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Master List of Journal Club Resources

Updated: Jul 25, 2021

By Jean Ling Tan

As promised in my last blog post about journal clubs, I come to you with useful resources and a list of journal clubs to join! This list will be updated as I come across more useful information in the future. Relevant links have been included.

This list is separated into:

  1. Websites that summarise papers (good to compare your critical analysis and find interesting papers to present!)

Journal Clubs You Can Join

  1. Local Journal Club: these sessions are usually organised by the medical research/academic Medicine society so make sure you are following them on social media!

  2. NANSIG (The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group) Journal Club: the next session will be on the 6th of March 2021, if you’re interested make sure to sign up for it on the Facebook event page! Previous sessions have been recorded and uploaded onto Youtube, you can access them here.

  3. RadOnc Journal Club: this journal club is specific to Radiation Oncology/Clinical Oncology. Sessions run monthly on Twitter.

  4. Cochrane UK Trainees Journal Club: a journal club that takes place over Twitter. I’ve linked a document that explains how it works here.

  5. GASOC UK Journal Club: discusses papers on Surgery, Anaesthetics, and Obstetrics. Sessions run every two months. Recordings of previous sessions can be found here.

  6. Dundee Research and Academic Medicine Society (DRAMS) Journal Club: these sessions encompass various areas in Medicine including Surgery, Psychiatry, and Dermatology. Their next session in March will be about Cardiology so make sure not to miss out on that! Some of the past sessions have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Open to non-Dundee students, presentation opportunities are currently only open to Dundee medics.

  7. CRAMSurg: live sessions are currently open to surgeons and trainees from the Yorkshire and Humber deanery, recordings are made available on the CRAMSurg website.

  8. Medical AI network: journal club sessions about machine learning in a healthcare context, the next session will be on the 30th of June!

  9. Trainee Emergency Research Network (TERN) Journal Club: virtual sessions with an Emergency Medicine focus.

Summaries of Papers

Note: if you are trying to find a summary of a specific paper, it can be helpful to search directly for the name of the trial/paper. The resources below are generally more useful if you’re trying to find a paper to present at a session.

  1. Wiki Journal Club: summarises landmark papers across different specialties, with each specialty being subdivided by condition.

  2. Cochrane Journal Club resources: you can subscribe to a monthly email which comes with a Cochrane review of interest, a clinical case and discussion questions to guide your own journal club session.

  3. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Journal Club: videos of sessions where the author of the paper and a moderator discuss the paper and answer questions submitted by email.

  4. St. Emlyn’s Emergency Medicine blog: summaries of Emergency Medicine papers.

Note: this list will be updated regularly as we come across more useful resources for journal clubs. If you would like your journal club to be included on the list/know of any useful resources, please get in touch via email or Instagram DM!

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