Optimizing Journal Clubs in the Post-COVID-19 Era
J Am Coll Radiol . 2020 Nov;17(11):1496-1498. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.07.031. Epub 2020 Aug 23.
Priscilla J Slanetz, Harprit Bedi, Thomas Kesler, Alison Chetlen
Critical appraisal of the radiologic literature is an essential skill not only to promote lifelong learning but also to ensure optimal patient care. A medical tradition since 1875, initially designed by William Osler to encourage collective reading of expensive print journals and textbooks , such activities are designed to help learners stay up to date with current evidence by providing protected time to review the evidence behind medical decisions and discuss ways to appropriately incorporate these advances into practice. Traditionally, radiology residency programs offer in-person journal clubs, but these activities are met with variable success, depending on logistics and the expertise and skill of on-site faculty. The era of social distancing now poses additional challenges to ensure that effective learning continues to occur.
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