Educational Opportunities


Dr. Montello delivers a series of three Writing Workshops for COBRE faculty and researchers of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.  Scheduled at noon on the first Wednesday of the month in the Clendening Auditorium, the lectures are open to all faculty, staff, and investigators at the School of Medicine. Space available, hospital staff are also welcome. The lectures are well attended and receive strong evaluations from participants. CME credit is available at no charge to SOM faculty. 

Writing Workshops, Fall Series, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Clendening Amphitheater | 2nd Floor Robinson Bldg
Presenter: Martha Montello, Ph.D., Director, Writing Consult Center, University of Kansas School of Medicine

NEW Pre-registration system for PDFA Training ... Please go to the Faculty Training Calendar to pre-register for this event. Lunch to the first 25 participants... HOWEVER, pre-registration does NOT guarantee your lunch, it only serves the purpose of speeding up the registration line when you arrive. Thank you. 

Wednesday, October 3 Finding a Successful Writing Process
A systematic method of organizing and writing scientific papers authors can use to improve the presentation of their work in scientific manuscripts. This session shows how professional writing is a process, not a collection of rules.
Objectives include:
*Finding a writing process that works
*Using models to shape your writing
*Organizing scientific writing efficiently and effectively
Wednesday, November 7 Clear Writing in Medicine and Science: 5 Lessons in Clarity and Grace. A guide for scientific and medical authors who want to write well. This session offers accessible strategies for writing readable scientific prose.
Objectives include:
*Writing with the reader/reviewer in mind
*Using positions of emphasis in sentences and paragraphs
*Developing a clear style in scientific writing
Wednesday, December 5 Getting Your Paper Published - 17 steps for planning, writing and publishing a scientific or medical paper. This session presents a how-to guide for both junior and senior researchers, outlining a clear path to prepare a paper for publication.
Objectives include:
*Essential steps for preparing a journal article for publication
*Requirements for authorship
*Processes of submission, revision, and responding to reviewers

Last modified: Nov 27, 2013

in-Training (, the online magazine for medical students, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication.

The Examined Life Journal, published by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, also seeks works by students "related to health and the human condition in all its myriad definitions." To view submission guidelines, go to