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Starting in your 4th year of medical school and on through residency, fellowship, and faculty years, you will be expected to do presentations for your fellow students, residents, fellows, and faculty. These presentations may range from an informal presentation during patient rounds to a journal club presentation, to a full fledged noon conference or grand rounds presentation. As you move through your career start saving articles of interest and ideas, so you can be better prepared when it's your turn to make a presentation.
The purpose of Journal Club is to develop skills in critically reviewing and interpreting the medical literature of your field. It also allows departments to assist residents and fellows in working through biostatistics, critical appraisal, and becoming a life-long learner by staying up-to-date on the latest scholarly material. Departments and/or residency programs may develop Journal Clubs as part of the resident/fellow scholarship process. Faculty members are an integral part of this process through their participation in the critical analysis of material to be reviewed. Featured below are tips to assist you in the Journal Club process:
Whether you are a faculty member, a fellow, or a resident, you will likely be called on to make a noon conference presentation at some point. Noon conference presentations are a integral part of the resident's didactic training and have a clinical focus around particular diseases or diagnoses. This guide offers some tips on preparing for your noon conference presentation:
Grand Rounds is a formal presentation of medical knowledge usually given by a seasoned faculty member. Topics may be requested of a Grand Rounds speaker or they may be asked to speak on their specialty area, giving them latitude on how to approach the presentation. Grand Rounds will follow the basic presentation information provided above for noon conferences. In addition, speakers should keep the following in mind:
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