Journal Club

Journal Club is an important component of the residency training program in the Department of Urology. Each month, staff and residents meet to discuss two journal articles that are of clinical or experimental significance. Topics of discussion are based on a urologic subspecialty that changes on a rotating basis. Chosen articles adhere to one of four study types (e.g., diagnostic tests, observational studies, RCTs, or systematic reviews) and are critiqued following the respective JAMA guidelines. The JAMA guidelines for each study type can be found at the bottom of the page.

Journal Clubs are held in-person in the urology boardroom on the first Monday of every month. Any changes to the time, date or location will be communicated directly and updated on the website. 

Below is the schedule for the 2023/2024 academic year (articles will be updated closer to the actual date):


September 18, 2023
Oncology-Observational Studies

Upfront Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors or Targeted Therapy: An Observational Study from the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium

A Healthy Lifestyle in Men at Increased Genetic Risk for Prostate Cancer


October 16, 2023
Pediatrics-Systematic reviews/meta-analysis

The role of circumcision in preventing urinary tract infections in children with antenatal hydronephrosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Systematic review and meta-analysis to study the outcomes of proactive versus delayed management in children with a congenital neurogenic bladder


November 6, 2023
General urology/transplant--RCTs

Normothermic machine perfusion versus static cold storage in donation after circulatory death kidney transplantation: a randomized controlled trial

Removal of Small, Asymptomatic Kidney Stones and Incidence of Relapse


December 4, 2023
Female/functional/reconstruction--Diagnostic Testing

Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections

Effect of bladder outlet procedures on urodynamic assessments in men with an acontractile or underactive detrusor: A systematic review and meta‐analysis


January 8, 2024
Men's health/infertility--Observational studies

Cardiovascular safety of testosterone-replacement therapy

Perioperative opioid prescribing after male fertility procedures is associated with new persistent opioid use: retrospective analysis of a large claims database


February 5, 2024

March 4, 2024
Pediatrics--Observational studies

April 8, 2024
General urology/transplant--Systematic reviews/meta-analysis

May 13, 2024
Men's health/infertility--Diagnostic tests

June 3, 2024

JAMA Articles