Education Pilot Writing Course


The Education Pilot Grantee Writing Course is a longitudinal program for Department of Medicine educators. The program uses senior and peer mentoring to develop and enhance participants’ manuscript writing skills, improve writerly self-efficacy, and complete a manuscript for publication by the end of the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop and improve skills to identify a publishable medical education intervention, conduct a literature review, create and use an evaluation framework to measure the intervention’s effectiveness, and effectively write a manuscript about an innovative medical education intervention.
  • Complete a manuscript draft of education project funded by Education Pilot Grants.
  • Enhance awareness of manuscript writing resources available at BUMC
  • Enhance peer mentoring skills


9 DOM education pilot grant recipients, including clinician and scientist educators.

Time Commitment:

Sessions take place from 4-5:30pm from September to June, approximately every two months. Each session includes 15 minutes of didactic content on writing best practices, 30 minutes of participants’ project updates/challenges; 45 min of reviewing each other’s writing in small groups.

Session Components:

  • Didactic content on writing best practices (15 min). Each session focuses on how to effectively write a particular manuscript section
  • Participants’ project updates and challenges (30 min). Participants share progress on their projects, and strategize to overcome challenges with their peers and the senior faculty facilitators.
  • Peer review of manuscript sections (45 min). Participants work in small groups, facilitated by senior faculty facilitator, to review and provide feedback on sections of their manuscripts. Section drafts are circulated to other small group members one week prior to the next session in order to give each other time to review drafts prior to meeting.
  • Writing goal. Participants commit to completing a manuscript by the end of the program.
  • Participant commitment. Participants commit to a) complete pre-program assignments; b) actively participate in at least 5 of the 6 that take place from September to June; c) make progress on their manuscript; and d) provide feedback to their peers.

Writing Resources

For current participants in the Education Pilot Writing Course, please click here.