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Authors Oyibo SO

Received 27 July 2017

Accepted for publication 24 August 2017

Published 22 September 2017
Volume 2017:8
Pages 669—674


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Robert Robinson

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication:
Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder

Samson O Oyibo

Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, UK

Having peer-reviewed articles published in medical journals is important for career progression in many medical specialties. Despite this, only a minority of junior doctors have the skills in the area of medical article publishing. The aim of this study was to assess junior doctors’ views concerning being involved in medical article publishing and whether they perceive involvement as an effective method of teaching.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to a convenience sample of doctors who had been involved in medical article publishing. Questions concerned training and involvement in publishing as junior doctors, effects on education and training, is it an effective method of teaching and should publishing be part of their education and training program. Questions used the 5-point Likert scale. Of the 39 doctors, 37 (94.9%) doctors responded.
Results: Only one-third of respondents agreed that they had adequate training or involvement in medical article publishing during their undergraduate medical training. Many (78.4%) agreed that it was difficult to get published as a junior doctor. Publishing as a junior doctor improved knowledge about publishing, understanding of the topic and interest in the field of study for 92, 92 and 73% of respondents, respectively. Many (89%) agreed that publishing made them eager to publish more. Most (76%) agreed that it was likely to encourage interest in a postgraduate career in that field of study. A majority (92%) felt that involvement in medical article publishing is an effective method of teaching and it should be a part of the junior doctors’ education and training program.
Conclusion: Junior doctors feel that involvement in medical article publishing contributes to learning and education and is an effective method of teaching. This supports the need to incorporate such training into the junior doctors’ education and training program.

Keywords: medical publishing, effective teaching, junior doctor education, cross-sectional survey

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