Medical Student Research Journals: The International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS) Legacy
Keywords:Medical students, Medical journal, Medical students research, Research
The International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS) has emerged over the past decade as a critical platform for showcasing medical student innovation and experiences. Though the work of trainees has historically been undervalued and over scrutinized, the IJMS is committed to highlighting the immense capacity for novel and robust research in this cohort. Thus, supporting an upcoming generation of leaders in medicine and academia to gain confidence in their work and contribute positively to the scientific community. In this issue of the IJMS, we are proud to present 16 articles from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Original research articles cover a breadth of topics, including medical training, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and communication, pediatric respiratory illness, gender equity in medicine, understudied illnesses, and cardiovascular disease. The IJMS is proud to feature first-hand experiences of medical trainees in each issue. Accordingly, in the present issue perspectives of six medical students are outlined following unique and career-altering experiences. From working in palliative care to international outreach program, local vaccination initiatives, and the creation of a student-oriented research and innovation council in India. The IJMs extends our gratitude to our contributors, team, and readers for another remarkable issue.
Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Kumar AA, Farrugia-Bonnici G, Ryan PM, G?man MA. A Grain of Sand in the Ocean: Training New Generations of Editors, Reviewers, and Medical Scientists. Int J Med Stud. 2020 Sep-Dec;8(3):213-6.
Bonilla-Velez J, Peña-Oscuvilca A, Sahin I, Córdoba-Grueso WS, Fernandez-Zapico ME. The International Journal of Medical Students, a Platform for Medical Student Research Worldwide. Int J Med Stud 2013;1(1):6-7.
Verdini N, LeClair J, Quinn E, El-Haddad A. Social Determinants of Health Amplify the Association Between Ethnicity and COVID19: A Retrospective-Cohort study. Int J Med Stud. 2021 Sep-Dec;9(4):282-287.
Abu-Zaid A. A graduate's perspective on medical student journals. J Postgrad Med. 2019 Jul-Sep;65(3):169-170.
Corrales-Reyes I, Fornaris-Cedeño Y. [Latin American scientific student journals: A space for publishing at the undergraduate level]. Educ Medica. 2018 Sep;20(2): 183-185. Spanish.
Al-Busaidi IS, Wells CI, Wilkinson TJ. Publication in a medical student journal predicts short- and long-term academic success: a matched-cohort study. BMC Med Educ. 2019 Jul 19;19(1):271.
Australian Medical Student Journal. History of the AMSJ. Available from: https://www.amsj.org/about/history. Last updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
Nguyen, M. Why medical school is depressing and what we should be doing about it. Med Stud J Aust. 2011 March 29;2(1):65-8.
Cureus. The Florida Medical Student Research Publication. About. Available from: https://www.cureus.com/channels/fmsr/about. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
The University of Toronto Medical Journal. About. Available from: https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/utmj/about. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
Cape JD, Beca JM, Hoch JS. Introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis for clinicians. Univ Tor Med. 2013 March 31;90(3):103-105.
The International Journal of Medical Students. About. Available from: https://www.ijms.info/IJMS/about. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
Rondilla NAO, Rocha ICN, Roque SJR, Lu RMS, Apolinar NLB, Solaiman-Balt AA, et al. Folk Medicine in the Philippines: A Phenomenological Study of Health-Seeking Individuals. Int J Med Stud. 2021 Jan-Apr;9(1):25-32.
Bawazeer NA, Alsobahi N. Prevalence and Side Effects of Energy Drink Consumption among Medical Students at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. Int J Med Stud. 2013;1(3):104-8.
American Medical Student Research Journal. About. Available from: https://www.amsrj.org/index.php?journal=amsrj&page=about&op=editorialPolicies#focusAndScope. Last Updated 2020. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
The Cooper Rowan Medical Journal. About Us. Available from: https://rdw.rowan.edu/crjcsm/about.html. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
Ellis, J. The" M" Word: Accusations of Malingering are Harmful to Patient Care. Cooper Rowan Med J. 2019 May;1(1):33-36.
The New Zealand Medical Student Journal. About Us. Available from: https://www.nzmsj.com/about.html. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
Al-Busaidi, I, Wells, C. Stimulating the clinical academics of tomorrow: a survey of research opportunities for medical students in New Zealand. NZ Med J. 2017 Nov;4(25): 80-88.
Dalhousie Medical Journal. About. Available from: https://ojs.library.dal.ca/DMJ/about. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
The University of British Columbia Medical Journal. About. Available from: https://ubcmj.med.ubc.ca/about/. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
Corrales-Reyes, I, Fornaris-Cedeño, Y. [Ranking of Latin American scientific student journals according to the h5 index]. Edu Medica. May-June 2019; 20(S2):181-189.
