RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, November 14th

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 8:52 PM   /   Journal Club

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Professor Arnold Hill, Chair of Surgery, who will be discussing two of his research papers. Research papers to be discussed: CholeS Study Group, West Midlands Research Collaborative. Population-based cohort study of variation in the use of emergency cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder diseases. Br J Surg. 2016 Nov;103(12):1716-1726. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10288. Epub 2016 […]

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The sum of our parts RCSIsmj staff writer Katie Nolan

Posted: November 4, 2017 at 6:38 PM   /   Blog, Menu

The scientific and medical field have been buzzing with anticipation since Italian neuroscientist Sergio Canavero revealed plans for the first human head transplant in 2013. 1 As the proposed date for this pioneering work looms closer, December 2017, experts and critics have been weighing in heavily on the pitfalls and likely outcomes of a surgery […]

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Insight into SMJ – 2017 Edition

Posted: September 26, 2017 at 10:17 PM   /   News

  September 28th- Insight into SMJ – at 7pm in Cheyne Join RCSIsmj for our first event of the year: “Insight into SMJ – 2017 Edition” – Learn about student research at RCSI – Hear presentations by published student authors – Guidance on submitting to SMJ When: Thursday September 28th at 7pm Where: Cheyne Lecture […]

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General Submissions Deadline – 2017

Posted: September 26, 2017 at 10:05 PM   /   News

The deadline for submissions to the 11th edition of the RCSIsmj is Friday, October 20th, 2017. Please direct any questions to, submissions to and for guidelines, visit Submission Guidelines page. Don’t miss your chance to publish your work in the next issue of the RCSI SMJ! – See more at:  

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Pediatric Complex Care RCSIsmj staff writer Stephanie Tung

Posted: April 17, 2017 at 11:18 PM   /   Blog, News

Children with medical complexity (CMC) are a fast growing group of heterogeneous children who face substantial clinical obstacles in their journey through the health care system. CMC are increasing in prevalence likely due to the medical successes in survivorship of premature infants (1), those born with congenital anomalies (2) and/or chronic conditions (3) as well […]

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RCSIsmj Volume 10: 2016-2017

Posted: April 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM   /   News

Editorial                    [HTML] [PDF] Director’s Welcome           [HTML] [PDF] RCSI Ethics Challenge RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge 2017/2018           [HTML] [PDF] RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge winner 2016/17           [HTML] [PDF] Research Update Message from the Dean – Celebrating a passion for research           [HTML] [PDF] On the shoulders of giants           [HTML] [PDF] Case Reports Epidural labour anaesthesia in a patient with tropical […]

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RCSIsmj Staff Applications 2017-2018

Posted: April 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM   /   News

Applications for the 2017-2018 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 Webmaster   Detailed descriptions of each position can be […]

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RCSIsmj 10th Edition Launch – Monday April 10th

Posted: April 7, 2017 at 12:54 PM   /   News

We would like to cordially invite you to the launch of the 10th anniversary edition of the RCSI Student Medical Journal. The launch will be held on April 10th, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Albert Theatre followed by a wine and cheese reception in the College Hall. This landmark event will feature a lively ethical […]

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A new high: fentanyl RCSIsmj staff writer Julia Hunter

Posted: March 20, 2017 at 5:42 PM   /   Blog

In the United States, synthetic opioid deaths increased 79% from 2013 to 2014 and the number of drug products seized which tested positive for fentanyl increased by 426% during the same period.(1) Recent years have seen fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, contribute significantly to rising mortality rates due to opioid overdose and fentanyl-contaminated heroin use.(2) Due […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, March 27th

Posted: March 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Dr. Fionnuala Breathnach (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) who will be discussing her paper “Definition of intertwin birth weight discordance“. The presentation will take March 27th, 7pm in TR 2/3 RCSI, SSG. This will be the final Journal Club of the academic year. As always, pizza and refreshments to follow. Please click here to […]

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