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Kaplan Test Prep's Fourth Annual Medical School Insider Event on April 29 at 8 PM EDT Will Give Tomorrow's Doctors the Inside Scoop on Getting into Medical School and Important Trends in Medical Education and Healthcare

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kaplan Test Prep's Fourth Annual Medical School Insider Event on April 29 at 8 PM EDT Will Give Tomorrow's Doctors the Inside Scoop on Getting into Medical School and Important Trends in Medical Education and Healthcare

08:30 EDT Friday, April 26, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- With the upcoming changes to the MCAT and new breakthroughs in medicine happening on a regular basis, these are exciting times in both medical education and healthcare. To ensure that today's pre-meds receive the most accurate and up-to-date information on the medical school admissions process and the issues they'll face in their future profession, Kaplan Test Prep will hold its fourth annual live, online Medical School Insider event on Monday, April 29, beginning at 8 PM EDT. The two-hour event will feature an all-star panel of experts, including: Leila Diaz, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Diversity, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Dr. Kathleen Kolberg, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Science and Health, University of Notre Dame; Paul T. White, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Dr. Elizabeth Wiley, President of the American Medical Student Association.

Among the topics to be discussed at Kaplan Test Prep's Medical School Insider event:

  • Which factors matter most in the medical school admissions process.
  • What admissions officers really look for in a personal statement.
  • How to make sure that your application gets noticed.
  • What the changes to the MCAT coming in 2015 mean for current pre-med students and future test takers. (For more information on the MCAT changes, students can also visit
  • How the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) may affect the future of healthcare and the medical profession.

There will also be a question-and-answer segment during which attendees can interact with panelists and each other. The program will include an active Twitter chat with the hashtag #MedInsider.

“Medical School Insider is a must-attend event for the tens of thousands of college students and young professionals who are considering becoming doctors,” said Owen Farcy, director of pre-health programs, Kaplan Test Prep, who is moderating the event and responsible for revising Kaplan's MCAT curriculum to meet the new content demands of the 2015 MCAT. “Pre-meds will leave Medical School Insider not only equipped with vital information about the medical school admissions process, medical education and healthcare trends, but also with a renewed sense of purpose about achieving what has been, for many of them, a lifelong goal.”

Medical School Insider is Kaplan Test Prep's most widely attended pre-med event, with thousands of students logging on to participate every year. To date, over 3,000 pre-meds have already registered for the 2013 event.

To register for the live, online event, visit If you are a reporter or blogger interesting in covering the event, please contact Russell Schaffer at 212.453.7538 or

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep ( is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO)

Kaplan Test Prep
Russell Schaffer, 212-453-7538
Twitter: @KapTestNews

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