Journal club is a structured meeting that is required at a residency program, which is designated to train residents in the necessary skills to evaluate and apply scientific literature critically to clinical decision making. A successful journal club is one in which residents develop competency in evaluating the scientific literature for evidence-based answers that can be applied to clinical questions. The objective in establishing a successful journal club is to build a forum for residents to formulate answers to their clinical questions through the development of essential critical appraisal skills. This article discusses the setting, format, content, and purpose of a successful journal club.
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Stapleton JJ. The successful journal club. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2007;24(1):51-vi. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2006.08.009
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery