New Issue Published at the International Journal of Medical Students



Dear future physician-scientists,

We're thrilled to share with you the latest issue of the International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS). This is an issue full of diverse approaches to medical students everyday' questions. We begin with AI and follow through a sum of articles that lead us to an award winning writer reflection 40 years after medical school.  

Our Editorial explores the integration and implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine and medical education. It discusses the potential of AI to transform healthcare by personalizing education, increasing diagnostic accuracy, and aiding in decision-making, while also highlighting the ethical, legal, and practical challenges involved. We are inviting readers to meditate about the use of AI in medicine and submit their studies to the IJMS to scale up the discussions on the topic from the perspective of medical students. 

This edition presents a diverse collection of sixteen publications, including seven original research articles, one narrative and one systematic review, two case reports, and five experience articles, all authored by medical students and early career scientists. This issue explores significant health-related themes such as mental health disorders among medical students, with findings on the high prevalence of generalized anxiety and depression, and their impact on life and study habits. Other studies examine the effects of sleep quality, stress, and gut-brain interaction disorders on student well-being. Additional contributions address practical aspects of medical training and practice, including evaluations of residency program content, the impact of language barriers in medical missions, and the appropriateness of antibiotic use in clinical settings. The issue also includes insightful case reports and discussions on public health initiatives and medical socialization, providing a comprehensive overview of current challenges and experiences in the medical field.

Join us on this enlightening journey and explore a world where medicine, AI, mental health, ethics, and global health intersect in fascinating ways.

We are also very pleased to announce that preparations for the 2024 IJMS World Conference of Medical Student Research (WCMSR) are in full swing. The next conference will be held on October 26th, 2024, on the IJMS YouTube channel (view last year's conference here).

Medical students and recent graduates (up to 3 years after graduation) can present their research to a global audience. The call for abstract submission will open on June 1st 2024 and close on August 31st at midnight EDT. Even if you are not participating in this conference, you may attend the live event as part of the audience. Get a notification and register here.

We look forward to your participation and remember to share this wonderful news using our social media: FacebookInstagram, X, Youtube, and Linkedin.

Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

Warm regards,

The IJMS Editorial Committee


Vol. 12 No. 1 (2024) Editorial Original Article Review Case Report Experience Full Issue View All Issues