A Checklist System for Critical Review of Medical Literature

Med Educ. 1985 Sep;19(5):392-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1985.tb01343.x.


In order to teach critical review of medical literature, an approach was devised in a family practice residency setting for teaching students and doctors to review medical literature quickly while remaining critical of what is read. This is done through the use of a simple checklist which guides the user in reading an article. Such a checklist is readily modified to suit individual needs, is self-explanatory, and lends itself to use in journal club settings as well as in private reading.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Family Practice / education
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Minnesota
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Reading