by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Sean Elliott, MD

Extend your horizon of understanding Microbiology

Professor of Microbiology and Virology Vincent Racaniello will clearly explain the most important terms and concepts to be learned for your USMLE exam. Clinical presentations that are key to your understanding of microbiology will be provided by Dr. Sean Elliott, to strengthen your theoretical knowledge about bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Moreover, the educators will detail the methods for distinguishing between different microbes and reveal how their associated diseases emerge. Within a short period of time, you will excel at questions on these topics for your USMLE exam.

With this course, you will gain a general understanding and strong foundation of microorganisms, their diagnoses, and treatments. In addition to viewing our high-quality video lectures, you can access quiz questions and download study materials. Start learning today!

Course Details

  • Videos 216
  • Duration 19:09 h
  • Quiz questions 758
  • Articles 17


Your Educators of course Microbiology

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York. As an internationally renowned virologist, he has published many influential papers in the field, and co-authored the well-known textbook Principles of Animal Virology. He has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit. Professor Racaniello firmly believes in the power of the internet as a scientific tool, and works on several platforms to share his vast knowledge in virology.
 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993, followed by a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. Recruited in 1999 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he is now the Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics, serving as the Pediatrics Residency Program Director from 2011 to the end of 2017 and as the interim Associate Dean of Curriculum from 2017 through 2019.

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lectures and questions are very helpful for understand this course.
By Esther B. on 22. January 2020 for Microbiology: Introduction

the reason chooses this rating regarding pop up AD, I am not ready yet. I need more time to think about what my work schedule to fit my study and payments.

We want more ??
By Asia I. on 14. January 2020 for Bacteria

It could be improved with more bacteria (ex: for Neisseria there's only Meningitidis and not Gonorrheae, that's is treating in the Sexual Transmitted Infections just as a clinical approach)

By Elena K. on 12. January 2020 for Bacteria

I like that professor tells very interesting and useful information. Helps to review.

Great course
By 顥 懷. on 10. January 2020 for Microbiology: Introduction

Well-designed and informative I would recommend that the quiz questions can be more effective. For example, some answers are just memorizing names or some details that are only noted orally for few seconds.