"Club Med" is our twice-monthly evidence-based medicine (EBM) journal club. This innovative program integrates a traditional journal club format with the didactic teaching of EBM principles. Residents learn to ask clinical questions based on their experiences in clinical settings.
The purpose of journal club is to learn how to approach the medical literature through analysis and interpretation. Second- and third-year residents work in pairs to identify and present a recently published article of interest or one that addresses a clinical scenario or question. The pair works with an assigned member of the faculty to create their interactive presentation. The second-year resident is responsible for the critical appraisal of the article, evaluating the methods, results, and discussion. The third-year resident is responsible for generating discussion around the practical and/or clinical application of the evidence presented in the article, often using other evidence-based medicine articles to support their position.