Med Educators Blog

Articles published in 2021

The Relation Between White Space and Concept Maps

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | April 23, 2021
White Space and Concept Maps

Take a deep dive into the value and potential of white space as a tool to clarify and highlight significant information, as well as how the theory and practice of utilizing white space relates to the tables and concepts maps educators use to convey data to their students.

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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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