Case Files Physiology | Medical Physiology

51 Real Life Clinical Cases for Shelf Exams and USMLE Step 1

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You need exposure to clinical cases to pass course exams and ace the USMLE Step 1. Case Files: Physiology presents 51 real-life clinical cases illustrating essential concepts in medical physiology. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key basic science concepts, definitions of key terms, physiology pearls, and USMLE-style review questions.

This interactive system helps you learn instead of memorize.

Clinical pearls highlight key concepts

This free application includes 1 sample case study from the 51 that are available through an in-app purchase of $29.99 of Case Files Physiology.

 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.


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

Kimberly Taylor

“This is a great app. I’m studying to be a nurse and this helps a lot. Thank you!”

Natalia Wright

“This extremely useful [app] reinforces the relationship between basic science and clinical medicine for students. It will help them either review or learn basic physiology as it applies to medicine, which should strengthen their diagnostic and therapeutic skills. 3 Stars.”

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“Excellent App! Excellent for interns and med students.”

Angelo, MD

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 medical physiology.
  • 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 – 51 Case Scenarios – Medical Physiology

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. He also oversees the ob/gyn clerkship at Christus St. Joseph Hospital.

Gary C. Rosenfeld, PhD is Professor at the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology and is Assistant Dean for Educational Programs at The University of Texas–Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas.

David S. Loose, PhD is Associate Professor at the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at The University of Texas-Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas.

Donald A. Briscoe, MD is Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program sponsored by The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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