How to Make a Lung

Posted: August 4, 2011 at 2:41 PM   /   Blog

Tissue engineering is a rapidly expanding field which strives to develop viable organs. In this article, Petersen et al describe a novel technique for regenerating damaged lung tissue. Adult rat lungs were treated with a protocol which removed all cellular components from the lung, leaving behind an extracellular matrix which retained the airway and vascular […]

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Should UK membership exams be held overseas?

Posted: August 4, 2011 at 2:38 PM   /   Blog

This opinion piece from the latest issue of the BMJ is of particular relevance to RCSI students, who come from a variety of countries and backgrounds. In addition, RCSI holds its own membership exams abroad, particularly in the Middle East. The writers of this piece stress that countries should be encouraged to develop their own […]

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Traumatic Cerebrovascular Injury and Patient Management

Posted: August 4, 2011 at 2:33 PM   /   Blog

As medical education has become more layered, the overlap of patient management in different specialities has increased. Such an overlap can create a difference in opinion regarding treatment course. This issue is highlighted in The University of Alabama’s recent publication in The World Journal of Emergency Surgery titled “Management of Blunt Extracranial Traumatic Cerebrovascular Injury: […]

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Submission Guidelines Updated

Posted: July 8, 2011 at 5:18 AM   /   News

The submission guidelines for the 2011-2012 issue of the RCSIsmj have been updated. Go take a look and get those ideas flowing! Submissions are due October 3, 2011. Questions? Feel free to email

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2011-2012 Staff Positions Available!

Posted: March 28, 2011 at 10:00 PM   /   News

Interested in being on the RCSIsmj staff? Keep reading for more details!

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Special thanks to alumni

Posted: March 28, 2011 at 9:07 PM   /   News

The RCSIsmj would like to extend a warm thank you to RCSI Alumni for their generous support of our journal. Their contribution is invaluable to our success and we hope they enjoy the 4th Edition. Thank You.

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4th Edition of the RCSIsmj is now available!

Posted: March 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM   /   News

The 4th edition of the RCSIsmj is now available online! Take a look here. Make sure to pick up your paper copy! They will be available in the college and at certain hospitals.

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COMING SOON! RCSIsmj 4th Edition

Posted: March 15, 2011 at 9:39 PM   /   News

The 4th edition of the RCSIsmj will be launching on March 25! The launch will be in conjuction with the Biological Society Senior Case Competition. Details:       March 25th, 2011       Albert Hall       7pm

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Minor changes to guidelines

Posted: September 26, 2010 at 5:36 PM   /   News

Please note that there have been some minor changes made to the submission guidelines. Entertainment reviews are now called Research News. And there is now a new category called Careers. Remember, submissions are due October 11, 2010! Please be sure to read the detailed instructions for submissions, and to include the completed author information document […]

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2009-2010 Issue Now Online!

Posted: September 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM   /   News

The 2009-2010 issue of the RCSIsmj is now accessible online. Check out the issue by clicking here. Hopefully it will inspire some of you to send in submissions of your own! (See submission guidelines. Just a reminder that submissions are due October 11, 2010.)

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