What has the community asked for?
Clinical skills OSCE guides 💉
- Visual field defects (improve our existing article, by describing each of the common visual field defects and the pathology associated with each)
- Developmental milestones OSCE guide
- Renal system examination – OSCE guide
- Putting a patient in the recovery position
- A guide to the NEWS score (Vital Signs)
- Oral cavity examination – OSCE guide
- Injection of local anaesthetic – OSCE guide
- Setting up an IV infusion – OSCE guide
- Newborn resuscitation – OSCE guide
- Child development assessment – OSCE guide
- Parkinson disease-focused examination – OSCE guide
- Nutritional status assessment – OSCE guide
- Wound management basics
- A guide to setting up a nebuliser
- An overview of non-invasive ventilation vs CPAP
- Post-op assessment
We recently launched our free quiz platform https://geekyquiz.com. We are now looking for individuals to write 10-20 question quizzes on topics medical students would find educationally valuable. These will then be published in our community quiz section here https://geekyquiz.com/learn/community-quizzes/.
As a quiz author, you’ll get statistics on the impact your questions are having on the community. Best of all, you can generate a certificate which displays your details and the impact of your questions (number of times attempted and in what countries they’ve been answered most). Below is a small list of suggested topics based on feedback from the community, but feel free to choose another topic if you think others would find it valuable. You can start writing questions for your quiz here https://geekyquiz.com.
- Anatomy topics (e.g. anatomy of the knee joint)
- LFT interpretation
- STI quiz
- Development in childhood quiz
- Haematology quiz
Documentation guides ✍️
- How to document an ABCDE assessment in the notes (see our other documentation guides to get an idea of how to structure the article)
- How to write a discharge summary
Prescribing guides ✍️
- Prescribing basics (including completing a kardex)
- Common adverse drug reactions (quick reference guide)
- Common drug interactions (quick reference guide)
- How to write out an FP10 prescription
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.
- Grey-Turner’s sign
- Acanthosis nigricans
- Corneal arcus
- Angular stomatitis
Communication skills 💬
- Hormone replacement therapy counselling
- 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
- Palpitations history taking guide
- Jaundice history taking guide
- Diarrhoea history taking guide
- Explaining asthma
Anatomy guides 💀
Upper limb guides
- Shoulder joint
- Elbow joint
- Wrist joint
- Muscles of the upper arm
- Muscles of the forearm
- Muscles of the hand
- Arterial supply of the upper limb
- Venous drainage of the upper limb
- Lymphatic drainage of the upper limb
- Shoulder girdle muscles
Lower limb guides
- Ankle joint
- Knee joint
- Hip joint
- Muscles of the gluteal region
- Muscles of the thigh
- Muscles of the lower leg
- Muscles of the foot
- Nerve supply of the lower limb
- Venous drainage of the lower limb
- Lymphatic drainage of the lower limb
- Bones of the spine
- Muscles of the back
Neurosurgery section guides 🧠
- Arterio-venous malformations (AVM)
- Spinal fractures
Editorial topics ✍️
These are topics that have been requested by other users:
- Top tips for the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) exam
- 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 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