Despite our best efforts, the entirety of microbiology for Step 1 could not be condensed into a single post. Even compressing things down into two posts was difficult. We felt tremendous guilt leaving out information which seemed crucial, but there simply isn’t enough space when we are only trying to get the highest yield information together. Forgive us for this second post, and enjoy the information contained therein. If you are just joining us, start on Micro Part 1 of the 2 part series.
As I thumb through the microbiology section of First Aid, it makes me a little nauseous. I’m sure many others feel the same. It’s LONG. Over eighty pages long. To make matters worse, the proper title of the chapter is “High-yield principles in microbiology.” These 80 pages are already the condensed version of high-yield information. We have no choice but to condense this further into the HIGHEST-yield principles of microbiology for USMLE preparation.