Editor’s List

This is where you’ll find a regularly updated list of content that we’re hoping to add to the Geeky Medics website.

Submit a pitch to write an article from the list below

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!

If there’s something you’d like us to add to the Editor’s list for other community members to work on, simply make a suggestion.


What has the community asked for?

Clinical skills OSCE guides

  • Surgical knot tying guide (knot basics, simple knot, square knot, friction knot)
  • Instrument tie guide
  • Enhancement of current suture materials guide (adding additional sections explaining suture sizes and types of surgical needles)
  • Nutritional status assessment – OSCE guide
  • Wound care guide
  • An overview of the 4H’s and 4T’s (in the context of cardiac arrest)

 


Communication skills

  • Top tips for taking a history
  • Explaining a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • How to present a clinical case (including structuring the presentation and example phrases)
  • Systems review (a.k.a. systemic enquiry) – focused piece
  • Head injury focused history
  • How to write an operation note

 


Data interpretation

 


Editorial topics  ✍️

These are topics that have been requested by other users:

  • Top tips for passing medical finals
  • Alternative career pathways in Medicine
  • Things to do in an F3 year (i.e. Trust Grade, Teaching Fellow, Work abroad, Locum)

Urology topics

We’re currently working on building out a urology section, so let us know if you’d be interested in writing an article on any of the following topics:

  • An overview of common urological investigations (RUG, VUCG, Cystography)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Prostatitis
  • Surgical management of kidney stones

Any tips for getting published?

Choose an item from the Editor’s Listsend us a new idea or write an awesome multiple choice question.

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.

Questions? 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.