Write for Geeky Medics


We’re always looking for fantastic medical educators to create excellent content for the Geeky Medics audience.

Make sure to check out the Editor’s list, which provides a summary of the content the community has expressed an interest in.


What will I contribute?

There are broadly three content categories that you could contribute to:

  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Quiz questions

Articles and Blog posts

If you’re interested in writing an article or blog post, you should first check out the Editor’s List which shows the topics the community is most interested in. Alternatively, if you have an idea that isn’t listed, feel free to suggest it.

If you’re interested in writing a blog post to share experiences and advice which you feel would be helpful or inspiring, you should also check out our blog writing guidelines.

 

Question writing

If you’re interested in writing some single best answer (SBA) or multiple choice questions for our free quiz platform (geekyquiz.com) then we’d love for you to get involved.

You can write and submit your questions directly on the platform.

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.

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 (you can do this from our Editor’s list page, once you’ve reviewed the suggested topics).

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 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


What do I get out of this?

A geeky certificate that you can include in your portfolio (and, references too, should you need them). We recently had a contributor let us know that it had been a talking point in their core surgical interview!

Most importantly, if you create great educational content you’ll likely help hundreds of thousands of other students and doctors. That’s the kind of thing that really motivates us here at Geeky Medics.


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.

Read our question writing guidelines if considering writing a question.

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]