Medical Microbiology Essentials

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Medical Microbiology Essentials


Medical Microbiology Essentials is designed with the medical student in mind, and emphasizes the critical concepts which must be understood to excel on the licensing boards.

With an emphasis on how the anatomy and physiology of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites predict the pathogenesis in the patient, this review provides a user-friendly rapid review of the clinical importance of infectious disease to today's doctor. Although most courses emphasize management of the subject by rote memorization, this book encourages the integration of biochemistry, physiology, immunology, pathology and pharmacology to make the material logical and understandable. Issues critical to help students think like a doctor include epidemiology, chief complaint, management of drug resistances and therapy, and natural history of each disease.


Mary Ruebush, PhD

She is the author of Becker’s Step 1 USMLE lecture notes in Immunology and Microbiology, and from 2000 to 2012 was the author of the Kaplan Step 1 Review Notes. Dr. Ruebush received her PhD from the University of Georgia and has taught Infectious Disease, Immunology and Pathology at Bowman-Gray Medical School, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Montana State University, where she received Outstanding Teacher of the Year.