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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Chrystal Akor, Academic Director, Pre-Health Programs

by Chrystal Akor, Academic Director, Pre-Health Programs | November 15, 2021
Kaplan MCAT Meet the Experts

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.

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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Tyler Fara, MCAT Instructor

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.

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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Kerri Smith, PhD, MCAT Instructor

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.

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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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Catching Up with Cheri Julien Hirao, Regional Medical Program Director, Kaplan Medical

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.

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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.

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Catching Up with Daniel Nelson, Executive Director, Global Sales, Kaplan Medical

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.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: James Barger, Instructor & Tutor

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.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Maria Lofftus, J.D., Medical School Admissions Consultant

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.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Curriculum Developer - Level 1

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.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Brandon McKenzie, Manager of Content and Curriculum for Pre-Med Programs

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.

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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: Kim Canning, Executive Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions

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.

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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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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Aeri Kim, PhD, Instructor and Content Developer

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.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs

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. 

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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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