Rawalian Student Research Society RMU
The first ever Rawalian Students’ Research Society (RSRS) was established in March 2014, comprising of a team of motivated and proficient undergraduates of RMC, selected from all the five academic years. About 7-8 members of RSRS have been selected annually by a team of senior faculty members as the ‘core team’ which includes Presidents, Vice presidents, General Secretaries and Publication in Charges, etc., the duties of whom were to coordinate all the activities of undergraduate research proficiently under the direct supervision and guidance of the Principal of RMC, IRF and research unit.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad UmarVice Chancellor RMU
Patron in Chief RSRS
‘’The world is now a global village and it is the time to make research a top priority by the institutions of the country. I believe no institute can progress without research. Research is not only important at the graduate level but at the undergraduate level as well. It gives me pleasure to see the students of Rawalpindi Medical University taking special interest in research and we as office bearers should always provide our full support to the young minds.”
‘’Health research is only cognitive solution to ever growing health issues. Medical students are future health scientists and are supposed to carry forward the health research legacy. RSRS has high potential to supplement health research capacity & culture among medical students through many collaterals like conducting student’s need based short courses & workshops, holding & facilitating students’ participation in research competitions, setting student’s role in domestic research projects, developing national & international health research linkages, like many others.’’
Prof. Dr. Syed Arshad SabirDean Community Medicine & Patron in Charge RSRS
RESEARCH CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Research Conference (RECON)
RSRS also organizes an undergraduate research conference “RECON” in which students of RMU present their research projects as posters as well as verbally in moderated sessions. Winners of the competition are presented with gold medals and shields. In ‘’Young Researchers Forum” organized in 2017, more than 65 posters and 10 verbal presentations were put forward by students of RMU.RSRS has organized 3 Medical Research Competitions: RECON 2016, RECON 2017 and RECON 2018, with 40, 65, and 75 research presentations from RMU respectively.
The RECON 2018 was organized as National Medical Researchers Forum in which medical students from 72 instititutions from across the country were invited to present their research papers. A total of 102 abstracts were accepted for verbal and oral presentations in RECON 2018.
Institutional Research Forum
Institutional Research forum has been defined as “Research conducted within an institution of higher education in order to provide information which supports institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision making.” Institutional Research Forum (IRF) is gathering of professionals working for institutional research focused on planning, implementation and assessment.IRF was established at Rawalpindi Medical University in 2014 by Prof.Dr.Muhammad Umar who geared up the research activities in the institution.Since 2014,when research at RMU was standardized, the number of research proposals has increased from 32 proposals in 2014 to 140 proposals in 2020-2021.This shows an increase of about 80% in undergraduate research proposals.
Journal of Rawalpindi Medical University
The Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (JRMC) is an official publication of Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU- formerly Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan). It was first published in 1997. It is open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. It is published quarterly. It follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines.The journal is recognized by DOAJ,PMDC,HEC,BASE Germany,EBSCO Host,Pakmedinet,etc.It is available in print version and online at: http://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC.
Its mission to promote excellence in health sciences that enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to be well-informed members of the medical community and society, advance standards in the conduct and reporting of medical research, and contribute to improving the health of people worldwide.
Aims & Objectives
Disease Research projects
The idea of disease Project is based on patient care approach and it’s the holistic review, which will encompass its prevalence, mode of presentation along with other demographic details, epidemiological review, interpretation of data, devise local guidelines based on audit, community awareness, innovation and grants for research.
Fellowship/ University Research Thesis
These are the projects which are required for completion of residency program/CPSP residents will write articles for completion of their college requirement
Research literature-based Academics
It consists of approaching the academic topics and comparing the standard practices with recent advancements
Clinical Audit/Quality Improvement Projects
Quality improvement projects focusing on improved patient care according to our own setup.
Publication Section Moto
Computer Section Moto
1. Active member of COVID task force RMU, collected more than 300 PPEs and masks through donations for front line workers
2. Active part of RMU flood relief program
Student Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (SJRMC)
Student supplement of Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (SJRMC) started in 2015 and is published biannually. It aims to support students in developing their research skills and expanding clinical knowledge by published papers based on current practices and new developments in all branches of medicine.