Congratulations to Dr Joseph Morris, who is in his second year of Basic Specialist Training, for submitting the winning review for November to December 2020.
His submission is entitled “Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Volume CT Screening in a Randomized Trial: RCPI eJournal club article review”.
Dr Morris, whose career focus is interventional medicine i.e. cardiology and respiratory, chose this study as it is one of two large studies that have shown reduced mortality in lung cancer in recent years. This study shows signs of hope for a cohort that has predominantly poor outcomes. However, the rollout of CT screening for lung cancer is not quite plausible or justified just yet.
You can read the winning submission below.
Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Volume CT Screening in a Randomized Trial: RCPI eJournal club article review by Dr Joseph Morris
Members of the eJournal Club judging panel were also very impressed with the quality of these submissions:
Our eJournal Club, launched in October 2019, is for doctors in Basic and Higher Specialist Training. It's a unique opportunity to share reviews of practice-changing articles with over 1,000 doctors.
The eJournal Club is in RCPI Brightspace, our virtual learning environment, and is open for submissions from doctors in BST and HST.
Trainees are welcome to submit reviews presented at journal clubs in their hospital. For the first year of the eJournal Club, articles must be relevant to the specialty of General Internal Medicine.
The judging panel is particularly keen for reviews of COVID-19 related articles to share with your peers.
The RCPI Trainees' Committee (formerly known as the Collegiate Members Committee) is the longest-running Trainee committee in RCPI. We are always looking for more Trainees and Collegiate Members to get involved and become part of a group that can really make a difference.