New Interactive Medical Case

Posted by Karen Buckley • November 12th, 2009

Your colleagues have been enthusiastic, about Interactive Medical Cases, an innovative new series at NEJM.org. Three cases are now available – The Writing on the Wall, A Bloody Mystery, and A Crisis in Late Pregnancy.

Based on our popular Clinical Problem-Solving articles, the interactive cases allow you to virtually manage an actual patient’s case, from presentation to outcome.

“An excellent learning tool. Great job!”
“Makes medicine fun”
“Absolutely fantastic. The future of medical education!”

In the latest case, A Crisis in Late Pregnancy, a 31-year-old woman in the 36th week of an uncomplicated pregnancy presented to the emergency department with gradual onset of severe bitemporal headache and shortness of breath. The case begins with a detailed description of the patient’s clinical presentation, past medical history, and results from a physical exam.

What diagnostic and management steps would you choose?

As you proceed, you are guided through the patient’s clinical developments, and presented with detailed videos and graphics from lab and radiologic tests. Multiple-choice questions throughout test your diagnostic and therapeutic skills, and once you make a choice you are provided with immediate feedback on your decision.

CME credits are also available by purchasing the exam at the end of the case for $15.

We hope you enjoy this engaging approach to online clinical learning, and we welcome your feedback.

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