Join the First Aid Author Team!

2016 FA1 Book CoverEach year, more than 150,000 students and physicians trust First Aid for the USMLE, USMLE-Rx Qmax, First Aid Flash Facts, and First Aid Express videos for critical exam prep and curricular coursework. We hope that you have also benefited from these resources, and we invite you to consider joining our outstanding author team to revise these iconic publications for future generations of learners.Authors can contribute in a variety of ways including editing text and questions, developing medical illustrations, curating clinical images, delivering video talks, and designing curricula. This is a great way to maintain and broaden your basic and clinical science knowledge, especially as it relates to your future medical career. Furthermore, you can enhance your CV and gain specific experience in medical education as part of your career path.

Most projects typically run 4-6 months and have an average time commitment of 3-6 hours per week. Projects are flexible and are designed to accommodate busy classroom and clinical schedules. In addition to the opportunity to improve education for medical learners worldwide, you will receive publication credit, a stipend, and a subscription to the USMLE-Rx product of your choice. We value and reward creativity, innovation, hard work, diligence, and open collaboration. Successful authors may be promoted to lead future revisions of First Aid/USMLE-Rx publications, including our flagship textFirst Aid for the USMLE Step 1.

If you are interested in joining, please click here to fill out the application form and provide:

  1. A brief statement of interest and qualifications, including long-term career goals
  2. Your USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK scores (if available)
  3. A current resume
  4. Samples of your work including high-yield texts and notes, medical illustrations and drawings, flashcards, and video talks

All information will be kept confidential. Applications received by Wednesday, March 30, will receive priority consideration. We will invite qualified candidates to develop or revise sample content and will also provide more details about potential roles and responsibilities.

Thank you for your interest. We hope to hear from you soon!


Tao Le, MD, MHS
Editor-in-Chief, First Aid and USMLE-Rx


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