Medical Education Editorial Internship

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Medical Education is an international, peer-reviewed journal with distribution to readers in more than 80 countries. The journal aims to publish material of the highest quality reflecting worldwide or provocative issues and perspectives relevant to health professional education. The contents will be of interest to learners, teachers, and researchers. It aims to have a significant impact on scholarship in health professional education and, ultimately, on the quality of health care by prioritizing papers that offer a fundamental advance in understanding of practically relevant educational issues. The journal welcomes papers on any aspect of health professional education.

As part of its emphasis on capacity building for the field, the journal will offer three editorial internship positions beginning July 1, 2013. Interns will be involved in all aspects of the editorial role, working closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editors, reviewing and offering recommendations on submitted works, engaging in conversations about electronic and print-based innovations at the journal, and contributing editorials or commentaries on timely issues. Interns will be selected through a competitive process (outlined below) with some effort made to ensure geographic diversity.

Applicants should anticipate being able to work 1-2 hours per week for the 12-month duration of the internship. They should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, formal research training, and a strong understanding of the field of health professional education and health professional education research. An allowance of £300 will be made available for any expenses incurred. In addition, registration to the ASME Annual Scientific Meeting will be paid in the July following the completion of the internship.

To apply, the following materials should be sent to the editorial office (med@mededuc.com) by April 1, 2013:

  1. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  2. A 150 word biography
  3. A 250 word statement indicating what skills and experiences the candidate brings to the internship
  4. A 250 word statement indicating what impact the internship can be expected to have on the candidate’s career
  5. A letter of support from the candidate’s employer