Our Journal Club sessions run throughout the academic year according to relevant system blocks of the medical school curriculum.
Take this opportunity to learn how to dissect a journal article, present your findings, and receive valuable feedback from an expert in the field.
Medical students from all years are welcome to any of the sessions. Follow us for the latest updates on upcoming Journal Clubs!
Supervised by Dr Tom Fardon
In Collaboration with Lifebox Global Surgery
Note: For information on our upcoming events please visit the Events page.
What is a Journal Club?
DRAMS Journal Clubs are lunchtime discussions led by a clinician where we critically review relevant research articles and converse about the objectives of the paper. These sessions are aimed to give students a platform to learn how to critically appraise articles and give an oral presentation on it. Even if you’re not presenting, there is still room for learning through friendly group-discussions on the issues raised by the paper. Understanding how to critically appraise articles is an important skill that will be required in our medical career.
At DRAMS, we aim to build your interest in medical research and equip you with tools that will help you take part in research. Attending Journal Club sessions is also a great way to enhance your knowledge about the latest research in different medical specialties!
How to join? Before each Journal Club, we will send out emails regarding the topic of the Journal Club and an online form for you to register your interest if you want to present.
We will also provide you with resources that will give you more information on how to critically appraise different types of studies! If you are not presenting, you are still very welcome to join and take part in discussions. These journal clubs are clinician-led who will be able to give you a greater insight on the latest research in their medical specialty or research in general!