Beyond Journal Clubs

Hatala, Rose; Keitz, Sheri A.; Wilson, Mark C.; Guyatt, Gordon
May 2006
JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;May2006, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p538
Academic Journal
Incorporating evidence-based medicine (EBM) into clinical practice is an important competency that residency training must address. Residency program directors, and the clinical educators who work with them, should develop curricula to enhance residents' capacity for independent evidence-based practice. In this article, the authors argue that residency programs must move beyond journal club formats to promote the practice of EBM by trainees. The authors highlight the limitations of journal club, and suggest additional curricular approaches for an integrated EBM curriculum. Helping residents become effective evidence users will require a sustained effort on the part of residents, faculty, and their educational institutions.


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