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Natl Med J India. 2019 May-Jun;32(3):181-182. doi: 10.4103/0970-258X.278695.

How to conduct interactive case discussions.

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Department of Respiratory Medicine, A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.


Interactive case discussion (ICD) is a modified form of clinicopathological conference. ICD is a learning process and with active participation from the audience. The case is selected with specific pre-defined learning points and presented by a person who knows the full details. Differential diagnosis and approach to diagnosis, investigations and interpretation of data are discussed after each step using multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The audience participates in each step of the discussion by using an electronic voting system for MCQs. Each MCQ is discussed by the presenter. In the end, the diagnosis and management are briefly discussed. ICD is also used as an activity for continuing medical education.

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