A series of classes on scientific publishing was offered to physicians, midlevel providers, administrators, students and community members from three Mayo Clinic Health System sites in southeastern Minnesota.
The first class focused on choosing a journal, choosing a topic, manuscript structure and organization, and conducting a literature review. The second class reviewed students' first drafts, revising and refining the manuscript. The final session highlighted the submission process, ethics, legal matters, uniform journal requirements, peer writing groups and additional support.
Evaluations were favorable, and outcomes included one case report and several other projects under way.