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Jefferson Medical College Alpha Omega Alpha Guide to the Second Year
Immunity, Infection and Disease
The book that is 'required' or 'heavily recommended' is "Basic Immunology" by Abbas and Lichtman. It is relatively well-written and can clear up some confusing topics from class. In addition, there are some very good graphics that summarize main topics. For microbiology, "Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple" is a must! It provides easy ways of remembering all the bugs and the corresponding pharmacology. Many reread this book for the boards!
Use "Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple" to supplement the antibiotics lectures. It gives useful ways to memorize the drugs and their applications. The Microbiology Section of First Aid is also extremely useful!
A good way to approach the material is to create your own charts/table, listing the organism, defining characteristics, treatments, etc. - you will learn a lot making this and it condenses the material for ease of studying later .
For some of the labs, if necessary, the instructors will supply protective coats that are intended to be reused for multiple labs. They should collect them after each use, so make sure that you don't throw them out.
The flow sheets in the lab manual are useful for the exams. This is the easiest lab course ever and should prompt no anxiety. Hand in all of the lab assignments (which are mostly fill-in-the-blank) and you will do fine.
MEDICAL LETTER ONLINE QUIZZES (MANDATORY)
Last updated: 7/12