We welcome you to prep for the USMLE® in Chicago — the "Windy City"!

Kaplan Medical center is located in the heart of downtown, surrounded by world-famous theaters, restaurants, blues clubs, sporting events, and some of the best museums in the country. Chi-town is a melting pot of different cultures with charm of a small town and all the attractions of a big city. Social activities abound-from the city's multiple sports teams to the nightlife-to give you a well-deserved break from studying. As its name suggests, Chicago will blow you away!

Top 5 things to do:

  1. Go to the beach at Lake Michigan for sunbathing, rollerblading, bike riding, volleyball, or jogging.
  2. Visit the world famous Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Museum of Science & Industry.
  3. Grab a slice (or two) of Chicago's world-famous deep-dish pizza. Don't forget your fork!
  4. Take a walk in Millennium Park and take photos Fountain and “The Bean”.
  5. Catch a Bulls or Blackhawks game at the famous United Center.
  6. Visit the International Museum of Surgical Science.
  7. Step out onto the Willis Tower sky deck for a breathtaking view of the street below.
  8. Enjoy a drink and the best view in town at John Hancock's Signature Lounge(R) on the 95th floor.
  9. Ride the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier for a yet another incredible view of the city.
  10. Explore the city with your own wheels via one of Chicago's popular Segway tours.

Quick Fact

34% of Illinois' practicing physicians are internationally educated, a percentage only topped by 2 other states! As a result, you are likely to find many mentors in the Illinois MD community to consult as you advance in this process.

Chicago housing options

Want to learn more about the Chicago Kaplan Medical Live center?

Call +1 312 606 8905 to speak with an advisor today.

Upcoming Free Events:

Jan 17, 2018

Navigating Your Rank Order List
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Jan 23, 2018

Step 1 Pathology w/ Dr. Barone
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

Jan 24, 2018

Coming to America: Understand the F1 Student Visa
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Feb 1, 2018

Step 2 CK Pulmonology w/ Dr. Castro
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

Feb 5, 2018

Inside Step 2 CS Exam
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Feb 6, 2018

Match Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Feb 12, 2018

How to Apply for Residency in the US
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Feb 14, 2018

Understanding SOAP
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Feb 21, 2018

Step 1 Pharmacolgy w/ Dr. Harris
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

Mar 7, 2018

F1 Visa - Coming to the United States
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Mar 12, 2018

How to Start Preparing for the USMLE Step 1
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Mar 15, 2018

Residency Timeline for IMG's
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Mar 20, 2018

Step 2CK Hematology w/ Dr. Barone
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

Mar 22, 2018

Beginning ECFMG Application
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Mar 29, 2018

Student Success: Scoring a 250 plus on Step 1 and CK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Center Information

Courses offered

  • USMLE Step 1 Plus Programs
  • USMLE Step 1 Prep- Live
  • USMLE Step 1 Prep- In Center
  • USMLE Step 2 CK Plus Programs
  • USMLE Step 2 CK Prep-Live
  • USMLE Step 2 CK Prep-In Center
  • USMLE Step 2 CS
  • USMLE Step 3 Plus Programs
  • USMLE Step 3 Prep In Center
  • Complete Prep

IMG-friendly hospitals near the center

  • Jackson Park Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • St. Joseph's
  • Weiss Memorial
  • Christ Advocate
  • Swedish Covenant
  • St. Mary's / St. Elizabeth's
  • Mercy

Center accommodations

  • 140-student lecture hall equipped with state-of-the-art technology and plenty of classrooms for studying
  • Step 2 CS Department for your 5-day Live course and 1-day practice exam
  • 6 computer labs
  • 2 student lounges for you to unwind and relax in between classes
  • 2 prayer rooms
  • Free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi)
  • Medical library with free access to textbooks and flashcards

Live center

Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago
Kaplan Medical Center Chicago

Center Location

205 W. Randolph St, Suite 200,
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone Number

+1 312 606 8905



Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm CT

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CT

10:00 am - 5:00 pm CT


Call Center for holiday hours.

Kaplan made me realize how different medical concepts are actually connected. From the lecture notes all the way to the live lectures, everything is designed to enable students master great amount of data and ace the boards. I was fortunate enough to have really excellent teachers-they not only helped me achieve a 250 score on Step 1 and a 271 on Step 2 CK on first attempts, but they also gave me the tools I needed to become a better doctor for my patients.

— Manuel Rivera

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