Houston Medical Live Center

Prepare for the USMLE® in Houston, and you'll soon learn why "everything is bigger and better in Texas."


From the spacious apartments, to the world's largest Medical Center, and Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston certainly lives up to its reputation. Houston has one of the youngest, diverse populations, as well as cheapest cost of living in the U.S. On your days off from studying, visit Discovery Green Park for a kayak boat ride, Saturday Yoga sessions, or Summer Salsa dancing. Hungry? The city is also a foodies' dream, with over 11,000 restaurants of seemingly infinite cuisines to sample. Yes, you'll be busy alright...busy enjoying life.

Top 5 things to do:

  1. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing famous work like the Menil Collection.
  2. Meditate at the Rothko Chapel, a sanctuary for anyone looking for solitude and tranquility.
  3. Visit the Museum of Natural Science, and catch a movie at the IMAX theater.
  4. Shop at the Houston Galleria, the 4th largest indoor mall in the nation.
  5. Explore Rice Village, just blocks away from Kaplan, for an array of shops, spas, restaurants, and pubs.
  6. Visit Highland Village-a picturesque part of Westheimer Street, lined with palm trees.
  7. Grab your peanuts and watch a Houston Texans football game or Houston Astros baseball game.
  8. Catch your favorite team or band in concert at the famous Toyota Center.
  9. Explore space at the Space Center Houston, the visitor center for the Lyndon B Johnson Space Center.
  10. Walk through The Downtown Tunnels—a six-mile long underground maze with shops and food.

Quick Fact

The Texas Medical Center, the world's largest group of medical institutions and associations, is located within miles of Kaplan. This access provides a multitude of opportunities for our USMLE candidates for research positions, observerships, externships, and, ultimately, residency positions.

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

Call +1 713 520 7223 to speak with an advisor today.

Attend these upcoming free events at the Houston Kaplan Medical Live center:

Mar 29, 2017

Sneak Peek: Step 1 Anatomy with Dr Maley SEATING LIMITED
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Mar 30, 2017

Inside the Step 2CS with Live Patient Encounter
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Mar 30, 2017

Residents Panel
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Apr 4, 2017

Tips for Preparing for the USMLE Step 2 CS Exam
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Apr 11, 2017

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture: Preventive Medicine w/ Dr. Babar
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

Apr 17, 2017

Improve Your MATCH Competitiveness
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Apr 25, 2017

USMLE Visa Information for IMG's
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Apr 28, 2017

USMLE Immigration Seminar
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Apr 28, 2017

Raise Your Rank: How to Obtain Clinical Experience
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

May 2, 2017

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture: Internal Medicine w/ Dr. Castro
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

May 4, 2017

Inside the Step 2CS with Live Patient Encounter
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

May 10, 2017

Ways to Obtain US Clinical Experience
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

May 15, 2017

USMLE Step 1 Lecture: Behavioral Science w/ Dr. Schuller
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

May 17, 2017

USMLE and Residency Timeline
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

May 25, 2017

Researching Residency Programs
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET

May 30, 2017

Beginning Your ERAS Application
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Jun 5, 2017

Begin Your ERAS Application
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Jun 6, 2017

Personal Statement and Application Tips
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Jun 7, 2017

Begin Your ERAS Application
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Jun 8, 2017

Residency Survival Tips
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Jun 15, 2017

Raise your Rank: Researching Residency Programs
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Jun 19, 2017

IMG Residency Panel
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Jun 20, 2017

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

Jun 21, 2017

Pathway to Residency
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Jun 24, 2017

Step 1 Physiology Sample Lecture with Dr Kudrath LIVE
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Jun 24, 2017

Step 2CK LOL Preview In-Center
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Jun 27, 2017

Inside the Step 2CS with Live Patient Encounter
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET

Jun 28, 2017

Manage your USMLE Study Time
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET

Jun 29, 2017

Personal Statement and ERAS Application Tips
6:30 PM - 8:00 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 3 Plus Programs
  • USMLE Step 3 Prep In Center

IMG-friendly hospitals near the center

  • Baylor Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital
  • University of Texas at Houston
  • MD Anderson

Center accommodations

  • 1 floor of classrooms
  • 2 floors of study space with group and quite study rooms
  • 1 large computer lab
  • Student lounge with microwave, filtered water, coffee machine, & vending machines
  • Prayer room
  • Free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi)

Live center

Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston
Kaplan Medical Center Houston

Center Location

2500 Dunstan Road, 5th floor
Houston, TX 77005

Phone Number

+1 713 520 7223

Hours of operation

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

Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm CT

Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm CT

Sunday:
CLOSED

Call Center for holiday hours.

I enjoy studying in the Houston Kaplan Center because it allows me to meet people of different cultures, but with the same goals and interests as me.

— Ivo

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