MGH Center for Faculty Development

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series for Clinicians and Clinician Educators

Ended: March 31, 2020

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series
March 10 and March 31
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

IMPORTANT: A participant must attend BOTH sessions in the series.

A series for MGH clinical faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This two-part series will help clinicians improve their scholarly writing and their productivity. Participants will learn how to:
• Clarify interests and goals
• Select a target audience for writing
• Create an outline
• Avoid obsessive perfectionism

Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Director, Office for Clinical Careers at MGH; Chief Emeritus, Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH; Director, Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine, MGH; Editor-in-Chief, Psychosomatics

Part 1 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

This session will serve to determine what is of interest for clinicians in different disciplines and then to outline one or two clinical reports. We will model a process for turning clinical cases into educational/clinically relevant publications, with creation of components based upon questions (e.g., who, what., where, when, why, and how) and division of labor. Following this session collaborators will draft responses to the questions asked and will email them to Dr. Stern within the next 10 days.

Part 2 - Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

This session will discuss the editorial/wordsmithing process. Dr. Stern will review and discuss his edits of the revised manuscript(s) and guide collaborators through the submission/revision process.

Registration to both parts is required. Click below to register for the other Part of the series.

MGH Office for Clinical Careers


March 10, 2020 03/10/20
12 PM – 1:30 PM
Simches 3.130, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
March 31, 2020 03/31/20
12 PM – 1:30 PM
Simches 3.130, Floor 3, Simches Research Center