Med Educators Blog

Articles published in 2020

How will the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact the USMLE Step 2 CS?

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.

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USMLE Step 1 Announcement—Key Takeaways

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 14, 2020

This week the NBME announced several changes to the Step exams, the most meaningful of which is that USMLE Step 1 will be changing to a pass/fail exam.

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Common Sense Measures for Avoiding the Spread of Both Influenza and Coronavirus

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 10, 2020

It is human nature to be cautious of the unknown. When a new threat emerges, that caution can be amplified by the lack of information. The resulting behavior can create additional problems that compound the original risk.

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Enhanced Learning and Reporting Platform

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 29, 2020

I am pleased to announce the official launch of our enhanced institutional learning and reporting platform for our Step 1 and Level 1 Qbanks.

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Reflections on IMSH 2020 and i-Human Patients by Kaplan

by Daniel Nelson II, Executive Director, Global Medical Sales | January 21, 2020

This week, i-Human Patients by Kaplan attended IMSH 2020, the annual meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

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