Journal article

Journal clubs in Australian medical schools: prevalence, application and educator opinion

Damian James Ianno, Kelly Mirowska-Allen, Stephen Anthony Kunz, Richard O'Brien

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS | KOREA HEALTH PERSONNEL LICENSING EXAMINATION INST | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Medically-focused journal clubs have been used as an educational tool for over 100 years with research indicating that they improve knowledge, reading behaviour, and critical appraisal skills. However, it is not known how widespread their use is among Australian medical schools, nor the opinions of medical education leaders as to their value. METHODS: A nationwide cross-sectional study was performed on academic leaders from every Australian medical school. Individuals were asked to complete a survey detailing their attitudes towards journal clubs using single or multiple answer questions, Likert scales, and ranked data. They were asked whether students at their institutions were abl..

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