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Why You Should Care about the CPA UGRC Report

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | May 12, 2021

To put the CPA UGRC in context, these recommendations are meant to be the same order of magnitude as the change of Step 1 to Pass-Fail―the largest shift in medical education in this century so far.

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Opinion: The Meteoric Rise of USMLE® STEP 2CK’s Relevance & How to Master the Boards

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.

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Preparing Students for the USMLE Via the Virtual Classroom

by Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director, Pre-Clinical Academics, USMLE, COMLEX, & NBDE Pharmacology & Biochemistry Faculty Member | August 18, 2020
Kaplan Medical USMLE

By preparing as faculty to command an online environment and translate our knowledge using modern techniques, we can continue to prepare our students effectively for board exams.

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Uncertainty Develops a Physician: New Challenges for Medical Educators in Extraordinary Times

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. 

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What does the USMLE Test Change Mean to Current and Future Students?

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.

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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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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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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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