Blog watch: The Twitter Journal Club

The Twitter Journal Club is a Twitter-based journal club, who meet fortnightly to discuss & critique a variety of medical papers.  The membership includes doctors, medical students, and anyone else who is interested.  They try to pick papers that are particularly significant and will be relevant to a wide range of people. You can suggest papers at any time here.

Anyone is welcome, including students, with one aim being to provide an chance for medical students to learn by discussing papers with practicing doctors. They also hope it will provide an opportunity for doctors to learn about research in fields outside their own.

How it works

The Twitter Journal Club uses the hashtag ie: #TwitJC but unlike most Twitter users, it does not post any public tweets. To read more about how this works please follow this link which will enable you to discover more.

Sample posts

NEW Journal Watch

If you visit our Community page, you will see the latest newsfeed to be added, entitled Journal Watch, put together by Richard Leman.  Thirty years ago Richard became a general practitioner in Banbury.  “For the last ten years he has written down personal comments on the main general medical journals, first of all for his immediate colleagues, soon after for the Oxford University Department of Primary Care, and over subsequent years for an ever-growing readership throughout the world.”

Under the CEBM banner, Richard continues to regularly look at individual journals like The Lancet and BMJ, then summarises some of the most interesting articles. This should be of particular interest to GPs.

Extract from CEBM at