Brought to you by the AOCPMR Student Council
The AOCPMR journal club is an important, educational, and integral aspect to learning medicine. The field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation treats patients with a wide variety of pathology, ranging from traumatic brain injuries to oncology, and amputation to post myocardial infarction. Reading relevant and current literature allows the physician to practice evidence based medicine, and enables the use of proper treatment modalities. The journal club facilitates this practice through presenting to your peers and creating a better understanding of the material. The Research Representative (a.k.a Journal Club Chair) is key to the function of the journal club.
Chapter Research Liaisons/Journal Club Chairs:
The role of the Chapter Research Liaison/Journal Club Chair is to coordinate the monthly meetings for his/her local chapter. The National Student Council Education Committee will be in contact with the Research Representative, and he/she will obtain each month’s chosen article with a summary. The Research Representative will then distribute the article and summary to their respective local chapter, and will have the duty to arrange a time and place to meet for discussion. The size of the meeting is not as important as the actual discussion around the topic and learning the evidence based medicine. The articles will not only assist you in board preparation, but will also contain major topics seen throughout your clinical future. Whether your meetings are conducted over lunch or over coffee before the start of the school day, take a few minutes to discuss the important content of the articles. Invite the board, the entire chapter or any others that would like to join the discussion.
If you have any questions at all about the AOCPMR Journal Club, if you are unsure when your chapter's Journal Cub is meeting next, or if you need help organizing your Journal Club, please do not hesitate to contact us. We'd love to hear from you as soon as possible, so we can help your chapter.
Altamash Raja, AOCPMR Student Council Education Committee Representative
Samantha Willer, AOCPMR Student Council Education Committee Representative