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Cases in Clinical Medicine

Author(s): Pamela Moyers Scott, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA
  • ISBN-13: 9780763771805
  • ISBN-10:0763771805
  • Paperback    488 pages      © 2012
Price: $104.95 US List
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Cases in Clinical Medicine brings the study of medicine to life with over 100 patient case studies that simulate actual clinical practice.  Addressing a comprehensive range of medical conditions – from cardiovascular diseases to psychiatric illnesses – this interactive text teaches students how to apply analytical skills and didactic knowledge to real-life scenarios.

Patient vignettes are followed by multiple choice questions in established SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) format through which students explore relevant aspects of patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies to determine diagnosis and treatment. The correct response for each step in the case is provided along with evidence-based explanations and epidemiological data. Cases in Clinical Medicine is also an excellent preparatory tool for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE).

Cases in Clinical Medicine is divided into 10 chapters, organized by organ system, and corresponds with the blueprint established for the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE).


Features & Benefits


  • Utilizes case-based learning

  • Includes S.O.A.P. format of clinical decision making

  • Treatment plans are evidenced-based when that information is available

  • Diagnosis options are discussed providing a wider range of information for the student

  • Each case is followed by useful epidemiological and general information regarding the condition

  • Useful as an independent review or preparation for the PANCE/PANRE


Applicable Courses

Clinical Medicine I, II, and III
Clinical Problem Solving
Clinical Decision Making
General Medical Courses
Adult and Pediatric Medicine
Medical and Surgery

Chapter  1  Cases in cardiovascular disorders
Chapter  2  Cases in pulmonary medicine
Chapter  3  Cases in endocrine abnormalities
Chapter  4  Cases in eyes, ears, nose and throat disorders
Chapter  5  Cases in gastrointestinal conditions and nutrition
Chapter  6  Cases in genitourinary medicine
Chapter  7  Cases in reproductive medicine
Chapter  8  Cases in musculoskeletal disorders
Chapter  9  Cases in neurological conditions
Chapter  10  Cases in psychiatric illnesses
Chapter  11  Miscellaneous cases in hematology, dermatology and infectious diseases

Pamela Moyers Scott, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA

Mrs. Scott graduated summa cum laude from the Alderson-Broaddus College’s Physician Assistant Program in 1983. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska in 1999. She is a past-president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Society for the Preservation of Physician History (SPPAHx), and the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants (WVAPA). She is a past editorial board member and department editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) and a current editorial board member for ADVANCE for Physician Assistants

Her primary area of clinical expertise since graduation has been family medicine in rural West Virginia. She has provided presentations on the physician assistant profession and medical topics at the local, academic, state, national, and international levels. She has authored over 100 clinical and professional articles for physician assistant journals, newspapers, and textbooks. 
Mrs. Scott has been awarded numerous honors for her clinical work including, West Virginia Governor’s Award for Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner (1997), and Alderson-Broaddus College’s Alumni Achievement Award (1995), and AAPA’s Outstanding PA of the Year (1991); and has been listed in over reference works, including Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, International Biographical Centre Leading Health Professionals of the World, and International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women.
She has served on various local, state, and national committees including the West Virginia Medical Professions Health Program; the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Heart Truth Professional Education Dissemination Panel; and the West Virginia State Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Member (including a term as secretary of the organization).
  • “Illustrates rather dry book concepts.”
    —Lynda Shand, The College of New Rochelle

  • "The cases are realistic, thought-provoking, and require critical thinking."
    ~ Sara Maher, Oakland University

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