The goal of each Journal Club meeting is to encourage a critical evaluation of scientific literature. This activity provides physicians the opportunity to read and discuss original, published literature. Both classic papers and recent literature are used. The purpose of this meeting is to provide research information that has historically and recently guided the treatment of spine disorders or that will affect the future of spine care. Secondarily, critical analysis and thinking skills are developed enabling participants to understand the impact, if any, that results of various research studies could or should have on clinical practice. Fellows are taught to critically read a research article so they can appreciate the scientific validity of the authors’ findings.
Please see the Education Calendar for the upcoming Journal Club meeting.