Med Educators Blog
Articles published in 2020
by Dr. Conrad Fischer, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine, Program Director and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center | September 29, 2020
Whether you believe that the test should have a grade or be Pass/Fail, the test is going to be Pass/Fail and every student has to know what this means. It means that student’s had better maximize all your efforts on Step 2.
by Mark Tyler-Lloyd, M.D., Executive Director of Medical Academics | July 27, 2020
We have entered a unique and urgent time in medical education. Internal test changes and the external threat of a deadly pandemic have amplified the usual anxiety provoking challenges of being a medical student.
by Adam Underwood, DDS | June 1, 2020
On August 1, 2020, the Integrated National Board Dental Exam (INBDE) will be replacing our traditional board exams as a standardized way to enter our profession.
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.
by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | April 15, 2020
The initial buzz in student communities was mixed. Some saw this as a great relief and stress reduction. Others saw this as a disadvantage for applications to competitive residencies.
by R. Todd Watkins, Jr., DDS, Elijah Schwartz, Kaplan Learning Science, and Jim DeKoning, Regional Programs Director | March 12, 2020
This webinar previews our INBDE prep first hand with a demo by the Dentist who led the development of the new program.
by Molly Johannessen, PhD | March 10, 2020
Much of this year has been filled with empowerment and inspiration for me because of the phenomenal work that I’ve witnessed occuring at medical institutions across the United States and beyond.
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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