Med Educators Blog
Articles published in 2020
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
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.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | November 10, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jim De koning, MBA ESADE’14, MA TESOL ’06 – Regional Medical Programs Director & Strategic Sales Executive for i-Human Patients by Kaplan
by Jim De koning, MBA ESADE’14, MA TESOL ’06 – Regional Medical Programs Director & Strategic Sales Executive for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | October 14, 2020
With my degrees in education and business management, I would say my expertise lies in the overlap between Learning/Instructional Design and Design Thinking for growth and innovation purposes.
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.
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."
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.
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.
by Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director, Pre-Clinical Academics, USMLE, COMLEX, & NBDE Pharmacology & Biochemistry Faculty Member | August 18, 2020
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.
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.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | July 31, 2020
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.
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.
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.
by Mary Peeler, Executive Director, Institutional Accounts | May 19, 2020
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rising to the Challenge: Developing Tools to Support Future Clinicians Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Molly Johannessen, PhD | April 1, 2020
As we all weather the transitions that are occurring in medical education during this difficult time, one thing is certain: distance learning and digital resources are necessary tools for each of us dedicated to supporting future healthcare professionals.
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