Lippincott's Microcards: Microbiology Flash Cards by Sanjiv Harpavat and Sahar Nissim, Third Edition / Edition 3

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This best-selling microbiology deck is now more up-to-date and high-yield than ever. Each card features a microorganism on the front and details its clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment on the back. Full-color clinical photos, schematics, and algorithms allow you to test yourself, identify pathogens, classify organisms, and prepare for end-of-course exams and the USMLE Step 1.
Use study time effectively with this flash card deck!

  • Full-color photomicrographs and schematics depict the morphology of pathogens, structural features, and clinical findings.
  • Recall format keeps your review lively and quick—maximizing study time.
  • Algorithms on each card classify organisms for easy memorization.


Take your study on the road! This deck includes online access to 70 bonus USMLE-style Q&A.

Microcards are a packet of review flashcards in medical microbiology intended primarily for second year medical students taking a microbiology course and preparing for USMLE Step 1. Features include: coverage of clinically relevant viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminths; a clinical case and annotated picture summarizing the laboratory diagnosis on each card; description of pathobiology from start to finish; grouping of a microorganism's pathobiology into conceptual categories; and accessory cards that highlight concepts common to all microorganisms.

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Reviewer: George P Wawrzyniak, MBA, MT (ASCP) (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Description: This is a set of 140 cards that contain information about bacteria, virus, fungi, and parasites likely to be found on the USMLE.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide medical students the pertinent information they need to help them prepare for the USMLE. Any technique or item that helps make learning easier for the student is not only beneficial, but also welcome. The cards meet the authors' objectives.
Audience: The cards are designed primarily for medical students, although any student participating in a medical microbiology course would find them useful. The authors are targeting medical students and they write at a level that this group can easily understand. Both authors are MD/PhD candidates who have achieved academic awards. This appears to be their initial published work.
Features: Relevant information concerning all the main bacteria, virus, fungi, and parasites are summarized on the cards. A short case history involving each infectious agent is provided. Only the primary infectious agents are listed. Most opportunists are not mentioned.
Assessment: Students often make flash cards to help them study for exams. This product summarizes most of the information about many infectious agents on a note card, relieving the student of that task.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451112191
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 151,922
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.14 (d)

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