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Tourniquet is an online, open-access publication founded in 2022 by Sarah Snyder and medical students at the University of Houston. Content published in Tourniquet is by residents of Texas who are either medical students, students (at any level) in a health/pre-health professions program, physicians, or other healthcare professionals. All submissions undergo blind review, and research is peer-reviewed by local experts. The editorial board is made up of volunteer students and is editorially independent. All content is reviewed by the editor-in-chief, our editorial board, and faculty advisors. The journal provides a space for reflective work emphasizing the connection between medicine and the arts, scholarly activity and research, and perspectives on the practice of medicine, with particular emphasis on health equity, underserved populations, and the need for systemic improvements to healthcare. Tourniquet is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress with the ISSN: 2834-4618.

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  • 10/07/2023

    Why "Tejas"? and Submission Deadline

    Texas, often referred to as "Tejas," derives its alternate name from its Native American heritage, particularly the Caddo people who inhabited the region long before European colonization. "Tejas" is a Spanish adaptation of the Caddo word "taysha," which means "friend" or "ally."

    Submission Deadline for "Climates and Chronologies": April 15, 2024

  • 10/02/2023

    "Magnified and In Focus" E-Published

    Vol. 1 No. 2 is now available for viewing online! Please consider submitting works for our third edition, "Climates and Chronologies." 

Current Issue

Volume 1, No. 2Magnified and In Focus

Published September 29, 2023

Issue description

Magnified and In Focus seeks to highlight the great focus and attention to detail that is often demanded in medicine. The slip of a hand or a small oversight can often mean the difference between success and failure. These decisions, these moments, often stay with cli ... See the full issue

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