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Maximizing Osteopathic Education Through Curricular Design

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | May 16, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

Osteopathic philosophy courses at Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs) can generally follow one of two paths. The first path is to teach students one area at a time, while the second is to cover the material by each osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) technique. Figuring out which approach is best for you is no easy task. Each one has its benefits and weaknesses.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine Labs

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | April 13, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

Labs are the backbone of osteopathic education. They are where science begins to blend with art and where students start to learn how to become a physician. This can be a challenge for students, as they step outside a traditional classroom setting, and for COMs (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) to find the best way to format labs for their students' success.

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Supporting Osteo’s Exponential Growth

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | March 11, 2022
Kaplan Medical Osteopathic

At Kaplan, we have the unique ability to offer a wide range of content that provides the highest standard of osteopathic institutional support to eliminate any issues. Our goal continues to be to find ways to help support our partner institutions during this time of growth.

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White Paper: Breaking Down the Choice Between D.O. & M.D. Paths

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | February 10, 2022
PreMed Kaplan White Paper

Download the white paper to take a deep dive into into the nuances of the M.D. and D.O. disciplines and insights into how these divergent career paths can benefit your individual students.

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Osteopathic Philosophy Questions on COMLEX-USA

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | January 14, 2022

Understanding the intricacies of a standardized test can be an arduous task. This is no different when it comes to the COMLEX-USA exams. Specifically, there can be some confusion when it comes to the osteopathic philosophy questions.

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Kaplan Medical is Building a Future with Osteopathic Physicians  

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | October 20, 2021

Kaplan Medical has the best osteopathic support through a COMLEX specific method, including integrating osteopathic philosophy into each question.

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

by Jonathan Bruner, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Curriculum | 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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Partnership is the Key to Preparing Students for Standardized Exams

by Molly Johannessen, PhD | January 20, 2020

Educationally designed, standardized exams were created as a metric for learning, to help pinpoint areas for improvement, and to help learners and institutions evaluate progress.

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Webinar in Review: Level 1 vs. Step 1 Prep for Success

November 11, 2019

In our recent webinar titled “Level 1 vs. Step 1: Differences and Similarities in Preparing for Success,” we discussed how to guide and support the preparation of your students for COMLEX-USA Level 1 and if applicable USMLE Step 1 exams.

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Professional Identity Formation

June 24, 2019

While Kaplan Medical is well-known for prepping students for their boards, we’re mindful of the greater student journey and determined to provide faculty and admins with tools and information to support students from admission to boards to residency.

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