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Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Jun;69(6):827-836. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.12.012. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

The Evolution of the Journal Club: From Osler to Twitter.

Author information

1
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.
2
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Duke University and Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC.
3
Department of Nephrology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
4
Department of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
5
University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oaklawn, IL.
6
John Walls Renal Unit, University Hospital Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom.
7
Division of Nephrology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
8
Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
9
Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.
10
UCL Centre for Nephrology, London, United Kingdom.
11
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY; Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY.
12
University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada. Electronic address: shiremath@toh.ca.

Abstract

Journal clubs have typically been held within the walls of academic institutions and in medicine have served the dual purpose of fostering critical appraisal of literature and disseminating new findings. In the last decade and especially the last few years, online and virtual journal clubs have been started and are flourishing, especially those harnessing the advantages of social media tools and customs. This article reviews the history and recent innovations of journal clubs. In addition, the authors describe their experience developing and implementing NephJC, an online nephrology journal club conducted on Twitter.

KEYWORDS:

Journal club; NephJC; Twitter; continuing education; discussion forum; literature appraisal; medical education; microblogging; nephrology; nephrology training; new media; online tools; postpublication peer review; professional development; social media

PMID:
28233653
DOI:
10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.12.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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