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Medical Education in Practice

Journal club as a platform for Paediatric post-graduate medical education: lessons learnt from a tertiary care training center in the United Kingdom

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M. B. K. C. Dayasiri ,

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, GB
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Paediatric Clinical Fellow, Department of Paediatrics
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S. Rao

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, GB
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Consultant in Acute Paediatrics and Lead for Quality Improvement, Department of Paediatrics
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Abstract

Background: Journal Club is an educational platform for junior doctors and is highly useful for sharing knowledge and practice, which in turn leads to improved care. However, this forum was infrequently held, poorly attended and given less priority and trainees had less interest according to a 2018 online survey at the Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

 

Methods: Journal Club was conducted over one year with incorporation of new organisational measures. Trainees were invited to present had the ownership of the choice of article. Presenters were encouraged with formal written feedbacks for their e-portfolio. Junior doctors were guided but had their own choice for selecting themes. Each session was advertised by regular weekly emails to improve attendance. Resource articles were distributed in advance to promote discussion and peer learning. An online survey was conducted to assess the impact of the changes after thirteen months following these interventions.

 

Results: Fifty weekly Journal Clubs were held over fourteen months. Fifty five junior and senior trainees presented with presentation rate being 93%. Forty trainees and consultants responded to the online survey. Eighty seven percent were satisfied about session length. 100% believed the presented topics were relevant. Ninety six percent of responders believed that the Journal Club was at least somewhat relevant to their clinical practice. 100% believed that alert emails were useful. All responders believed that resource articles were at least somewhat helpful.

 

Conclusion: Provision of written feedback, regular and friendly reminders for participation and distribution of resources articles prior to the Journal Club meeting were associated with improved participation and overall satisfaction among both presenters and attendees.
How to Cite: Dayasiri, M.B.K.C. and Rao, S., 2020. Journal club as a platform for Paediatric post-graduate medical education: lessons learnt from a tertiary care training center in the United Kingdom. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 14(1), pp.10–15. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v14i1.217
Published on 25 Aug 2020.
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