Flipped Publishing: A New Paradigm for Medical Textbooks

Shahab Shahid (Author)

Medical Student, St George's University of London

Mark Rodrigues (Author)

Radiology Registrar, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Simon Maxwell (Author)

Professor of Student Learning, Prescribing, and Clinical Pharmacology. Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Katrina Mason (Author)

Core Surgical Trainee, Barts and the London, The Blizard institute, London, UK

Madelaine Gimzewska (Author)

Foundation Doctor, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK.

Zeshan Qureshi (Author)

Academic Clinical Fellow (International Child Health), Great Ormond Street and Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

Medical, Education, Publishing, Textbooks, Junior.


Medical textbooks remain an integral component of the undergraduate education pathway. These texts are traditionally prepared by senior clinicians or academics, based on their long experience of the subject matter. Medical students and junior doctors are commonly asked to review these books, but often have little role in influencing the content. This article will discuss the opening of a new paradigm in medical publishing, whereby students and junior doctors (juniors) take the lead in planning and producing the content of their textbooks with senior clinicians taking the role of reviewer. 


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How to Cite
Shahid, S., Rodrigues, M., Maxwell, S., Mason, K., Gimzewska, M., & Qureshi, Z. (2015). Flipped Publishing: A New Paradigm for Medical Textbooks. Res Medica, 23(1), 92–94. https://doi.org/10.2218/resmedica.v23i1.1328
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