We’re looking for medics to join our team to contribute to the eleventh edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine.
Unique among medical texts, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a complete and concise guide to the core areas of medicine that also encourages thinking about the world from the patient’s perspective, offering a holistic, patient-centred approach.
Loved and trusted by millions for over three decades, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be a truly indispensable companion for the practice of modern medicine.
You’ve read it, you’ve used it, you’ve made your notes in it, and this is your chance to join the writing team for the new edition! We’re looking for contributors who are:
- Interested in the practice and philosophy of medicine and ready to challenge the status quo.
- Committed to excellence, with a talent for writing.
- Proficient at time management and meeting deadlines.
- Any level from final year medical student all the way to specialty or GP trainee.
The project will require serious commitment and hard work outside of your normal working hours. We intend to write the new edition during 2019-20, followed by 12 months of editing and proof reading. In return, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the world’s best-selling medical handbook.
If you are interested in being involved, please submit the following information:
- Email address
- Postal address
- Telephone number
- 2-page CV
- The specialty you are most interested in writing on, and conversely any that you feel unqualified to write on
We will need you to demonstrate your writing style and personal take on medicine by completing the following:
Choose your favourite chapter from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and write an ‘aside’ of 100–200 words, bringing in personal experience, art, history, literature, or philosophy in order to shed new light on your chosen subject and to give the reader some insight to use in their day-to-day practice of medicine. You can choose anything related to the practice of medicine or philosophy of medicine, as long as it is relevant to the Handbook and is entertaining, thoughtful, and illuminating. Accompanying figures or diagrams are welcomed. Such asides have contributed to the continued success of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine for over 30 years—show us what unique wisdom you can add!
Additionally, we’d like you to tell us two things about the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine that could be improved, and what you would do to change them. You should sum up your thoughts in no more than 200 words.
Entries should be emailed to OHCMrecruitment@oup.com by 4pm GMT on 12th December, 2018.
We will only use your personal information to process your application.
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