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Electronic journal club in molecular pharmacology needs assessment


About two years ago, I wanted to start a journal club in molecular pharmacology at McMaster University.  I approached a few grad students and I was told that it would be a non-starter since they would view it as another imposition.  Then I threw around the idea of doing it on a web site and that seemed to be more palatable.
 We started with an Electronic Journal Club in Molecular Pharmacology with the first paper being presented on Feb. 1, 1997.  To set it up, I took the help of an undergraduate student and Dr. Szechtman.  Now my 13 year old is doing the postings.  I am spending no more than two hours a month on the whole thing.

I am asking myself if this site is serving any real purpose.  I am not sure how to assess.  Please, take a look at it including the archives and give me any means which can be useful in making an objective judgement.


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