What Editors Want: Tips for Good Writing - April 8

Recorded On: 04/08/2022

This interactive session will highlight best practices for writing clearly and concisely. We will discuss strategies at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels, including using plain English, using terms consistently, and using the active voice. Examples of clear and unclear writing will be explored. We will offer approaches for editing your work and describe resources available from the AAMC to advance your work as a researcher, writer, and reviewer.

After participating in this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand strategies for writing clearly and concisely at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels.
  2. Describe approaches for editing their work.
  3. Find key resources for advancing your scholarship from the AAMC.

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Jessica T. Servey, MD, MHPE, FAAFP (Facilitator)

COL(ret), U.S. Air Force, Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Jessica Servey, MD, MHPE, FAAFP, is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She oversees a large faculty development program with 600 workshops annually.  She continues to practice full-scope Family Medicine as well as an active teacher of medical students in addition to faculty mentoring.

Toni Gallo

Toni Gallo is a senior editor with the journal Academic Medicine and an Educational Resources and Scholarship Lead at the Association of American Medical Colleges. She has nearly 15 years of experience reviewing and editing scholarly and other writing and has led reviewing and writing workshops at medical schools and national and international meetings. She founded Academic Medicine’s blog AM Rounds and hosts the Academic Medicine Podcast.

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