Dear lovely readers,
We are pleased to present to you our third (and final!) issue as Editors-in-Chief of the QMR. It has been such a privilege to have been a part of the longstanding QMR community, and we have loved every minute of it. Although the QMR tradition has been a constant for many years in QMed, we have found ourselves releasing our final issue in truly unprecedented times. COVID-19 has had widespread impacts on Queen’s students, as well as the medical community. Students have been displaced from their usual learning environments as their preceptors bravely face the virus head on. As such, we felt that we could not launch this issue without devoting a significant portion of it to this once-in-a-lifetime event. We invited contributors to submit pieces under either our initial theme of Conversation in Medicine or the theme of COVID-19. The outpouring of responses that we received were wide-ranging, inspiring, and thought-provoking. We hope that they serve as a reprieve from the stress that accompanies these difficult times.
As always, an emphatic thank you goes out to our devoted Managing Editors, Grace Yin and Christine Moon. They have been working diligently behind-the-scenes for the past year to ensure that all trains run on time. An additional acknowledgement goes out to our Editorial team; Mike Christie, Zoe Hu, Sarenna Lalani, Grace Yin, and Jessica Nguyen, who have meticulously ironed out our wrinkles to ensure that all our articles read in the best way possible. Finally, our design team, who have collectively revolutionized the aesthetic of the QMR over this past year; Amanda Mills, Andrew Lee, Doan-Nghi Dam-Le, and Jessica Nguyen. You have each dedicated so much time and effort, and added your personal touches to make the QMR look amazing. We couldn't have done it without you! A special shoutout also goes out Kiera Liblik for coming onboard this issue and providing us with some beautiful graphics.
Thank you again for supporting us through your readership and enthusiasm over the past year. From the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful. We wish you all health and safety during these times. As a collective QMed family, we will get through this.
Nicole & Kim
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