Become an Author of an 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 on one of our upcoming books.
What is this role?
The Unofficial Guide to Medicine as a brand is recognised for excellence in medical education. Our textbooks have won awards from the British Medical Association, the British Institute of Radiology, and the Association for the Study of Medical Education amongst others. The brand is growing in international reputation, with material now expanding to online question banks, apps, eBooks, and translated formats.
We are now looking for new contributors to author or co-author a chapter of one of our upcoming books.
By joining the ‘Unofficial Guide to Medicine’ as an author you will become part of an award winning, expanding publishing company which is modelled on the philosophy that students and junior doctors are the experts, encouraging them to have their say in their education.
What books could you be involved in?
We have upcoming books in all areas of medicine, from OSCEs, to clinical cases, to core medicine/surgery. The important thing is that you have a passion for education: we’ll find you an opportunity to express it!
What do you get out of this?
By becoming a part of this team you will have the opportunity to develop your writing and editing skills, using clear and precise communication, as well as learning good time-management and prioritisation: all vital qualities for a doctor!
You will be acknowledged in the book for your contributions and your name will be placed next to the associated chapter. We will provide you with a letter of proof for your portfolio and if you demonstrate potential and enjoy working for the project you could potentially be invited for participation in future projects in a higher role e.g. editor.
What are we looking for in an author?
We are looking for focused and friendly medical students and junior doctors with an enthusiasm for our medical education project.
You will need to demonstrate:
- The ability to communicate ideas simply and effectively in writing.
- Thorough, thoughtful and precise writing skills.
- Commitment to the project and an understanding of the time required.
- The ability to correspond in a timely manner by email and meet deadlines, ensuring we are kept updated whenever this isn’t possible.
No previous experience in book writing or publishing is necessary.
How do you apply?
We hope that you are interested and excited about the prospect of becoming an author with the unofficial guide to medicine.
If so then please fill out the application form with your details and answer the questions below.
If you show the skills we are looking for and the potential to be an author then we shall then be in touch with 2 subsequent tasks specific to a future book which you might be involved in.
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