Category: Journal Club

Research reproducibility solution, one paper two discussions?

This paper (1) outlines an interesting approach to the reproducibility crisis in anaesthetic research. Reviewers only look at the methods and results sections and are then asked to write their own discussion. They are blinded to the conclusions of the paper. The discussions, which often come to markedly different conclusions, are then published together…

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The history of surgical teaching at the University of Sydney

The first medical students entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1883.  At this time, Thomas Peter Anderson Stuart (1856–1920), a 26-year-old recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh, was appointed Professor of Anatomy and Physiology and charged with organising the surgical teaching program.  As it is today, surgery was a …

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Reshaping the critical role of surgeons in oncology research

In a recent paper published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, an international team of prominent surgeons examined the barriers to conducting research faced by contemporary trainees and practising surgeons. “Over the past decade … concerns have been raised about a global decline in the number of surgeons performing basic science research alongside clinical activity – so-called …

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