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Medical Editor

Company: American College of Physicians
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Medical Education Division of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is seeking candidates for the position of Medical Editor for the Assessment and Education Programs (AEP) department. ACP, a national organization of internal medicine physicians with headquarters in Philadelphia, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with more than 160,000 members worldwide.
The Medical Editor is responsible for the management of assigned Assessment and Education Programs (AEP) products from planning through production. This includes substantive/developmental editing of selected Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) clinical material in the content areas of internal medicine, including syllabus, multiple-choice questions, updates, and digital enhancements; the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE); and other Medical Education Division programs as assigned. This is a hybrid position with one day per week in-office required.
Responsibilities of the Medical Editor include, but are not limited to:

  • Substantively editing all AEP materials, including syllabus text, tables, figures, multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and content presented in various e-learning digital platforms.
  • Editing all content in a digital environment while adhering to the AEP style guide and standardized grammatical, punctuation, spelling, and usage rules.
  • Working with authoring committees to develop content according to needs assessment data and ACP guidelines; ensuring assignments are completed according to program specifications and on time.
  • Representing ACP and AEP at committee meetings and conducting tutorials on the development and evaluation of MCQs
  • Understanding all facets of production, from file conversion through electronic production.
  • Collaborating with production staff and creative services on the production of graphics
  • Assisting with proofreading of products in all print and electronic production stages using standard proofreading conventions. Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Journalism, or Biology; and two-plus years of work-related experience in a medical editing environment.
    • Ability to substantively edit medical content and address issues of organization, clarity, and appropriateness for the audience, conforming to departmental style and usage.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic and print production; familiarity with or potential to learn how to edit in e-learning digital platforms is desirable.
    • Knowledge of test development principles and concepts in self-assessment and continuing medical education is desirable.
      ACP offers a competitive salary, superior benefits and a supportive work environment. Find out more about ACP at: Interested candidates should apply online with their cover letter and resume.
      ACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.

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