Here is a another installment of videos for studying for the USMLE Step 1. Here are the videos of hematopoietic & lymphoid pathology. I am providing these videos for my record but my readers can benefit them also. These videos should set a foundation for the pathology for hematopoiesis and lymphatics. Watch them at least twice consecutively to get the full grasp of the concepts.
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Staphylococcus Aureus is a gram positive, catalase positive, coagulase positive bacteria that presents as clusters of cocci. Streptococcus Pneumoniae is a gram positive, catalase negative, alpha-hemolytic bacteria that presents in lancet shaped coccus in pairs. Now there are many other organisms that have features that requires understanding their classification for memorizing for the USMLE Step 1. The question is how will you memorize them. It all comes down to understanding the basic foundation of Microbiology. I provided videos below which will make it easier to understand the basics of microbiology.
One of the most important pathways in USMLE Step 1 is the TCA Cycle. In the Biochemistry section TCA Cycle is well explained. I found this video online which explains the cycle very well. What I love about these medical videos is that if the teacher goes too fast you can pause, rewind to watch again, and absorb the information before going to the next concept. On top of that, you are learning from the understanding of instructor on the video so, you don’t have to guess what you’re learning. Of course, you should know the details of the TCA cycle and you should start from page 1 in Biochemistry.
This video is just an example of how videos can enhance the understanding of medical concepts.