This issue marks an exciting time for the Sackler Journal of Medicine. We began in the spring of 2016 with the idea of a medical journal by and for medical students. Now, in 2017, with the publication of our second issue, we are continuing to develop the journal’s voice in the ever-growing field of medicine. The goal for this journal is to publish pieces by medical students who are studying the foundation of medicine and are beginning to apply this breadth of knowledge outside the classroom. These students also happen to have particular interests in medicine that they want to share and discuss with their fellow students; this journal provides such a medium for discussion.  


Our second issue brings together various topics from a piece by Joseph Mehrabi on Med App Jams to Alison Dallich, Elana Cohn and Alyssa Caplan’s case report on different presentations of frontotemporal dementia to Eitan Fleischman’s review on “big data” and its medical applications. As with our inaugural issue, the journal delivers a diverse collection of papers through commentaries on recent research and current events, reflection pieces, reviews and original research. Want to learn more global health? Zachary Mostel brings to you a reflection piece on his summer in India during which he volunteered with Unite for Sight to help deliver proper ophthalmologic healthcare in developing countries. Jeremy Grossman provides a powerful firsthand account of his diagnosis of type I diabetes, along with his experiences at Camp Conrad-Chinnock. Jason Hubsher’s original research on the views of medical students on treating LGBT patients illuminates an interesting issue in the medical field that warrants further exploration. A review on inferior vena cava filters by Ezra Schrem is a must-read for students who want to better understand pulmonary embolisms and the treatments for this condition. Not to mention, David Ben Nun’s excellent analysis on the use of the latest breakthroughs in cancer detection technology and their application for pancreatic cancer. Overall, these pieces provide a snapshot of what’s happening in medicine today.  


Last year, we saw the Sackler Journal of Medicine grow from a relatively small organization to now being an established publication with over thirty students on staff and a large online presence through the website (www.sacklerjom.org). We are confident in our staff and are excited to see SJM grow even further in the future. If you are interested in joining or submitting a piece, email us at editor@sacklerjom.com.   

We hope you enjoy the issue.  

-Brian Wolf