Journal Club Presentation Eval Form - PDF

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					                                                     Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
                                                                   Journal Club Presentation
                                                                       Evaluation Form


                                   Presenter’s Name                                                                 Date

                                   Presentation Title

                                   Please rate each of the following statements according to the following scale:

                                           1                  2                 3                4                  5
                                   Strongly disagree/                                                       Strongly agree
                                   Not applicable


Introduction
1. Introduction and interest in topic was described. Outline/objectives were described.                                      1   2   3   4   5
2. Appropriate background information was provided:                                                                          1   2   3   4   5
      a.      Justification/rationale for study was explained, using either pharmacological explanations,
              previously conducted studies or case reports
3. Objective(s) of the study (or the hypothesis, if possible) is/are clearly stated.                                         1   2   3   4   5

Methodology
4. Study design was described and understood. Blinding of subjects/observers was described if necessary.                     1   2   3   4   5
5. Inclusion/exclusion criteria and their appropriateness clearly described.                                                 1   2   3   4   5
     a.         Student is able to determine why certain patient groups may have been included/excluded.
6. Drug treatment was accurately described; student is able to explain appropriateness of dosing, frequency,                 1   2   3   4   5
   duration of drug treatment and how it compares to controls/gold standards of therapy.
     a.         Student is able to describe the relevance of washouts, if utilized.
     b.         Concurrent therapy was addressed and explained by student.
     c.         Compliance was addressed, if necessary.
7. Outcome measures were stated and described, and appropriateness is explained.                                             1   2   3   4   5
     a.         Student is able to determine if measures are subjective or objective.
     b.         Evaluation methods (timing of evaluations, etc.) were adequately described.
8. Statistical tests and their appropriateness for analyzing results are clearly stated.                                     1   2   3   4   5
     a.         Student is able to determine if sample size is appropriate, if necessary.
     b.         Student is able to determine type of data.
Results
9. Baseline characteristics are summarized for each group.                                                                             1    2    3   4   5
       a.      Student is able to determine if groups are similar in prognosticly important variables.
10. Withdrawals and dropouts are accounted for.                                                                                        1    2    3   4   5
11. Results are clearly, accurately, and adequately presented, based on the information reported in the trial.                         1    2    3   4   5
12. Student presents impact of statistical tests on data. P-values (levels of significance) are described.                             1    2    3   4   5
       a.      Student is able to distinguish the difference between clinical and statistical significance.

Discussion and Conclusions
13. The author’s comments are discussed, and the student is able to determine if comments are appropriate                              1    2    3   4   5
    and validated by the results, as well as consistent with the study objectives.
14. Strengths and limitations of the study are evaluated.                                                                              1    2    3   4   5
      a.       Student is able to look beyond the authors’ critique and offer some individual insight into the overall study design.
15. Clinical importance of the study is discussed by the student (grade is lowered if student must be prompted).                       1    2    3   4   5
      a.       Student is able to discuss findings in the context of previous research and in comparison to current therapy.

Presentation Style
16. Student appears professional throughout the presentation.                                                                          1    2    3   4   5
      a.       Vocabulary is professional and medical terms are used and pronounced appropriately;
               voice quality is strong and consistent throughout presentation.
      b.       Student appears confident throughout the presentation.
17. Student does not read the presentation, and is independent of notes. Eye contact is established with audience.                     1    2    3   4   5
18. Presentation format is easy to follow.                                                                                             1    2    3   4   5
19. Student responds appropriately to questions.                                                                                       1    2    3   4   5
20. Presentation handout compliments presentation.                                                                                     1    2    3   4   5
      a.       Handout is of appropriate length, and does not nearly exceed the length of the journal article.
      b.       Handout is free of grammatical errors.
      c.       References are appropriately used and cited.

                                                                                                                      Total Points out of 100:

				
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