One of the first stages of attracting residents to scientific work is the method of conducting the “Journal Club” classes – in order to learn how to read and understand scientific articles, to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of experimental design. Teachers of the Department of Internal Diseases and Rheumatology puzzle residents in advance with topics, guide them in choosing articles, recommend an electronic resource, and the depth of the analysis period. The work of residents is evaluated according to the presentations presented, which reflect modern analytical results from the perspective of evidence-based medicine, with a mandatory reference to the source of information. Thus, residents – gastroenterologists of the first year of study in the discipline “Hepatology”, conducted analytical reviews on the following topics: Stem cells in the treatment of liver cirrhosis, intestinal microbiome and liver disease, drug-induced hepatitis, fibrosis indices in the diagnosis of NAFLD. Feedback based on the results of the discussion in the Journal Club format showed that training a resident using this method demonstrates his skills in working with electronic resources, collecting and analyzing scientific material, writing essays, summarizing, developing critical thinking and public speaking skills with the skill of material presentation.
Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology