Welcome to SACME’s Virtual Journal Club, a free benefit to all members!
Our Journal Club is meeting virtually (live) and each session is archived. Check the SACME Virtual Journal Club (VJC) Calendar for dates and to access topics and reading materials. Guests are welcome to register for a fee.
If you missed any live webinars, you can view archived sessions at your leisure.
The format we have selected for our VJC is a live facilitated webinar with pre-assigned topics and articles for discussion. Pre-registration is required but is free of charge to SACME members and only a modest fee is charged to non-members. The important element built into the design of our JC is that these sessions are intended as interactive and participatory. We, also, recognize that some will prefer to just visit and listen in. If you are one of those, we welcome your participation and invite all to contribute in the follow-up through online discussion forums housed on our SACME website as part of the VJC program. Regardless of the format you chose for your engagement, you will be able to add your ideas and perspectives, point to related research or best practices that you are involved with directly, or perhaps, just familiar with the work of others that you would like to bring forward.
While the 2018 VJC Calendar is full, all SACME members are invited and eligible to nominate facilitators and propose topics and articles for discussion to the VJC Editorial Board for review. VJC is a developed and managed by the Capacity Building Sub-committee of the Scholarship Committee.
Our intent with this initiative is to provide a discussion forum for SACME research-minded colleagues, as well as those of us who read literature to inform our practice in CPD design, assessment or evaluation of outcomes, faculty development, or any other of the many domains relevant to our field. As we considered the diversity of academic experience and interest of our members, we decided to focus our approach less on the critique of the journal article(s) and more on the creation of a series of transformational discussions around the value of available evidence to our practice.
We hope that you will find this member benefit of interest and that you will register early to secure your participation. If you are interested in suggesting or facilitating a topic or an article for discussion in the SACME Virtual Journal Club, please do not hesitate to contact Mila Kostic, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Office of CME and IPCE, at firstname.lastname@example.org.