Welcome to the DMC Medical Students Journal Club, a free benefit to all students to meet virtually (live) to critically discuss and evaluate recent published articles that deserve direct attention and to keep up to date with the current literature for better learning and clinical practice. Check the below upcoming calendar for dates and times to attend. If you are interested to present a paper, please fill in the Journal Club Presenter Form.
1-Introduce yourself when you begin speaking and ask other attendees to also identify themselves before speaking. Not everyone in the meeting may know everyone else's voice.
2-To ask a question: Use the chat feature. You may ask chat questions at any time. The volume of questions may preclude a personal response to your question. You may also ask questions when you have the opportunity to speak.
3-To make a comment: Raise your hand. The facilitator will call on you. After each point of discussion, the facilitator will put down everyone’s hands so if you want to join in on the next part of the discussion, you will have to raise your hand again.
4-Participant-participant discussion is encouraged. You can direct your comments and questions to other participants as well as the presenter. Just make clear to who your comments and questions are addressed.
5-Remember that the primary goal is not to critique the article, but rather to engage of discussions around the value of available evidence to theory and practice.
6-Finally, anticipate a forming, storming, and norming process. It will take the group a few sessions to work out how best to make the discussion work.