The global health journal club is a forum for Faculty of Medicine learners to review global health literature and engage in discussion. The journal club also serves as a component of the Global Health & Social Accountability Concentration (GHSC) where participants receive credit for attending and/or presenting at journal club sessions.

All learners are welcome!

If you are interested in attending or presenting at a global health journal club session, please email the coordinator at [email protected].

Information about the Global Health Journal Club
ScheduleMonthly/noon hour
Duration of event

50 minutes

  • 10-minute presentation (2)
  • 15-minute discussion (2)
Number of papers presented2

2-4 learners

(Individual presentation or 2 people co-presenting)

Discussion moderatorAssistant Dean, Global Health, or designate

In addition to the traditional journal club format, some sessions may be held as workshops to improve skills in the following area:

  • Presenting academic work
  • Writing discussion questions
  • Leading a discussion

Timing and schedule

Sessions are normally held the first Wednesday of the month from 12:30pm to 1:20pm (50-minute sessions).

Schedule for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Schedule for the 2022-2023 academic year
October 5, 2022Dr. Manisha Kulkarni (Assistant Dean, Global Health); Dr. Claire Kendall (Associate Dean, Social Accountability); Dr. Alison Krentel (Co-chair of the Fairness and Antiracism to Enhance Academic Research, Partnerships and Education in Global Health Taskforce)Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Global Health and Social Accountability
November 2, 2022Dr. Katherine MuldoonHow to give a good journal club presentation
December 7, 2022Traditional Journal Club- student presentations 
January 18, 2023Traditional Journal Club- student presentations 
February 1, 2023Traditional Journal Club- student presentations 
March 1, 2023Traditional Journal Club- student presentations 
May 3, 2023Year end networking Session 

NOTE: Sessions will be held virtually (Zoom).


Journal club participants that attend and/or present at sessions will receive credit toward the Global Health and Social Accountability Concentration.