Academic Medicine Call for an Assistant Editor for Trainee Engagement

Academic Medicine is seeking trainee applicants for the role of Assistant Editor for Trainee Engagement (AETE). Created as part of the Advancing Trainees as Leaders and Scholars (ATLAS) initiative, the AETE works closely with the journal’s editor-in-chief and editorial staff to develop resources and complementary content for and by trainees.

Key Duties

The AETE will lead the ATLAS initiative, working with the editorial staff on projects and events to foster trainee engagement (e.g., annual call for trainee-authored letters to the editor, Twitter chats, author and reviewer resources). In addition, the AETE will assist with editorial duties, including soliciting and reviewing AM Rounds blog posts, organizing trainee-centered Academic Medicine Podcast episodes, and reviewing selected manuscripts. The position will involve substantive mentorship from the editor-in-chief and associate editors and opportunities to collaborate with the other assistant editors at the journal. The AETE will participate in regular teleconferences with the editorial team and attend the annual Academic Medicine editorial board meeting. These duties can be reshaped by the incoming AETE in collaboration with the editor-in-chief.

The AETE role is a one-year appointment (autumn 2020 to autumn 2021) and is renewable for one year at the discretion of the editor-in-chief. The expected time commitment is 5-10 hours per month. The position is unpaid.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must be a trainee in the health professions at a US, Canadian, or Caribbean institution for the entire one-year term, which may span transitions in training. Successful candidates will have a track record of engagement in academic medicine and health professions education, although they need not have extensive publications. We seek applicants who represent the full house of medicine, including health professions trainees and those from institutions that are not currently represented on our editorial team.

To apply, please submit the following materials by August 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET to (Attn: Toni Gallo):

  • Curriculum vitae that includes your education and professional experiences relevant to the AETE role (e.g., leadership, service, scholarship, and/or published works). Please limit to 5 pages.
  • Statement of interest that explores your interests in health professions education, how the AETE role might advance your career interests, and your goals for the role, including specific ideas you have for how Academic Medicine can better engage trainees. Please limit to 500 words.

Questions should be addressed to Toni Gallo at