REAL-LIFE CASES SHARPEN YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS FOR YOUR CLERKSHIP AND THE SHELF EXAM
Case Files: Family Medicine presents realistic clinical scenarios to enhance and hone your clinical decision-making skills. Sixty high-yield cases illustrate essential concepts in patient care. Each case begins with a vignette accompanied by relevant open-ended questions designed to teach diagnostic or therapeutic approaches relevant to family medicine. The answers that follow emphasize mechanisms and underlying principles. This sixth edition features a new format with bulleted summaries, shorter paragraphs, and clearer headings.
Realistic cases are accompanied by questions that encourage you to think through the differential diagnosis and treatment optionsReal-life family medicine cases with high-yield discussions aligned to clerkship guidelinesUSMLE-style review questions and clinical pearls accompany each casePrimer on how to approach clinical problems and think like an experienced doctor
Eugene C. Toy, MD, is The John S. Dunn Senior Academic Chair and Program Director, The Methodist Hospital Ob/Gyn Residency Program; Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Methodist Hospital; and Associate Clinical Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Donald Briscoe, MD, FAAFP, is Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, and Medical Director, Houston Community Health Centers, Inc. Bruce Britton, MD, is Clinical Associate Professor and Family Medicine Clerkship Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP, FACG, is Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Urology, and Clerkship Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School