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study tips/mnemonics for microbiology?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by greeneclipse, May 29, 2008.

  1. greeneclipse

    greeneclipse New Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    What's the best way to study for microbiology?

    Does anyone have some good sources for mnemonics or study tips?

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  3. TerpMD

    TerpMD 2+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    UMD 2010
    I would highly recommend micro recall. It's great for the memorization because so much of micro is not hard to understand IMO, its more that it's so much to memorize and easy to confuse! Also, clinical micro made ridic simple is of course a classic :) If you haven't heard of this text, I think you will find it quite amusing.

    First Aid has some mnemonics. Also see below:

    Good luck!
  4. nowanmd

    nowanmd 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Antipseudomonal antibiotics

    how to kill pseudomonas

    1-tie it up (ticacillin)

    2-hit it with a pipe (pipercillin)

    3-(i think this one is right) run over it with a car carbenicillin.

    We made up a lot of these for micro and pharm-
  5. Monica Lewinsky

    Monica Lewinsky 2+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Just a general thought, but when learning about all the bacteria and viruses, make sure to keep in mind how their characteristics result in their tissue tropism (where they infect) and how they are infectious. If you work your way from the ground up with the bugs, you will be able to understand how they cause disease much better than you would otherwise.
  6. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    The Alamo
    Micro Made Simple is a great book, full of cartoons and mneumonics and ridiculous little quotes -- really helped me.

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