Call for Theme Issue Editors
The AMA Journal of Ethics is an open-access, MEDLINE-indexed online journal that receives over one million visits annually (and growing). Our editorial mission is to help medical students and physicians make sound ethical decisions in service to patients and society.
We invite medical students, residents, and fellows (MDs or DOs) in United States-based programs to apply to serve as theme issue editors for monthly issues to be published from December 2019 through November 2020.
Each theme issue editor (TIE) must do the following:
In your application, please explain why you and your faculty mentor (who does not need to be a physician, but should have professional experience and expertise in ethics) are qualified to explore the theme you propose and able to complete the assignments above. Be sure to include your faculty mentor’s email address and telephone number in your application.
How to Apply?
Send a single PDF attachment, with your last name only as the file name to Mr. Kelly Shaw (email@example.com). This single PDF must contain the following two items:
Please note that everything you want us to consider as part of your application must be in this PDF attachment, not in the text of your email message. Submissions must be received by 5pm central time, as marked by email time-stamp when received by the AMA, on Monday 1 October 2018. (Authors who have waited even until 4:55, for example, to submit have occasionally been disappointed, due to transmission delays, so please plan accordingly.) Applications not meeting content and formatting criteria will not be reviewed.
Preference will be given to proposals on innovative, interesting, important issues of ethical complexity in health care and health policy, which consider the nature and scope of the roles of medicine and the importance of preparing current and future physicians to address these issues. For the 2019-2020 publication cycle, we are particularly interested in exploring the following: health care professionals in government, anesthesia ethics, prosthetics ethics, health care and design, innovations in health equity research, intersections of medicine and epidemiology, ethics and citizen health science, clinical trial registration and evidence-based practice, uses of force in complex patient care situations, psychosurgery ethics, ethics literacy, patient “turfing” and “placement” decisions, system “gaming” to help patients, ethical implications of wearable diagnostic and monitoring devices, ethical dimensions of pricing transparency and clinical management decisions, ethics of bed crises and diversion protocols, health system-led drug and device companies, and health care as a source of harm.
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