Critical Appraisal for the Academic Foundation Programme The process of critically appraising a paper for interview can be a daunting prospect for many trainees- whether junior or more senior. Yet it's a key skill whether applying for an academic or clinical post, and can often be the discriminator to appoint or not.
This Codex is targeted at final year medical students applying for the prestigious academic foundation programme. Amar Shah, the author, is a newly appointed academic foundation doctor on the Imperial College London rotation. In this Codex he walks readers through a step-wise comprehensive approach to evaluating a paper, relating some of his own experiences while doing so.
This is a must-read for prospective trainees looking to these these highly competitive posts - which for many will be the first step on the ladder to becoming a clinical academic.
ABOUT THE CODEX PROJECT
The Codex Project is a collaboration of academics who are re-defining academic textbooks. Each Codex is designed to answer a highly focused question and is about the length of one or two conventional textbook chapters - about 5000 to 10 000 words.