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):
- Senior Editor
- Assistant Peer Review Director
- Peer Reviewer
- Executive Secretary
- Senior Staff Writer
- Staff Writer
- Public Relations
- Director of Education / Education Officer
Detailed descriptions of each position can be found here.
Please complete the application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
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.
The SMJ’s journal club sessions are starting again. Join us on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in TR8 at the SSG campus at 7pm for the first Journal club of the new year. We are delighted to have Prof. Samuel McConkey from the Department of Infectious Diseases.
As usual , refreshments will be served afterwards.
See you there!
Join the SMJ for the last journal club of this semester. We are honoured to have Professor Ruairi Brugha address our Journal Club meeting. Professor Ruairi Brugha is the Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at RCSI. He would be discussing his paper entitled, ”Nurse migration and health workforce planning: Ireland as illustrative of international challenges.” (Click here to download the paper: Humphries Brugha McGee (2012))
Join us this Thursday 21st November at 7pm-8pm in TR8. We would be serving food and refreshments afterwards.
See you there.
The SMJ is delighted to have Prof. McElvaney discuss his paper on “The Effect of Aspergillus fumigatus Infection on Vitamin D Receptor Expression in Cystic Fibrosis”. Prof. McElvaney is the Professor of Medicine here at RCSI and he is well known amongst RCSI Staff and Students. This is definitely a night you don’t want to miss.
Join us this Thursday,November 7 at 7pm in TR8 at the RCSI St.Stephen’s Green Campus
As always, food will be served.
The paper can be downloaded from the following link: The Effect of Aspergillus fumigatus Infection on Vitamin D Receptor Expression in Cystic Fibrosis