Are you a medical student or resident with an interest in emergency medicine and/or infographics? Are you looking to gain some marketable skills in graphic design? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that CanadiEM is recruiting new members for the infographic team.
How did it start?
Our initial infographic team consisted of three members in 2015, who worked on a variety of projects. Since then, this has expanded to approximately 12 members who contribute on a part-time basis. Current infographic projects include collaborations with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM), as well as our own independent ventures such as the CanadiEM MVP infographic series.
Historically, we have recruited internally from a pool of junior editors, but the increasing demand for infographics from our collaborators has prompted us to recruit externally!
- Experience: Members of our infographic team receive graphic design training and hone their writing skills. Both of which are extremely marketable and have helped our previous team members in research and residency applications.
- Networking: Working with CanadiEM and collaborators such as the AHA and CJEM helps get your name out there. Several of our infographic team members have been recruited onto new projects with external collaborators as a result of their work on CanadiEM.
- Tangibles: Creating an infographic counts as a publication! These can be added to your CV. In some cases, these projects can lead to an official publication.1,2
If all of this sounds interesting to you, please send your CV and an outline (< 300 words) of why you would like to join our infographic team to Simon Huang by February 7th, 2020.
- 1.Thoma B, Murray H, Huang S, et al. The impact of social media promotion with infographics and podcasts on research dissemination and readership. CJEM. 2018;20(2):300-306. doi:10.1017/cem.2017.394
- 2.Martin LJ, Turnquist A, Groot B, et al. Exploring the Role of Infographics for Summarizing Medical Literature. Health Professions Education. March 2019:48-57. doi:10.1016/j.hpe.2018.03.005