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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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Exploring Kaplan’s New MCAT Educator Portal

by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | November 11, 2021
Kaplan PreMed

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.

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Inside Kaplan's New MCAT Learning Path

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.

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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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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Revolutionary and Evolutionary Course Updates

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.

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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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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Preparing for the MCAT Begins on Day 1

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.

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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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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.

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Pre-Med Student Success Story: Claire Kyoung

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.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Breaking Down the Realities of a Truly Transparent Score Improvement Claim

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.

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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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Webinar in Review: Addressing Healthcare Inequities Impacting the BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Community 

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.

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Examining the “Why” Behind the MCAT Course Updates

by Elijah Schwartz, MSEd, MS, BCBA-candidate, Senior Learning Strategist, Kaplan North America | June 17, 2021
Learning Science

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.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Maximizing Summer By Minimizing Distractions

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.

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Pre-Med Student Success Story: Camryn Means

June 8, 2021
Kaplan MCAT Student Success

Learn more about med student Camryn Means and how Kaplan helped her score 518 on the MCAT.

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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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Pre-Med Student Success Story: Madison Rabel

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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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Preparing for Application Season

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | May 13, 2021

With the opening of medical school application season around the corner, for this month’s "Myths and Tips" I reflect on the summer ahead for pre-meds as they put the finishing touches on their medical school applications.

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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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