Clinical Problem Solving in Medicine: Interactive Medicine Cases

12-1:30 PM
Lunch Provided

October 21, 2015
November 18, 2015 (@ MIT)
December 16, 2015
January 20, 2016 (@ MIT)
February 17, 2016
March 16, 2016
April 20, 2016 (@ MIT)
May 11, 2016

Dr. Bruce Levy
Course Director



Dr. Thomas Michel
Course Director

Amy Li
Student Organizer

Thomas Howard
Student Organizer

Abby Schiff
Student Organizer

Ben Steinhorn
Student Organizer

Clinical Problem Solving in Medicine, is a series of monthly lunchtime seminars based on the Interactive Medicine Cases published by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine.  Each month, an interactive case will be used as the basis for building knowledge in all aspects of clinical medicine including pathophysiology, history-taking, physical exam, diagnostic testing, and management.  Students will use an anonymous audience response system to engage in active learning.  This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with your MD-PhD peers across different classes.

This course is open to MD-PhD students at all stages of training, and may be particularly useful for MD-PhD students actively engaged in dissertation research who seek to maintain their medical knowledge base and sustain their clinical problem solving skills.  This course complements HST 312 (Clinical Reasoning through CPCs, offered weekly) by featuring “real-time” interactive analyses of clinical cases, with discussion and decision points built into an on-line multimedia resource presenting real-time clinical data. 

The 2014-2015 Clinical Problem Solving sessions will be held on a Wednesday of each month, from 12-1:30pm.  No advance preparation is required.  LUNCH will be provided.

If you would like to participate, please sign up by emailing the MD-PhD Program Office.

Thank you very much!

Course Director and Primary Contact

Bruce D. Levy (

Other Course Faculty

Thomas Michel (
Some cases will be led by physician-scientist graduates of the Models of Disease Boot Camp in collaboration with senior faculty.

Examples of the Interactive Medical Cases can be found at:


Updated: September 15, 2015