Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI Students Launch Fourth RCSI student medical journal

25 March 2011

Students from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland launched the 4th edition of the RCSI Student Medical Journal (RCSIsmj) today.

(L-R) Eric Vakil, Director; Alan Careu, Vice Director; Rowena Almeida, Chief Editor & Anas Sarhan, Senior Editor


The RCSIsmj is run by students for students and staff alike and aims to promote excellence in undergraduate medical research. It is a multidisciplinary publication including pieces from Medical, Physiotherapy, and Pharmacy students from RCSI. Articles range from original research, audits, and special interest pieces to the publication of abstracts, case reports, and elective reviews.

(L-R) Prof Mary Leader, Rowena Almeida & Prof Arnold Hill 

The RCSIsmj is an annual publication and is now in its fourth year as Ireland's premier student medical journal. This year's issue continues the essay competition on ethical issues, concerning the ethics of randomised control trials. It also has a special focus on healthcare in Ireland, exemplifying a commitment to excellence in medicine here at home.

(L-R) Nadim Tarazi, Dhari Al Rasheid, Marwan Ma-Ayeh, Kristen Barrett & Justin Ng

Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI complemented the student editorial team for their production and their professionalism in dealing with issues such as rejection and revision of papers submitted in order to achieve a quality product. "The quality of the journal is a testament to the students who have worked very successfully as a team, and to those committed academic staff who support the students in achieving their goals. We have no doubt that these papers published by our undergraduates will be the first cherished CV entries for many successful careers in the future, "said Professor McGee.

The RCSIsmj would like to kindly thank the RCSI Alumni Office for their generous support through the Alumni Annual Appeal and making this publication possible.

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