We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Broken Science Journal Club, a new initiative that draws inspiration from a venerable tradition in medical education and critical discourse. Following in the footsteps of Sir William Osler, who founded the first known medical journal club at McGill University in 1875, our Journal Club seeks to revitalize the spirit of meticulous scrutiny and collaborative learning in the face of modern medical challenges where research can often be perplexing and misleading. SEE SCHEDULE

At The Broken Science Journal Club, we aim to equip medical professionals and researchers with the skills necessary to dissect and interpret complex medical literature. Our meetings will provide a structured environment where the latest studies are not only reviewed but critically analyzed for methodological soundness and relevance to clinical practice. This critical appraisal is essential in today’s landscape, where the rush to publish can sometimes prioritize novelty over robustness, leading to confusion and misinformation.

Our Journal Club is not just a nod to historical academic rigor but a necessary fixture in the modern medical community. It is a place where consensus is challenged, and data-driven decision-making is paramount. Each session is an opportunity to engage with peers, challenge prevailing narratives, and foster a deeper understanding of the intricate tapestry of contemporary medical research.

Join us at the Broken Science Journal Club, where tradition meets critical inquiry, fostering a future where medical practice and research are guided by clarity and evidence, not just convention and expedience. Together, we can navigate the complexities of medical literature and advocate for research that truly serves the needs of patients and practitioners alike.


Bob Kaplan is an independent research analyst. Bob was the director of research at Early Medical, while in that role he was also a regular contributor on The Drive with Peter Attia podcast and its other properties. Kaplan was a researcher at the Nutrition Science Initiative, and an exercise physiologist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His current and previous research interests include disease prevention, gerontology, nutritional biochemistry, exercise physiology, lipidology, oncology, pharmacology, endocrinology, bioenergetics, neurodegenerative diseases, and mitochondrial metabolism. Kaplan received an MS in exercise physiology (2008) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; an MBA (2003) from Suffolk University; and a BA (1999) in political science from the University of Vermont.

Each Journal Club will be held online using a video conferencing software such as Zoom. Please note, that purchasing a ticket is required to gain access to the journal club meeting. GET TICKETS