Apply to Be a 2020-2021 NEJM Editorial Fellow


NEJM invites applications for three one-year, full-time, paid editorial fellowships beginning in July 2020 from medical professionals at any career stage. Applications are due by August 15, 2019.

The editorial fellows review and edit Images in Clinical Medicine submissions and write Quick TakesVisual Abstracts, and blog posts under the supervision of senior editors. The fellows also moderate commenting at, research topics for review articles, and contribute to other Journal work according to their skills and inclinations. The fellows also have ample opportunities to pursue their interests. Several previous and ongoing projects have been fellow-initiated or fellow-led.

We would like one fellow with an interest in medical education to take the lead on managing NEJM Resident 360, and we invite all fellows to contribute to its contents, such as Rotation Prep updates, discussions, and podcasts. Together, the fellows will work with an editorial team to generate new ideas and content.

The fellows also participate in the day-to-day editorial activities of the Journal, including attending the editorial meetings where they will gain a deeper understanding of how a peer review journal works and editors make their decisions about publishing papers in the medical literature. 

For a more in depth look at the fellows’ experiences, please read a reflection by our 2016-2017 fellows.

We are looking for candidates who have good medical judgment, can communicate that judgment in good written English, and can work independently. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens, but successful candidates must reside in the Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Please send curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to Pam Miller, 10 Shattuck St., Boston, MA 02115 or by August 15, 2019.