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​For Trainees

Advancing Trainees as Leaders and Scholars

Health professions trainees—including students, residents, and fellows in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy—are a pillar of academic medicine. The Academic Medicine Advancing Trainees as Leaders and Scholars (ATLAS) initiative aims to engage health professions learners in the scholarly publishing process and feature their voices more regularly in Academic Medicine. By engaging trainees as readers and authors at Academic Medicine, we hope to help create the next generation of leaders and scholars. This page will serve as a central "hub" for connecting trainees with existing and emerging ATLAS resources.

Submit an Article

We welcome submissions from trainees! In addition to traditional research reports, we encourage trainees to consider submitting other publication types:

Full instructions for authors can be found here. Trainee-authored submissions undergo the same peer-review process as all other submissions.

Opportunities for Trainees

  • Annual call for trainee-authored Letters to the Editor: The next call is coming Summer 2019!
  • Stay tuned for more ATLAS-related opportunities!

Learn About Academic Medicine

Read Trainee-Authored Publications 

Consider reading recently-published articles authored by trainees to understand the scope of work these learners are publishing in Academic Medicine.

Research and Publication Tutorials

Academic Medicine has developed several resources for medical education scholars which can serve as helpful guides for trainees.

Stay Informed

Ask a Question

Have questions about submitting trainee-authored work to Academic Medicine? Have suggestions for the ATLAS initiative? Please contact us at academicmedicine@aamc.org.


ATLAS Leadership

Jesse Burk Rafel, MD, MRes

Assistant Editor for Trainee Engagement

Internal Medicine Resident

New York University