Satisfaction and Knowledge of Emergency Residents about Journal Club

Majed Alawe Alotaibi

Emergency Department, General Hospital, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mazi Mohammed Alanazi

Ministry of Health, First Health Cluster, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Fadiyah Dhami Alanazi *

Emergency Department, General Hospital, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ahmad Mohammad Homoddah

Department of Emergency, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Hashim Marshud R. Alsaedi

Regional Laboratory, Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Fahad Hadram Al Asemr Alharbi

Regional Blood Bank, Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Rayan Dhaif Allah A. Alamri

Regional Blood Bank, Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Background: The key teaching-learning activity journal club provides a platform for developing critical evaluation skills. It makes it easier to stay current with new research, enabling residents to improve patient care, and assisting them in developing into knowledgeable specialists.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in March 2023 among emergency department residents at King Saud Medical City (KSMC), King Salman Hospital, Aliman General Hospital, and Imam Abdulrahman Alfaisal Hospital. This study was conducted to find out how individuals felt about having journal club as part of the curriculum. 124 emergency registrars participated in a survey. The goal of the study was explained, and instructions for filling out the survey forms were given. In order to analyze the data, SPSS version 24 was used. The study variables were represented by descriptive statistics (the frequency with percentages for categorical variables), and the chi-square test was employed to determine statistical significance.

Results: A total of 124 (N = 124) emergency residents responded to the survey. 45 (36.2%) residents from R1 and 33 (26.6%) from R2. 71% of participants were male and 29% were female. Journal clubs are not well known to the majority of R1 locals (48.7%). However, a significant portion of R4 residents (29.27%) are familiar with journal clubs. The majority of residents (39%), first learned about journal club from friends, followed by the internet (35%), journal club attendance (9%), and literature (16% of residents), in that order. The main justification offered for not incorporating a journal club into the curriculum is that it takes a lot of time to prepare.

Conclusion: A journal club would increase residents’ capacity for lifelong learning. It is a useful educational tool to help them comprehend the processes involved in conducting research that would enhance patient care.

Keywords: Journal club, student, medicine, teaching

How to Cite

Alotaibi , M. A., Alanazi, M. M., Alanazi , F. D., Homoddah, A. M., Alsaedi, H. M. R., Alharbi, F. H. A. A. and Alamri , R. D. A. A. (2023) “Satisfaction and Knowledge of Emergency Residents about Journal Club”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 35(14), pp. 10–17. doi: 10.9734/jpri/2023/v35i147370.


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