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

Are Heart Attacks Sexist?

Can a disease be sexist? Well, no. Diseases do not “target” individuals. Afflictions do not “see” a person’s race or socioeconomic status when deciding who to target. However, social responses to people with certain diseases and methods for treating the disease certainly can be sexist.

Augmented Reality: The Future of Surgery

Significant advancements in diagnostic imaging over the past fifty years have allowed surgeons to obtain a comprehensive understanding of patient anatomy and physiology ahead of an operation. Before most surgical procedures, patients undergo some form of scanning in order to confirm a diagnosis or determine the causes of an injury or illness. While this has significantly enhanced the ways in which doctors are able to prepare for procedures, they must mentally fuse multiple scans together in order to successfully complete an operation (Bin et al., 2020)…

The Genesis of Coronavirus

From bird flu to swine influenza to now coronavirus, the People’s Republic of China can be perceived by the globe to have seemingly unleashed a cohort of epidemics onto humanity in the last few decades. Because the coronavirus breakout has undoubtedly grown…

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.