Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) – Top USMLE Diseases

Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) – Top USMLE Diseases

by John Fisher, MD, Brian Alverson, MD

Otitis media is the inflammation of the middle ear primarily due to infection.

Otitis media can be acute suppurative due to bacterial infection, or chronic with suppuration or effusion. Patients present with symptoms ranging from fever, pain, otorrhea and hearing loss.

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Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:29 h
  • Quiz questions 20
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) – Top USMLE Diseases

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. Fisher is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In his 30 years on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia he has received 58 teaching awards. He has been recognized regionally by the American College of Physicians for his educational skills with the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award and nationally by the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award. In April of 2015 he received the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award at the national meetings of the American College of Physicians in Boston, MA. In light of his receiving this prestigious award, he was advanced from Fellow to Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). Dr. Fisher is also the author of 61 original publications in refereed journals and 44 book chapters.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.

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Concise and easy to understand
By Genever B. on 05. April 2021 for Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Children

Thank you Dr. Alverson for this concise and easy to understand lecture. Even though it is a straight forward topic, as a student I believe I really benefited from your delivery.

A clear study with good concept
By Dvsvb R. on 27. November 2017 for Acute Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection): Etiology

Good lecture on inflamation of mucosa over middle ear cleft