Dr. J: [That article you assigned to Dr. New for journal club] was terrible!
Me: Uh, I'm sorry...
Dr. J: It didn't tell us anything! It said doing a procedure that we know doesn't work won't work! Why would you select an article like that?
Me: Uh, sorry. Did you like the article I assigned you at least?
Dr. J: Well, it was an important article, it was significant, I've used [the concept] in my practice since you assigned it to me at the beginning of the month, and I think it was one that we should all read, but it wasn't very controversial. Try to do a better job for next month.
I must really be missing the point of journal club if "significant," "useful" and "one that we should all read" is still not good enough.
Don't worry Dr O. Just know that whatever it is is never good enough.ReplyDelete