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Volunteers required for a NEW CMAJ Student Humanities Blog

Thursday, November 28, 2013

In 2014, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is starting a weekly CMAJ Student Humanities blog, run in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS).

The aim of the blog is to provide a venue for student humanities writing and art including - but not limited to - poetry, medical narratives, art work, essays on topics ranging from history to ethics to law, and critiques of books, films, fine art, music, plays, and other arts. The parameters for submissions are that they are expected to be no more than 750 words (or 50 lines for poetry) in length. Further, it is expected that there will be opportunity for the best work (as deemed by the student and staff humanities editors) to go into print CMAJ.

POSITION: STUDENT EDITOR, CMAJ STUDENT HUMANITIES BLOG

POSITION SUMMARY
CMAJ is seeking a medical student to edit the blog for cmaj.ca from January 2014 to the December 2014. Th student will receive support and training from the CMAJ Editor, Humanities. The editor's responsibilities will focus on generating content and reviewing submissions. This is a volunteer position presenting the opportunity to learn about the editing process.
The editor will be selected by the CFMS Nominations Committee and the CMAJ Editor, Humanities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advertising the blog among your peers with the aim of generating submissions.
  • Developing a team of peer reviewers to assess and assist in editing content for e-publication.
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with authors and contributors.
  • Reviewing submissions, working with the peer reviewers to decide which to select for publication, editing the work in collaboration with the author. Assist in finding visuals when required.


DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A medical student with a strong grasp of English
  • A passion for the medical humanities
  • Dedication to the section and its goals
  • Bilingualism is an asset


TO APPLY

Interested applicants should forward their CV (3 page maximum) plus a 600-word essay answering the following questions:

  1. What is the role of medical humanities in medical education?
  2. How do you envision a CMAJ Student Humanities blog?

DEADLINE: December 31, 2013
SUBMIT YOUR CV AND ESSAY TO: Ontario@cfms.org
QUESTIONS: Contact Jesse Kancir, CFMS President: president@cfms.org


POSITION: PEER REVIEWERS, CMAJ STUDENT HUMANITIES BLOG

POSITION SUMMARY
CMAJ is seeking four to six medical students to peer review and help edit a weekly student Humanities bl cmaj.ca from January 2014 to the end of August 2014. The students will receive support and training fro CMAJ Editor, Humanities. These are volunteer positions presenting the opportunity to learn about the editing process. The peer reviewers will be selected by the CFMS Nominations Committee and the CMAJ Editor, Humanities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviewing submissions, working with the editor to decide which articles to select for publication.
  • Some editing in collaboration with the editor.


DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A passion for the medical humanities
  • Dedication to the section and its goals
  • Bilingualism is an asset


TIME COMMITMENT

The position will likely take one (1) hour per week

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should forward their CV (3 page maximum) plus a 300-word essay answering the following questions:

  1. What is the role of medical humanities in medical education?


DEADLINE: December 31, 2013
SUBMIT YOUR CV AND ESSAY TO: Ontario@cfms.org
QUESTIONS: Contact Jesse Kancir, CFMS President: president@cfms.org