Immune System

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Immunology is defined as a science that deals with the immune system and the cell-mediated and humoral aspects of immunity and immune responses. An immunologist deals with humans that have an immune response that is not considered normal. For example they treat patients’ that have AID’s, Immunodeficiency’s, and some autoimmune disorders. Immunology began when Edward Jenner developed a vaccine for small pox, and lead to a system of programs to immunize people, though this is not all immunologists do though. Immunologists also study the growth of disease of the patient to better understand their immune systems; immunologists often administer tests and lab work for their patients. It is then their job to analyze this information. They then have to put all of the pieces of information that they find together to create a diagnosis for their patient. Immunology can be a very dangerous field for a person with no antibodies. Immunologists often times deal with microbiological cultures and possibly biohazard cultures as well. Very often times are an immunologist associated with a Allergist because they deal with the reaction and rejection of the body to foreign micro objects.

Since immunology is a doctor job one who aspires to be such a doctor needs to attend medical school and get a PhD in either Pediatrics or Internal Medicine. An aspiring immunologist must also take classes in clinical research and have a BA in micro biology or biology. From there one would get an internship as a trainee of immunology and then after five years be able to receive their MRCP in Immunology then shortly there after receiving a CCST making them a specialist in their field. Though there are no in states schools in Ohio that allow a major of Immunology one out of state school that one may attend for such a career is the Baylor College of Medicine.

The career ladder for this job includes the levels of Intern doctor, Pediatrician or Internal Medicine doctor, Consulting Immunologist,...
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