Come prep for the USMLE® in Pasadena-one of the earliest Los Angeles area cities to be settled, best known by its passion for historic preservation.

There's something about sunny weather year round that keep your spirits high-and studying at the beach somehow makes your workload more manageable. After a long week of hitting the books, students typically unwind with a game of soccer or a stroll around the beautiful Rose Bowl. Others prefer to enjoy the excellent restaurants and shopping immediately available by simply walking out of the center's front door. And of course, the plentiful and eclectic nightlife of Los Angeles is often the weekend favorite. Talk about the good life!

Top 5 things to do:

  1. Visit Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nokia Theater, The Whiskey, The Hollywood Bowl, and the Palladium.
  2. Check out performances in the world-famous Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum.
  3. Loosen up at the Laugh Factory, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The Comedy Store, and Improv.
  4. Take a walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or see the filming of television show.
  5. See the natural beauty of the nearby Descanso Gardens and Huntington Gardens.
  6. Admire the variety of architecture-like Victorian, American Gothic, Spanish, and English Tudor.
  7. Spend a day at a museum: the Getty Center, LACMA, The Norton Simon, and the Huntington Library.
  8. Hike year-round in the Santa Monica Mountains and Angeles National Forest.
  9. Relax at a Dodgers game in the beautiful Chavez Ravine, or watch the Lakers at Staples Center.
  10. Drive to one of Southern California's amusement parks: Disneyland, Six Flags, and Knotts Berry Farm.

Quick Fact

California hospitals are in desperate need of Spanish-speaking doctors who understand the culture and needs of the Hispanic community. Only 5.2% of the physician workforce in California is Hispanic, compared to 36% of the state's population. Furthermore, almost 35% of California's 13 million Hispanics reside in medically underserved areas (MUAs), compared to 20% of the total population

Pasadena housing options

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

Call +1 626 584 9613 (ext 0) to speak with an advisor today.

Upcoming Free Events:

May 22, 2018

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture: Psychiatry w/ Dr. Gitlow
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM ET

May 24, 2018

USMLE Step 1 Lecture: Pathology Dr. Barone
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM ET

May 29, 2018

Improve your Residency Application: Red Flags
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

May 30, 2018

Sneak Peak Psychiatry Lecture With Dr. Schuller
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Jun 4, 2018

Step 2 CS- Live Patient Encounter
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ET

Jun 4, 2018

Q and A With Dr. Raj From USC Clinical Program
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ET

Jun 7, 2018

Improve your Residency Application: Personal Statement
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Jun 13, 2018

Understanding the USMLE exams: Step 1
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Jun 20, 2018

Researching Residency Programs
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET

Jun 26, 2018

Manage your USMLE Study Time
8:00 PM - 9:00 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 Live
  • USMLE Step 3 Plus Programs
  • USMLE Step 3 Prep In Center

IMG-friendly hospitals near the center

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Riverside Community Regional Medical Center
  • UCSF Fresno
  • Natividad Medical Center
  • San Joaquin General Hospital
  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center
  • LA County - Harbor –UCLA
  • Long Beach Memorial
  • California Hospital Medical Center (USC)
  • White Memorial
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Northridge Hospital
  • Pomona Valley Hospital
  • Eisenhower Medical Center

Center accommodations

  • 4 classrooms, and a large lecture hall (seats 130)
  • Offsite Step 2 CS course for your 5-day Live course and 1-day practice exam
  • 2 Computer labs
  • Student lounge with DirecTV, microwaves, filtered water, coffee and tea all day, & vending machines
  • Quiet study rooms for groups and individuals
  • Free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi)

Live center

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Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
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Center Location


283 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone Number

+1 626 584 9613 (ext 0)


Hours of operation

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

9:00 am - 5:00 pm PT

10:00 am - 5:00 pm PT


Call Center for holiday hours.

I love that this center has quiet, high-quality facilities. There are a lot of diverse venues nearby where you can experience new food, meet new people, and find everything you need. Also, the customer service is remarkable, from the faculty to the front desk staff. If you need something-anything-they will help you. And the doctors giving live lectures are the best! I also feel that I have made great friends at Kaplan. It's a blast to work with people that come from so many different backgrounds.

— Sahar

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