This journal club incorporates the 9 different divisions within the entire Department of Surgery, for which the research in each division varies between basic, translational & clinical. Our journal club discusses recently published articles to keep abreast of new knowledge and awareness of critical advances in the field. In addition, we focus on techniques and technology that may be utilized by other fields that are applicable to surgical research. With a mix of faculty, residents, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students, everyone is encouraged review recent research for evidence based practice of the specialty, with newer researchers also learning to engage in how to best critique and appraise current research. Evaluating research for utilization in clinical practice involves more than simply reading research and thus participants are encouraged to debate and analyze while understanding the implications of the research and their outcomes. Normally the presenter goes through the figures of the paper with the dialogue being open throughout. The selected paper should be relevant to the majority of attendees even if the content is specialty specific.
The journal club is highly encouraged for all other research faculty, staff, residents, and students. This normally takes place on the last Friday of the month at 12 PM. Those interested in presenting or who need more information on how to attend may contact Dr. Ashish Sharma.