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Maximizing Osteopathic Education Through Curricular Design

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | May 16, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

Osteopathic philosophy courses at Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs) can generally follow one of two paths. The first path is to teach students one area at a time, while the second is to cover the material by each osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) technique. Figuring out which approach is best for you is no easy task. Each one has its benefits and weaknesses.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Mark Reimonenq, MBA, Director, University Partnerships

by Mark Reimonenq, MBA, Director, University Partnerships | April 21, 2022

I spend a lot of my time supporting minority students who oftentimes have to compete with students from more privileged backgrounds. We cannot level out all the advantages that wealth brings in education, but with proper support, the student from a disadvantaged background can show their fitness for admission by performing well on the MCAT.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine Labs

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | April 13, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

Labs are the backbone of osteopathic education. They are where science begins to blend with art and where students start to learn how to become a physician. This can be a challenge for students, as they step outside a traditional classroom setting, and for COMs (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) to find the best way to format labs for their students' success.

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Tailwinds and Supporting Diversity in Healthcare

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | March 17, 2022
Kaplan Medical

Kaplan was founded on the principle that test preparation can open doors―regardless of background, birthright, or social status―for a lifetime of success. Learn more about how educators can help overcome health inequities through healthcare education.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Andy Baker, Regional Medical Programs Director

by Andy Baker, Regional Medical Programs Director | March 14, 2022

I use a quote for our softball teams that is applicable for students getting ready for USMLE, COMLEX, INBDE and PANCE.  Hard work makes easy work.  Hard work in practice makes easy work in games, hard work preparing for exams makes easy work on test days.

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Supporting Osteo’s Exponential Growth

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | March 11, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

At Kaplan, we have the unique ability to offer a wide range of content that provides the highest standard of osteopathic institutional support to eliminate any issues. Our goal continues to be to find ways to help support our partner institutions during this time of growth.

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Kaplan Doubles Down on Live Instruction for Dental (DAT) and Optometry (OAT) Prep

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | March 9, 2022

Nowhere is that drive to add value, immediacy, and active coaching more apparent than in Kaplan’s relaunch of prep for Dental (DAT) and Optometry (OAT) exams. But what will these new courses look like for students?

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What’s the Future of Residency Interviews for International Medical Students?

by ilon Rincon Portas, M.D. | March 3, 2022
Kaplan Medical

Given our “new normal” of unknowns, several questions remain: are virtual interviews here to stay? How will this affect IMGs and other underrepresented candidates? How can we ensure that there are no implicit biases in this format?

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How Can Educators Accommodate Different Learning Preferences?

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | February 8, 2022
Kaplan Medical

“Understanding learning science can go a long way when it comes to training medical students and helping them achieve their goals. Educators must be able to deploy content through different delivery modes, and optimize for specific topics and applications.

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Catching Up with Mark Ratliff, Business Developer, Kaplan Medical

by Mark Ratliff, Business Developer, Kaplan Medical | January 26, 2022
Meet the Kaplan Medical Experts

New on the Kaplan Medical Blog: We’re catching up with Mark Ratliff, Business Developer, to learn more about his thoughts on the present state and future potential of medical education.

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Osteopathic Philosophy Questions on COMLEX-USA

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | January 14, 2022

Understanding the intricacies of a standardized test can be an arduous task. This is no different when it comes to the COMLEX-USA exams. Specifically, there can be some confusion when it comes to the osteopathic philosophy questions.

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Have We Lost Our Way? And If We Have, Will We Find it Again in 2022?

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 12, 2022

Last year brought a wave of changes to the way we will need to prepare our students for their board exams in the future. As we begin 2022, I believe that we can learn from these shifts by adopting a more agile outlook and increasingly holistic approaches to medical education.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Brandon Deason, MD, Senior Content Manager

by Brandon Deason, MD, Senior Content Manager, Kaplan Medical | November 12, 2021

I joined the Kaplan Medical team this past year to focus on bridging the student experience with Kaplan from MCAT through medical school. My passion is pursuing innovative ways to support medical students through the entirety of their journey.

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Kaplan Medical is Building a Future with Osteopathic Physicians  

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | October 20, 2021

Kaplan Medical has the best osteopathic support through a COMLEX specific method, including integrating osteopathic philosophy into each question.

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White Paper: Telemedicine in Education: Preparing Medical Students for the Future of Patient Care by Kaplan Medical

by John Bloodworth, Senior Director, Content Development, Kaplan Medical | October 14, 2021

The new Kaplan Medical white paper, “Telemedicine in Education: Preparing Medical Students for the Future of Patient Care,” examines the emerging emphasis on telehealth treatment and the critical need for medical educators to prepare students for the new world of healthcare through virtual simulation.

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Catching Up with Melissa King, Account Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan

by Melissa King, i-Human Patient by Kaplan Account & Implementation Manager | October 11, 2021

New on the Kaplan Medical Blog: We’re catching up with Melissa King, Account Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan, to learn more about her thoughts on the present state and future potential of medical education.

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Catching Up with Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Accounts, Kaplan Medical

by Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts | September 22, 2021

I would give medical educators the same advice that I’d share with all educators―the key to successful online teaching is engagement. It’s important to connect with your students as much as possible throughout each session in order to check for understanding before proceeding.

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Assessing the Efficacy of Measuring Diagnostic Reasoning

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | September 20, 2021

Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, unpacks the recent article in Diagnosis, “Use of a structured approach and virtual simulation practice to improve diagnostic reasoning,” which used i-Human Patients by Kaplan as a case study for measuring the efficacy of virtual simulation.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Dr. Jane Jean, Onboarding Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan

by Dr. Jane Jean, Onboarding Manager, i-Human Patients by Kaplan | September 8, 2021

One of my passions is utilizing and sharing knowledge with others to help achieve their goals―be it as a trainer, advocate, or mentor.

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Webinar in Review: Talk into Action: How to Practice Anti-Racism in Healthcare

August 19, 2021

In this event, panelists took a deep dive into actionable and meaningful steps we can take towards creating a more equitable healthcare system.

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