Pasadena Medical Live Center

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

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

May 2, 2017

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

May 6, 2017

Sneak Peek Infectious Disease Lecture With Dr. Lieber
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

May 8, 2017

Step 2 CS Live Patient Encounter
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

May 10, 2017

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

May 12, 2017

Sneak Peek Pediatrics Lecture With Dr. Cvetnic
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

May 15, 2017

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

May 24, 2017

How To Match To A Residency
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

May 30, 2017

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

Jun 6, 2017

Pathway To Residency
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Jun 6, 2017

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

Jun 8, 2017

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

Jun 14, 2017

Begin Your ERAS Application
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Jun 15, 2017

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

Jun 20, 2017

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

Jun 21, 2017

Personal Statement Workshop W/ Dr. Bholat (UCLA IMG)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Jun 26, 2017

Step 2 CS Live Patient Encounter
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Jun 28, 2017

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

Jun 30, 2017

USMLE Day Of Fun
12:00 PM - 1:30 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
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena
Kaplan Medical Center Pasadena

Center Location


277 S 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


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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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