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"Evidence-based medicine is contingent upon an evolving body of data founded on solid, basic research which informs and advances clinical practice. Maintaining an awareness of ever-expanding scientific and clinical knowledge is increasingly a challenge, particularly when factoring in the increasing demands placed on practitioners. Journal clubs evolved in continuing medical education during the 19th century to assist in the task of keeping students of medicine, at all levels, up-to-date [1,2]. From conception, they gained popularity due to their efficacy at propagating new information among medical professionals and by their role in teaching trainees the art of critical appraisal."1
1. Virtual journal club: an example of the growing importance of social media in pathology.
Bois MC, Maleszewski JJ.
Cardiovasc Pathol. 2017 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]