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 221
  • Duration 20:07 h
  • Quiz questions 741
  • Articles 28


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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By Olatunji S. on 23. April 2021 for Viruses

More emphasis on how the usmle style questioning will be asked

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By Swaleha A. on 10. April 2021 for Bacteria

I like it very much but the only issue is that the lectures are not complete about all the bacterial species of myobacteria for example, and I'd love to study all of them with lecturio cause it's simple and easy to understand so that I don't have to study the unavailable topics on other websites

Thank you
By Ekaterina I. on 05. April 2021 for Ureaplasma

Very well explained and fascinating lecture! Thank you very much!

confusing and disorganised
By KAI KAM L. on 25. March 2021 for Salmonella – Enteric Bacteria

I got to say, i love Racaniello's videos on microbiology so far. But this series of the enteric bacteria is confusing and disorganised. Some of the slides provided are different from the ones used by him. Sometimes the script adds some erroneous information, making the already confusing explanation even worse.