What is the COMSEP Journal Club?
The Journal Club is a monthly column that highlights recent articles in the medical education literature.
What is the goal of the Journal Club?
The goal of the Journal Club is to provide the COMSEP membership a synopsis of some of the latest evidence in teaching and learning. At the same time, the reviewers get a chance to analyze a medical education article in depth, giving them some familiarity with the structure and methodology of medical education scholarship. As with other medical evidence, we hope that members will apply some of the evidence to their interactions with students. We also hope that the reviews spark ideas for other medical education scholarship by COMSEP’s members. Finally, all previous COMSEP Journal Clubs are archived and searchable on the COMSEP website, allowing for easy access to some of the recent highlights in medical education literature.
How to Write a Review for the COMSEP Journal Club
- Choose a month you want to write a review. All reviews are due the first of the month they will be posted.
- Choose an article you want to review related to medical education. Frequently used journals include Academic Medicine, Teaching in Learning in Medicine, Medical Education and Medical Teacher, but there are many others. If you need help choosing one, let us know
- Write a review that is 300 words or less using the following format:
- Submit via email to the Journal Club editors.
- Celebrate the completion of your review!
What is the format of a Journal Club review?
The Journal Club reviews are generally limited to 300 words and are focused on describing and evaluating the bare essentials of a medical education article. It is a relatively short time commitment (a few hours), easy and fun. For more information, click here.