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:: Volume 1, Issue 2 (winter 2018) ::
3 2018, 1(2): 35-39 Back to browse issues page
The Evaluation of Clinical Journal Clubs in Educational Hospitals of Kashan University of Medical Sciences Based on National Standards: Lecturers versus Residents Viewpoints
Soheila Yadollahi Farsani , Mehrdad Mahdian , Soleiman Ahmadi , Mohammad Ali Hosseini
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Introduction: The Journal clubs are used as a standard teaching tool for the post graduates. However, the success of this method is related to how they are run and abilities of the organizers. The aim of this study was to compare the journal clubs of Kashan University of Medical Sciences with standards.
Materials and Methods: During a descriptive cross-sectional study, 117 (42 lecturers and 75 residents) of different specialties of Kashan University of Medical Sciences (KAUMS) were asked about journal clubs in their groups. The tool was a two-part questionnaire : first was included the demographic data of participants, and the second part 34 questions in 5-point Likert scale measuring triple fields of journal club, Preparation, Scheduling, and performance compared to standards. Data analysis was performed using SPSS version 16 software. P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: In total, the journal clubs are run favorably in clinical wards of KAUMS, based on lecturers and resident viewpoints. Regarding three domains of journal club holding, all participants believed that journal clubs were held regularly and there is no problem in scheduling, but the main problem were seen in performance. In this domain, the most important challenge was absence of methodologist in journal sessions to help for selecting articles and answering possible questions during discussions. No significant difference was found regarding lecturers and residents beliefs about journal clubs (P= 0.22).
 Conclusion: Despite the favorable running of journal clubs in accordance to standards in the university, appropriate intervention should be performed to reach ideal condition.

Keywords: Journal club, Critical appraisal, Medical education.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Educational Strategies
Received: 2016/05/11 | Accepted: 2016/05/11 | Published: 2016/05/11
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Yadollahi Farsani S, Mahdian M, Ahmadi S, Hosseini M A. The Evaluation of Clinical Journal Clubs in Educational Hospitals of Kashan University of Medical Sciences Based on National Standards: Lecturers versus Residents Viewpoints. 3 2018; 1 (2) :35-39
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