Apply for NEJM Editorial Fellowship

Posted by • June 23rd, 2014

The Journal invites applications for a one-year, full-time, paid editorial fellowship beginning in July 2015 from medical professionals at any career stage.  Applications are due by September 1, 2014.

The editorial fellow reviews and edits Images in Clinical Medicine submissions and organizes the Clinical Decisions series under the supervision of senior editors.  The fellow also moderates commenting at, does tagging for the Journal home page, writes Insights posts for the Now@NEJM blog, and contributes to other Journal work.

Participation in day-to-day editorial activities constitutes about 70% of the role.  For the remaining 30%, we expect fellows to undertake a project of their own choosing.

We are looking for candidates who have good medical judgment, can communicate that judgment in good written English, and can work independently.  Applicants do not need 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 description of the project you would like to pursue to Pam Miller, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115 or by September 1, 2014.

For more insight on the NEJM fellowship experience, see the article by Dr. Terry Schraeder, a former NEJM fellow, “NEJM Fellowship: The Ultimate Journal Club,” in Science Editor, July – August 2005, Vol 28, No 4 , 141-142. Although written 10 years ago, it remains applicable to today’s fellowship.

10 Responses to “Apply for NEJM Editorial Fellowship”

  1. Mariana Lema says:


    Do I have to be licensed to practice in the U.S. to apply for the fellowship?.

    Thank you.

  2. Furozandeh Karkhane says:

    Hello Dear M/S:
    I am really interested to your job opportunity, gynecologist, Canadian citizen.

    Hope to be able to have a chance

    Best Regards,

    Furozandeh Karkhane

  3. Cristina Chloe Maniu says:

    Dear Dr. Miller:

    Greetings and good evening. I would like to apply for the NEJM editorial felowship you advertise this week. My background is in the humanities (Literature, rhetoric and expository writing); in the law and environmental sciences, as well as, in medicine. In connection with my practice in environmental law, I have conducted extensive, comprehensive biomedical research relating to adverse health effects caused by highly toxic, carcinogenic pollutants. Furthermore, I subscribe to your journal online and am proud to report that I can diagnose your weekly image challenge with 100% accuracy. I would love to work for your journal and the image challenge gallery. Indeed, it would be my dream job.

    The project I would like to undertake would be closely aligned with Marcia Angell’s article in the New York Review of Books, “The Illusion of Psychiatry” (July 14, 2011), to wit the (mal)practice of ilegally off, label prescribed psychotropic drugs, which do more harm than good, only lining the pockets of the already superich pharmaceutical companies. Indeed they are often unnecessary and can even be lethal. Whatever happened to “First Do No Harm?” Thank you very much for your consideration. Have a wonderful day.

    All the best wishes,

    Cristina C Maniu, Ph. D

  4. Andrea Parent says:

    Hi Mariana,

    No, you do not have to be licensed in the U.S.

  5. Nikita Joshi says:

    Hello NEJM –

    Is it absolutely imperative that the fellow reside in Boston during the fellowship? I feel that majority of the work can be web based and project as well. Over the last few years I have been impressed with the use of social media to cross geographic barriers. Thank you.

    Nikita Joshi

  6. Mesut says:

    Good opportunity. Do you have this fellowship program each year, or is that a one-time chance?

  7. Sandra Origua says:

    I just wonder what type of American visa I need to stay in the country for the year of fellowship. I have a tourist visa, however, with this visa I cannot stay for more than six months. Thank you.

    Kind regards,

    Dr. Sandra Origua

  8. jorge alvarez says:

    I think that my expertise as old pediatrician is not what you are looking for ,I read every NEJM for years ,its the best medical publication for sure ,if you think I can be useful just mail me

  9. Christopher Heath says:

    Dear Dr. Miller:

    I have read the attached information including the very nice article by Dr. Terry Schraeder. However, is there a job description and/or selection criteria that need to be adressed in the application? That is aside from, the need for a project plan that the candidate would like to pursue during their tenure, & their CV?

    Please advice.

    Kind regards,


    Clin. A/Prof. Christopher Heath MD, FRACP, FRCPA, MASM

    Head of Infectious Diseases &

    Snr. Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Microbiologist, &

    Clinical A/Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia

    Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

    Royal Perth Hospital,

    Wellington Street

    Perth WA 6000


  10. Luisa says:

    Is it possible for medical students to participate in this?
    Also, how many hours of work are required on a daily basis?
    Thank you!