Journal club is an innovative way of teaching critical appraisal to medical under graduate students. By making journal clubs part of CPMC curriculum from the very beginning, the students will have a good exposure to the world of frontline research, and pave their way for future entry into the world of translational research. For this purpose, epidemiology, bioethics and biostatistics are inducted into the curriculum of 1st year MBBS at CPMC. Planned, structured sessions with well-defined learning objectives are designed, with their smooth functioning ensured under the supervision of research mentors, who are well trained to conduct the session. Journal club is a very effective platform where the students gather first-hand knowledge on analyzing, evaluating and utilizing the scientific literature.