Teaching residents to read the medical literature

J Med Educ. 1980 Apr;55(4):362-5. doi: 10.1097/00001888-198004000-00007.


A seminar series was developed in a family medicine training program to provide residents with skills to interpret medical studies critically. Sessions were designed to be oriented clinically, focused on methodology, and dependent on active resident participation. Subjective evaluation by perticipants was favorable. Residents who completed the series had higher scores on a practical examination of article analysis skills than a comparison group.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Reading