MEDICAL REVIEWING FOR HEALTHCENTRAL
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MEDICAL REVIEWING FOR HEALTHCENTRAL
HealthCentral provides health and medical content for a large, engaged audience of people who expect current, accurate, and reliable information. We look to our medical review board to ensure that every piece of content on our site that includes medical information meets these standards.
Reviewers for HealthCentral must be qualified medical professionals or certified specialists. They are responsible for reviewing articles, slideshows, quizzes, assessments, and other types of content, to ensure that they’re factually and medically accurate, up to date, and aligned with current treatment standards.
Why become a medical reviewer for HealthCentral?
“Serving on the Medical Review Board for HealthCentral has been both personally and professionally rewarding. I feel confident referring my patients to HealthCentral for health care guidance and information knowing that the content has been written and/or reviewed by qualified experts in the field. There is so much misinformation online; HealthCentral is taking the steps to make sure that the information we provide is current and accurate. Serving as a medical reviewer has broadened my knowledge base and helps me to stay up to date with the latest research, allowing me to provide to most accurate information for my patients.”
--Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN
Senior Clinical Dietitian, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- What is HealthCentral?
Healthcentral.com is a consumer health website that covers more than 100 health categories, ranging from diabetes to breast cancer to autoimmune diseases and beyond. Our audience is comprised of people who are looking for guidance in understanding health information. Our contributors include medical professionals, health journalists who write about trends and news in medicine, and “patient experts” – people who have been there, lived that, and have plenty advice on how to handle chronic and serious conditions day to day.
We engage our audience through our newsletters and social media channels, search engine optimization, and other means. We encourage you to spend time on HealthCentral.com, getting to know the style and tone that resonates with our audience — many of whom are living with chronic illnesses or caring for those who are.
- Which medical professionals are we looking for?
- currently practicing; retired; fellows who are in specialty training; psychologists, psychiatrists, and other credentialled mental health pros; researchers with clinical practices; registered dietitians; physical and occupational therapist
- M.D. -
- Ph.D. -
- D.N.P. - specifically in specialty areas
- What do we need our medical reviewers to do?
Read and evaluate 600-1,500-word stories, slideshows, and other content and:
- Check that all medical facts are accurate and current
- Ensure that any study cited is the newest information available at the time of review
- Add any new treatment protocols, if applicable, and provide sources
- Alert us to any outdated, incorrect, or insensitive information that should be removed/edited
- Add information where necessary to clarify/update
- Provide updated sources as inline links when new information is added
Reviewers are NOT expected to edit or copy edit any content. We take care of that.
- How much time does it take to be a medical reviewer?
In many cases, it would only take about 30 minutes to review one piece of content that is 600-1,500 words in length. How much time you set aside for review is up to you.
- What is the process for review?
Typically, we send a batch of content via email monthly or bi-monthly and give the reviewer up to a week to complete the reviews. On occasion, we might send a one-off piece and ask for a faster turnaround. Reviewers follow specific guidelines when assessing each piece of content. All edits, updates, suggestions, and/or deletions of information should be tracked in the provided template and returned via email to the assigning editor.
- What is the rate for medical reviewers?
Rates vary but we pay per piece, depending on your experience as a medical professional and your specialty.
- Will I receive credit on HealthCentral for the content that I review?
Yes, our reviewers have a byline on each piece reviewed, a bio page on HealthCentral.com, and inclusion on our medical review board page [add link]. Here’s an example of a medically reviewed post with attribution. All content that you review will also appear on your bio page.
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