Founded in 2015, the Florida Medical Student Research Publications (FMSRP) is a student-run, peer-reviewed research channel within the Cureus Journal of Medical Science initiated based on the need to highlight and develop the scholarship and talent of medical students. Based out of the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM), FMSRP is an initiative aimed at providing opportunities for all Florida medical students to learn and participate in the peer review process to prepare for future careers in academic medicine. The long-term goal is for the channel to be an inter-institutional collaboration between the medical colleges of Florida while ownership remains headquartered at FIU HWCOM
The FMSRP is one of eighteen international medical student publication collections that publish original research, case studies, reviews, and editorials with the help of dedicated faculty advisors and Cureus staff. Students on the editorial staff work closely with the advisors throughout the editing process to ensure accuracy, relevance, and quality of manuscripts prior to publication.
Membership on the channel editorial staff is limited to distinguished medical students who have demonstrated excellence in research and academics. Applications are welcome from any Florida medical student who meets the eligibility criteria. Applications are accepted by a committee consisting of the Executive Faculty Advisory Board and Lead Editors who will evaluate academic performance, CV, and other elements to make recommendations for election to the editorial board.
As of 2020, The Florida Medical Student Research Journal is partnering with the Cureus Journal of Medical Sciences as an academic channel titled “The Florida Medical Student Research Publications.” This transition into an online, virtual journal format is an exciting endeavor that will allow potential authors to submit their research and academic work for both medical student and physician peer-review, as well as, PubMed indexing. All published content will be displayed on our academic channel website and will remain easily accessible at all times. Please go to "Submit Your Research" on our Channel to get started!
Faculty Advisory Board:
Frederick Anderson, M.D., Gloria Coronel-Couto, M.D., Mercedes Florez-White, M.D., Jenny Fortun, Ph.D., Nana Aisha Garba, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H, Amalia Landa-Galindez, M.D., Edward McGough, M.D., Gregory Schneider, M.D., Sarah Stumbar, M.D., M.P.H., Rebecca Toonkel, M.D., John Uribe, M.D., Martin Zaiac, M.D.
Executive Faculty Advisory Board:
Sheldon Cherry, M.D., Charles Dimitroff, Ph.D., Juan M. Lozano, M.D., MSc, Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D., Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D.