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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!

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 via the button below.

 


What has the community asked for?

Clinical skills OSCE guides

  • Paediatric respiratory examination
  • Paediatric cardiovascular examination
  • Paediatric gastrointestinal examination
  • Paediatric neurological examination
  • Renal system examination – OSCE guide
  • Newborn resuscitation – OSCE guide
  • Nutritional status assessment – OSCE guide
  • Wound care guide
  • Post-op assessment

 


 

Anatomy guides

Dedicated articles focusing on each cranial nerve:

  • Olfactory nerve
  • Optic nerve
  • Oculomotor nerve
  • Trochlear nerve
  • Trigeminal nerve
  • Abducens nerve
  • Facial nerve
  • Vestibulocochlear nerve
  • Glossopharyngeal nerve
  • Vagus nerve
  • Accessory nerve
  • Hypoglossal nerve
  • Radius
  • Ulna
  • Humerus
  • Scapula
  • Clavicle
  • Shoulder joint
  • Elbow joint
  • Wrist joint
  • 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
  • Tibia
  • Fibula
  • Femur
  • Ankle joint
  • Knee joint
  • Hip joint
  • 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

 

  • Anatomical movement terms explained (e.g. Abduction, Flexion etc)

Surgery guides

  • A guide to Common Surgical Instruments (started, but needs completing)
  • Malaena (definition, signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, investigations)
  • Haematemesis (definition, signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, investigations)
  • Cholecystitis and biliary colic overview
  • Appendicitis overview
  • Gastroenteritis overview
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Wound breakdown
  • Volvulus
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Large bowel obstruction

Ear nose and throat (ENT) guides

  • Tonsilitis
  • Peri-tonsillar abscess (Quinsy)
  • Vertigo

 


Prescribing guides ✍️

  • Prescribing basics (including completing a kardex)
  • Common adverse drug reactions (quick reference guide)
  • Common drug interactions (quick reference guide)

 


Paediatrics articles

  • Recognising the seriously ill child – Paediatric ABCDE assessment
  • Paediatric basic life support (Paediatric BLS)
  • Paediatric IV fluid prescribing
  • Acute Gastroenteritis – assessment and management (levels of dehydration)
  • Asthma – assessment and management (levels of severity)
  • Febrile convulsion – assessment and management
  • Head injury assessment and management (including imaging guidelines)
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome – Differentials and management
  • Cystic fibrosis overview
  • Non-accidental injury – considerations and approach (including mandatory reporting guidelines)
  • Glandular fever overview
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Croup
  • Appendicitis
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Cryptorchism overview

 


Obstetric and Gynaecology articles

  • Small for gestational age (focusing on growth charts)
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Caesarian section
  • Induction of labour
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Cord prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical ectropion
  • Ectopic pregnancy

 


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
  • Jaundice history taking guide
  • Explaining asthma
  • Smoking cessation (information giving)
  • General history taking tips (“Top tips for taking a history”)
  • Systems review (a.k.a. systemic enquiry) – focused piece

 


Data interpretation

  • Coagulation studies interpretation
  • U&Es interpretation
  • Intrauterine growth interpretation (growth charts)
  • Paediatric growth chart interpretation

 


Neurosurgery section guides

  • Spinal fractures

 


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
  • Xanthelasma
  • Angular stomatitis

 


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 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.

 

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

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