Clinical Case Studies

Please note: The following information is intended for faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and others who work for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

What are clinical case studies?

Clinical case studies present the details of real patient cases from medical or clinical practice. The cases presented are usually those that contribute significantly to the existing knowledge on the field.

Studies are expected to discuss the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a disease.

These manuscripts are considered as primary literature and usually have a word count ranging from 3,000 to 12,000 words. Clinical case studies require a lot of practical experience and may not be a suitable publication format for early career researchers.

Types of manuscripts