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    Immunology at UCSD … Urgent help

    Hi, I’m looking for online immunology (because there isn’t one on campus in San Diego) so I found one through UCSD extension taught by Todd Braciak. Does anyone have an idea about it? Is it hard? thanks
  2. M

    Advice on Postponing Step 1

    Hey guys! Complete newbie to posting (but veteran lurker). I'm an IMG graduate. I was scheduled to my Step 1 in 2 weeks but my NBME scores are dismal: NBME 13 (6/13/2018): 161 NBME 17 (5/17/2018): 178 That's an increase of 17 points over 4 weeks....still failing :dead: I've come to terms with...
  3. E

    Is immunology/ virology offered at UT Dallas?

    If anyone is currently attending/ attended UTD, do you know if they offer the classes Immunology or Virology? I can't seem to find it in their catalog. Thank you!
  4. E

    Immunology or Virology at UT Dallas?

    If anyone is currently attending/ attended UTD, do you know if they offer the classes Immunology or Virology? I can't seem to find it in their catalog. Thank you!
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    What determines Acute vs chronic infections in health individuals?

    I understand that newborns, elderly, and immunocompromised patients are more likely to develop chronic infections or activation of latent infections but what causes a healthy person to clear an infection such as Hep B as opposed to other who go on to develop lifelong chronic infections? I read...
  6. M

    Accepted to Yale Elective!! Need advice!!!

    Could anyone offer their experiences at Yale as an elective student? I've been accepted for IM-Gastro and IM-Allergy/Immuno and a friend of mine I think has been accepted for General Surgery. If anyone could offer their experiences or advice as to whether it's worth taking, I'd appreciate it...
  7. M

    Immunology in Dental school?

    I was just curious if anyone knows if immunology is a course that has to be taken in dental school and if I should take it in undergrad. To be honest, my plan was to have a relaxing spring term for once in my life (have had 18 credits almost every semester) and enjoy my spring. However, if...
  8. _expecto__

    attenuated vaccine repetition

    I've read that after a live/attenuated vaccine, when patient receives a blood transfusion or just immunoglobulins for some reason, vaccine must be repeated after few months, why is that?
  9. itsJazz

    Orgo-like intensive course paired with histology/immunology

    So I'm doing a business minor, and will be taking my first accounting course this upcoming spring semester. I'm also planning to take either histology or immunology during the spring. I've heard that accounting is about as intensive as orgo. With that in mind, which course (histology or...
  10. J

    Allergy vs. Asthma Pathogenesis

    Hello! I understand the basic difference between allergies (type I hypersensitivities) in a general sense. But my question is...is there much of a difference in terms of pathogenesis? It seems to me as though they are both IgE/Mast Cell mediated, by the release of histamine (and other...
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    Allergy/Immunology Rankings

    Hi all, I'm an international medical student looking at doing an final year elective in Allergy and Immunology in the US, as this is a career I am interested in pursuing in my home country (a developed country like the US). Can anyone shed some light on what are the best/most prestigious...
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    Immunology Undergrad Major Questions + Philosophy

    Hi, I'm new to SDN and this is my first post. I'm just now beginning to look into college. I have ambitions to go on to medical school after I obtain an undergraduate degree. I'm very interested in immunology and allergies so my future career goal is to be an allergist. It's something that I...
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    Currently a student at Penn state on the kinesology track ( i changed from drexel nursing to here) I was seeing if switching to immunology and infectious disease would be a good idea for med school? Kines is cool but im not just feeling it.
  14. Nice Marmot

    USMLE Microbial resistance to innate vs. adaptive immunity

    In First Aid (2016 pg. 192; 2015 pg. 200) it says that microbial resistance to our adaptive immune system is "not heritable," whereas microbial resistance to our innate immune system "persists through generations and does not change within an organisms lifetime." Any idea what the heck this means?
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    2016 Immunization Schedule Updates on Step?

    Hey guys, This might be a weird question but I was just reading the updated immunization schedule/new vaccines. For example, there is now a Meningococcal Serotype B vaccine (although, sketchy micro will tell you otherwise lol). Should we expect Step 1 to incorporate these new changes into the...
  16. HereWeGo21

    Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia mechanism

    As I understand it: Heparin binds Platelet factor 4 (PF4) Heparin-PF4 complex is immunogenic, and causes IgG directed against it Heparin-PF4-IgG complex binds platelets via their Fc receptors. This causes activation of the platelets Platelet activation and thrombosis. However, this seems...
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    Genetics vs Immunology?

    This is a pretty question: I was wondering which class in your opinion had more interesting and/or easier concepts: Immunology or Genetics and what you liked about your choice? I need one more elective for graduation and both classes seem interesting to me. I would like to take it easy for my...
  18. J

    Master of Medical Science in Immunology at Harvard University

    Hello all, This is my first SDN post (or at least my first in a long while), so I apologize if this has already been posted elsewhere and I did not see. I'm a senior neuroscience major at a state school with below average stats (~3.45 sGPA, 507 MCAT). I have decided to take a gap year in...