Become an Author/Editor of The Unofficial Guide to Medicine

If you have a passion for sharing your knowledge, if you love to write, and if you are enthusiastic about working together with a whole team of other medical students and junior doctors then this is your chance to join The Unofficial Guide to Medicine as an author/editor on one of our upcoming books.


Our textbooks have been highly successful, selling nearly 100,000 copies, and winning multiple awards including from the BMA and the Association for the Study of Medical Education. Excitingly, our titles are going into new editions, and we are looking to recruit new talent, from medical students to consultants, that can provide an injection of fresh ideas in updating, and reviewing our current series.


  • Development of concise and coherent content for UGTM medical textbooks.
  • Working with a broad team to ensure content is inline with broader series, and consumable through multiple platforms
  • Contributing to development of additional content, like podcasts, blogs, videos, webinars, to supplement textbooks.

Essential Skills

  • Kind and compassionate
  • Organised, and able to work within deadlines
  • Good team worker, included both remotely and in person.
  • Experience in healthcare: being a healthcare student (any year) or professional (up to any seniority)
  • Fluent English and confidence with writing.
  • Basic IT skills

Desired Skills

  • Previous publications, editing or authoring experience.

Support Provided

  • Continuous support from UGTM team.
  • Clear guidance on key tasks with established protocols and support team.


  • Involvement in updating the award winning UGTM textbook series.
  • Ability to meet and work with students and doctors from across the world and at various levels of training.
  • Development of important skills including organisation and prioritisation.
  • Develop your medical portfolio career, and communicate with other medical professionals involved in current research.
  • Ownership of project content and direction.
  • Develop medical CV, including involvement in medical education, research and advocacy.
  • Mentorship of medical students/junior doctors and being mentored by senior clinical educators.


  • Providing accessible medical education across the world

Challenges for the jobĀ 

  • Keeping track of emails, and tight deadlines.
  • Prioritisation of tasks.
  • Working with an international team.
  • Working remotely.

Application Form

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