Not only do we value producing useful textbooks with our readers, but we also know it is important that there is an evidence base to our methodology. Below are a series of articles written about the project that will help give you an idea of the evidence behind the methodology
Res Medica: Journal of the Royal Medical Society
A long-term, sustainable, inclusive, international model for facilitating junior doctor and medical student–led publishing
This article explores the project from its very beginnings, to its current day international collaboration, including key challenges, and the vision moving forward.
Perspectives on Medical Education
Potential benefits of student- and junior doctor-led textbooks
This article gives extensive data on benefits and potential drawbacks of getting involved in medical textbook writing.
9th Wessex National Medical Education Conference
Junior doctor and medical student-led textbooks
This presentation detailed the core ideas behind the publishing model in its early days, including the initial strengths and challenges. It won the award for ‘Best Poster Presentation’ against stiff competition.
Near-peer led teaching through social media
This presentation focused on the role of social media in ‘crowd sourcing’ textbooks, and ensuring that students got the opportunity to dictate the contents of our books before publication in real time.
Junior-led publishing: the benefits for professional development
We have closely monitored the perceptions of our authors on being involved in this exciting, innovative project. This article explores data on potential benefits from being involved in the project, such as improving the ability to communicate in a clear, student friendly manner.
Interview with Dr Zeshan Qureshi
Zeshan Qureshi, author of the textbook series The Unofficial Guide to Medicine – An interview
The Body Magazine
Dr. Zeshan Qureshi: A Southampton success story
This article in a one-to-one interview with Zeshan, the main driving force behind this project.
Association for the Study Of Medical Education Conference
Junior doctor and student near peer teaching: A novel approach to a medical publishing group
This poster, summarising the project, won an award for ‘Best Student Poster Presentation’ against stiff competition from an international spectrum of entrants.
Junior doctor and student near peer teaching: A novel utilisation of social media
The poster describes our Facebook page “The Unofficial Guide to Medicine”, and its uses. To date, it has over 25000 followers.
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