What will I write?
Choose an item from the Editor’s List. That’s where you’ll find a list of content that we’re looking for right now or in the coming months. Or, send us a new idea!
Or you can write a blog post, sharing your experiences, cases, and reflections which you feel would be helpful, exciting or inspiring for current students, prospective students or those already practising (read more here).
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
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! If you have 10 questions published on the Geeky Medics Quiz Platform you also get some exclusive Geeky Medics stickers. ?
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.