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Viable Op-Med Topics

Op-Med is a collection of original articles contributed by Doximity members.

Last updated: April 2024

We are always open to specialty-specific articles, particularly those targeted at an internal medicine, neurology, or oncology clinician audience.

Please note: We are also currently looking for articles on medical business. We are not currently open to articles on burnout, GLP-1s, or social media/ChatGPT.

If you would like to write for us but don’t know where to start, feel free to refer to the below list of topics that we are currently open to. This is not an exhaustive list, and should be taken as a place to brainstorm from. If you want to read a collection of our especially well-written articles, check out our 2023 Op-Med Awards.

Lessons Learned and How-Tos

Life and career advice from clinicians, for clinicians.

  1. 5 Things I Wish I Knew About X — Example ideas: taking a research/gap/MPH year during med school, opening a private practice, switching specialties, coding a medical encounter, taking efficient notes for the EMR
  2. Lessons learned from popular culture/media, lectures, clinical experience, or people you’ve encountered in medicine (mentors, patients, students, etc.) — Examples: Feedback is a Skill You Practice ; Vulnerability as Superpower
  3. How to talk to your patient about X — Example ideas: medical conspiracies, getting second opinions, off-label treatment, alternative treatments, taboo subjects.

Challenges in Medicine

Examining the issues in medicine that you, your colleagues, and your patients face.

  1. Practical ways to address challenges in health care, or solutions-oriented discussion of issues in medicine — Example for surgeons: ergonomics, disability insurance, how you take care of your body
  2. Recommendations/guidelines/training standards you don’t agree with — Example: Wake Up Pediatric Patients

Patient Encounters

  1. Patient care or patient experiences through a specific lens: rural medicine; inner-city; disadvantaged population 
  2. Learning something new about a patient and how that changed your care for them — Example: He Didn’t Want Treatment

Primary Care and Public Health Topics

  1. Treating long COVID patients
  2. The challenges that emerging street drugs may pose to our patients and what we can do to help
  3. How do PCPs navigate all the new obesity meds?

Experiences at Medical Conferences

  1. Emerging trends, practices, hot topics discussed at a medical conference: What challenges or opportunities is your specialty exploring and what are their potential implications for medical professionals and patients?
  2. Panel Discussions and Workshops: Summarize key takeaways from panel discussions and workshops attended, highlighting important discussions, debates, and practical insights shared by experts.
  3. Tips on networking at a medical conference, making the most of your time
  4. Reflections on personal experiences, growth and development

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