Tip of the Month
Residency Programs Host Journal Clubs with Authors on NEJM Resident 360
October 10, 2018
Imagine attending a book group where the special guest is the author of that month’s book. Now apply that concept to an online journal club and you have one of the most popular offerings from NEJM Resident 360.
Every other month, a different residency program hosts a lively journal club discussion via the NEJM Resident 360 virtual community for residents and medical students. NEJM staff invite the authors to discuss their articles, which are chosen for their relevance and usefulness to trainees. Then, NEJM staffers tap a residency program to host. Programs interested in hosting should contact Karen Buckley, NEJM Resident 360 program manager, at email@example.com.
Buckley says an assistant program director or chief resident typically heads up the host team, which also includes faculty, residents, and fellows. They tee up their team’s questions beforehand so the discussions, which run for 10 days, are as informative as possible. However, any resident or medical student with an NEJM Resident 360 account can query the authors. “The feedback we get is that it’s a great opportunity for the residents and it shines a nice spotlight on their program,” said Buckley. “We now have a waiting list of programs that want to host.”
The journal club is just one of the many educational, professional, and personal resources available on NEJM Resident 360.