Call For Student Editor British Medical Journal – Case Reports (re-advertisement)
Following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) and the BMJ Publishing Group Limited, we hereby issue a call for Student Editor among the members of the European Dental Students Association (EDSA), which shall be disseminated on line at adee.org, edsawweb.org and via targeted email to ADEE member schools. Two posts of 12 months each are available and candidates interested must be fulltime students or within one year of post-graduate qualification in Dentistry and must submit a Global Health case report related to Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery or Maxillo-facial Facial surgery to BMJ Case Reports. Candidates for the post will be shortlisted from authors of Global Health case reports that have been accepted for publication.
Two posts of 12 months each are available and candidates interested must be fulltime students or within one year of post-graduate qualification in Dentistry and must submit a Global Health case report related to Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery or Maxillo-facial Facial surgery to BMJ Case Reports. Candidates for the post will be shortlisted from authors of Global Health case reports that have been accepted for publication.
Applications remain open until February 28th 2018 and the following criteria will be followed in the selection process, which aims to “increase the level of co-operation between ADEE and BMJ that will assist in the advancement of dental education in particular through the role of British Medical Journal - Case Report’s Dental Student Editor”:
The candidate must be an undergraduate or Master’s student or within one year of qualifying in Dentistry during the one-year period that he/she will hold office
Following the submission of a Global Health Case Report (see Guidelines for the Authors), the candidate shall provide a full curriculum vitae (candidates with a commitment to medical writing, medical education, global health and with social media and blog experience will be favoured);
The candidate must submit a small essay (no more than 300 words) about the potential impact of this position and global health in his/her future career
The essays will be evaluated by a committee constituted by members, representing both BMJ Case Reports and ADEE, all applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
During those 12 months student editors are expected to perform the following tasks:
Promote BMJ Case Reports at any relevant events for dental (or medical students) they attend;
Work closely with the Publishing Executive, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor
Identify the newest cases that are of most value to dental students. These will be the cases that have excellent learning points for students at all stages of their training and may be ‘textbook cases’
Create Facebook posts and Tweets to highlight these cases (preferably cases with images), all such Facebook posts and Tweets to be strictly subject to compliance with BMJ’s editorial style and guidelines, which BMJ will provide to the student editors and which may be updated from time to time (“Guidelines”).
Tweet and post on Facebook to inform followers of any new blog posts and/or BMJ Case Report related events (eg, upcoming Twitter discussions), all such Facebook posts and Tweets to be strictly subject to compliance with the Guidelines.
To write weekly blog posts encouraging students to read and write and submit Global Health cases in the Journal’s blog http://blogs.bmj.com/case-reports/, all such blog posts to be strictly subject to compliance with the relevant guidelines which BMJ will provide to the student editors and subject to editing and approval by BMJ.
Each student editor will be expected to write or contribute significantly to a scientific or educational paper with the editors while in post. This may entail undertaking a piece of research
Present their experience at the annual ADEE conference either as a poster or oral presentation
1. Can we have a bit more information about the positions the students are applying for?
2. Where would the students be working from?
From their own country/city. The only thing required is an internet connection. It’s an “online activity”.
3. How many hours a week of dedication to the position is expected?
There is no determined number of hours. If one is accustomed to reading scientific articles (which we expect candidates to be, given the nature of the position) and is relatively fluent in English and social networking (which most of you are) it should not take that much time.
4. Is everything online?
Yes. See answer 2
5. Will there be a need for the students to come to the BDJ HQ? Would this be covered by ADEE/BDJ?
No. Definitely no need to go the BMJ (not BDJ) HQ. No travel will be covered by either ADEE or BMJ. If, nonetheless, they wish to visit the BMJ HQ they will be welcomed.
6. Are these paid posts? If yes what is the amount?
No. this is NOT a paid position. The benefit will be the possibility of engaging with the Editorial Board of one of the most influential Journals and Publishing Groups. It will be a major opportunity to enhance one’s CV
7. Is the software provided?
Yes, proper support will be provided by the Editorial Office if needed/requested.
8. Will the presentation at ADEE conference be covered by ADEE/BDJ (participation fee, travel costs, accommodation)
Again, no to travel/accommodation coverage. What we expect is that the outcome of this experience will translate to some sort of scientific work - hence the duty of making a presentation - that makes the commitment to Global Health consistent and as enduring as possible.