Taking scholarship personally: a new season of journal club opens
This year's first journal club was at my house this past Wednesday and included PGY2-4s. We discussed a paper from our eating disorder group (including contributing work from Anne Leonpacher, then a medical student and now a PGY2) on rapid refeeding in anorexia nervosa. We rapidly refed as well (!), with chili and cornbread, and talked about the paper. Katherine made the lovely point that the residents are more acquainted with this paper than with other research topics because the residents are a vital part of the clinical outcomes for our patients. We could not care for the patients, as sick as they are, without the residents working with us. Describing our clinical work and its outcomes is an important kind of scholarly work, especially in fields like eating disorders where clinical outcomes are understudied.
At least as important as the content of the discussion - for me, anyway - is the opportunity to spend a very pleasant evening with residents.