The Good Evidence Matters (GEMs) writing project is ideal for residents or faculty new to the critical appraisal and publication process. This project caters to authors that have some early experience in critical appraisal (such as through FPIN’s PURLs Journal Club) and can use this writing experience as a building block for authoring FPIN’s Help Desk Answers.

Who: GEMs is ideal for solo authors (residents or faculty) new to writing for publication and looking to bolster their critical appraisal skills.

What: A GEM is a concise summary of a single, recent study. Participation also serves as a great first step for programs wanting to advance their scholarship program to include FPIN’s HelpDesk Answers. GEMs are peer reviewed and disseminated nationally which position them well to meet ACGME requirements.


Requirements for participation:

  • Membership package which includes GEMs access
  • One Local Editor (faculty) who agrees to review all GEMs manuscripts within our editorial management system before submission to the GEMs editors
  • Agreement to schedule ongoing calls with the project management team to discuss the number of scholarship projects planned and ongoing progress

Approximate Time Commitment: 10 hours (7 from the author, 3 from the local editor) over the span of 5 months.

For further questions, please contact the GEMs Project Manager at [email protected] or by phone at 573-256-2066.