Education: a new opportunity for residents.
Although writing for publication and related skills (such as editing) are critical to advancing medical care, medical school education and residency A duration of stay required by state and local laws that entitles a person to the legal protection and benefits provided by applicable statutes.
States have required state residency for a variety of rights, including the right to vote, the right to run for public office, the training programs include little or no instruction in publication skills. Most physicians have had no formal instruction in writing beyond their required college freshman English 101 courses. As otolaryngology otolaryngology
Medical specialty dealing with the ear, nose, and throat (see larynx, pharynx). The connection of these structures became known in the late 19th century. educators, most of the training we provide amounts to telling a medical student or resident "That's an interesting case. Why don't you write it up?"
In addition to a paucity pau·ci·ty
1. Smallness of number; fewness.
2. Scarcity; dearth: a paucity of natural resources. of formal training in basic writing skills, most programs offer no opportunities for training in editing. Participating on an editorial board involves learning about incisive incisive /in·ci·sive/ (-si´siv)
1. having the power or quality of cutting.
2. pertaining to the incisor teeth.
1. Having the power to cut. , analytical reading and critique, of course. However, it also requires developing a knowledge of medical ethics medical ethics The moral construct focused on the medical issues of individual Pts and medical practitioners. See Baby Doe, Brouphy, Conran, Jefferson, Kevorkian, Quinlan, Roe v Wade, Webster decision. , ever-changing definitions of duplicate publication, political and economic factors that impact upon publication, and many other topics of considerable importance to the field--and certainly to anyone anticipating an academic career in medicine.
In addition, participating on an editorial board gives an individual an opportunity to hone his/her analytical skills, not only by reviewing manuscripts but also by reading reviews prepared by expert, experienced members of the editorial board. Serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL has provided me with an extraordinary education in editing and publishing. I read manuscripts, send them out to world-class reviewers, and then learn what I have missed through reading their reviews. This educational opportunity is also provided to other members of the editorial board when the editor sends them the comments of other reviewers. I commonly do so, particularly when there are disagreements among reviewers regarding an individual manuscript. Then each reviewer re·view·er
One who reviews, especially one who writes critical reviews, as for a newspaper or magazine.
a person who writes reviews of books, films, etc.
Noun 1. receives the other's critique, and disagreements are resolved through additional review.
At the September 2005 meeting of the ENT ENT ears, nose, and throat (otorhinolaryngology).
ear, nose, and throat
ear, nose and throat.
ENT Ears, nose & throat; formally, otorhinolaryngology JOURNAL editorial board, members expressed an interest in creating an opportunity for residents to be introduced to the editorial process. Hence, we have resolved to create two positions on the editorial board for residents. They will serve two-year terms. They will receive manuscripts for review and will receive copies of comments provided by other reviewers of those manuscripts. They will be invited to participate in the editorial board meetings held during the annual meeting of the American Academy The American Academy in Berlin is a non-partisan academic institution in Berlin. It was founded in September 1994 by a group of prominent Americans and Germans, among them Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Richard von Weizsäcker, Fritz Stern and Otto Graf Lambsdorff and opened in of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, as well.
This editorial is intended to serve as a call for letters of interest. Residents who wish to be considered for this opportunity should write a one- to two-page letter stating their interest, why they would like to sit on the editorial board, and their long-term plans. The letter of interest should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the resident's department chair.
ROBERT THAYER SATALOFF, MD, DMA (1) (Digital Media Adapter) See digital media hub.
(2) (Document Management Alliance) A specification that provides a common interface for accessing and searching document databases. Editor-in-Chief EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL