The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the premier not-for-profit organization for women's health care. Comprised of over 58,000 physician-members who are experts in women's health care, ACOG provides to its members the highest quality education opportunities, practice-oriented resources, research, advocacy, and organizational support. With headquarters located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, excellent benefits and so much more! To learn more about our organization, please visit us at www.acog.org.
The College is currently seeking an Editor of Medical Exams to coordinate the development of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) In-Training Examination and oversee the submission and revision of items/manuscript from examination committee.
- Ensure development of appropriate test questions based on writing assignments. Edit questions for consistency, style, and item classification. Check references to ensure answer and content validity. Obtain artwork and copyright permissions. Verify key for electronic scoring of and prepare item summary information. Work in the databank system daily.
- Compile annual examination using established blueprint in consultation with the test committee leadership and senior staff. Maintain pool of previously used and new test items in databank system. Incorporate psychometric information in previously used items, archive items determined to be no longer relevant to practice or those with poor test performance, and add items that survive examination administration analysis. Maintain and update list of current reference materials for citations. Consult with senior staff and databank staff to ensure all upgrades run properly, and also when new upgrades are necessary for consistent databank development.
- Assist in administrative functions in conjunction with test committee meetings: including the spring orientation, the compilation conference call, and the fall editorial meeting. Work with the chair, section leaders, relevant staff, and consultants to prepare and conduct these meetings. Develop training presentation for the spring orientation and item writing workshop. Develop manuscript PDF for the fall editorial meeting and the spring compilation conference call. Ensure that editorial queries are resolved and changes in content incorporated into items from committee discussions. Coordinate establishing dates for meeting with appropriate staff.
- Communicate with authors to coordinate the emailing of assignments, manuscript (PDF) revisions, provision of supplemental materials, and meeting deadlines. Assist committee chair and senior director in creating item writing assignments based on analysis of current question pool and exam blueprint. Train individual committee members during the orientation meeting and introduce them to the databank software system. Aid in their queries along the way. Also, communicate with authors using the databank system to edit and perfect items prior to the fall editorial meeting.
- Compile matrices for each annual examination, noting number of questions in each cell relative to objectives and categories. Make suggestions to committee leaders about sections and/or items to cut during spring compilation conference call to assemble the final examination.
- Coordinate with intra and interdepartmental staff in the online examination process, Review item summary information for feedback relative to examination outcomes, and review the examination during several phases, including testing online functionality, prior to the examination dates.
- Bachelor's degree in English/Liberal Arts. Master's degree preferred in English or Public Health.
- Minimum of five years of relevant editing experience
- Ability to coordinate all elements of a publication including manuscript development, artwork (tables and graphics), legends, and references
- Experience with seeking permission requests
- Familiarity with computer programs (Microsoft Office), major editorial style guidelines, accessing medical research through printed and online resources (including MEDLINE)
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of medical terminology relative to obstetrics and gynecology desired
- Ability to work well with authors; be sensitive to the need for tact in helping authors perfect questions
- Time oriented; ability to meet deadlines consistently