The 6th edition of the RCSIsmj has just been released and can now also be found online! Please click on the cover below and start reading!
The journals are now available at the St Stephens Green campus and the Mercer Library. We hope that you will give it a read.
We would like to thank everybody that came out to the journal launch yesterday. We would especially like to thank the Biological Society for another great case competition!
Edit: Thank you very much for your applications – the application deadline has now passed. We look forward to reviewing your applications and getting back to you!
The RCSIsmj is now accepting applications from RCSI students for certain positions in the 2013-2014 edition of the RCSIsmj.
Please take the time to read the position profiles document to see the available positions as well as the responsibilities and prerequisites for those positions.
[Positions Profiles word document]
Please note that this year all applications will be submitted by webform, found at the end of this post, and will be due on April 12, 2013. If you are planning on applying for more than one position, please send in a separate application for each position.
Assistant Peer Review Director
Senior Staff Writer
If you have any enquiries or issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reviewing your application and welcoming you to our team!
You are cordially invited to attend the launch of the sixth edition of the RCSIsmj.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Biological Society’s Senior Case Competition on April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Albert Theatre RCSI St Stephens Green campus.
There will be a wine and cheese reception in the atrium afterwards.
Hope to see you there!
The RCSIsmj editors and staff would like to cordially invite you to the second meeting of our Journal Club.
This is a new aspect to the SMJ society that we are trying out for the first time this year. After a warm reception to the inaugural journal club meeting in November we have decided to make this a regular event. Thus, after a short break we are ready to prepare for a new meeting. This time, our esteemed Editor-in-Chief, Eoin Kelleher, will be leading the discussion.
The meeting will be held on March 13, 2013 at 6pm. The article to be discussed is entitled “Reboxetine for acute treatment of major depression: systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished placebo and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor controlled trials.” The article can be accessed through the BMJ and also here.
Professor Ronan Conroy will be in attendance to lead student discussion. The event will be held in Tutorial Room 1 in the College.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
The RCSIsmj hosted its first journal club on November 27, 2012.
The presentation ’Statin use and reduced cancer-related mortality’ was given by our Co-Director Anas Sarhan and the event was moderated by Professor Ronan Conroy.
We would like to thank all those for coming out and making the evening a success. We would also like to thank Professor Conroy for taking the time to moderate the event and help spark the thought-provoking discussion.
The presentation and the guidelines can be found in the ‘Journal Club’ section of the webpage found on the top navigation bar.
Journal club will return January 2013.
Stay tuned for details!
The RCSIsmj staff take great pleasure in announcing our inaugural Journal Club meeting on November 27, 2012 at 6pm. The article to be discussed is entitled “Statin use and reduced cancer-related mortality” (NEJM 8 Nov 12). Professor Ronan Conroy will be in attendance to lead student discussion. The event will be held in Tutorial Room 2/3 in the College.
We would like to extend an invitation to all students regardless of experience and background. After the discussion session, the RCSIsmj executive staff will give a brief second presentation on presenting at Journal Club. We encourage all to attend, especially anyone who would be interested in leading a Journal Club meeting in the future. The RCSIsmj staff will also be available to field any general questions related to our journal and events.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission deadline for the RCSIsmj Ethics Prize 2012-2013 has been set at: 11:59pm Monday, November 12, 2012.
All submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
We invite all students to submit an essay discussing the ethical questions raised in the case study presented. 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 and the winning essay will be published in the 2013 print edition of the RCSIsmj.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to 11:59pm Monday, October 22, 2012.
This gives you an extra two weeks to get your articles in!
Please submit your articles electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not forget to include an Author Information Form with your submission.
Good luck! We look forward to seeing your submission.
We are pleased to announce that the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Student Medical Journal is now accepting submissions to be reviewed for publication in our 2012-2013 edition.
The RCSIsmj publishes a wide array of student work. No experience or prior publication is necessary, so we encourage all junior students to get involved! We accept submissions in the following categories: original articles, standard reviews, abstracts, case reports, perspectives, elective reviews, research news, careers, and ethics challenge submissions.
All work must be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
With each submission, please include an Author Information Form.
Submission deadline: 11:59pm Monday, October 8, 2012
For more information regarding the submission guidelines, see here: Submission Guidelines
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck! We look forward to reading your brilliant submissions.
Dear RCSI students:
The application process for the RCSIsmj’s upcoming year is now open. We encourage all to apply. No experience is necessary! The following positions are available:
- Senior Editor
- Assistant Peer Review Director
- Peer Reviewer
- Executive Secretary
- Staff Writer
- Public Relations
- Education Officer
Please find a description of position profiles and the application form by clicking on the respective links. Please note that while you may apply for as many positions as you please, you must submit a separate application for each position.
The application deadline for submission is Friday, April 13, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. Good luck!
Anas Sarhan & Neil Fennelly