Vol. 1: Winter, 2011
We are pleased to release the Volume 1, Winter 2011 the first issue of the Medical Student Research Journal!
This is our inaugural issue and contains articles from authors at Oregon Health & Science University, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, and the University of British Columbia.
The entire issue can be downloaded as a PDF: here
Excerpts from the Abstract and links to individual articles are displayed below.
Retention of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Skills in Medical Students Utilizing a High-Fidelity Patient Simulator. Travis Behrend, John Heineman, Lei Wu, Chad Burk, Ngoc-Truc Duong, Mark Munoz, Dawn Pruett, Michael Seropian M.D., Dawn Dillman M.D.
To evaluate the difference in retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR skills between first and second year medical students in accordance with American Heart Association AHA recommendation basic life support BLS guidelines from 2005. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR is an important link in the chain of survival for the 300,000 people who suffer cardiac arrests annually in the United States. Download here.
Pregnant Patient Presenting with Syncope and a Medulloblastoma: A Case Report. Mark Ishak.
Medulloblastoma is a primary cerebellar tumor seen most commonly in the pediatric population. In adults, it represents about 1% of cancer found in the central nervous system. In adult medulloblastoma, only one third of cases occur in women and even less in pregnant women. This case describes a 34-year-old pregnant woman who presented to the emergency department with the syncope, which was found to be secondary to a medulloblastoma. Download here
10 Minutes with Paul Hebert, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Pamela Verma, Diane Wu
. Most medical students, at some point in their career, aspire to publish a research paper of enough significance to join the pages of the major international medical journals. At the helm of these journals are physicians renowned for their academic and research acumen; in Canada, one of these physicians is Dr. Paul Hebert. We sat down with Dr. Hebert to talk about submission tips, becoming a journal editor, and how he got the job. Download here
The table of contents: here
Citations for the articles:
Behrend T, Heineman J, Wu L, Burk C, Duong N, Munoz M, Pruett M, Seropian M, Dillman D. Retention of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Skills in Medical Students Utilizing a High-Fidelity Patient Simulator. Medical Student Research Journal. 2011;1(Winter):1-4.
Ishak M. Pregnant Patient Presenting with Syncope and a Medulloblastoma: A Case Report. Medical Student Research Journal. 2011;1(Winter):5-7.
Verma P, Wu D. 10 Minutes with Paul Hebert, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Medical Student Research Journal. 2011;1(Winter):8-9.
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Chad Klochko is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He graduated with his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MSU in 2007 and his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2009. He is pursuing diagnostic radiology with the hope of doing a combined fellowship in informatics and an undetermined radiology subspecialty. Editor Note (2013-14): Chad graduated, matched, and is a resident in Radiology at Henry Ford Health System.