Journal Club

Jessica Misich, MD and Jason Donaghue, MD - Journal Club Moderators

At Ascension St. John we are not only focused on learning and practicing established medical guidelines, but also critically appraising new medical literature. Journal Club is a conference held once to twice monthly at noon. Faculty mentors and resident presenters collaborate, reviewing recent literature relevant to general internal medicine and with the potential to be practice-changing. Once an article is selected the resident and mentor review the article together in order to put together a brief summary presentation. Following the presentation the residents break up into small groups of 6-10 residents, each group lead by a faculty member. After small group discussion we return to a large group format to discuss key points presented by each group and finish with a final take home message about the validity of the journal article and whether or not the article is practice-changing. Our goal is to enable each resident to think critically about medical literature by the time they graduate.