Boards and Beyond
Boards and Beyond

  1. Basics of Microbiology
    Bacteria Cell structure, Cell wall, Peptidoglycans, Capsules, Spores (22min)
    Shapes and Stains Cocci, Rods, Gram stain, Giemsa stain, PAS, Silver, India Ink (12min)
    Bacterial Culture Blood Agar, MacConkey, Chocolate, Thayer-Martin (15min)
    Special Growth Requirements Aerobes, anaerobes, intracellular bacteria (10min)
    Virulence Virulence factors, Endotoxin, Exotoxins (29min)
    Growth and Genetics Bacterial growth curves, Bacterial genetics (16min)
    Bacterial Identification Gram positive and gram negative algorithms (17min)
  2. Bacteria
    Staphylococci Staph Aureus, Staph Epidermidis, Staph Saprophyticus (17min)
    Streptococci Strep Pyogenes, Agalactiae, Bovis, Viridans Strep, Enterococcus (20min) UPDATED 7-22-2016
    Other Gram Positives Gram positive rods; Clostridium, Bacillus, Listeria, Actinomyces, Nocardia (25min)
    Gram Negative Rods E. Coli, Klebsiella, Citrobacter, Proteus, Salmonella, Shigella, Legionella (30min)
    Other Gram Negatives Neisseria, Chlamydia, Campylobacter, Vibrio, H. Influenza, Bordetella (27min)
    Spirochetes Borrelia, Treponema, Leptospira (14min)
    Zoonotic Infections Bartonella, Borrelia, Brucella, Chlamydophila psittaci, Coxiella, Ehrlichia, Francisella, Leptospira, Pasteurella, Rickettsia, Yersinia (17min)
    Mycobacteria Mycobacterium avium; mycobacterium kansasii; Leprosy (11min)
  3. Antibiotics
    Penicillins Natural penicillins, other penicillins, adverse reactions (23min) NEW 7-8-2016
    Beta Lactams Carbapenems, Monbactams, Cephalosporins (17min) UPDATED 7-8-2016
    Sulfonamides Sulfonamides, trimethoprim, pyrimethamine (14min) NEW 7-8-2016
    Protein Synthesis Inhibitors Aminoglycosides, Macrolides, Chloramphenicol, Clindamycin, Linezolid (20min)
    Other Antibiotics Quinolones, Vancomycin, Metronidazole, Nitrofurantoin (16min) UPDATED 7-8-2016
  4. Fungi
    Fungal Pneumonias Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis, Paracoccidioidomycosis (16min)
    Fungal Skin Infections Dermatophytes, Tinea Versicolor, Sporothrix (10min)
    Opportunistic Fungal Infections Candida, Aspergillus, Mucormycosis, Pneumocystis (23min)
    Antifungal Drugs Amphotericin B, Nystatin, Flucytosine, Azoles, Echinocandins, Terbinafine, Griseofulvin (14min)
  5. Parasites and Helminths
    Malaria Ovale, Vivax, Malariae, Falciparum, Antimalaria drugs (13min)
    Protozoa Giardia, Entamoeba, Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma, Naegleria fowleri, Sleeping sickness, Babesia, Chagas disease, Leishmaniasis, Trichomonas (28min) UPDATED 7-22-2016
    Helminths Nematodes, Cestodes, Trematodes (28min)
  6. Viruses
    Virus Structure Capsids, envelopes, genomes, positive/negative sense, vaccines (14min)
    DNA Viruses Parvovirus, adenovirus, papillomavirus, polyomavirus, hepadnavirus, poxviruses (18min)
    Herpes Viruses HSV, EBV, CMV, Varicella, HHV-6, HHV-8 (22min)
    RNA Viruses Bunyaviruses, Arenaviruses, Paramyxoviruses, Rhabdoviruses, Orthomyxoviruses, Filoviruses (41min)
    Viral Hepatitis Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E (26min)
    HIV Structure, genes, proteins, transmission (19min) UPDATED 9-26-2016
    HIV Drugs Protease inhibitors, NRTIs, NNRTIs (15min) UPDATED 6-1-2016
    Antiviral Drugs Zanamivir, oseltamivir, ribavirin, acyclovir, ganciclovir, foscarnet, cidofovir, interferon (15min)