Globalization of Continuing Professional Development by Journal Clubs via Microblogging: A Systematic Review
Matthew John Roberts, Marlon Perera, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Diana Romanic, Nathan Papa, Damien Bolton
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Journal clubs are an essential tool in promoting clinical evidence-based medical education to all medical and allied health professionals. Twitter represents a public, microblogging forum that can facilitate traditional journal club requirements, while also reaching a global audience, and participation for discussion with study authors and colleagues. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the current state of social media-facilitated journal clubs, specifically Twitter, as an example of continuing professional development. METHODS: A systematic review of literature databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, ERIC via ProQuest) was performed according to ..View full abstract
MJR is supported by a Doctor in Training Research Scholarship from Avant Mutual Group Ltd., Cancer Council Queensland PhD Scholarship, and Professor William Burnett Research Fellowship from the Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Queensland.