Case Files Pathology

More than 50 clinical cases help you ace pathology courses and the USMLE

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The Case Files series is an award-winning learning system proven to improve exam scores. This series helps you to learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing.

Case Files: Pathology presents 50 clinical cases with open-ended questions which weave basic science concepts into the clinical scenario. Each case includes an extended discussion (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key points, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions. Perfect prep material for the pathology shelf exam.

Clinical pearls highlight key concepts

This free application includes 1 sample case study from the 50 that are available through an in-app purchase of $29.99 of Case Files Pathology.

 Proven learning system improves your pathology shelf exam scores

With this system, you will learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts. The authors are experienced teachers from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School and East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine.

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.


“This [app] is extraordinary. The clinical cases are engaging and enjoyable to read, maximizing the absorption of valuable clinical information. I recommend this [app] to all medical students on clinical rotations.” 

Lance E. Davis, medical student, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

“I love your (apps), they have helped me both as a medical student as well as a candidate.”


“Great app. Very intuitive way to proceed through all the cases and their related topics. Good transition from book to app.”

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 – 50 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 is a dual certified family physician and ob/gyn and is Academic Chief and Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he is also actively involved in teaching medical students.

Margaret O. Uthman, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair for Education, Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, Director of the Pathology Residency Program, and Director of Hematopathology at The University of Texas–Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas.

Edward Uthman, MD is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Pathology at UT-Houston Medical School and a pathologist at Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories in Houston, Texas.

Earl J. Brown, MD is Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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