This page lists the topics we’re actively looking for authors to cover. If you are interested in writing for Geeky Medics, choose a topic from this page and submit a pitch which will be reviewed by our editor.
If you have an idea for something that isn’t listed here (and isn’t already on the site), you can submit your topic via the pitch form.
Message from the editor
Dear potential contributor,
Thank you for your interest in contributing to Geeky Medics! We can support you through the publishing process and provide a certificate recognising your contribution to Geeky Medics.
This page lists the topics we’re looking to cover. If possible, please choose a topic from our ‘Frequently requested topics’ section.
Musculoskeletal history (including all the common joints within it)
Taking a smoking history – a brief guide focusing on taking a smoking history including calculation of ‘pack-years’ and conversion of different types of tobacco into equivalent cigarettes
Take a lifestyle history – a brief guide/overview of exploring diet, exercise, weight, smoking and alcohol use in a single station/consultation – with included example phrases
Presenting a history – a guide to structuring the way you would present a history to an examiner in an OSCE
Communication with those who are bereaved/experiencing grief
Focused history guides
These guides can re-use pieces of content from our generic history taking guides, but the idea is that they focus on a specific presenting complaint and provide more detail on how to explore the specific complaint.
Shoulder pain history
Elbow pain history
Hand/wrist pain history
Hip pain history
Knee pain history
Ankle/foot pain history
Abdominal pain history
Rectal bleeding history
Altered bowel habit history
Facial weakness history
‘Tired all the time’ history
Weight loss history
Memory impairment history
Head injury history
Bleeding history (e.g. in patients with bleeding disorders)
Weight gain history
Precocious puberty history
Delayed puberty history
Developmental delay history
Faltering growth history (failure to thrive)
Behavioural issues history (child)
How to use a condom
Explaining a diagnosis of Addison’s disease
Explaining a diagnosis of HIV
Dialysis (peritoneal vs haemodialysis)
Explaining a coroner’s referral
Graph interpretation including histogram, box & whisker, forest plot, scatter graph, line graph, funnel plots, L’Abbe plot and Cates plots
The circulatory system (systemic circuit, pulmonary circuit)
Capillary exchange (how blood transits from the arterial system to venous system via capillaries)
Formation of urine
Functions of the urinary system
Maintaining water-salt balance
Homeostasis throughout the body
Skeletal muscle contraction
Smooth muscle contraction
Hormones overview (types, where they are produced, action)
Anterior pituitary hormones
Posterior pituitary hormones
Adrenal gland hormones
Pancreatic exocrine hormones
Male gonadal hormones
Female gonadal hormones
Overview of the male reproductive system
Composition of semen
Female reproductive cycle
Ovarian and uterine cycle (in non-pregnant women) – update our existing article
Ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm
Formation and function of the placenta
Embryonic development (through each trimester)
Changes to the female body (through each trimester)
Tips for getting published 🙌
Explore the website and make sure that we haven’t published something similar before (if pitching an idea not on the Editor’s list).
Keep the reader in mind. You’re writing for undergraduate and graduate medical students looking to pass exams efficiently, survive the first days of clinical life and gain competency for the foundation years.
Reference your article or question (and, use reputable sources. No wiki, please!).
Seek a senior review of your piece of work for accuracy.
How do I send you my ideas? 🤔
First, you need to submit a pitch of the article or blog you want to write.
If we like it, we’ll be in touch to have you write your first draft.
Following the submission of your first draft, you’ll receive the final decision on publication of your article within two months. This process takes time as all content is reviewed and edited.
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