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Journal Club 2017-2018

Welcome to Health Sciences Education Journal Club!

The Office of Health Sciences Education is pleased to present Faculty of Health Sciences Education Journal Club. The Journal Club will meet once a month on rotating days (Monday-Friday) around the second week of the month, from 8am - 9am at 217 Botterell Hall conference room.

Objectives of the Health Sciences Education Journal Club:

1)    To learn and practice critical appraisal skills with respect to health science education literature

2)    To use evidence based literature to guide our educational practice

3)    To keep up to date on current and relevant literature in health sciences education

4)    To stimulate an educational discussion for those engaged in health sciences education

5)    To provide an enriched social and learning environment for faculty engaged in health sciences education


2017-2018 Schedule:

Date Facilitator Topic Articles
Wednesday October 11, 2017

Sidra Shafique, Dept of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Information literacy and undergraduate medical education 


Gross, M., & Latham, D. (2009). Undergraduate Perceptions of Information Literacy. College and Research Libraries, 70(4) 336-350.

Eskola, E.L. (2005). Information Literacy of Medical Students Studying in the Problem-based and Traditional Curriculum. Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 10(2), n2. 

Suggested Approach and Guided Reading Questions

Thursday December 14, 2017

Colleen Grady, Dept of Family Medicine

Leadership skill development at the post-graduate level

Donnelly, E.F. (2015). A leadership development curriculum for radiology residency. J Grad Med Educ, 7(2), 296-297

Gilfoyle, E., Gottesman, R., Razack, S (2007). Development of a leadership skills workshop in pediatric advanced resuscitation. Med Teach 29(9) 2276-83

Levine, S., Chao, S., Brett, B., Jackson, A.H., Burrows, A.B., Goldman, L.N., Caruso, L.B. (2008).Chief resident immersion training in the care of older adults: an innovative interspecialty education and leadership intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc., 56 (6):1140-5

Suggested Approach and Guided Reading Questions

Thursday January 18, 2018 Boris Zevin, Dept of Surgery Evaluation of Competency-based Medical Education Programs

Kerdijk et al. (2013). The effect of implementing undergraduate competency-based medical education on students' knowledge acquisition, clinical performance and perceived preparedness for practice: a comparative study. BMC Med Educ, 13:76

Van Melle, et al. (2017). Using contribution analysis to evaluate competency-based medical education programs: It's all about rigor in thinking. Acad Med. 92:752-758

Suggested Approach and Guided Reading Questions

Monday March 12, 2018




Tomas Baldassarre, DBMS Multidisciplinary Graduate Research and Translational Medicine in Health Sciences at Queen's

Smith, CL et al (2013). Integrating Clinical Medicine into Biomedical Graduate Education to Promote Translational Research: Strategies from Two New PhD Programs. Acad Med, 88(1), 137-43

Meyers, FJ et al. (2012). Strengthening the Career Development of Clinical Translational Scientist Trainees: A Consensus Statement of the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Research Education and Career Development Committees. Clin Transl Sci, 5(2), 132-37

Suggested Approach and Guided Reading Questions

Tuesday April 10, 2018


Trisha Parsons, School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Deborah Tregunno, School of Nursing

AMS Phoenix Project - Queen's Community of Practice (CoP)  
Friday May 11, 2018 Rylan Egan, Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship Learning Analytics in Health Science Education

Chahine, S., et al. (2018). A Call to Investigate the Relationship Between Education and Health Outcomes Using Big Data. Academic Medicine, Publish Ahead of Print.

van der Schaaf, M., et al. (2017). Improving Workplace-based Assessment and Feedback by an E-portfolio Enhanced with Learning Analytics. Educational Technology Research and Development, 65(2), 359-380.

Suggested Approach and Guided Reading Questions