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UKZN medical student appointed as editor of international journal

Fourth-year medical student at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, Mohamed Suleman, has been appointed as Student Editor for the International Journal of Medical Students.
Source: Supplied. Mohamed Suleman.
Source: Supplied. Mohamed Suleman.

Suleman and a neurosurgeon from the University of Cape Town are the only South Africans in the editorial team consisting of 40 junior doctors and medical researchers from across the world. The team will undertake peer reviews into scientific articles that are submitted to the Journal.

The aspiring doctor was also unanimously nominated as UKZN’s Best Student Researcher and Best Student Innovator in the medical field during the 2021 year-end awards.

Suleman says his appointment to the editorial team will afford him an opportunity to broaden his horizons and harness a critical mindset in research writing.

"Conducting peer reviews of scientific articles must be rigorously and comprehensively applied. It is imperative that we ensure scientific scrutiny and critique of research findings in order to maintain high standards and quality research output," said Suleman.

Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal, professor Francisco Escobar congratulated Suleman on his appointment and wished him well as he takes on this new role.

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