Come train at Healthy Debate
As part of our partnership with the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, we have introduced a four-week elective for medical residents who want to write about health care for the public. Residents within the Department of Medicine will have preferred access, but the elective is open to any residents enrolled in a Canadian medical school who can be in Toronto for four contiguous weeks.
The elective requires residents to be physically present at the Healthy Debate office at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where they will work closely with Dafna Izenberg, managing editor, and Andreas Laupacis, editor-in-chief. They will also participate in weekly editorial board meetings via conference call and collaborate with members of the board.
Over the course of the elective, participants will write one article, one opinion piece and complete one Faces of Health Care interview. There may be opportunities for other activities, such as involvement in podcasts on larger themes. Every product will recognize the residents’ contribution as the originator of the piece in such a way that can be referenced in their curriculum vitae.
If you are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We ask that you submit a letter indicating why you want to do this elective and how it fits with your career plans, and provide two proposed topics each for an article and an opinion piece that you think would be a fit for Healthy Debate. Please include any other relevant material that illustrates your ability to write for a non-expert audience. Applicants will be interviewed by the editor-in-chief, the managing editor and one of the patients on Healthy Debate’s editorial board.