We are delighted to announce a new eJournal Club for doctors in Basic and Higher Specialist Training.
This is a unique opportunity to share your reviews of practice-changing articles with over 1,000 doctors.
The eJournal Club is in RCPI Brightspace, our virtual learning environment, and it's now open for submissions from doctors in BST and HST.
You are welcome to submit reviews presented at journal clubs in your hospital. For the first year of the eJournal Club, articles must be relevant to the specialty of General Internal Medicine.
To get started, go to RCPI Brightspace and look for “eJournal Club” in your courses.
Or, if you're logged in to our website, click here: https://brightspace.rcpi.ie/d2l/le/lessons/7709/units/5850
Before you submit a review, please read our submission criteria here (PDF)
All entries will be marked in accordance with this marking scheme (PDF)
Submissions will be judged by SpRs in Higher Specialist Training on a bi-monthly basis. The winning review for each submission period will be published in the eJournal Club.
The deadlines for each submission period are:
This initiative is the brainchild of the RCPI Trainees' Committee, chaired by Dr Cormac Kennedy, SpR in Clinical Pharmacology.
The RCPI Trainees’ Committee is delighted to present this innovative educational opportunity, which will facilitate peer learning among RCPI Trainees. As doctors in training we are encouraged to keep up-to-date with current literature throughout the training process, however this can be challenging given the breadth of literature available. Currently, Trainees contribute to journal clubs in a variety of specialties, discussing a wide variety of topics and evidence-based medicine. You can now share your journal club presentations with a much larger audience.
Dr Cormac KennedyChair, RCPI Trainees' Committee
Doctors in both HST and BST can submit article reviews.
Reviews from doctors in BST that are selected for publication will be considered for the Kate McGarry Prize, a new Trainee award.
The award will be presented at the annual National Education Day for Doctors in Training, which is organised by the RCPI Trainees’ Committee each year.
Dr Kate McGarry was a much loved Consultant Physician in Navan and a Fellow on RCPI Council for 25 years.
She had a special interest in non-invasive cardiology and played a major role in developing Cardiology services in Navan.
In RCPI, she served as Vice President, Censor, and Associate Director of Hospital Site Accreditation. She was also President of the Irish Heart Foundation. She had over 30 international publications and helped discover a new genetic abnormality in an Irish family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
She was a trailblazer for Irish women in Medicine, and a thoughtful and compassionate doctor.
She passed away on 5 January 2018.
The inaugural Kate McGarry Prize will be awarded in 2020.
If you have any questions about taking part, please contact your BST Coordinator or the RCPI Trainees' Committee.
If you need help using RCPI Brightspace, please contact our Helpdesk.
We look forward to reading your entries!
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