programs / Institutional Partnerships for Latin America

by Eric Quintero | September 1, 2020

I have been with Kaplan Medical for 14 years and have held various positions that each brought along a new set of challenges that expanded my knowledge and love for the company.

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Webinar in Review: Virtual Simulation & Planning for the Future of Medical Education

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | August 21, 2020

In our recent webinar titled "Virtual Simulation & Planning for the Future of Medical Education" our panel of experts discussed virtual simulation and the “new normal” of medical education.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Inder Pahal, M.D., MBA, Global Director Institutional/University Partnerships

by Inder Pahal | August 13, 2020

In my current role I work with institutions all over the world striving to provide excellent products that align with their educational mission.

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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Melissa King, i-Human Patients by Kaplan Account & Implementation Manager

by Melissa King, i-Human Patient by Kaplan Account & Implementation Manager | July 9, 2020

During my 9 years at Kaplan, I’ve been fortunate to work with many types of experts, and have learned a great deal from each and every one: from international & US medical students, to nursing faculty, to institutional partners, to standardized patients. 

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Ilonka (ilon) Rincon Portas, M.D., Associate Director of Facilitation and Clinical Skills

by Ilonka (ilon) Rincon Portas, M.D. | June 23, 2020

I am from Venezuela and graduated as a physician from the Universidad Experimental Francisco de Miranda. I started thinking about my career choice from a very early age, and because I was surrounded by philosophers and intellectuals who always said that in order to be a conscious human you need to know yourself, I decided literally, what better way to know yourself than by studying medicine and figuring out how things really worked.

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INBDE Perspective: A New Integrated Exam Means New Integrated Preparation

by Adam Underwood, DDS | June 1, 2020

Adam Underwood, DDS, PhDOn August 1, 2020, the Integrated National Board Dental Exam (INBDE) will be replacing our traditional board exams as a standardized way to enter our profession.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts

by Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts | May 19, 2020

Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts, Kaplan MedicalThe majority of my career has been with Kaplan. I recognize that I’m extremely lucky to have been mentored, challenged, supported and trusted by supervisors and colleagues from the very beginning.

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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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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Cheri Julien Hirao, MBA, Director of Institutional Programs, Kaplan Medical

by Cheri Julien Hirao, MBA, Director of Institutional Programs, Kaplan Medical | April 20, 2020

It’s now been 27 years since I first started working with the Caribbean Medical Schools and students.  The appeal is evident once you meet one of these students…they have generally overcome many obstacles to make their dreams come true. 

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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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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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