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General Information

Student Homepage and Course Assets
You should have received an email with your username and password to access your Kaplan Student Homepage. Please be sure to run the appropriate technical checks to provide the best experience (Mac / PC). If you encounter any issues while trying to log in to your Kaplan resources, please contact a member of your center staff or Contact Us for assistance.
 
Course Book
Your course book(s) are sent to the address on file once your enrollment is paid in full or you have set up installment billing. If you have not yet received your book(s), please contact a member of your center staff or Contact Us for assistance.



Live Courses
 
What to bring to your Live Kaplan Course
You should plan to bring your Kaplan course book(s) for your Live lectures. This will allow you to follow along with the lectures and take notes as needed.
 
Center Information
Each student will receive more information closer to the start date of the live lecture.

Diagnostic Exam
Before your first day of class please take your diagnostic exam in your home page on Kaptest.com. The results of this test will be used by your Medical Advisor to create an individualized study plan designed to put you on the correct path to achieve your highest success.

You will receive access to your online resources once you are paid in full for your enrollment, you will receive your login information for your Kaptest.com account. If you do not, please Contact Us for assistance.


Medical Advisors
Our USMLE/Residency advisors are here to guide and support you with study plans and to assist you with using Kaplan’s materials to their intended potential. Please take advantage of this free resource while you prep! To make an appointment stop by our front desk or call the appropriate center below.
 

Security 
Students must check in by presenting a picture ID on the first day only.

IDs 
You will receive a Kaplan Medical identification badge, you must wear the ID at all times while in the center.  You will not be allowed into the lecture hall without visibly displaying your ID badge.

Account Balances/Books
If you have a balance due and are not on an installment billing plan or scholarship, please be sure to pay in full as soon as possible. You will receive your materials only when your account is paid in full. The sooner you do this the sooner you can begin to review material. Payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the start of your class. An outstanding balance may cause you to lose your place in the class. For more information or to pay an existing balance, please review How do I pay my balance? 

Non-US Citizens
Kaplan recommends that any individual who will require a visa and is also interested in studying in Kaplan apply for an F-1 visa. In support of an individual’s application for an F-1 visa, Kaplan is authorized to issue a Form I-20 A-B, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Students. If you have not applied to receive a Form I-20 please contact our DSO below.


Live Online Courses

Course Access
Once you are logged in to your Student Home Page, please accept your Enrollment Agreement under the individual component of your course by clicking on “Access My Online Resources”. You will have to do this to access the following:
  • Live Online Class
  • On Demand
  • Qbank
After accepting your enrollment agreement(s), verify that you have a blue “Join Class Session” link under your Live Online program. This is how you will enter the virtual classroom on the first day and time of your scheduled Live Online course.
 
Course Communication
One week prior to your Live Online class start, you will receive an email from your Live Online Academic Medical Advisor and a welcome email from the Med Live Online team. Please follow the directions given and be sure to complete the following:
  • Join Closed Facebook Group (email sent with link 1 week before class start)
  • Take your Diagnostic Exam (located under your QBank)
  • Attend your Medical Advisor’s scheduled Group Advising session (directions will be in your Advisor’s welcome note)
  • Schedule monthly one-on-one meetings with your Medical Advisor
If you do not receive any welcome emails 1 week prior to class start, please contact medliveonline@kaplan.com.
 
USMLE Step 2 CS Live Workshops
 
Requirements
It is required that you complete the 15 hours of Step 2 CS Live Online lectures as a prerequisite prior to attending the in-person Step 2 CS workshops at one of our Live course locations; Chicago, New York, or Pasadena. Important information will be presented to you during the Live Online course that you will be expected to know and apply during the Live workshops.

If you are unable to attend the Live Online course, please review the information using the USMLE Step 2 CS On Demand videos available in your kaptest.com account. 

Schedules

Preparing for your CS Live Workshops
What to Bring to Your USMLE Step 2 CS Live Workshops
  • Photo ID
  • White labcoat
  • Stethoscope
  • Step 2 CS Book (if you did not receive it in the mail, you may pick it up on the first day of your CS live workshop.  You may also access the electronic version in your kaptest.com account)
  • Paper notebook
  • Laptop to practice note typing in the patient note workshops
Attire
Casual dress is acceptable on all days of the course except for the day when you are doing your full length CS exam simulation. For the exam simulation, you should dress as though you were meeting real patients and dress as you would for your actual test day.  Professional attire: (women: skirt/slacks, blouse, close-toed shoes; men: slacks, button-down shirt, tie, close-toed shoes. NO jeans, flip-flops, T-shirts or shorts). Bring a sweater that you can then either put on or take off if you find the temperature in the classroom to be too hot or too cold.
 
USMLE Step 2 CS 1 Day Practice Exam

Schedule  What to Bring to Your USMLE Step 2 CS 1Day Practice Exam
  • Photo ID
  • White labcoat
  • Stethoscope
  • Paper notebook
Attire
For the exam simulation, you should dress as though you were meeting real patients and dress as you would for your actual test day.  Professional attire: (women: skirt/slacks, blouse, close-toed shoes; men: slacks, button-down shirt, tie, close-toed shoes. NO jeans, flip-flops, T-shirts or shorts).  Bring a sweater that you can then either put on or take off if you find the temperature in the classroom to be too hot or too cold.
 

 
 

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