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: Pubmed application submitted July 2018. SMRJ editorial board anticipates review in either October 2018 or February 2019 pursuant to Pubmed workload.
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Spartan Medical Research Journal:
Volume 3, Number 3, Winter 2019
Use of Disposable Punch Biopsy Device to Add Foley Catheter Fenestration to Improve Drainage of Post Radical Prostatectomy Anastomotic Leak
Tranexamic Acid in the Treatment of Hip Fractures: A Clinical Review
A Systematic Review of the Effects of Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors and Dexamethasone on High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
Comparative Evaluation of Two Obstetrical/Gynecology Resident “Boot Camps” of Different Lengths: Equivalent Self-Assessment Score with Shorter Format
Subdissociative Ketamine use in the Emergency Department for Treatment of Suspected Acute Nephrolithiasis: the SKANS Trial
Ensuring Patient Safety in Emergency Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks, an Evaluation of a Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Initiative
Inverted Papilloma of the Middle Ear and Mastoid Cavity
Hepatitis A: A Case Report Example of a Growing Epidemiological Threat
Links to Individual Articles:
Volume 1, Number 1, Fall 2016
Volume 1, Number 2, Winter 2017
Volume 2, Number 1, Summer 2017
Volume 2, Number 2, Winter 2017
Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 2018
Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 2018
Volume 3, Number 3, Winter 2019
Executive Editor: Andrea Amalfitano, DO, PhD, DABMG, 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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East Lansing, MI 48824
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