Case Files Family Medicine

60 high-yield family medicine cases help you sharpen your diagnostic and problem-solving skills

5 stars on App Store

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You need exposure to high-yield cases to excel on the family medicine clerkship and the family medicine shelf exam. Case Files: Family Medicine presents 60 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts.  

Each case includes complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions with detailed explanations of the correct answers. With this system, you’ll learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts. 

Clinical pearls highlight key concepts

This free application includes 1 sample case study from the 55 that are available through an in-app purchase of $29.99 of Case Files Family Medicine.

 Proven learning system improves your shelf exam scores

With this system, you will learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts.

Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like a doctor

Each case has been designed for the iPad and iPhone/iPod with interactive features.


“The 60 simulated clinical cases in this [app] illustrate the more common presentations encountered in family medicine in an easy to understand format that serves well as an introduction to clinical medicine…This [app] is widely used by medical students in our facility, who view it as easy to understand and inclusive of most of the clinical material that they encounter daily in their rotation…. The second edition incorporates more relevant clinical material and questions that prepare the students better for their national boards.”

Doody’s Review Service

“A good job well done! Amazing interface and very well executed. Hats off and and thumbs up!!”

Kimberly Taylor

“Recommendable!  The purpose of this application is to familiarize the medical student with the various situations to be faced and certainly meets that objective and also the expectations of its users!” 5 stars”  

User Review

App Features:
  • Highlight key concepts
  • Study/Exam/Bookmark modes are available for USMLE-style review questions.
  • In the Study mode, check the answers as you tackle the questions.
  • In the Exam mode, time yourself and review the answers after the time is up.
  • In the Bookmark mode, review only the questions you have flagged for further study.
  • File away correctly answered questions after each practice quiz.
  • Choose the number of questions in each practice quiz: 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, or all.
  • Opt to include questions from previous quizzes.
  • Learn further from interactive questions at the end of each case, with explanations.
  • Sort cases by name or by case number.
  • Take down notes using the Notes section for each case.
  • Study in horizontal or vertical mode on the iPhone and the iPad.
  • Store quiz scores to track your progress.
App Contents:

Section I: Applying Basic Sciences to Clinical Situations

  • Part 1. Approach to Learning
  • Part 2. Approach to Disease
  • Part 3: Approach to Reading

Section II: Clinical Cases – 55 Case Scenarios

Section III: Listing of Cases

  • Listing by Case Number
  • Listing by Disorder

Each case includes the following sections:

Case Description

  • Answers to
  • Approach to
  • Clinical Pearls
  • Case Questions and Answers
About the Authors

Eugene C. Toy, MD
The John S. Dunn Senior Academic Chair and Program Director,  The Methodist Hospital Ob/Gyn Residency Program, Houston, TX
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Associate Clinical Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Donald Briscoe, MD
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, The Methodist Hospital–Houston, TX
Medical Director, Houston Community Health Centers, Inc., Houston, TX

Bal Reddy, MD
Director of Predoctoral Education, Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Bruce Britton, MD
Clinical Associate Professor and Family Medicine Clerkship Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Portsmouth, VA


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