Share a clinical case or post

There are two primary types of content you can share on Figure 1: clinical cases and posts. Clinical cases (cases) are used to share patient cases. Posts are used to share topics for discussion, medical articles, research and guidelines, etc.

How do I share a case?

On mobile

  1. Tap the plus sign at the bottom of the home screen or select Create from the side menu
  2. Select Clinical Case
  3. Choose if you’d like to share the case as yourself or anonymously
  4. Tap Add photos
  5. Take a photo using the camera or select an image from your photo library or another source
    • We recommend including an image when you share a case, but it is not required
    • You can include up to five images
  6. Tap the pencil icon to edit your image(s)
  7. Add a short, descriptive title for your case (optional)
  8. Add a case description
    • Include relevant information such as patient history, symptoms, possible treatment, or differential diagnoses
    • You may also include a question to prompt discussion or ask the community for feedback
  9. Choose a tag for your case (optional)
  10. Select a case status — if you’d like instant feedback from the community, select Unresolved, then follow these steps
  11. Select specialty and subspecialty categories
  12. Tap Submit to submit your case for moderation

On the web

  1. Click Create at the top of the home screen
  2. Select Clinical Case
  3. Choose if you’d like to share the case as yourself or anonymously
  4. Drag and drop or browse your computer to add images
    • We recommend including an image when you share a case, but it is not required
    • You can repeat this step to include up to five images
  5. Click the pencil icon to edit your image(s)
  6. Add a short, descriptive title for your case (optional)
  7. Add a case description
    • Include relevant information such as patient history, symptoms, possible treatment, or differential diagnoses
    • You may also include a question to prompt discussion or ask the community for feedback
  8. Choose a tag for your case (optional)
  9. Select a case status — if you’d like instant feedback from the community, select Unresolved, then follow these steps
  10. Select specialty and subspecialty categories
  11. Click Submit case to submit your case for moderation

How do I share a post?

On mobile

  1. Tap the plus sign at the bottom of the home screen or select Create from the side menu
  2. Select Post
  3. Add the information you’d like to include in your post
  4. Tap Add photos
  5. Take a photo using the camera or select an image from your photo library or another source
    • We recommend including an image when you share a case, but it is not required
    • You can include up to five images
  6. Tap the pencil icon to edit your image(s)
  7. Select the relevant specialties
  8. Tap Submit post to submit your post for moderation

On the web

  1. Click Create at the top of the home screen
  2. Select Post
  3. Add the information you’d like to include in your post
  4. Drag and drop or browse your computer to add images
    • We recommend including an image when you share a case, but it is not required
    • You can include up to five images
  5. Click the pencil icon to edit your image(s)
  6. Select the relevant specialties
  7. Tap Submit Post to submit your post for moderation

What happens once I submit my case or post?

Our team of moderators will review your case or post and you will receive a notification whether it has been accepted or not. 

If your case or post is not accepted, you will receive an email explaining why and you might have an opportunity to revise and resubmit. 

I’m in a group, can I share my case or post with just my group?

Members can join and create public and private groups. Content shared in groups are only available to group members. Any Figure 1 member can join public groups, but only those invited by the group creator can join private groups. View all public groups.

If you are part of a group and would like to share only with your group:

  1. Select if you want to share your case or post to a group or publicly on Figure 1
  2. Follow the steps above to upload a case or post

Can I save a draft of my case or post?

If you need to save a draft of your case or post:

On mobile

Tap Save as draft at the bottom of the New Clinical Case or New Post screen.

On the web

Click Save as draft at the top of the New Clinical Case or New Post screen.

You can find your saved items in your Drafts folder and submit it at a later time.

Is there a consent form I can use?

If you are in need of a consent form, you may access a sample form.

Why can’t I share a case or post?

You must be verified member in order to share a case or post. Contact verification@figure1.com if you have questions.