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Surgery Physician-Author

Department: USMLE / Medical Content
Location: Los Angeles , CA

Surgery Physician-Author 

UWorld is seeking remote-working practicing Surgery physician-authors to write and edit content for our web-based products. Surgery physician-authors will collaborate with in-house team of physician-authors and illustrators to produce high-quality content for our USMLEŽ, Internal Medicine (ABIMŽ), and Family Medicine (ABFM) Question Banks, in addition to other products in development.

Physician-authors will update their medical expertise while educating tomorrow's physicians via our innovative and interactive platform. Candidates will partner with some of the brightest minds in education and become a part of UWorld's success story.

This position reports to the Director of Medical Education.

Time Commitment

Remote work with a minimum of 5-10 hours per week (contract). Surgery physician-authors must actively practice clinically.


  • American Board of Surgery (ABS)–certified general surgeon or surgical chief resident

  • Exceptional communication skills, superior medical knowledge, and passion for training future physicians

  • High scores on the USMLEŽ Step 1, 2, and 3 examinations and on the ABSITEŽ and ABS General Surgery Qualifying Exam (QE), as applicable

  • Prior experience in writing board-style questions, tutoring medical students, or working in an academic institution preferred

Job Responsibilities

  • Review and develop surgery content for the USMLEŽ, ABIMŽ, ABFM, and other UWorld Question Banks, including writing clinical vignettes and/or comprehensive explanations that follow the UWorld style and are based on examination blueprints and high-yield clinical scenarios

  • Review and revise existing content written by other team members, providing and receiving feedback with tact and diplomacy, with a focus on accuracy, precision, readability, and educational value

  • Work with medical illustration team to create original high-yield images and figures highlighting important medical concepts or disease processes

  • Complete other tasks as requested


  • Compensation based on experience


At UWorld, we believe strength is derived from the talents, ideas, and experiences of a diverse workforce.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected class.  UWorld is proud to be an equal opportunity employer providing a drug-free workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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