Welcome to SACME’s Virtual Journal Club, the new benefit to you, our member!
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.
If you missed any live webinars, you can view archived sessions at your leisure by clicking here.
The format 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 small fee to non-members. The sessions are interactive and participatory but recognize that some will prefer to just visit and listen in. There will be plenty of opportunity to contribute in the follow up through online discussion forums housed on our SACME website. You will be able to add your ideas and perspectives, and point to related research or best practices that you are either involved with directly, or perhaps just familiar with some work by others that you would like to bring forward.
SACME secured a webinar platform that will accommodate a sizable group of simultaneous participants. SACME Virtual Journal Club Editorial Board has been formed to lead this effort and the selection of session topics, presenters and journal articles for discussion. All SACME members are eligible to nominate facilitators and propose topics and articles for discussion to this board for review.
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 membership, we decided to focus our approach less on the critique of the journal article 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 new 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, at firstname.lastname@example.org.