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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast, Fast, Fast
So, lets get to the point. This is a really fast book to move through. It has highlighted words inside bullet points that make reading each chapter easy after you have already read the chapter once. The experienced student will find this book to be a quick, concise review that is not bogged down in detail or words. However, there is a down side to moving at this pace...
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3.0 out of 5 stars mediocre review book
I did not find this book too helpful... especially since I've never taken Immunology before. I ended up purchasing the Kuby Immunology textbook which is much better (also more costly).

This may be a good book for someone who is looking for a book to review concepts before Board exams. But even then... I'd probably prefer BRS or First Aid to this book.
Published on January 19, 2008 by sytaraSTAR


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast, Fast, Fast, October 31, 2008
This review is from: Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e (Paperback)
So, lets get to the point. This is a really fast book to move through. It has highlighted words inside bullet points that make reading each chapter easy after you have already read the chapter once. The experienced student will find this book to be a quick, concise review that is not bogged down in detail or words. However, there is a down side to moving at this pace. A beginner will feel lost and confused. What looks like a quick review to an advanced reader will become a memorization of bullet points if you don't have a little background to begin with. The questions that are provided are excellent and board worthy. However, they are not found at the end of each chapter. A couple of full length tests are at the end of the book, but you will not be able to practice after finishing a chapter. Online access, which comes with the book for free, does break up the questions a little more, but not into chapters. You really won't be able to practice questions until you have all of the book read, or you will need to filter through questions to find the ones that you can answer (an awful waist of time). Still, if you are trying to decide between BRS and this one, pick this one. You will be happier with the well organized easy to follow outline that isn't bogged down in details, and unfortunately you will find BRS immuno or micro just as difficult for a beginner. Before using this book, I used parham immuno and Microbio made ridiculously simple. It would benefit you to use these books (or at least ridiculously simple) before trying to master this one or in tandom.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another very good Rapid Review book, November 28, 2008
This review is from: Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e (Paperback)
The more and more I look into Rapid Review, the more I realize how great their series really is (NOT just things written by Dr. Goljan). The book is written very well and things flow very easily. This is of course a review book, and should be used along with your course material and also to study for the USMLE Step 1 exam.

First Aid gives this book an "A" for Micro and Immuno, and I definitely agree. Clinical Micro Made Ridiculously Simple is far too long for boards review. The charts CMMRS provides ARE GOOD, but its too much to read if you didn't do so along with your course material.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Resource, October 2, 2010
This review is from: Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e (Paperback)
Good review book with great online question bank. I am a huge fan of the Rapid Review series!!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Review of Micro, March 30, 2007
This review is from: Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e (Paperback)
This is a fairly well-written review of micro for the Boards. However, this would not be my first choice for studying micro- I would recommend instead to use Micro Made Ridiculously Simple and the Kaplan microbiology.

One of the good features in this book that I like in comparison to the BRS is the onine questions which sevre well for a quick kill review.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mediocre review book, January 19, 2008
This review is from: Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e (Paperback)
I did not find this book too helpful... especially since I've never taken Immunology before. I ended up purchasing the Kuby Immunology textbook which is much better (also more costly).

This may be a good book for someone who is looking for a book to review concepts before Board exams. But even then... I'd probably prefer BRS or First Aid to this book.
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