Latest winning review in Trainees’ eJournal Club – Congratulations Fergal Howley!

We are delighted to announce our eJournal Club February - March 2020 Submission Winner

Congratulations to Dr Fergal Howley, in his first year of Basic Specialist Training, for submitting the winning review for February - March 2020.

His submission is entitled “Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose Colchicine after Myocardial Infarction (COLCOT Study) Journal Article Review”.

Dr Howley chose this article as it identifies a potentially cheap and safe method of reducing cardiovascular events, but also demonstrates the importance of analysing a study before drawing broad conclusions based on its findings.

Dr Howley hopes to specialise in the area of Tropical Medicine/Infectious Disease or Nephrology in the future. He was supposed to be doing his Cardiology rotation in St James's at this time, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he is working on a ward-based rota instead.

Read the winning article review for Feb - Mar 2020

Read Dr Fergal Howley's winning submission “Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose Colchicine after Myocardial Infarction (COLCOT Study) Journal Article Review”

Other highly commended entries for this submission period

Members of the eJournal Club judging panel were also very impressed with the quality of these submissions:

About the eJournal Club

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.

You can read more about the club here

Submissions being accepted for April - May 2020

Trainees, submit your article reviews for April – May 2020 here

The judging panel is particularly keen for reviews of Covid-19 related articles to share with your peers.

Previous winners

Maeli Santos

Programme Coordinator, Institute of Medicine

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