Medical Writing (2023)

Medical Writing (Course #: 0158.1211)


Philip Greenland (Northwestern University)

Date and Time:

July 16-20, 2023

S, M, W, Th; 14:00-18:30 | T, W; 14:00-19:00


Room TBA, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Final Exam:

July 21, 2023 | 9:00-11:00 | Room TBA


Research experience is highly recommended.


Application: Apply now: English (International) | Hebrew (Israeli)

Course Syllabus

A detailed syllabus can be found here.

Course Description

The course should be of benefit to anyone interested in improving medical writing skills and better understanding the biomedical publication process. The course will be conducted in part as lecture and in part as a hands-on workshop that will review and discuss the steps involved in preparing, peer reviewing, and revising manuscripts for publication.

The course participants will refine and demonstrate writing, reading, editing, and reviewing skills through exercises and class discussions of the following subjects:

  • How journal editors and reviewers reach decisions about articles - what is important?
  • What matters - Impact Factor?
  • Editorial Ethics: Who is an author? What else is important?
  • What and how to prepare before you write
  • Learning by doing peer review
  • Learning to do an outline before writing
  • All the basics for submission: Cover letter, Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Tables, Figures, References, Acknowledgements, Supplementary Material
  • Responding to a review


Participants must pass the final exam with a grade of at least 60 (D) to receive academic credit for the course. Non-credit participants are not required to take the final exam. 

Lecturer Bio

Prof. Philip Greenland, MD

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology), Northwestern University, USA

Senior Editor of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)

Contact Information:

Ms. Saritte Perlman |  | +972-(0)3-640-7796​
Israeli: Hebrew Website

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