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Editing in surgery: editor assistant

BJS Academy is excited to offer ‘Editing in Surgery,’ a series of course videos from our BJS Institute partnership with the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Surgery Online team. Our part-time online surgical courses can be accumulated and contribute towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Surgical Writing and Evidence Based Surgical Practice, commencing in September 2024.

Fifth and final in the series, Nadia Abdelaal Henriksen discusses her experience as an editor assistant with BJS and BJS Open. The BJS Foundation editor assistant bursary aims to encourage young surgeons to take an interest in medical publishing.

Recruited annually, editorial assistant bursaries are suitable for applicants at or near the end of higher surgical training, or recently appointed to a substantive post. Although no previous publishing experience is expected, the successful candidate will have scientific curiosity, as well as strong writing skills and a willingness to receive constructive criticism.

Editor assistants will have the opportunity to be fully involved in the BJS publication process and contribute to all strategy and policy discussions.

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Part of the charitable activity of the Foundation, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.

The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.

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