Earlier this year, together with the tremendous support and enthusiasm from a group of our medical students, I initiated The Journal Club, where its activities now are maintained by the students themselves.
It is essentially a club where we come together and discuss journal articles. The idea is to learn how to read english journal articles, discuss and share ideas. The most distinguishing aspect of this club is that all the discussion are conducted in english, and we encourage students to improve their own english level as we go along.
At the moment, this program is an extracurricular activity, although heavily stressing on having immediate impact on the students academic skills.
Before every meeting, the students have the chance to read the journal articles. During the meeting, they will have focus group discussion regarding several questions that I ask them in relation to the journal.
Below are the discussion points from our previous 3 meetings so far with the links to the respective journal articles.
For now, our main goal is to continue to improve and reach out to more students who are interested in improving their academic english skills.