Evaluation of Journal Club Environments in Medical Educations in Emergency Departments

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Hojjat Derakhshanfar, Kamelia Hemat


Aim: journal club is one the method of improvement in teaching and leanings. This study was conducted to evaluate the aims, organization, teaching techniques of journal clubs and define the features of useful journal clubs.
Method: The study population involved 15 attending physicians and 40 emergency medicine residents in the three hospitals, Imam Hussein, Lughman Hakim and shohadaye Tajrish of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2015 to 2016. Self-made questionnaire was used to compare the Ministry of Health and medical education standards with the journal clubs in these centers.
Result: Reproduce and distribute copies of the Journal Club at least one week prior to meeting to study for the professors and assistants, Statistical accuracy of the outcomes, equipped with a video projector venue journal club gained the most points. Average scores of Journal Club in total and in Imam Hossein, Lughman Hakim and Tajrish was 47.2%, 76.2%, 0% and 65% respectively. There was statistically significant difference between the average assessments of Journal Club among centers under investigation.
Conclusion: considering journal clubs in emergency settings is effective for improvement in education but the environments of these clubs must follow the standards. In the current paper some centers needed well equipped journal clubs to achieve the goals.

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