- Blogs are generally 500-800 words in length; this is not a hard and fast rule.
- Topics for blog articles can encompass all aspects of academic surgery and can include but are not limited to medical work, education, reports from the field, work-life balance, personal interests, extracurricular activities, etc. Past blog submissions have featured interviews with opinion leaders, summaries of important research, or recent news articles and commentary.
- Photos or other media are welcome to be added with your blog submissions, please obtain appropriate permissions, if needed.
- Blog authors are encouraged to ask questions in their writing and frame the article so as to encourage further discussion and/or to generate comments.
- AAS members do not need to be currently serving on an AAS Committee to submit a blog article – see the General Membership bullet point below for submission information. Blog articles submitted by non-AAS members will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Information for Committee Members:
- Committee members who are assigned a blog article do not necessarily have to author the article themselves; rather they are responsible for submitting an article. If they have a resident or a colleague doing something interesting, they may ask that colleague to submit a blog in the committee member’s place.
- Members of AAS committees who have been assigned a blog article should check with their committee chairs to confirm their topic – some committees wish to create a series of committee-themed posts throughout the year, and some allow their members to decide what kind of article they’d like to post.
- Please complete the submission form below
- Blog articles will be reviewed and approved before posting:
- Committee members: Articles from committee members will need the committee chair’s approval. Submit below or reach out to the committee chair directly.
- Committee Chairs: Articles submitted by committee chairs will be reviewed and approved by the AAS Secretary – please submit the post below and the AAS Administrative Office will forward it to the Secretary for approval.
- General Membership: AAS members not currently serving on a committee who would like to submit a blog article are encouraged to do so below. After which, depending on the topic, it may be reviewed by the appropriate committee chair or by the AAS Secretary.
- A byline is created for all blog authors. When submitting an article, authors should also include:
- A brief 2-3 sentence bio (Twitter handles or other social media contacts are welcome)
- A recent photo
- If there are multiple authors please email Ochun@aasurg.org after submission.
- Depending on the current queue, all blogs submitted and approved will usually post within 2-3 days of submission unless a specific date or time period is requested by the author or committee chair.
Further questions can be sent to Ochun Farlice in the AAS Administrative Office (email@example.com) coordinates all AAS blog communications. AAS Associate Executive Director Nicole von Husen (firstname.lastname@example.org) oversees the AAS blog as a whole and directs its schedule.