In the following cases, common and rare diseases are represented with emphasis on localization and critical thinking. Each student is to work on them alone before class and hand in an answer. During class, an approach to the case and answer will be given.

Six cases from a larger pool will be used each 4 weeks. Reasonable answers to 5 of the 6 are needed to pass. Grades are Pass/Fail. Students are not limited to working through only six cases. Rather, students are encouraged to work through as many of the cases as they want, submit them online to the Clerkship Director, and feedback will be given.

One final thought. Work through the cases as you would in real life. Tests cost money and can have negative consequences. Although the computer won't limit you, don't just click on every level and all tests. Try to be practical and cost conscious.