Clinical Problem Solving in Medicine: Interactive Medicine Cases

12-1:30 PM
Lunch Provided
Please sign up via ecommons

September 17, 2014
September 24, 2014 (@ MIT)
October 8, 2014
November 12, 2014
December 3, 2014
January 14, 2015
February 18, 2015
March 11, 2015
April 8, 2015
May 13, 2015

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 through eCommons for each individual session.

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: March 4, 2015