The Radiology Journal Club: An Update on Best Practices and Lessons Learned From Other Specialties

Lauren F. Alexander, Cedric W. Pluguez-Turull, Jonathan G. Martin, Shahrzad Azizaddini, Vikas Agarwal, Prabhakar Shantha Rajiah, Stuart Cohen, Angela I. Choe

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The discussion and critical appraisal of medical literature in a group setting has been incorporated in health care education for over a century and remains one of the structured didactic activities in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education radiology residency educational requirements. The panel members of the “Radiology Journal Club: Best Practice from Across the Country” Task Force of the Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Alliance have collated best practices from radiology and other medical specialties to help radiology departments to establish or resume journal club as part of their residency or fellowship educational program. Key components include a leadership team to designate mentors, facilitators, and ad hoc content experts; to establish the scope, goals and learning objectives; to identify the target audience and level of faculty and trainee involvement; and establish appropriate meeting frequency. Providing relevant and easily accessible resources, mentoring and other preparatory materials can build trainee skill in critical appraisal of the medical literature, foster innovation, and advance radiological knowledge in this ever-evolving discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAcademic Radiology
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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