To Get Started
  1. Click on a Case icon.
  2. Read the patient’s record.
  3. Start asking questions.

An Unfolding Case Study is an interactive self-guided learning experience that simulates a real patient encounter. Each case study consists of a patient encounter where the learner chooses from a list of questions to ask the patient. The patient’s answer then leads to more questions from which the learner chooses, then the patient answers and the process continues. Based on the series of learner questions and the patient’s answers, the case scenario unfolds. Throughout the interview, additional resources and learning activities are offered to assist in learning more about topics that arise in the patient encounter.

Case Studies

Jeff and Maria
Jeff and Maria

Jeff is a career military male, age 41, who is presenting at his annual active duty military physical with his wife, Maria, accompanying him.

Tom
Tom

Tom is an insurance salesman, male, never smoked, age 52, with a recent diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer.

Lisa
Lisa

Lisa is a healthy 19 year old woman who has come to the hospital to visit her 21 year old brother, Mark, who has cystic fibrosis (CF).

Lena
Lena

An established patient at the local clinic of the Indian Health Service, Lena is concerned that she has developed symptoms for diabetes.

Maria
Maria

A new patient to a local family practice in a North East city, Maria is interested in learning more about the results of her genome scan.

Gabe
Gabe

Gabe is a 55 year old Ashkenazi Jewish man who was found to have 11 adenomatous polyps on colonoscopy, mostly on the right side of the colon.

Grace
Grace

Grace Washington is a 44 year old African American female who moved to the area about a year ago and was referred to our clinic for her annual well woman examination.

Luis
Luis

Luis is a new patient to the clinic. He is a healthy Hispanic male who just transferred to the area.

Gabe #2
Gabe #2

Gabe is now 56 years old. He is an Ashkenazi Jewish man who was recently admitted to the hospital for an arrhythmia.