From NEJM to The New York Times: Writing for Publication and Career Advancement
Maya Angelou famously remarked, "There is no greater agony than the untold story." No place is that sentiment truer than in healthcare, where the untold story can stymy meaning-making, scientific discovery, and career advancement.
And disseminating your ideas is more than just personally rewarding; it's professionally necessary. Publication in all its forms is essential to secure funding, galvanize support, engage stakeholders, and climb ladders. Yet, it's a lot harder for women. In the last decade, the share of female first authors in major medical journals has plateaued around 37 percent, while some publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine, have seen women’s authorship decline. It’s no wonder, then, that only one in five full professors at academic medical schools are women.
This session is a publication primer, with tips to create a thought leadership strategy, develop story arcs, find your voice, engage collaborators, prepare manuscripts, manage the editorial process, and keep your institutions in the loop (and out of the weeds).
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly - and the Opportunities - of IAT
Cheryl Pritlove, PhD