A Journal Club Guide to GEMLR

 

GEMLR is an excellent resource for use in journal club.  Here is a guide to making the best use of GEMLR in three easy steps

 

1

 Choose 1 of the 3 types of articles to review

Emergency Medicine Development, Emergency Care in Resource-Limited Settings, and Disaster and Humanitarian Relief. For the first journal club, we recommend selecting the category that is most applicable to projects with which your fellowship/residency is currently involved.  Alternatively, you may select 1 article from each section to provide an overview of the material available.

 

2

For each journal club, select 3 articles to review. 

Articles that have been reviewed the past several years are listed here: http://www.gemlr.org/top-articles.html

 

3

For each article, discuss the following

 

  • What are the take-home learning points from the article?

  • Were there unforeseen challenges while conducting this research?

  • Did the authors experience any ethical dilemmas while conducting the research?  Were there ethical issues encountered that were not discussed by the authors?

  • Are the findings from this article generalizable?  (i.e. can they be applied to other environments)

  • What would you change to improve the research/project discussed?

  • Is the work discussed in the article similar to work your residency/fellowship is doing?  If so, how can you use the lessons learned by the researchers to change your current projects?

 

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 GEMLR is interested in your feedback.  If you think of other interesting questions or ways to discuss GEMLR, please send us an email: gemlrgroup@gmail.com