The best way to learn medicine is to think through actual Real-Life cases.
The vast and ever-expanding medical knowledge is now at your fingertips. Mediums such as Medscape and Uptodate have refined this extensive knowledge and made it available and applicable to everyday medical practice. As a result, the current medical education system is now considered obsolete.
The current teaching method in medicine is no different than it was over 100 years ago with memorization of medical knowledge as its center point. Now that this knowledge is readily available, the current medical education system needs to become entirely clinical by focusing on teaching problem-solving skills instead of memorization.
Case studies will allow students to develop problem-solving skills. No answers are provided for these cases. As a result, students have to work together or by themselves to evaluate each presentation’s nuances and there is enough information provided in order to solve each case using online resources.
A 42 year old man is seen in the ER because of his sore finger.
A 36 year old woman presents to clinic because of nail changes
A 62 year old mother of six is seeing you in the clinic for back pain
A 63 year old man Is seen today for shoulder pain
29 year old man with history of right upper chest swelling
A 45 year old man is seen with heel pain and swelling.
A 78 year old woman seen to review her DXA Examination.
A 27 year old caucasian woman seen for a positive ANA test of 1:320
A 44-year-old woman presents with severe pain in her left upper back
A 55 year old man presents with dry hands
A 42 year old woman seen in the clinic with low White Blood Cell count
A 32 year old woman is seen in clinic with nail changes.
A 25-year-old woman presents to clinic with complaints of low back pain.
A 53 year old man presents to clinic with swelling of his hands and a uric acid of 12
A 58-year-old woman presents to clinic with difficulty walking.
A 49-year-old woman is seen with an abnormal Nerve Conduction Study.
A 55-year-old woman is seen because of her right knee is "giving out".
A 41-year-old man presents with severe pain and swelling of the right knee.