MSRJ Travels!

 The board and elective students of MSRJ will travel across Michigan and the U.S. to spread the word about MSRJ. Our first stops are in Galveston, Texas for the National Student Research Forum and the GRMEP Research Day in Grand Rapids, MI at the end of April. Future travels may include Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Flint Research Days, and American College of Physician Meetings

As the MSRJ is expanding and is beginning to publish issues on a regular basis, we plan to travel across the U.S. to spread the word to other medical students. MSRJ has had mostly a word-of-mouth advertisement campaign, but plans this year include campaigning and promoting the opportunities that a unique journal like ours can provide. The first confirmed long distance trip will include travel to Galveston, Texas for the National Student Research Forum held by University of Texas Medical Branch on April 25th and 26th ( At the same time, students will be promoting the MSRJ at a local residency research day put on by GRMEP in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 25th (

Other potential Michigan trips may include other the Mid-Michigan Regional Research Day in Lansing, MI on March 28th (, the Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day on April 10th in Kalamazoo, MI (, and the Flint Area Medical Education Research Day in Flint, MI on May 15th ( In addition, the American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting in Bellaire, MI in September.

We hope to let medical students from around the country know about our opportunities to publish the hard work they put into their presentations, posters, and research. As we expand, we hope to draw in manuscripts from a large variety of bright and talented medical students. If there is a meeting you would like to see us at, or a suggestion for travel, please let us know here.

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Kevin Patterson

Executive Editor
Kevin Charles Patterson is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He is in his eighth year at MSU after graduating with a B.S. in Human Biology and a B.S. in Microbiology, both in 2010. He is considering a career in internal medicine with a combined scientist training program in residency; after residency, his plans include the possibility of a fellowship and the ultimate goal of practicing academic medicine. Editor Note (2013-14): Kevin graduated, matched, and is a resident in Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.