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by Chrystal Akor, Academic Director, Pre-Health Programs | November 15, 2021
As Academic Director, I work with our Kaplan MCAT team, training team, and teachers on how we can continuously improve the student experience in and out of the classroom.
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.
by Tyler Fara, MCAT Instructor | October 14, 2021
Kaplan knows these tests, inside and out. I have had the pleasure of working on the content development team as a content creator and lesson designer for many years, and so I know first hand how much effort goes into researching these tests.
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.
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.
by Kerri Smith, PhD, MCAT Instructor | September 10, 2021
One of the things I really love about working for Kaplan is that we have a whole team of people working to find ways to break down barriers for every single student.
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.
by Cheri Julien Hirao, MBA, Director of Institutional Programs, Kaplan Medical | August 12, 2021
Seeing students achieve their dreams never gets old. Most of the schools I work with have students who have fought against the odds, one way or another, to achieve that goal. It is very satisfying.
Meet the Kaplan Experts: Chris Durland, Associate Director of Content & Curriculum, Pre-Med Programs
by Chris Durland, Associate Director of Content & Curriculum, Pre-Med Programs | August 9, 2021
We are currently working on an evolutionary leap for our MCAT course. We’re using the principles of learning science to help students stay engaged and maximize retention.
by Daniel Nelson II, Executive Director, Global Medical Sales | July 8, 2021
Medical education is not just anatomy and biochemistry, it is also personal interaction and a deep understanding of the human condition.
by James Barger, Instructor & Tutor | June 29, 2021
I love all of my teaching, but I love teaching the MCAT and LSAT most of all because so many students view these tests as a nearly insurmountable barrier to achieving their goals. I love empowering them and helping them achieve their potential.
by Maria Lofftus, J.D., Medical School Admissions Consultant | May 20, 2021
It’s true what they say, when you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life; I really do love assisting our students to achieve their medical education dreams.
by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Curriculum Developer - Level 1 | May 11, 2021
I believe organizations like Kaplan are integral to medical education and will continue to be more involved in the education at the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
by Brandon McKenzie | April 21, 2021
My areas of expertise include deconstructing complex concepts into manageable bite-size pieces, understanding where students are in their MCAT studies, and creating content that meets them there.
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.
by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | March 23, 2021
I have had a wide variety of roles and responsibilities at Kaplan which has been fun and challenging, but my most rewarding and interesting role has been my current job. I absolutely love our mission and building long lasting relationships with our partners.
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.
by Aeri Kim, PhD, Instructor and Content Developer | February 8, 2021
Teaching and content development satisfies a deep need I had to explore science, to be able to share that knowledge with others, and to support students in a way that I wish I had when I was in school.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | January 19, 2021
After more than two decades at Kaplan, I am often asked, “What keeps you here?” The answer is simultaneously simple and complex, but for now, I will keep it simple: it’s the people I interact with―advisors, students, and my colleagues, and the opportunities our programs and services open for students.
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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