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I don't know if any of y'all have heard of coursera.com but it's pretty awesome. Basically, professors from tons of universities (Stanford, John Hopkins, Duke, University of PA, etc) offer online courses. Some are just 2 weeks long and some are 12 weeks long. They of course aren't accredited but they offer tons of great information. They even give homework....It's all free. Here is some information...I think some of the "courses" could be pretty interesting and it seems like a really good tool to use if you're not sure which way you want to go academically, or to use as a study tool. The above link is to a course that is offered about vaccines.
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