These guidelines offer ways to briefly cover the following key points during journal club discussions and/or grand rounds when presenting research findings.

Guidelines for Grand Rounds and Journal Club Meetings

  • Type of study and study design
  • Source of funding
  • Sample selection strategy and characteristics of sample
  • Analytical approach used
  • How generalizable are results?
  • How would you discuss the findings with patients?
    • For study enrollment?
    • For application of study results to the patient’s care?

Click here to download “Critical Reading of the Medical Literature: Structured Review of Articles”. provides a suggested format for those who are preparing summaries of article for journal club.