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Fam Med. 1992 Sep-Oct;24(7):528-30.

The effect of a medical journal club on residents' knowledge of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

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Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We performed a prospective controlled trial of a monthly journal club to determine if it would increase pediatric residents' knowledge of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

METHODS:

Intervention residents received two didactic sessions before the journal club started. Eight monthly journal club sessions followed. Pediatric residents at another institution served as controls. Intervention and control residents completed a pre- and post-test on clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

RESULTS:

Neither the intervention nor the control group showed a significant change in test scores over the 9-month period.

CONCLUSION:

A more intensive and more structured approach is needed to effectively teach clinical epidemiology and biostatistics to residents.

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PMID:
1397827
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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