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 3, Number 1, Summer 2018
Improving Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in an Outpatient Internal Medicine Resident Clinic
Chief Resident Skills: A Study of Resident Perceptions of Skill Importance and Confidence
Effectiveness of a Faculty Development Flipped Training Model Course for Delivering Learner-Centered Resident Feedback
Cardiovascular Factors Associated with Septic Shock Mortality Risks
The Statewide Campus System Scholarly Activity Developmental Planning Framework for Community-Based GME Leaders
Retro-Odontoid Pseudotumor with Cervical Medullary Compression: A Case Report
Are Emergency Medicine Residents Provided Adequate Training in Patient-Centered Communication?: A Resident Survey
Ripping the Myth: Patients' Symptomatic Descriptions of Acute Thoracic Aortic Dissection
Executive Editor: Andrea Amalfitano, DO, PhD, DABMG, 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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