A Research Methods and Statistics Journal Club for Residents

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A monthly journal club for residents that focuses on research methods and statistics is described. Detaileddiscussions and analyses of clinical research articles by the residents are used to teach the important conceptsand principles of medical research in a manner useful to the practicing physician. Discussion of research articlesis structured by a guide for presenting the research articles to the group and by stimulus questions that addressspecific methodological issues related to the study being examined. Residents have been enthusiastic in theirevaluation of the journal club; the experience has stimulated some of them to conduct their own research studies.