GEMS is Back!


The Glasgow Evidence Based Medicine Society is back for the academic year! We have been busy organising numerous Workshop Sessions and Journal Club meetings in order to help teach the skills required to further your understanding of Evidence Based Practise. Our first Workshop Session will be held on Thursday 6th October in Boyd Orr Building Lecture Theatre D (5th Floor) at 6:30. Our first session will be on How to Read a Paper, and will be a gentle introduction into how to read and analyse an academic paper. This session will be of particular use for those in second year who have the critical appraisal, but also for those who feel bamboozled by journals and want to improve their skills.

We also have details for our first Journal Club Session. Professor Matthew Walters, a highly respected medical academic an the Western Infirmary, with an interest in stroke treatment and evaluation, will be leading the session on 19th October-Time and Venue TBC. Professor Walters is an enthusiastic and professional speaker, and promises to be both entertaining and educational. This session will be a great way to put the skills learned in our workshop session to use, and gain advice from a senior academic on how to critically appraise a paper!

Details on future workshop sessions and journal clubs can be found on our Calendar page. For information about these sessions or any other queries, feel free to e-mail us on

Further information on our first annual conference-Is Academic Medicine for Me?-can be found on our Conference page. The abstract submission deadline has passed, and applicants will be informed of the outcome on the 15th October. However, there may still be an opportunity to attend the conference. E-mail above for more information!