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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:

  • Go to the beach at Lake Michigan for sunbathing, rollerblading, bike riding, volleyball, or jogging.
  • Visit the world famous Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Museum of Science & Industry.
  • Grab a slice (or two) of Chicago's world-famous deep-dish pizza. Don't forget your fork!
  • Take a walk in Millennium Park and take photos Fountain and “The Bean”.
  • Catch a Bulls or Blackhawks game at the famous United Center.


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.

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Contact Information

Phone Number:

+1 312 606 8905



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

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.

Explore Housing Options

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Nearby hotels

  • Club Quarters
    Kaplan member pricing available
  • Hotel Allegro
    Across street from Kaplan center
  • Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown
    506 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL Reservations can be made by calling our reservations center at 855-268-1763 or by going to our website. Use Corporate ID # 001002405 input into the Corporate ID box after the check in and out dates:
    Jan – Feb: $89
    March: $129
    Apr – Nov: $159
    Dec: $109
  • Congress Plaza Hotel
    520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL Call Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center (800) 635-1666 or (312) 427-3800 ext. 5025. Refer to our Preferred Corporate Account status to ensure accurate billing.

Nearby Apartments

Common Apartments

  • Various locations available - $500 off your first month!
  • Private fully furnished rooms starting at $1375 per month
  • Also included: Fully furnished common areas, High-end kitchen, Weekly cleaning, Essential household supplies, Free on-site laundry, Free high-speed WiFi, Property services on demand

American Homestay Network

  • AHN offers a stress free accommodation process with a specially trained AHN Homestay Host. Download Flyer

Center Information

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

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

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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 flashcard

Live Center


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