R3 Journal Club presentation:

This year we have pre-selected articles for you that can we found here. You can chose from a Journal article on Quality Improvement or Social Determinants of Health. 

Learning objectives/Milestones:

  • Identify learning needs (clinical questions) as they emerge in patient care activities (PBLI 1)
  • Clinical questions: classify and precisely articulate the questions
  • Demonstrate one can effectively and efficiently search NLM database for original clinical research articles (PBLI 4)
  • With assistance, appraise study design, conduct and statistical analysis in clinical research papers (PBLI 4)
  • Assess medical information resources to answer clinical questions and support decision making (PBLI 4)
  • Determine if clinical evidence can be generalized to an individual patient (PBLI 4)
  • Integrate clinical evidence, clinical context, and patient preference into decision making.
  • Communicate risk and benefits of alternative treatments to patients (applying what was learned from evidence review
  • Two R3 residents will pick one article relating to outpatient practice with faculty approval to present
  • More successful articles are major/landmark articles in internal medicine
  • These topics will typically be presented on Friday AM didactics
  • Each presentation will be created on power point, and should last no more then 15-20 minutes to allow for rest of the hour for discussion.
  • Residents will pick a faculty member to mentor them in creating the presentation
  • Faculty will evaluate the presentation and document feedback in new innovations.

In your presentation you are expected to:

  • Describe the case or problem that attracted you to this paper
  • Describe the study and the research question
  • State the importance and clinical relevance of this question
  • Describe the methods
  • Summarize the primary results
  • Describe why you think the results can or cannot be applied to your patients
  • Conclude with your own decision- What would you do in your own practice?
  • NO Power point slides! The goal of the journal club is to have an ACTIVE discussion and not a lecture.
  • At the end of your journal club, you will prepare a brief (less than 1 page) summary of your article that will be printed out and given to your POD the day of the presentation

Helpful resources:

Helpful tips:

  • Contact faculty or Ambulatory Chief with any questions on the QI or SDOH Articles
  • Avoid study authors’ conclusions – what are your conclusions?
  • Clinical relevance – it’s about the patient
  • Process as important as content – learning how to learn