Congratulations to Dr Luke Harrington, a first year Medical BST trainee who is currently working on the Respiratory team in Naas General Hospital, for submitting the winning review for March - April 2021.
Dr Harrington's submission is entitled "Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adults with Overweight or Obesity (STEP 1 trial.)"
He chose this paper because it potentially identifies a safe and efficacious pharmacotherapy as a long-term alternative to bariatric surgery in helping to treat obesity.
Dr Harrington's future career interests include Endocrinology or General Practice.
You can read the winning submission below.
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 four winning reviews from 2020/2021 will be considered for the Kate McGarry Prize which includes a medal and €1,000. The winner will be announced at the annual National Education Day for Doctors in Training, which will take place on Friday, 28 May 2021.
You can register for the National Education Day and Trainee Awards here.
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.