Arman-Pereda D, Gallardo-Madrazo L, Naranjo-Dominguez A, Calzada M, Arman-Alessandrini G. [TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS AND RISK SCORES]. 16 de Abril. 2015 Jan 13; 54 (258): 45-55. Spanish.
García-Rivero, A, González-Argote, J. [Cuban medical student journal in an actual context]. Rev Med Investig. 2017 Jan;5(1):94-98.
The Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa. About the Journal. Available from: http://www.sjhresearchafrica.org/index.php/public-html/about. Last Updated 2022. Cited Mar 23, 2022.
Corrales-Reyes, I, Dorta-Contreras, A. [Scientific production in Latin American student journals: comparative analysis of the period 2013-2016]. Edu Medica. May-June 2019; 20(3):146-154. Spanish.
Alamri Y. How do medical student journals fare? A global survey of journals run by medical students. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2016 May-Aug;29(2):136-41.
Recla, J. [One article, two articles, three articles... one hundred articles; Review of Medical Student Journals in Latin America.] Méd UIS. 2020 Dec;21(3):123-5. Spanish.
Laybourn-Langton L, Smith R. COP26 and Health: Some Progress, But Too Slow and Not Enough. The Health Community Must Step Up Its Efforts to Hold Countries Accountable for Reducing Greenhouse Emissions and Promoting Adaptation. Int J Med Stud. 2021 Oct-Dec;9(4):255-6.
Cox MJ, Shah PC, Komer L, Manan MR, Kutikuppala LVS, Liu B. A Call for Action–Empowering Medical Students to Facilitate Change. Int J Med Stud. 2021 July-Sep;9(3):187-8.
Atwoli L, Baqui AH, Benfield T, Bosurgi R, Godlee F, Hancocks S, et al. Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health. Wealthy Nations Must Do Much More, Much Faster. Int J Med Stud. 2021 Jul-Sep;9(3):189-91.
Srichawla BS, Khazeei Tabari MA, G?man M-A, Munoz-Valencia A, Bonilla-Escobar FJ. War on Ukraine: Impact on Ukrainian Medical Students. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):15-17.
Montano, MA, Montano, SA, Harrison, JL, Kivisalu, TM. Reliability Generalization of the Medical Student Stressor Questionnaire. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):25-31.
Canton SP, Foley CE, Fulcher I, Newcomb LK, Rindos N, Donnellan NM. Reliability and Discriminant Validity of a Checklist for Surgical Scrubbing, Gowning and Gloving. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):18-24.
Johnson JW, Graham L, Williams E, Campbell C, Thomas N, Gossell-Williams M. Clinical Elective Choices and Motivations for Future Career Specialty Selection of Medical School Trainees and Junior Doctors of The University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):49-55.
Huang IA, Dhindsa Y, Chen AJ, Wu J, Wagner JP, Tillou A, et al. Medical Student Teleconferencing Experiences and Financial Status: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):56-62.
Thomas A, Shenoy MT, Kotacherry TS, Kumar SS, Sidheeque A, Khovidh C, et al. Teachers’ View on Online Classes during the COVID-19 Lockdown – A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):32-37.
Park S-H, Yozbatiran N. A Medical Student’s Perspective on the Growing Importance of Telemedicine/Telerehabilitation. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):95-97.
Farley H, Bennett H, Rao S. Rationalizing the Pediatric Emergency Department Workload: An Epidemiological Profile of Presentations Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):69-73.
Murerwa R, Gwala F, Amuti T, Muange M. Childhood effects of prenatal and postnatal exposure to mercurial skin lightening agents. Literature Review. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):74-81.
Bonasia, KL, Morgan A, Solomon GC, Damiano EA. Assessing Medical Students’ Self-Perceived Preparedness to Care for Gender Diverse Patients: A Survey Study. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):63-68.
Urs GM, R. Doddabele H. Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome: A Case Report. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):82-85.
Cholack G, Garfein J, Krallman R, Feldeisen D, Montgomery D, Kline-Rogers E, et al. Predictors of Early (0-7 Days) and Late (8-30 Days) Readmission in a Cohort of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):38-48.
García-Espinosa, P. Experience in a Palliative Care Unit in a Mexican Tertiary Level Hospital. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):92-94.
Waisberg, E. Eye-Opening Medical Missions. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):86-88.
Rocha ICN, Ramos KG, Solaiman-Balt AA, Cedeño TDD. Medical Interns as Volunteers in the COVID-19 Vaccination Drives in the Philippines. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):89-91.
Patel BM, Humphrey V, James AJ. The Student Dermatology Clinic for the Underserved: A Service-Learning Model to Promote Skin Health Equity. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):98-100.
Mulkalwar A. ASPIRE - A Journey from Intuition to Innovation. Int J Med Stud. 2022 Jan-Mar;10(1):101-103.
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