Posted: April 30, 2020

NEJM Interactive Cases and Resources


NEJM is pleased to offer schools and students high-yield interactive learning in two formats: 1. Interactive Medical Cases are based on a real patient’s experience of illness and follow that patient from presentation through outcome. Through peer-reviewed commentary, learners receive immediate feedback on their choices and use online video and interactive materials to reinforce the learning themes and learning objectives. 2. Interactive Learning Elements are short multimedia resources that cover a specific topic (such as eosinophilia, serologic testing for hepatitis B, or acid-base disorders) in an engaging interactive format. We've organized these resources by level with introductory topics appropriate to many first- and second-year medical students, core topic appropriate to those in clerkship, and advanced topics available to the aspirational student. These tools can easily be used by learners independently, can be assigned to learners, or can be used by instructors in the classroom (in person or virtual), in discussion, or in-patient rounds.


Caren G. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., New England Journal of Medicine and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Amy Miller, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Bruce D. Levy, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Anand Vaidya, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital


Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD)


Patient Care

Resource Type(s)

Virtual Patient
Clinical Case
Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Case-Based Instruction/Learning
Independent Learning
Patient Presentation - Faculty


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