T he Medical Student Research Journal (MSRJ) is the longest-running international academic journal in the United States authored, reviewed, edited, and published by medical students for medical students. It is dedicated to promoting the scientific achievements of medical students, teaching principles of peer and article review, and providing editorial, publishing and leadership learning experiences. Medical students worldwide are invited to submit manuscripts and serve as trained reviewers. The MSRJ publishes original research, case studies, editorials, research letters, reviews, and reflections that meet required standards, are authored by a medical student, and advance science. It is sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.