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Table 6 Evaluation of Journal Club sessions. Evaluation of the medical education journal club sessions, postgraduate studies division, UNAM faculty of medicine (n = 22)

From: Eight years’ experience with a Medical Education Journal Club in Mexico: a quasi-experimental one-group study

MEJC aspects Score (median ± IQR)
Facilities/Physical area 9 ± 1
 Inadequate = 1–3, Adequate = 4–6, Excellent = 7–9
Session participants 8 ± 1
 Difficult group, negative experience = 1–3
 Not a positive or negative factor for the session = 4–6
 Positive group, improved the experience = 7–9
Duration of the sessions 6 ± 1
 Short = 1–3, Appropriate = 4–6, Long = 7–9
Amount of learning in the sessions 8 ± 2
 Small = 1–3, Moderate = 4–6, Large = 7–9
Quality of the discussed papers 8 ± 2
 Low = 1–3, Medium = 4–6, High = 7–9
Usefulness of reviewed papers for my teaching practice 8 ± 2
 Low = 1–3, Regular = 4–6, High = 7–9
Usefulness of the printed discussion guide 8 ± 2
 Low = 1–3, Regular = 4–6, High = 7–9
Coordination and guidance of the discussions 8 ± 1
 Inadequate = 1–3, Regular = 4–6, Excellent = 7–9
  1. The participants had to choose a number between 1 and 9 for each feature
  2. IQR = interquartile range