The Oxford Medical School Gazette (OMSG) is a tri-annual publication which is written, edited and designed by students at Oxford University Medical School.The idea for the Gazette was hatched in 1947 by a small group of impoverished medical students led by Geoffrey Smeardon. After obtaining sponsorship from the Oxford Brewery and using funds from their own ex-service grants, they scraped together enough money to produce the first edition in 1949 and the Gazette never looked back. It has been in continuous publication since then, making it the oldest medical student journal in the world.
The publication has evolved dramatically since 1949. It has moved from A5 to A4 size, has print runs of over 1000, and is now entirely edited, designed and illustrated by members of the medical school. Very recently, we have developed a peer review section, with the aim of showcasing interesting clinical research being undertaken by medical students in the UK. Please see the peer review section for more details.
The Gazette is available free of charge to all clinical students of Oxford Medical School and has subscribers all around the world, ranging from alumni, academics and doctors, to schools and universities. It covers all aspects of medical life: from scientific review, opinion, comment and discussion, to comedy, profiles, a crossword and everything in between.
Full runs are held at the Cairns Library of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and at the British Library in London.
The theme of the Frith Photography Prize 2012 was EXTREME Cheese & Onion – see the link on the right for details.
We hope you enjoy the site.
Caroline Pendleton & Jack Carruthers
The OMSG editors