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Meet our Medical Enrollment Consulting Team

Not sure which course option is best for you? Our Medical Enrollment Consultants can help. Together you'll create a customized study timeline and identify the best program for your preparation.

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Our Medical Enrollment Consultants will help you map your pathway to residency and help you determine which course is best for you. Here is a sample of some of the valuable insights you can come to expect from our medical enrollment consulting team.

Yachil Baldera
Yachil Baldera
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Dr. Hafeez Khan
Dr. Hafeez Khan
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Rita Ramlagan
Rita Ramlagan
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Dr. Yamil Flores
Dr. Yamil Flores
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Lamonica Bouie
Lamonica Bouie
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Tom Politis
Tom Politis
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Dr. Jonathan Vaynberg
Dr. Jonathan Vaynberg
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Yachil Baldera Yachil Baldera

Yachil Baldera is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is fluent in Spanish. During her career with Kaplan, she has guided countless students in identifying the preparation that best suits their needs and targets their goal scores. She is committed to supporting students on their Pathway to Medical Residency, from identifying strengths and deficiencies to building confidence.

What med students ask her most often:

How long should I study for?

What score should I aim for?

Yachil's advice:

My formula for student success is passion combined with steady effort. I believe in creating a plan and sticking to it.

Dr. Hafeez Khan Dr. Hafeez Khan

Dr. Hafeez Khan graduated from Unibe School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic. He works with students to create customized study plans depending on their unique needs and helps them to reduce their anxiety and stress whenever they have USMLE Syndrome. He assists them with ECFMG and ERAS application processes.

What med students ask him most often:

How difficult is it to get into Surgery/Dermatology/Plastic Surgery?

What are my chances to get into residency, being an older IMG?

Hafeez's advice:

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.- Nelson Mandela

Rita Ramlagan Rita Ramlagan

Rita is a graduate of Queens College, City University of New York. She has a background in Psychology and has worked in higher education for twelve plus years.  Rita is very passionate about education and truly enjoy supporting and guiding students with their academic and career goals. She believes that small improvements over time will lead to amazing results and it's important to maintain a positive attitude in life no matter what is going on around you.

What med students ask her most often:

“Will I get a high score after taking a Kaplan course?”

Rita's advice:

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it."

 Favorite Quote:

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”  - Zig Ziglar 

Dr. Yamil Flores Dr. Yamil Flores

Dr. Yamil Flores was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He was admitted into the Program in Liberal Medical Education at Brown University, where he received his medical degree. Dr. Flores has an interest in psychiatry and has worked with children and adolescents at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island. He has a long history of advising students, going back to his undergraduate and medical school years where he was a mentor for students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. He currently interviews prospective students applying to Brown University. Yamil knows first-hand what it is like to study and prepare for the USMLE Step exams and understands the sacrifices many students have to make in order to achieve their target scores. He is eager to work with his students and guide them on their own road to success!

In his spare time, Yamil enjoys sports, music and spending time with his wife and daughter. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Dr. Flores' advice:

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” - Mark Twain

“Take a day off each week and have fun! Don’t forget to eat, sleep and exercise... it will help your scores!”

Lamonica Bouie Lamonica Bouie

Lamonica is a graduate of Columbia College. Over the years she has advised many students in preparing for exams based on their background, study style and timeline to obtain the highest score possible on their exams. Lamonica really enjoys helping students reach their goals, hearing about their success and guiding them through their pathway to residency.

What med students ask her most often:

What score should I aim for?

Lamonica's advice:

“The highest score possible, which will take time, dedication and effort. It is attainable if you put in the work, follow your plan and believe in yourself. We are here to help.”

Tom Politis Tom Politis

During Tom’s career as a Medical Enrollment Consultant with Kaplan Medical,  he has closely worked with thousands of students to prepare for their USMLE Exams. Tom is committed to identifying students' needs and consulting with them on which course would best fit their timeline and scholastic background, with always working towards the mutual goal of them obtaining a Residency in the USA.

What med students ask him most often:

“Being an IMG, do I have a good chance to Match?”

Tom's advice:

“Have a structured plan and stick to it. Don't get discouraged, always have a positive attitude, and believe in yourself. Good preparation will always have a good outcome.”

Dr. Jonathan Vaynberg Dr. Jonathan Vaynberg

Jonathan Vaynberg MD is a Medical Enrollment Consultant for Kaplan, and is always available to help you set up your course! He graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biochemistry from CUNY College of Staten Island and received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Jonathan’s hobbies include guitar, bass, drums, piano, electronic music production, weightlifting, cooking, and gardening.

What med students ask him most often:

“What will increase my chances of getting into residency the most?”

Dr. Jonathan's advice:

“Hard work, dedication, and most importantly, a stellar Step 1 score will increase your chances of getting into residency. Kaplan will help you with the Step 1 score, but the hard work and dedication are up to you!”