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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:

  • Visit Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nokia Theater, The Whiskey, The Hollywood Bowl, and the Palladium.
  • Check out performances in the world-famous Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum.
  • Loosen up at the Laugh Factory, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The Comedy Store, and Improv.
  • Take a walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or see the filming of television show.
  • See the natural beauty of the nearby Descanso Gardens and Huntington Gardens.


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

Contact Information

Phone Number:

+1 626 584 9613 (ext 0)



283 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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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Kaplan Pasadena will be closing on May 18th, 2020. Any students actively enrolled in the In Center program at that time will either transfer to another Kaplan Center location or shorten his/her course. Refund policies apply. If you are a student in need of visa support, I20 policies apply. Please call 1800 Kaptest to determine the best solution to fit your needs. 

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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 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


"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."