The return of Twitter Journal Club

After a break #twitjc is coming back very soon…..

Tomorrow the details of our return will be announced.

In the meantime I need your help. I would love to have some feedback on the journal club and how we could improve it. If you could take a moment to answer the four questions below I would be incredibly grateful.

1. How often do you participate in a traditional journal club and if so how is this run and who joins in?

2. What are the benefits of participating in twitter journal club?

3. What improvements could we make to the running of the journal club?

4. Would you recommend twitter journal club as a valid form of CBD to a colleague?

Any other feedback outside the scope of these questions would be fantastic, thank you all in advance

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4 Responses to The return of Twitter Journal Club

  1. Abid Hussain says:

    1) Monthly, all grades participate
    2) Stimulating and intellectual debates
    3) Increase awareness(!)
    4) Yes. If we read a paper, we can award ourselves a point ;-)

  2. David Wright says:

    1. Never. I haven’t been a student it worked in a unit which did one. Except for new guideline launches. Which were info sessions not appraisals.

    2. Improving ability at critical appraisal of papers (my last formal test of this was in 2nd year med school). Interaction with others, differing viewpoints and practice scenarios being reflected in our practice and also in ability to implement findings.

    3. authors allowing us to host their paper on TwitJC site so not restricted to ‘free’ papers.

    4. Do you mean CPD? Not sure how it could/would be awarded. Journal analysis isn’t avsilabke as a method if covering the criteria of my training Prigramme. Though e learning and reflection is. Also difficult to quantify learning. Are the most tweets learning the most it is sitting absorbing info but not typing much learning a lot?

  3. Ryan Boyle says:

    1) Weekly (although it’s anaesthetic-led as I’m in ICU at present)
    2) Brings to the fore recent studies/data – allows a forum for discussion with input from senior members of the team
    2) I’m new to it this year – I like the sound of it but can’t really say RE improvements
    3) Seems reasonable!

  4. @_elljay_ says:

    1. In most recent clinical job, and in current Teaching Fellow job no traditional journal club. Lots of meetings where papers discussed but not in analytical way with everyone participating that I would expect from a journal club
    2. Keeps me up to date with issue being discussed. Get to practice my critical analysis skills. Watch other people modelling good critical analysis skills. Explore benefits and limitations of EBM more broadly. Good network for other non twitjc things.
    3. Difficult. Format works really well.
    4. YES! It is CPD. I have recommended it many times. Open-badges would be another way to accredit, but not as powerful as College-approved CPD points.

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

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