Clinical Problem Solving in Medicine: Interactive Medicine Cases - @HMS Longwood Area

12-1:30 PM
Lunch Provided


September 24, 2018


October15, 2018


November 19, 2018


December 10, 2018


January 28, 2019


February 11, 2019


March 11, 2019


April 8, 2019


May 13, 2019


Dr. Bruce Levy
Course Director

Dr. Thomas Michel
Course Director

Yidi Wang
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 2018-2019 Clinical Problem Solving sessions will be held on Mondays or Wednesdays 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.


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: August 28, 2018