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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jeff Weil, Regional Medical Programs Director

by Jeff Weil, Regional Medical Program Director | April 13, 2021

 I believe that my background enables me to see challenges from various perspectives and offer solutions that benefit administrators, faculty, and students.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Susan B. Greger, M.D., Clinical Knowledge Assessment Manager

by Susan B. Greger, M.D., Clinical Knowledge Assessment Manager | March 18, 2021

My favorite part of medicine has always been the teaching aspect, whether it was educating patients about health conditions and their treatment or mentoring medical students and residents throughout their medical career journey.

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White Paper: Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation into Medical Curricula

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | March 15, 2021

In the new Kaplan Medical white paper, “Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation into Medical Curricula,” I take a look into the ways in which VS can help prepare your students for success on their board exams and their careers as doctors.

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Cognitive Load Theory and Creating Expert-Students

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | March 10, 2021
Kaplan Medical

Most students in the first month of medical school are not expert-students yet. Even a goal like “pass the test” is too broad and needs to be broken down. Focusing on these smaller goals is the way they find focus.

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Webinar in Review: Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 25, 2021

In our recent webinar titled "Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success," our panel of experts discussed ways in which virtual simulation can help bridge the gap between learning in the classroom to practicing in the real world.

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Flashcards vs. Immersive Learning: What Language Courses Have To Say About This Debate To Medical Education

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 17, 2021

If traditional approaches to learning, such as flashcards, are tedious and proven to be less efficient, why do they remain so popular?

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Mark Ratliff, Regional Business Development Manager 

by Mark Ratliff, International Recruitment Manager | January 13, 2021

In my 13+ years at Kaplan, I’ve found our commitment to students and their success to be the key difference between us and our competition in the industry.

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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pre-Clinical Academics, Kaplan Medical

by Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director, Pre-Clinical Academics, USMLE, COMLEX, & NBDE Pharmacology & Biochemistry Faculty Member | November 19, 2020
Meet the Kaplan Medical Experts

It was the first job at Kaplan that helped me see my true passion―it was not just learning pharmacology; it was helping others understand the processes and appreciate the beauty of these pathways.

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Visual Aides and Cognitive Theory

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

Much is written about the difference between quantitative processes and qualitative processes, but I think an excellent example of how the former transforms into the latter is the medical school curriculum.

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Webinar in Review: Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care

November 6, 2020

In this event, panelists took a deep dive into what defines “racial disparities” in mental healthcare as well as ways in which treatment and intervention can be improved by prioritizing culturally-diverse training in higher education.

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Webinar in Review: Black Pain Matters

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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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
Meet the Kaplan Medical Experts

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

by Inder Pahal | August 13, 2020
Meet the Kaplan Medical Experts

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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