The Australian Medical Student Journal is born

By Matt Schiller | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

It is a delight to welcome you to the inaugural issue of Australia’s new national medical student journal. As you will no doubt discover, this first issue of the AMSJ really is a showcase of the talent, passion and achievement of medical students from across the country. In recent times, medical education in Australia has [...]  Read More →

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A promising future for youth mental health

By Patrick McGorry | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

We have good reason to be concerned about the mental health of our young people. In Australia, mental health issues account for 55% of the total burden of disease in those aged between 15-24 years, with depression, anxiety and substance misuse being the most prevalent problems in this age group. [1,2] Furthermore, epidemiological evidence tells [...]  Read More →

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From the Prime Minister

By Kevin Rudd | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

Congratulations on the inaugural issue of the Australian Medical Student Journal. As Australian medical students, you are the future medical workforce studying to shape the health and well-being of the next generation of Australians. This is an exciting time to join the medical profession, in the midst of the biggest reform to the health and [...]  Read More →

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From the Minister for Health and Ageing

By Nicola Roxon | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

The Rudd Government knows that Australia needs an effective, streamlined and integrated health workforce if it is to meet the challenges our health system faces in coming years – including the ageing of our population and an uneven distribution of health services. We recognise that increasing numbers of medical students and junior doctors are coming [...]  Read More →

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Medical training: A key part of health reform

By Andrew Pesce | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

The AMA is very honoured to be part of the inaugural edition of the Australian Medical Students Journal, and to be involved in the work and thinking of the next generation of medical professionals. Medical education and training is a key part of any health reform agenda. Without a quality future medical workforce, no health [...]  Read More →

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An evidence-based approach to representation

By Ross Roberts-Thomson | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

Research is an important part of a medical education and to be able to accurately interpret, contribute to and even publish research is something all medical students should be able to do. Thus, it is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to the first edition of the Australian Medical Student Journal. Medical students [...]  Read More →

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Getting excited about Evidence-Based Medicine

By Henry Goldstein & Bryan Hawarden | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

Significant emphasis is placed upon Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) during medical school, resulting in student responses ranging from apathy to consternation. Students take home the importance of systematic reviews and highly populated, well-powered trials, to the apparent exclusion of all else. That these trials often have landmark effects is not disputed, but there remains a paucity [...]  Read More →

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International medical students: Interned by degrees

By Matt Schiller and Timothy Yang | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

The progression from university to the workforce in medicine is not comparable to any other discipline or profession. An internship is essentially an extension of a medical degree, and the degree is redundant without one. The issue of the burgeoning numbers of Australian medical graduates, and the associated ‘crisis’ in intern placement availability, is currently [...]  Read More →

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Can we predict when operating lists will finish in a regional Queensland hospital?

By David Liu | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

Background: Over-running operating lists are a common cause of same-day cancellations of surgery, while under-running operating lists are a common cause of wasted health resources due to the fixed costs of operating suites. The predominant cause of operating lists running off-schedule is not known, but it is believed that if due to booking problems, it should be possible to predict when a list will over- and under-run.... 

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Investigation of lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes as candidate biomarkers of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension

By Elizabeth Paratz & Vahitha Abdul-Salam | Volume 1, Issue 1 2010

Abstract This study investigates the activity and expression of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) patients. IPAH is a rare and highly fatal disease with a median life expectancy at diagnosis of only 2.8 years. Ideally a simple blood test for biomarkers could simplify the physician’s diagnostic work-up, resulting in earlier diagnosis [...]  Read More →

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ISSN (Print): 1837-171X
ISSN (Online): 1837-1728
ABN: 51967802511