What’s the Editor’s List?

This is where you’ll find a regularly updated list of content that we’re looking for in the coming months.

Writing content from this list will increase your chances of getting published on the site.

However, if you have an idea for something that isn’t listed here and isn’t already on the site you may submit your idea via the pitch form, just be sure to clearly outline your objective. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Updated February 2018

Clinical skills OSCE guides 💉

  • Inguinal hernia examination (written guide)
  • Types of gait with explanations of what pathologies are associated with each (we’ll provide the video examples)
  • Surgical scars: A diagram showing the various chest/abdominal surgical scars with the name of each (e.g. median sternotomy/lateral thoracotomy) and associated operations. We can provide imagery of chest/abdomen to illustrate onto.
  • Myotomes guide
  • An overview of common cardiac murmurs and how they can be differentiated on clinical examination (we have a video demonstrating the common murmurs ready to use as part of this article)


Data interpretation guides 📈

  • Ascites interpretation (transudate vs exudate)


Communication skills 💬

  • Explaining faecal occult blood testing
  • Explaining a diagnosis of epilepsy


Emergency (ABCDE) guides 🚑

See our emergency guides section to get an idea how to structure each piece (you can re-use elements from other guides where applicable):

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Post-op bleed
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

Editorial topics  🖋️

These are topics that have been requested by other users:

  • Top tips for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
  • Top tips for the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) exam
  • Top tips for getting into medical school
  • Top tips for personal statements
  • Top tips for passing medical finals
  • Top tips for OSCEs


Question writing ✍️

If you’re interested in writing single best answer (SBA) 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. 🥇📈
  • If you have 5 questions accepted, we’ll provide you with a certificate recognising 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 hey@geekymedics.com

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 submission of your first draft, you’ll receive the final decision on publication of your article within two months. This process takes time all content is reviewed and edited.


Question writing

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


Pitch an article

Write a question ✍️

Pitch a blog post