Student-Run Online Journal Club Initiative During a Time of Crisis: Survey Study

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Ozkara B. B., Karabacak M., Alpaydin D. D.

JMIR MEDICAL EDUCATION, vol.8, no.1, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.2196/33612
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: online journal club, medical student, distance learning, COVID-19, undergraduate education, student journal club, online education, establishment, initiative, literature, research, publishing, education, SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: Since the closure of university campuses due to COVID-19 in spring 2020 necessitated a quick transition to online courses, medical students were isolated from hospitals and universities, negatively impacting their education. During this time, medical students had no opportunity to participate in academic discussions and were also socially isolated. Furthermore, medical doctors and professors of medical schools were given additional responsibilities during the pandemic because they were the frontliners in the fight against COVID-19. As a result, they did not have enough time to contribute effectively to medical student education.