The primary purpose of this peer-reviewed journal is to provide a formal publication option for research completed by MSUCOM students, residents and faculty. SMRJ's mission is to advance medicine and medical education through the timely publication of peer-reviewed clinically-oriented research, clinically-relevant basic science research, healthcare quality research, and medical education research from the MSUCOM community, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and the education of patients and care providers. SMRJ is the official scholarly publication of the Statewide Campus System (SCS) of MSUCOM. It provides a forum for communicating research findings, clinical practice observations, philosophic concepts, and other biomedical and medical education advances to MSUCOM medical students, residents, fellows and faculty, and any other interested readers.
SMRJ is a free on-line journal, open to all viewers, housed on the MSUCOM Statewide Campus System website.
PubMed status: SMRJ will be eligible for PubMed application in September, 2018. This PubMed number will be retroactive for any previously published article.
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Spartan Medical Research Journal:
Volume 2, Number 2, Winter 2017
Factors Influencing Length of Stay in Cholecystectomy Patients in a Community Hospital
Endoscopic Combined Snare-Forceps Technique for Removing Flat Sessile Polyps
Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Two Cases of Heterozygous S and Clayton Null Alleles
Rare Case of Olmesartan Induced Enteropathy
Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Infarct in a Younger Adult Male with Vertigo and Ataxia
A Rarer Case of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection causing Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Puerperal Woman
Pelvic Abscess with Presentation as Inability to Ambulate
Utilizing PDSA Cycle in Implementing a Chest Pain Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol
Comparison of Acute Kidney Injury During Treatment with Vancomycin and either Piperacillin-Tazobactam or Meropenem
Executive Editor: Kari Hortos, DO, Interim Sr. Associate Dean MSUCOM
Chief Editor: William Corser, PhD, RN
Assistant Editor: Sam Wisniewski, MS
Manuscript Editor and Website Coordinator: Luke Sandel
Editorial Board and Reviewers:
An author who disagrees with a decision to reject a submitted manuscript may file a written appeal with the Chief Editor stating reasons for the disagreement. Within one week of receipt, the Chief Editor will submit the manuscript in question to a second panel of three reviewers with expertise in the subject area of the manuscript and who were not involved in the initial review. At least two of these three reviewers will not be members of the SMRJ editorial board. This second panel of reviewers will return their reviews to the Chief Editor within two weeks of receipt of the manuscript. The Chief Editor will then take the recommendations of this second panel of reviewers into consideration in making a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript.
Chief Editor: Bill Corser, PhD, RN
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