About This Journal
The SIU Journal of Medical Science Scholarly Works was developed for the purpose of assembling the intellectual works of faculty and students enrolled in the Doctor of Medical Science program. The journal serves as the repository for this scholarly work and to make this knowledge base available for others in academia and health care. A cornerstone in the development of this journal is in the philosophy and impact that comes from sharing and exchanging of ideas to address key challenges facing academic and medical communities.
The SIU Journal of Medical Science Scholarly Works is published three times an academic year with a Fall Issue, Spring Issue, and Summer Supplement. All submissions are peer-reviewed by a board of 12-13 School of Medicine faculty with a minimum of three members per article submission.