ANNOUNCEMENT: The RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge is reopening to all RCSI students!

Posted: January 30, 2017 at 10:18 AM   /   General news, News

The faculty judges were unable to select a suitable prizewinner from previously submitted articles, and have requested further submissions. The winner of the competition will have their article published in the 10th Edition of the RCSIsmj, and will receive a €250 cheque in a ceremony at the launch of the RCSIsmj in April. Questions to […]

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Running Ahead of the Clock: Neurological Benefits of Endurance Running RCSIsmj staff writer Alexandra Mitcham

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 9:16 PM   /   Blog, News

As we roll into 2017, many of us are resolving to lace up our runners in the hopes of making exercise a regular part of the daily grind. While many of the health benefits of running are well known, research recently published from the University of Arizona may have uncovered benefits of running outside of […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, January 23rd

Posted: January 5, 2017 at 7:13 AM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj together with RCSI Neuroscience Society in welcoming Professor David Henshall, who will be discussing his paper on “Transient P2X7 Receptor Antagonism Produces Lasting Reductions in Spontaneous Seizures and Gloss in Experimental Temporal Lobe Epilepsy”. The presentation will take place Monday, January 23rd at 7pm, in tutorial room 2/3 RCSI SSG. Click here to […]

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Frogs, Chinese Emperors and Cryonics: The False Science of Immortality RCSIsmj senior staff writer Daniel O’Reilly

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 3:26 PM   /   Blog, News

On November 18th this year, a girl in the UK who was dying of terminal cancer won a court case allowing her to have her body cryogenically frozen, in the hope that she could be revived in the future when a cure for her cancer (and presumably death) will have been discovered1. Cryonics, or the […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, November 21st

Posted: November 14, 2016 at 7:15 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Mr. David O’Brien, Consultant Neurosurgeon in Beaumont Hospital. Topic: “Invasive MRSA infections in neurosurgical patients – A decade of progress.” The event will take place Monday, November 21st 7pm, TR 2/3 RCSI SSG. As always, food and refreshments will be served! Please Note: The paper has only recently been accepted by […]

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Uprooted: Responding to Refugee Healthcare Needs RCSIsmj staff writer Danyal Zaman Khan

Posted: November 14, 2016 at 6:09 PM   /   Blog, News

Today’s medical interventions have reached a new level of sophistication, allowing us to push the boundaries of health outcomes we can provide for our patients. However, many subsets of the world’s population are yet to benefit from such advancements, and instead, require us to provide a different dynamic of healthcare. Multinational states of political and […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, November 7th

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 3:05 PM   /   Journal Club

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Dr. Frank Doyle who will be discussing the topic “Insight into Peer Review”. The presentation will take place Monday November 7th at 7pm in TR2/3, RCSI. As always, food and refreshments will be served.

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Submission Deadline Extended

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM   /   News

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, October 31st, 2016. Please submit your articles electronically to Good luck! We look forward to seeing your submission.

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Generation ‘M’ – RCSIsmj Staff Writer Samar Atteih

Posted: October 25, 2016 at 4:02 PM   /   Blog, News

It’s no surprise that the media dominates the waking hours of most children and adolescents. The use of cellphones, video games, television and the internet have increased dramatically over the past decade with the average adolescent spending up to 8 hours per day accessing various forms of media (1), leading to the moniker ‘generation M’. […]

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RCSIsmj Ethics Competition

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 3:48 PM   /   News

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 2015/2016 issue of the RCSIsmj. Medical ethics is an essential aspect of the medical curriculum and we hope to encourage RCSI students to think critically […]

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