Case Files Collection

This collection of cases is provided by McGraw Hill Education. It is an online, interactive format of the 23 case files series books. It provides cases in both basic sciences and clinical medicine. Each case is interactive with introductory and comprehensive questions. Faculty can use cases for lectures and assignments.

It is accessible from the databases link on the Savitt Medical Library homepage at Off-campus access will require a UNR NetID and password.

Case Files includes:

Basic Science Cases
Provides cases in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology. Each discipline has between 50-60 cases, and each includes a unique introductory section called Applying Basic Sciences to Clinical Situations.

Clinical Rotation Cases
This includes Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Medical Ethics & professionalism, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery. Each specialty includes between 30-60 cases, and each includes a unique introductory section called How to Approach Clinical Problems.

Post-Graduate Cases
This includes Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Critical Care, Geriatrics, Gynecologic Surgery, High-Risk Obstetrics, Medical Ethics & Professionalism, and Orthopaedic Surgery. Each specialty has between 30 and 53 cases. Cases are the same as those in the Clinical Rotation Cases with the exception of Gynecologic Surgery, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Orthopaedic Surgery. Each has an introductory section called How to Approach Clinical Problems.

Each case in each set is formatted in a consistent manner with the following sections:
Case – the presentation of the case that includes introductory questions such as what is the most likely diagnosis, what is the appropriate next step or other questions specific to the clinical specialty or basic science area.
Approach – this section is the lengthiest of the case and presents definitions, clinical approach, information on diagnosis, treatment, or other discipline specific information. Reading this section will provide a greater understanding of the case and should assist students in answering the comprehensive questions. At the end of this section, readers are pointed to other related cases in Case Files.
Pearls – brief bulleted information highlights.
References – citations to information used in the development of the case.
Comprehensive Questions – contains multiple choice questions specific to the topic. Most cases include at least three questions. Users must be logged into their MyAccess Profile in order to view and answer these questions.
Linkouts – within each case certain terms may be highlighted. Clicking on the term will take a user to a related section of Access Medicine for more information on the topic.

To utilize the interactive format, users must be logged into their MyAccess Profile. Users can complete the introductory and comprehensive questions, submit answers and see results. The results include the correct answer and an explanation. Users can also track their progress through the cases, seeing visuals for both completed and viewed cases.

MyAccess Profile
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