Our second presentation of the academic year will be held on Thursday, October 9th at 7pm in Tutorial Room 1.

We would like to welcome our guest speaker, Dr. Mark Murphy from the department of General Practice. He will be discussing the paper: “Termination of pregnancy: Attitudes and clinical experiences of Irish GPs and GPs-in-training.”

Attend what promises to be an informative and intellectual evening. And as always, there will be refreshments served afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there!

The paper can be downloaded from the following link: European Journal of General Practice 2012.



The RCSIsmj is proud to announce the return of our Journal Club.

Our first presentation of the academic year will be held on Thursday, September 25th at 7pm in Tutorial Room 2/3.

We would like to welcome our first guest speaker, Dr. Patrick Dicker from the department of Epidemiology and Public Health. He will be discussing the paper: “Optimizing the definition of intrauterine growth restriction: the multicenter prospective PORTO Study.”

Attend what promises to be an intellectually stimulating and fulfilling evening. As always, there will be food served afterwards. We look forward to seeing you all there!


The paper can be downloaded from the following link: Unterscheider et al 2013[1]



Applications for the 2014-2015 RCSIsmj staff are now open! We are recruiting for the following positions (please click each title to download the application form):

Detailed descriptions of each position can be found here.

Please complete the application form and send to editorsmj@rcsi.ie


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Monday April 14th, 2014

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

We would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the year. The SMJ has held many successful events and it is finally time for the launch of the 7th edition of the RCSI Student Medical Journal. This event will be taking place on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in the Albert Lecture Theatre. The launch will also feature a brief debate pertaining to next year’s ethics competition on the ethics of organ donation in the developing world. Refreshments and a reception will follow the event.

Many thanks,
The RCSIsmj Staff.

Come join us for the final journal club meeting of the semester! We have received a fantastic response over the previous journal club meetings so be sure to join us this Thursday, 6th March at 7pm in Tutorial room 4 at the SSG campus.
Dr. Mary Aiken will be discussing “The Psychology of Cyberchondria and ‘Cyberchondria by Proxy’.” It promises to be a very interesting session and we look forward to having you there. As usual, refreshments will be provided after the talk.

Students from all years are invited to attend.

-The RCSI Student Medical Journal

Click here to download the paper: Aiken – The Psychology of Cyberchondria and ‘Cyberchondria by Proxy


Join us this Thursday, February 6th  at 6pm in TR1 at the SSG campus to hear Prof Fergal O’Brien speaking about his research in stem cell-mediated bone formation. The journal club meetings have been very successful thus far, students from all years are welcome to attend!

See you  Thursday! As usual, refreshments will be served after the talk.

*Please note that this week’s meeting is scheduled for 6pm instead of the usual time of 7pm

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Hey everyone,

This week we are having the well known Prof Clive Lee speak at our journal club. The first journal club meeting for the semester was very successful and we are looking forward to this week’s meeting.

Join us THIS Thursday 23rd at 7pm in TR5 at the SSG campus.

As usual, refreshments would be served after the talk.

See you there!

The paper to be discussed will be Anatomists and Geometers- 16th Samuel Haughton Lecture of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.

We invite all students to enter the RCSIsmj Ethics Competition.

Each year we ask students to submit an essay discussing the ethical

questions raised in the case presented in the 2012/2013 issue of the RCSIsmj.

Medical ethics is an essential aspect of the medical curriculum and we hope to

encourage RCSI students to think critically about ethical situations

that arise during their education and subsequent careers.

All essays will be reviewed by a faculty panel of experts. The

winning essay will be published in the 2014 print edition of the

RCSIsmj, and will receive a €250 prize.

The deadline for submission of entries is this Sunday, January 19th, at 5pm SHARP.

Please look in the 2012/2013 issue or visit http://www.rcsismj.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/RCSIsmj-Vol6-Ethics-Challenge.pdf to view the case.

Please contact us at editorsmj@rcsi.ie with any questions or concerns.

Submission guidelines

Please construct a lucid, structured and well-presented discourse

for the issues raised by this case. Please ensure that you have

addressed all the questions highlighted and discuss these ethical

issues academically, making sure to reference when necessary.

Your paper should not exceed 2,000 words.

Your essay will be evaluated on three major criteria:

1. Ability to identify the ethical issues raised by the case.

2. Fluency of your arguments.

3. Academic quality with regard to depth of research,

appropriateness of references and quality of sources.

Good luck!

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