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 217
  • Duration 19:11 h
  • Quiz questions 758
  • Articles 18


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 Bardia M. on 10. November 2019 for Bacteria

The issues are almost complete and notes are abvious and are basic and pretty fluent lectures

Perfect !
By Marion E. on 03. November 2019 for Ascaris lumbricoides (Nematodes) – Helminths

Really clear explanation with real life example, thank you so much. I had trouble to learn the cycle of this parasite but thank to this professor I get it now and only after one lecture. Even for the prevalence in the world, it's easy for me to remember it now thanks to this lecture.

By EDWIN h. on 02. November 2019 for Bacteria

Clear explanation, most of the time very detailed and easy to understand

introduced a whole new world
By silvya i. on 22. October 2019 for Metabolic Wizardry – Introduction to Microbiology

sir , the way you talk about microbes ,inspire me to learn more.