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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:

  • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing famous work like the Menil Collection.
  • Meditate at the Rothko Chapel, a sanctuary for anyone looking for solitude and tranquility.
  • Visit the Museum of Natural Science, and catch a movie at the IMAX theater.
  • Shop at the Houston Galleria, the 4th largest indoor mall in the nation.
  • Explore Rice Village, just blocks away from Kaplan, for an array of shops, spas, restaurants, and pubs.


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.

Contact Information

Phone Number:

+1 713 520 7223



2500 Dunstan Road, 5th floor
Houston, TX 77005

Hours of Operation:

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

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CT



Call Center for holiday hours.

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Sotheby's International Realty

  • Free service for students. Short term leases available. Have worked to place many of our Houston medical students.
  • For more information please contact Karen Reicheck at 713-826-6527 / or Lisa Reichek at 713 882-0828 / Download Flyer

Center Information

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

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

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


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.