Online based. Social media enhanced. Still a Journal club in essence.

Sceptical Medic is a modern take on the journal club as a traditional learning tool for healthcare professionals. It combines best of both worlds of medicine and internet. Delivered by UK Internal Medicine Trainees via social media platform Twitter. Critically appraising interesting papers once monthly.


Our journal club is mainly delivered by UK Internal Medicine Trainees in order to improve their critical thinking skills when reading ever emerging evidence in medical journals.


Papers are critically appraised with standardised tool and discussion is published on the journal club’s website. Medics then engage in live discussion via Twitter using hashtag #scepticalmedic


Posts on the website are published once monthly seven days prior the discussion on Twitter. Live Twitter feed starts every first Thursday in the month.

Recently appraised

  • Ticagrelor or Prasugrel Strategies in Acute Coronary Syndromes
    The Intracoronary Stenting and Antithrombotic Regimen: Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (ISAR-REACT) 5 trial looked at two different strategies using ticagrelor or prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing invasive evaluation.
  • Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery System in Type 1 Diabetes
    Diabetes is a long-term condition that can have a major impact on the life of a child or young person, as well as their family or carers. The International Diabetes Closed Loop (iDCL) Trial is parallel-group, unblinded, randomized trial that … Read more
  • Anticonvulsants in benzodiazepine-refractory status epilepticus
    Status epilepticus is recognised neurological emergency. The Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT) was a multi-centre, double-blinded three-arm trial that investigated use of anticonvulsive medications (levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, valproate) in benzodiazepine-resistant status epilepticus among patients older than 2 years.

Discussed next

What: Ticagrelor or Prasugrel Strategies in Acute Coronary Syndromes

When: 2 April 2020 at 8pm (GMT)