Being a student adviser to the Student BMJ
Helen Barratt, one of our experienced advisers, gives her personal perspective
- By: Helen Barratt
Have you ever wondered how each issue of the studentBMJ comes into being? Who decides what articles are included? If I submit an article, what are the chances that it will be accepted?
Just 18 months ago, this was all a mystery to me. I read every issue, but the workings of the journal were shrouded in intrigue. The Student BMJ just appeared on my doorstep each month. Since then I've become a student adviser and now I'm one of the team that helps make the decisions about what goes in and what doesn't.
A full time student editor, who has taken a year out from their studies, runs the journal from the BMJ's offices. To ensure a strong student voice, the Student BMJ also has a team of about 30 advisers from all over the United Kingdom and the world, who are at every stage of medical school life.