Editor’s Welcome

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Dr Mabel Leow MD, PhD | Editor-in-Chief, AMSJ

Welcome to Volume 10, Issue 2 of the Australian Medical Student Journal.
This has been and unprecedented year with Covid-19.

In this issue, we have included a Covid-19 section for medical students to share their thoughts on issues associated with the pandemic. This is in addition to our usual wide range of medical and surgical topics. Of mention are two papers which will be relevant to all medical students. One is a case-based discussion on oxygen delivery, as it is commonly prescribed therapy. The second is a research study on microbial contamination in medical students, a problem which all of us face with in our everyday work.

Over the last 12 months, the AMSJ has taken steps to raise the standards of our editorial team to ensure that we publish quality studies. We have started an Understudy team to provide a platform to train pre-clinical medical students with minimal research experience, but aspire to be editors. As part of being a student journal, it is our mission to train medical students. Hence, if you have an interest in being an editor but lack the experience, please do join our team!

Last but not least, I would like to express my gratitude to various parties who have made this issue possible. First, the editorial team is grateful to the authors who have chosen to publish their work to AMSJ. We are privileged to be part of your research journey, in which you have put in many hours and months of hard work. At a personal level, I am thankful to my entire editorial and proofreading team who have been the backstage workers making this issue possible. To acknowledge their work this year,
we have included the names of the editors and proofreaders who have been working on the manuscripts.

Moving forward, we want to increase the visibility of AMSJ. This would take in the form of advertising our manuscripts on Facebook and Twitter. We would greatly appreciate if authors and readers could also share your articles with your friends and colleagues.

Correspondence: mabelleowqihe@yahoo.com