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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...