Editor’s List


Write for us ✍️

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

If you have an idea for something not 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,

I appreciate 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 ‘OSCE guides’ or ‘Frequently requested topics’ section. 

I look forward to reading your pitch.

Chris

Dr Chris Jefferies | COO

[email protected]


CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PITCH TO WRITE AN ARTICLE FROM THE LIST BELOW


Frequently requested topics ✨

OSCE guides

We want to focus on OSCE content. If you feel we’re missing a key topic, please feel free to submit a pitch!

  • Joint swelling history
  • Memory impairment history
  • Angina explanation 
  • Neurological history
  • Hypertension counselling
  • Angina counselling (including GTN spray)
  • Febrile convulsion counselling 
  • Partogram interpretation
  • Examination of speech
  • Introduction to casting and splinting fractures
  • Domestic violence identification and history taking

Other topics

  • Overview of insulin prescribing
  • Adult safeguarding (UK)
  • Delirium (update our existing article)
  • Falls (update our existing article)
  • Common post-operative complications
  • Overview of insulin prescribing
  • Motor neurone diseases
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Personality disorders
  • Paediatric vital signs (overview of normal ranges and differences from adult physiology)
  • Basilar skull fractures
  • Writing a medical CV
  • “Do not miss” diagnoses
  • Consultation models

OSCE guides 💉

History taking guides

  • Joint swelling history
  • Memory impairment history
  • Constipation history
  • 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
  • Musculoskeletal history (including all the common joints within it)
  • Neurological history (including common neurological symptoms)

Information giving/counselling guides (conditions)

  • Termination of pregnancy (explaining options)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Angina
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial infarction (explaining secondary prevention/ongoing management)
  • Febrile convulsion
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • TIA
  • Tuberculosis
  • Melanoma
  • Menopause

Information giving/counselling guides (procedures/management)

  • Triple assessment for breast lump
  • Induction of labour
  • PSA testing
  • ACE-inhibitors
  • DOAC
  • SSRI
  • Levodopa
  • Stomas

Advanced and complex communication guides

  • Establishing and building rapport (update our existing guide)
  • Empathy
  • Domestic violence – screening, identification and management
  • Sexual assault – identification and management
  • Explaining a paediatric safeguarding referral
  • Communication with those who are bereaved/experiencing grief
  • Explaining a coroner’s referral
  • Consultation models
  • Examination of speech
  • Partogram interpretation
  • Lung sounds guide
  • Paediatric vital signs (overview of normal ranges and differences from adult physiology)
  • ABCDE / emergency management of major obstetric haemorrhage
  • ABCDE / emergency management of shoulder dystocia
  • ABCDE / emergency management of eclampsia
  • Maternal cardiac arrest
  • Transcutaneous pacing 
  • Direct current (DC) cardioversion
  • Graph interpretation including histogram, box & whisker, forest plot, scatter graph, line graph, funnel plots, L’Abbe plot and Cates plots
  • Overview of insulin prescribing
  • Common drug reactions

Medicine 💊

  • Asbestos-related lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Alcohol-related liver disease
  • Liver cirrhosis 
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver transplant
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Acute tubular necrosis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary axis
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Conn’s syndrome
  • Hyperprolactinaemia
  • Motor neurone diseases
  • Benign essential tremor
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
  • Huntington’s chorea
  • Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-tooth disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Subclavian steal syndrome
  • Hospital-acquired infections (summary of most common infections)
  • Viral hepatitis (A-E)
  • Influenza
  • EBV infection
  • Lyme disease
  • An overview of notifiable diseases
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • MRSA
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Ecstasy
  • Ketamine
  • LSD
  • Primary myelofibrosis
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Raynaud’s
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Vasculitis
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Paget’s disease of the bone
  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Personality disorders
  • Lasting Power of Attorney and Advanced Directives
  • Travel advice 

Surgery 🔪

  • Postoperative management and recovery
  • Organ donation
  • Post-operative pain management
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Achalasia
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (to update the current version with our newer format)
  • Pancreatic cancer (to update the current version with our newer format)
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Mesenteric adenitis
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Angiodysplasia
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Radial nerve injury
  • Supracondylar fractures of the humerus
  • Radius and ulna shaft fractures
  • Ulnar nerve injury
  • An overview of common urological investigations (RUG, VUCG, Cystography)
  • Lymphoedema
  • Basilar skull fractures

