In addition to our printed journal, the Emory Undergraduate Medical Review also publishes a complementary open access edition: EUMR Open Access. EUMR Open Access publishes much of the same content as EUMR's traditional print edition, but with a simplified submission process for authors and a much quicker turnaround time. This allows EUMR Open Access to offer (amongst other content) op-eds and commentary pieces on current medical issues not possible with our print timeline.

Interested in publishing in EUMR Open Access? Email Jinny Yoo, Managing Editor

Check out some of our past articles below!

Open Access

Man’s Best Friend: The Effects of Pet Therapy on Dementia

It has been predicted that by 2060, 98 million American adults, or one fourth of the population, will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s (Center for Disease Control, 2018). Often, the first line of treatment for patients is prescription medication which unfortunately eliminates many viable, non-pharmacological alternatives. Fortunately, non-traditional treatments, such as pet therapy, are becoming increasingly popular, and have potentially positive effects on the social and emotional well-being of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

IVD Degeneration and Repair

“Having a spine” is to be able to have tenacity. Just as the metaphor suggests, the spine does indeed support us and when problems arise with it, disaster occurs. One of these problems is herniation. The mechanism behind herniations is a complex topic, and researchers are now increasingly concerned …

Textbooks, Pencils, and IV’s

Profuse bleeding, drug overdose, and cardiac arrest aren’t the first things that come to mind when imagining an undergraduate experience. However, that’s just a day in the life of an Emory Emergency Medical Services (EEMS) member. EEMS mainly serves DeKalb County where…

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Sleep is a fundamental part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yet, one of the most prevailing concerns amongst students at Emory is the amount of sleep we get on a daily basis. To combat the effects of sleepiness, many students opt for caffeine as a quick fix. However, caffeine …