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by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | January 24, 2022
Kaplan annually conducts a survey of medical school admissions officers so we can gain insight to the process beyond what the numbers show, and share that information with students and advisors.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | December 14, 2021
With the end of the year, we have an opportunity to reflect on the last 365 days while also looking ahead to all the possibilities the new year affords us.
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 Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | November 11, 2021
At Kaplan, we are constantly working to figure out how to support our partners and move students towards their goal of attending medical school. To that end we are excited to roll out our “MCAT Educator Portal” for our institutional, MCAT partners.
by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | November 10, 2021
At Kaplan, we are constantly working to improve the experience of studying for the MCAT for our students and partners to ensure that students are getting the score they need to get in order to be successful on the path to medical school.
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 Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | September 23, 2021
Throughout the development phase of our MCAT program, we conduct countless interviews and surveys with our students to see what is at the top of their “wants” list, and to find out which types of tools they find most valuable.
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 Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | August 20, 2021
While studying for the MCAT in earnest won’t actually begin until about 6 months before a student is going to take the test, the more they can practice using the information they are learning now, the better they will not only retain the information, but make it second nature.
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.
Webinar in Review: Demystifying Healthcare Policy - How Laws Dictate Survival in Underserved Communities
July 27, 2021
In this event, panelists unpacked how laws and policies impact the day-to-day and long-term health of underserved BIPOC communities as well as the importance of awareness and education campaigns.
July 27, 2021
As a Korean American who immigrated to the United States at the age of 8, I observed both the Korean and American attitudes towards medicine and women’s health. I believe my identity will help ease patients into confiding in healthcare professionals about their concerns.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | July 13, 2021
When Kaplan makes a score improvement claim, we will have a representative sample of students, truly comparable test scores that we are comparing, and a transparent process for conducting the analysis and presenting the results.
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.
June 22, 2021
In this event, panelists addressed the specific challenges Queer members of BIPOC communities encounter when it comes to healthcare as well as proactive steps that healthcare providers, medical educators, and LGTBQIA+ allies can take to further improve the Queer healthcare experience.
by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | June 17, 2021
As educators, it is fascinating to examine how education, neuroscience, motivational psychology, and the best of design could be combined to create, measure and iteratively improve learning outcomes.
by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | June 10, 2021
Rest is important, and summer naturally provides an opportunity to catch up on it. However, there is something to be said about finding activities that keep you both mentally, physically, and emotionally active.
June 8, 2021
Learn more about med student Camryn Means and how Kaplan helped her score 518 on the MCAT.
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.
May 17, 2021
While learning to “think like a doctor” can be frustrating at times, it is an absolutely necessary process to master. I know that this mindset will help me during medical school, future standardized tests, and my career in medicine.
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