What has the community asked for?
Clinical skills OSCE guides
- Renal system examination – OSCE guide
- Newborn resuscitation – OSCE guide
- Nutritional status assessment – OSCE guide
- Wound care guide
- Post-op assessment
- Head injury assessment – OSCE guide
- A guide to common surgical instruments (started, but needs completing)
- Malaena (definition, signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, investigations)
- Haematemesis (definition, signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, investigations)
- Cholecystitis and biliary colic overview
- Gastroenteritis overview
- Acute pancreatitis
- Wound breakdown
Prescribing guides ✍️
- Common adverse drug reactions (quick reference guide)
- Common drug interactions (quick reference guide)
- Recognising the seriously ill child – Paediatric ABCDE assessment
- Paediatric basic life support (Paediatric BLS)
- Paediatric IV fluid prescribing
- Acute gastroenteritis – assessment and management (levels of dehydration)
- Febrile convulsion – assessment and management
- Head injury assessment and management (including imaging guidelines)
- Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome – differentials and management
- Cystic fibrosis overview
- Glandular fever overview
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
Obstetric and Gynaecology articles
- Small for gestational age (focusing on growth charts)
- Induction of labour
- Cervical ectropion
- Explaining a diagnosis of epilepsy
- How to present a clinical case (including structuring the presentation and example phrases)
- Infertility history taking guide
- Pre-operative assessment clerking guide
- Jaundice history taking guide
- Explaining asthma
- Smoking cessation (information giving)
- General history taking tips (“Top tips for taking a history”)
- Systems review (a.k.a. systemic enquiry) – focused piece
- Head injury focused history
- Ophthalmic history
- Coagulation studies interpretation
- Intrauterine growth interpretation (growth charts)
Clinical signs guides
We’re building out a library of brief articles covering clinical signs (e.g. splinter haemorrhages). Each article would include a description and image/video of the sign. The article would then also discuss how to elicit the sign (if relevant) and also what the clinical sign might indicate (e.g. the associated disease/underlying pathophysiology). I’ve included a few examples of clinical signs we’d like people to write about below (however this list certainly isn’t exhaustive). If you have other suggestions of signs (of which there are many), just let us know via the pitch button at the top of the page.
- Acanthosis nigricans
- Corneal arcus
- Angular stomatitis
Editorial topics ✍️
These are topics that have been requested by other users:
- Top tips for passing medical finals
Question writing ✍️
If you’re interested in writing single best answer (SBA) or multiple choice questions for our new free quiz platform (https://geekyquiz.com) then we’d love for you to get involved as we build out the largest free medical question bank.
You can write and submit your questions directly on the platform (so no awkward Word documents ).
Your questions will then be reviewed and published for others to answer if they meet our quality standards (make sure to read our question writing guide before submitting any questions).
Rewards for your contribution
- You’ll get statistics on how many people are using your questions and you’ll earn various geeky achievements tied to milestones on the platform.
- You can generate a personalised PDF certificate that includes statistics on how many contributions you’ve made, how many times your questions have been answered by others and where in the world your questions are having the greatest educational impact. This certificate can be used as evidence of your contribution to the community and overall dedication to medical education.
- If you have 10 questions accepted, we’ll send out some exclusive Geeky Medics stickers.
- If you have 20 questions accepted, we’ll send out some Geeky Medics lanyards (because we know you and your friends don’t have enough already).
Please read our guidelines before writing questions, as this will allow you to structure your content appropriately and increase the chances of your questions being published.
Any tips for getting published?
Choose an item from the Editor’s List, send us a new idea or write an awesome single best answer question.
Explore the website and make sure that we haven’t published something similar before.
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.
Read our question writing guidelines if considering writing a question [LINK]
Reference your article or question (and, use reputable sources. No wiki, please!).
Ask your peers and clinical supervisor (if possible) to review your piece of work for accuracy.
Questions? Let us know on Twitter @geekymedics or email us at [email protected]
How do I send you my ideas?
Articles and blog
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.
1. Simply register for an account at https://geekyquiz.com
2. Click the “Write a Question” button
3. Submit your question
4. We’ll aim to review it within 2 weeks and you’ll get an email when your question has been approved