Professional Program (M.D./D.D.S.)
MICB 801: Medical Microbiology for Medical Students
Medical students are taught basic microbiological techniques in microscopy, aseptic handling and transfer of bacteria, staining, isolation of bacteria, and identification of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and protozoa and parasitic helminths.
MICB 702: Medical Microbiology for Dental Students
Dental students are taught basic microbiological techniques in microscopy, aseptic handling and transfer of bacteria, staining, isolation & quantitation of bacteria, evaluation of efficacy of mouthwashes, antiseptics and disinfectants, and with emphasis on identification of oral bacteria, fungi, and protozoa and parasitic helminths.Summer Courses
Immunity, Infection and Disease
This online 9 hour credit course is designed for medical students who need to remediate or refresh current concepts in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. It may also be taken by graduate level students in the health professions or biomedical sciences. Students will attend a virtual classroom by viewing online recorded lectures and will interact with faculty and classmates through an online discussion forum. Progress in this course is evaluated by online examinations and performance on the NBME Subject Examination in Microbiology and Immunology.
06/23/14 - 07/28/14
Qualifications and Prerequisites:
Prior to registration, students must apply for admission to West Virginia University as a non-degree graduate student in the School of Medicine. This should be done as soon as possible to avoid late fees. This process can take two or more weeks. Students are responsible for the $60.00 West Virginia University admissions fee.
Application Deadline and Fees:
June 2nd 2014; Fee $3,500. An online application is available at, https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad. On the application form choose the Major Code 8399 (School of Medicine, non-degree).
Other Registration Information, Housing Notes, Location Information, and Other Miscellaneous Information
Students are required to have their undergraduate and medical/graduate transcripts sent to the WVU Admissions and Records office in order for their application to be processed. Failure to pay the application fee or have transcripts sent will prevent applications from being processed. Once application materials are accepted, students should contact the course coordinator for payment and registration information. If application materials will be delayed, please contact the program coordinator for more information. There are two recommended textbooks for this course. All lectures refer to these textbooks for background reading.
The NBME Subject Examination in Microbiology and Immunology is administered at the end of the course at the WVU Health Sciences Campus Learning Center. Travel to Morgantown, WV for this examination is not included in the tuition fee. It is possible to take the NBME Subject Examination at the student’s home institution, if that institution is approved by the NBME for on-line examinations. Please contact the course coordinator for more information.
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology
PO Box 9177, Health Sciences Center North
Morgantown, WV 26506-9177
Work: (304) 293-2649
The Immune System, 3rd Edition
Mechanisms of Microbial Disease, 4th Edition