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Office of Medical Education
Tulane University
School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-6
Suite 1730
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504.988.6600
Fax: 504.988.6601
Email: ome@tulane.edu

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Upcoming Events

October 11, 2010: “Estimating the Value of Medical Education: A Net Present Value Approach”-Dr. Marc Kahn, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. Rm. 1558 (see Flyer)
This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

About Journal Club

Generally, Journal Club meetings will be held every second Wednesday of the month.

The purpose of the Medical Education Journal Club is to regularly meet to evaluate critically the practical application and research of recent articles in the medical education literature. “As an entity, journal clubs have a long history in postgraduate medical education, which is well documented by Linzer” (Milbrandt and Vincent, 2004). The Medical Education Journal Club at Tulane will follow the traditional model. This model includes allowing participants to: keep up with current literature in medical education, create an impact on medical education teaching and learning, and to teach critical reading skills (Linzer, 1987).

Goal:

To help individuals to critically evaluate current literature and assess the possibility of changes that may occur in medical education and medical education research, while increasing their knowledge base in medical education.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will review current literature for themes, paradigms, and evolving changes in medical education and medical education research.
  2. Participants will develop critical reading skills to appraise and apply concepts and theories in literature that may effectively improve teaching and learning.
  3. Participants will be able to extract information from journal articles that will help them to determine the significance of the information. (Information that is contained in the structure and format of an article - abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion.)
  4. Participants will be able to determine the validity and reliability of a journal article’s content, by critically reviewing the manuscript.
  5. Participants will be able to identify valid methodological approaches.


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