Obstetrics & Gynaecology 🤰

Obstetric emergencies

  • Instrumental vaginal birth
  • Uterine rupture

Antenatal care

  • Large for gestational age
  • Obesity and pregnancy
  • Anaemia in pregnancy
  • Rhesus incompatibility
  • Obstetric cholestasis
  • Amniocentesis
  • Infections in pregnancy
  • Twins
  • PROM
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Prolonged pregnancy
  • Polyhydramnios

Labour

  • Induction of labour
  • Drugs used in labour
  • Failure to progress
  • Premature labour
  • Active management of the third stage of labour
  • Group B Strep
  • Perineal tears

Postnatal Care

  • Postpartum anaemia
  • Six-week postnatal check
  • Postpartum thyroiditis

Sexual Health

  • Varicella-zoster

Malignancy

  • Ovarian cancer

Menstrual Cycle Problems

  • Oligomenorrhoea
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Primary amenorrhoea
  • Secondary amenorrhoea
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Intermenstrual bleeding

Infertility

  • IVF
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Premature ovarian failure

Early Pregnancy

  • Molar pregnancy

Other

  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Cervical ectropion
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Female genital mutilation
  • HRT
  • Hysterectomy
  • Asherman’s syndrome
  • Cervical polyps
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Female urinary incontinence

Paediatrics 👶

  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Innocent murmurs
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Angelman syndrome
  • William syndrome
  • Noonan syndrome
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
  • Complement disorders
  • T cell disorders
  • Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia)
  • Undescended testes
  • Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO)
  • Enuresis
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Wilm’s tumour
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
  • Rickets
  • Talipes
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Achondroplasia

Anatomy 🫁

  • Surface anatomy of the thorax
  • The basal ganglia
  • Cerebrum
  • Lobes of the brain (overview)
  • Auditory pathways
  • Axilla
  • Intrinsic muscles of the hand
  • Median nerve
  • Radial nerve
  • Ulnar nerve
  • Deltoid muscle
  • Radius
  • Blood supply to the upper limb
  • Osteology of the shoulder girdle
  • Osteology of the elbow and forearm
  • Diaphragm
  • Rib cage
  • Sternum
  • Pulmonary arteries and veins
  • Bronchi
  • Clavicle
  • Sacrum
  • Peritoneum
  • Duodenum
  • Bones of the pelvis
  • Pelvic girdle
  • Perineum
  • Testicular anatomy / male reproductive system

Physiology 🦠

  • Mitosis
  • The TCA cycle
  • Meiosis
  • Glycolysis
  • DNA overview
  • Genes overview
  • Transcription of DNA
  • Translation of DNA
  • DNA replication
  • Inheritance
  • The peripheral nervous system overview
  • The central nervous system overview
  • Synapse types
  • Action potentials
  • Summation
  • Neurons
  • Oligodendrocytes
  • Astrocytes

These focused articles should complement our immune response guide:

  • T cells
  • B cells
  • Phagocytes
  • Leukocytes
  • Complement system
  • Acute inflammation
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Electron transport chain
  • Cardiac muscle (structure and how it contracts)
  • Passage of blood through the heart
  • 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
  • Thermo-regulation
  • Body composition
  • Skeletal muscle contraction
  • Smooth muscle contraction
  • Lactic acid
  • Hormones overview (types, where they are produced, action)
  • Anterior pituitary hormones
  • Posterior pituitary hormones
  • Calcitonin
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Endocrine pancreas
  • Adrenal gland hormones
  • Pancreatic exocrine hormones
  • Male gonadal hormones
  • Female gonadal hormones
  • Overview of the male reproductive system
  • Composition of semen
  • Hormone regulation
  • Erection regulation
  • Ejaculation
  • Spermatogenesis
  • Female reproductive cycle
  • Ovarian and uterine cycle (in non-pregnant women) – update our existing article
  • Fertilisation
  • Implantation
  • Ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm
  • Formation and function of the placenta
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Embryonic development (through each trimester)
  • Changes to the female body (through each trimester)
  • Lactation

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.