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The editorial board of the Loma Linda University Student Journal (LLUSJ) is proud to introduce Volume 2, Issue1. We would also like to take this opportunity to announce a call for submissions for Volume 2, Issue 2. All authors hoping to publish in the journal should follow the link in the sidebar titled "Submit Article".

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2017) Annual Postgraduate Convention: Special Issue #1

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.

-William Osler

Articles

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Ischemic Time and Risk Factors Associated With The Incidence Of Cardiogenic Shock In Patients Presenting With ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Daniel K. Amponsah, Jonathan Evans, David Hamilton, Tigran Khachatryan, Andrew Stewart, Islam Abudayyeh, Kenneth Jutzy, and Anthony Hilliard

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Assessing Dietary Advancement for Dysphagia Patients at Risk for Aspiration
Cedric Thiel, Thomas Murry, Brianna Crawley, and Priya Krishna

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Comparing the Vaginal Wall Sling with Autologous Rectus Fascia and Polypropylene Sling on Outcome and Patient Satisfaction
Mohamed Keheila, Salim Cheriyan, Jim Shen, Catalino J. Bautista, Josianne Bailey, Kevin Kim, Marina Germanos, Isaac Kelly, Matthew Pierce, and Andrea Staack

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The Feasibility of Percutaneous Externally Assembled Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: a New Surgical System
Benjamin West, Jerry Thomas, Mohamed Keheila, Nazih Khater, Samuel Abourbih, Salim Cheriyan, Matthew Pierce, Duane D. Baldwin, and Jim Shen

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Identification of Unreported Sources of Objects Containing High Release Nickel
David J. Eng, Mary A. Rasmussen, Chandler Rundle, James K. Parker, Daniel Bergman, and Sharon E. Jacob

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Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings in Pediatric Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Tshea Dowers, B L. Bartnik, Barbara Holshouser, Stephen Ashwal, and Samuel Barnes

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Magnetically Focused Proton Irradiation of Small Volume Radiosurgery Targets Using a Triplet of Quadrupole Magnets
Patrick McGee, Grant McAuley, Andrew Wroe, James M. Slater, and Jerry D. Slater

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Glycemic control in insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetic patients with ST elevation predicts time to presentation
Jonathan Evans, David Hamilton, Tigran Khachatryan, Daniel K. Amponsah, Andrew Stewart, Islam Abudayyeh, Kenneth Jutzy, Eric Suh, and Anthony Hilliard

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Percutaneous Externally Assembled Laparoscopic (PEAL) Donor Nephrectomy: A Cohort Pain Comparison
Tyler Miskin, Isaac Kelly, Matthew Pierce, Samuel Abourbih, and Duane D. Baldwin

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Is Engagement Alone Sufficient to Ensure “Active Learning”?
Reed Krause, Amy C. Hayton MD, Jeff Wonoprabowo, and Lawrence Loo

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Quality and Access to Care for Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence in Women Veterans: Population Estimate Using Electronic Health Records
Meena Marie Kim-Dopp, Vanessa Gow-Lee, Linda Ferry, Sharon Jamie, Ralph Clark, and Suma Singh

Faculty Director

Jared Inman, MD, SOM 2004

Resident Director

Benjamin J. Damazo, SOM 2017

Editor-in-Chief

Ethan D. Frank, SOM 2018

Associate Editors

Anastasia Haddad, SOM 2018

Brandon Peplinski, SOM 2018

Alison Wong, SOM 2018

Kevin Kim, SOM 2018

Cedric Thiel, SOM 2019

Jin Yang, SOM 2019

Daniela AleSalvo, SOM 2019

Student Panel

Neera Shah, SOM 2021

Currently accepting applications

For any questions or comments for the editorial board please direct them to llustudentjournal@gmail.com

Dedication

This issue is dedicated to all the faculty, staff, and alumni who make possible the Annual Postgraduate Convention and encourage the student body to engage in advancing not just the medical field, but also our own minds.

-EDF