It is our great honor to present to you the first issue of the International Journal of Medical Students, IJMS, a peer-reviewed open-access journal, created to share the scientific production and experiences of medical students worldwide. Research has been historically recognized as the driving force of medical progress. As evidence-based medicine becomes progressively an integral part of clinical practice, trends in medical education demand healthcare providers to be versed in the scientific method, as well as become active contributors to the generation of knowledge. The inherent social responsibility of clinical practice implies that gaps in knowledge identified in providing care can only be judiciously addressed through medical research. As a result, there has been an increasing interest in educators and medical students to become involved in research opportunities at earlier stages of their education as a way to foster scientific initiative concurrent to clinical training. Consequently governments, academic medical associations such as the Association of American Medical Colleges, major academic institutions, and medical student associations have recognized the importance of promoting the involvement of medical students in research.
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Vol. 1 Núm.1. Enero 2013 Pags. 6-7 Int J Med Students 2013; 1(1)