What has the community asked for?
Clinical skills OSCE guides 💉
- Paediatric Gait, Arm, Leg, Spine (pGALS) guide – we already have a GALS guide, so we’d just need someone to adapt it to be suitable for the paediatric version.
- Epley manoeuvre
- Dix–Hallpike test
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 shoulder girdle quiz)
- LFT interpretation
- STI quiz
- Development in childhood quiz
- Haematology quiz
Data interpretation guides 📈
- Ascites interpretation (transudate vs exudate)
Communication skills 💬
- 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):
- Post-op bleed
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
Anatomy guides 💀
Upper limb guides
- Bones of the hand
- Shoulder joint
- Elbow joint
- Wrist joint
- Muscles of the pectoral region
- 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
- Arterial 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
- Chiari malformation
- Lumbar puncture – including indications for investigation
- Pineal gland cysts
- Pituitary gland disease
- Spinal fractures
- Cauda equina syndrome
Editorial topics 🖋️
These are topics that have been requested by other users:
- 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) 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