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About This Journal

In support of the HCA Healthcare mission—above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life—the HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific periodical focused on innovation, enhanced quality and developing new knowledge in clinical care and medical education for the benefit of all patients.

The journal is sponsored by HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education. In an effort to aid early career physicians and those providing education for our future medical providers, the journal is open access and charges no subscriptions or author processing fees.

The journal publishes six bi-monthly issues at the end of February, April, June, August, October and December. Special Issues may be published in place of regular issues or as a separate issue outside of the usual publishing cycle.

The journal welcomes participation from any physician in the medical community and encourages the participation of residents, fellows and medical students. We will publish work that falls under our rules for scope and is of interest to our readers. See the author submission guidelines for more information. Rules for participation as a peer reviewer are noted in the reviewer guidelines.

About HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education

HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education is the largest sponsor of resident and fellow training in the United States. With more than 5,100 residents and fellows in 300+ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs, our residency and fellowship programs are in 60+ teaching hospitals located in 16 states. Our graduate medical education programs seek to inspire tomorrow’s physicians to care for and improve human life by focusing on patient-centered approaches to practicing the latest evidence-based medicine.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services with 185 hospitals and approximately 2,000 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. HCA Healthcare employs or is affiliated with approximately 47,000 physicians. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 32 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.

The journal is published by Emerald Medical Education, a subsidiary of HCA Healthcare Physician Services, Inc.