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is using EK + TPR sufficient for Immunology? I never took an Immuno course school.. And I felt that what EK and TPR has for this section is very brief.

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Longshanks

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Other than what an antibody looks like or just the basic premise of the immune system, you won't need to know anything crazy like the MHC complex and antigen presentation. Its all intro bio.
 

tutankh

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What part about the fact that MCAT only tests BASIC science concepts people do not understand?
 

sv3

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What part about the fact that MCAT only tests BASIC science concepts people do not understand?
OP was right to double check...nothing wrong with that. I have both sources and at first glance 3 pages doesn't look like much.
 

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i disagree. i see way more passages on immunology than i wouldve believed possible. while you dont need to know mhc, know all the types of leukocytes and how they interact with each other. just knowing "what an antibody is" is not a good plan.
 

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i disagree. i see way more passages on immunology than i wouldve believed possible. while you dont need to know mhc, know all the types of leukocytes and how they interact with each other. just knowing "what an antibody is" is not a good plan.
:thumbup:
If you get an immunology passage on the real thing, and you just know the very basics, you're going to wish you actually studied immunology a bit better.
If you go through the immunology chapter in Campbell and Reece and understand the general picture you're good to go, although the detail included is a bit more than you need to know for the MCAT.