Medical Student and Resident Physician Issue Editors
Virtual Mentor [www.virtualmentor.org] is the American Medical Association's online ethics journal. Its mission is to promote the ethical and professional development of tomorrow's physicians, and its primary audiences are medical students, residents, other physicians, and medical educators.
VM serves as an educational resource for a rapidly growing number of readers. We invite medical students and resident physicians who are AMA members to apply to serve as theme issue editors. If you are not yet an AMA medical student or resident physician member and would like to join, you can do so online at https://membership.ama-assn.org/JoinRenew/.
With help from VM staff editors, each theme issue editor undertakes responsibility for: (1) selecting a theme for one issue and defining the ethical and professionalism concerns inherent in that theme, (2) generating case narratives that provide opportunities for examining those concerns in clinical and educational contexts, (3) identifying, securing, and corresponding with contributors to the issue, (4) editing copy and reviewing page proofs before the issue goes live on the first working day of the month. These tasks will be accomplished at each editor's "home" location. Once selected, each medical student or resident physician editor will identify a faculty member to serve as his or her advisor during the development of the issue and solicitation of authors. These faculty editors will not be responsible for corresponding with authors, reading and editing drafts, or reviewing page proofs.
Each year, the call for applications is announced in August. Theme issue editors, selected in late December, are flown to Chicago to meet with Virtual Mentor staff some time in February. Each theme issue editor receives a $1,500-stipend.
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