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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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, March 7th

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 10:06 AM   /   Journal Club

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Professor Samuel McConkey, Head of the International Health & Tropical Medicine department at RCSI, who will be discussing his paper on “A Phase Ia Study to Assess the Safety and Immunogenicity of New Malaria Vaccine Candidates ChAd63 CS Administered Alone and with MVA CS“ The presentation will take place Tuesday March 7th, […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, February 28th

Posted: February 24, 2017 at 12:14 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Professor Arnold Hill, Professor and Chair of Surgery and Head of the Medical School at RCSI, who will be discussing two of his research papers. Research papers to be discussed: 1. Adaptation to AI Therapy in Breast Cancer Can Induce Dynamic Alterations in ER Activity Resulting in Estrogen-Independent Metastatic Tumors. 2. […]

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Lullabies and Cuddles for NICU Preemies RCSIsmj staff writer Samar Atteih

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 3:20 PM   /   Blog, News

Premature infants often spend large amounts of time in hospital NICUs, requiring a number of painful procedures. It’s well documented that premature infants are capable of experiencing even higher levels of pain than full term neonates do, due to immature nervous systems. However, doctors are often hesitant to prescribe analgesia due to relative lack of […]

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