Medical Students Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 44-Year-Old Man Who Had a Mysterious Accident A 44-year-old white man with a medical history remarkable for hypertension and dyslipidemia presents with fatigue and global weakness. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Joint Pain Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • Sudden Illness in a Highly Active 80-Year-Old Woman An 80-year-old woman presents with malaise, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. She is highly active, with a full-time job as a realtor. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: CIDP Because CIDP progresses slowly and symptoms may abate between recurrences, this disease can be challenging to diagnose. Test your knowledge of CIPD with this short quiz.
  • A 37-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Diarrhea: USMLE Question A 37-year-old man presents due to recurrent bouts of diarrhea and bloating, as well as itchy skin vesicles. What treatment should you advise?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Bell Palsy Essentials Are you familiar with key aspects of Bell palsy, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 16-Year-Old Boy With Concerning, Recurrent Knee Problems A 16-year-old boy is presented for acute-onset knee pain and swelling that began 1 week ago after a soccer match. He had a patellar dislocation 2 months ago, with full recovery. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 66-Year-Old Man Who Heard His Deceased Spouse's Voice A 66-year-old man was admitted after sustaining numerous injuries from a fall. On the second day, the patient believed he heard the voice of his deceased spouse. What's the diagnosis?
  • Cases in Deprescribing: When to Get Rid of the Statin In this new series, family physician Chuck Vega explores the issue of when to deprescribe a common drug when there is no guideline or consensus to consult. What would you do in this scenario?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Vitamins From supplementation use to conditions associated with deficiencies, are you familiar with key aspects and best practices associated with vitamins? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 23-Year-Old Avoiding Altitude Sickness: USMLE Question A 23-year-old man is seeking advice on avoiding altitude sickness when he climbs mountains. Do you know how to best advise him?
  • A 55-Year-Old Woman Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 55-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath. She has a history of deep vein thrombosis and current breast cancer. What's the next step in management?
  • Sudden-Onset Chest Pain in an 80-Year-Old Man With COPD An 80-year-old man presents with a 2-day history of right-sided chest pain that was sudden in onset, is constant, and is exacerbated by coughing and deep inspiration. What is the diagnosis?
  • Vomiting in Infancy: Is It FPIES? Food protein-induced enterocolitis is more common than once believed. Do you know the signs and symptoms?
  • Skill Checkup: Reduction of Shoulder Dislocation Refresh your knowledge with a quick look at techniques for reduction of shoulder dislocation in the emergency department or office, including videos. Can you answer the assessment question correctly?
  • A 6-Year-Old With Excessive Fidgeting: USMLE Question A 6-year-old boy is brought to the office by his mother due to his constantly fidgeting and imitating her. What is the cause?
  • A 56-Year-Old Woman With Paresthesia and Choking A 56-year-old woman has had worsening paresthesias in her arms for several months. She also has noticed that she coughs and chokes while she is eating and drinking. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 19-Year-Old Student With Declining Grades and Odd Behavior A 19-year-old male college student presents after returning home from college. He has lost substantial weight, has declining hygiene, and has socially withdrawn. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 42-Year-Old Woman With a Chronic Productive Cough A 42-year-old woman with a chronic productive cough is repeatedly treated for pneumonia. At her latest follow-up, she reports intermittent dyspnea and fatigue. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 31-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain. She says the pain is worse after eating but also occurs unpredictably. What's the diagnosis?