This week I am presenting at our medical student run journal club. Ours is a traditional gathering that meets every other week and is meant as an opportunity for students to develop critical appraisal skills. We usually explore articles that are relevant (or sometimes irrelevant but entertaining) to our learning.
The most recent meeting of #twitjc was a discussion of the 2013 NEJM article- Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding- and it just so happened that in class we have been learning about acute upper GI bleeds, with some emphasis on transfusion guidelines. The combination of a relevant paper, a great #twitjc discussion and my turn to present is the perfect storm. Tomorrow traditional journal club is going to meet its future-self, twitter journal club. It is something like Archie Cochrane meeting Mike Cadogan- this is going to be good.
So for now, wish me luck as I try to introduce the traditional journal club enthusiasts (of which there are relatively few in medical school to begin with) to the wonderful world of twitter-based discussion! The planned presentation is below. If you have any suggestions, I am all ears.