Med Educators Blog

Pre-Med Day 2021: All Access

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | March 4, 2021

Kaplan's inaugural Pre-Med Day brought together a lineup of insightful and inspiring conversations among med school experts, physicians, and current med students to offer pre-med students resources and support as they prepare for their upcoming MCAT® test dates and med school applications.

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KMHS Alumni: Gianfranco Bittar Carlini, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | March 1, 2021

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Gianfranco Bittar Carlini, to learn more about his path from studying in Venezuela to becoming an M.D. in the United States.

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Webinar in Review: Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 25, 2021

In our recent webinar titled "Beyond COVID-19: Utilizing Virtual Simulation for Student Success," our panel of experts discussed ways in which virtual simulation can help bridge the gap between learning in the classroom to practicing in the real world.

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Webinar in Review: Adapting to the Evolution of MCAT® Summer Programs―Through COVID & Beyond

by Kim Canning, Director, Kaplan Partner Solutions | February 19, 2021

In our recent webinar titled "Adapting to the Evolution of MCAT® Summer Programs―Through COVID & Beyond," our panel of experts discussed the challenges of developing virtual summer programs in 2020, and key takeaways for educators as they plan for a successful summer 2021.

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Flashcards vs. Immersive Learning: What Language Courses Have To Say About This Debate To Medical Education

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | February 17, 2021

If traditional approaches to learning, such as flashcards, are tedious and proven to be less efficient, why do they remain so popular?

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KMHS Alumni: Mohammed Yousif Rashid, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | February 10, 2021

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Mohammed Yousif Rashid, to learn more about his path from studying in Iraq to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Pre-Med Myths & Tips: Selecting an MCAT® Test Date

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | February 8, 2021

In addition to mastering the content and critical thinking skills necessary for success on the MCAT, students will greatly benefit from taking a little bit of time to reflect and plan out how their MCAT preparation is going to fit into their overall academic and personal life.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Aeri Kim, PhD, Instructor and Content Developer

by Aeri Kim, PhD, Instructor and Content Developer | February 8, 2021

Teaching and content development satisfies a deep need I had to explore science, to be able to share that knowledge with others, and to support students in a way that I wish I had when I was in school.

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KMHS Alumni: San Hoang Tran, MD

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | January 28, 2021

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni San Hoang Tran, MD to learn more about his path from studying in Vietnam to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs

by Petros Minasi, Jr., Sr. Director, Pre-Health Programs | January 19, 2021

After more than two decades at Kaplan, I am often asked, “What keeps you here?” The answer is simultaneously simple and complex, but for now, I will keep it simple: it’s the people I interact with―advisors, students, and my colleagues, and the opportunities our programs and services open for students. 

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Mark Ratliff, Regional Business Development Manager 

by Mark Ratliff, International Recruitment Manager | January 13, 2021

In my 13+ years at Kaplan, I’ve found our commitment to students and their success to be the key difference between us and our competition in the industry.

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Beyond Test Day: MCAT Prep Builds Critical Career Skills

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | January 12, 2021

Fortunately, while studying for the MCAT takes a lot of time and effort, the benefits of investing in quality preparation reach far beyond Test Day.

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What Will 2021 Bring? Consolidation and Continuous Improvement

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | January 6, 2021

In 2020, people, schools, and organizations went through a period of “excitement” resulting in rapid change. The common theme for 2021 is going to be “consolidation” because I think people are tired of this kind of “excitement” for now.

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Webinar in Review: The Impacts and Importance of Pipeline Programs

December 7, 2020

In these events, panelists discussed how institutions and organizations can move the needle in impactful ways to better support underrepresented students that are looking to apply or enter a health profession program.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pre-Clinical Academics, Kaplan Medical

by Joshua D. Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Director, Pre-Clinical Academics, USMLE, COMLEX, & NBDE Pharmacology & Biochemistry Faculty Member | November 19, 2020

It was the first job at Kaplan that helped me see my true passion―it was not just learning pharmacology; it was helping others understand the processes and appreciate the beauty of these pathways.

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KMHS Alumni: Carlos Vergara, M.D.

by Kaplan Medical Honor Society | November 17, 2020

Catch up with Kaplan Medical Honor Society alumni, Carlos Vergara, to learn more about his path from studying in Colombia to becoming an MD in the United States.

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Visual Aides and Cognitive Theory

by Christopher Cimino, MD, FACMI, VP of Medical Academics, Kaplan Medical | November 10, 2020

Much is written about the difference between quantitative processes and qualitative processes, but I think an excellent example of how the former transforms into the latter is the medical school curriculum.

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Webinar in Review: Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care

November 6, 2020

In this event, panelists took a deep dive into what defines “racial disparities” in mental healthcare as well as ways in which treatment and intervention can be improved by prioritizing culturally-diverse training in higher education.

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