Journal Club

- Jason Donaghue, MD and Rajaninder Sharma, 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 through Journal Club. This is a once to twice monthly conference occurring at noon. Faculty mentors and resident presenters collaborate, reviewing recent literature and journal article releases. 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 residency breaks 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 go over key points presented by each group with a final take home message of the validity of the journal article and whether the article is practice changing. Our goal is by graduation each resident will be able to think critically about medical literature.