Submit a Medical Student Perspective Essay

ACP IMpact's Medical Student Perspective series presents essays by medical students on their experience on medical school.

Guidelines for Submission

Articles can be on any topic relating to your experience in medical school. Some examples include:

  • advice/survival tips for new medical students
  • your internal medicine clerkship experience
  • how you are preparing for residency applications and interviews
  • work/life balance
  • maintaining personal relationships
  • managing your money
  • patient encounters or physician mentors that inspired you to choose internal medicine

Articles should:

  • be approximately 700-1000 words
  • be grammatically correct and free of errors
  • be written in first-person
  • have a title

ACP does not accept scientific papers for the Medical Student Perspective series.

To submit your essay, e-mail a Word document attachment of your article to with the subject line: ACP IMpact Submission. Please include a picture of yourself (preferably a headshot) along with your submission.

Please note: There is no deadline for submission. Articles are accepted on a rolling-basis. IMpact staff reserves the right to edit your article. Submission does not guarantee publication in IMpact.