Students of peer review: Where are you in your S-curve?
The S-curve illustrates how we tailor the mentorship program to your own learning curve. Progress is slow in the initial phase, but this is followed by almost exponential growth in learning. The wide spectrum of how individuals take on specific tasks is often overlooked—some acquire skills quicker, while some take longer. No worries if you belong to the latter group. The good news is that when it comes to cognitive skills, studies have shown that speed in learning does not predict mastery of the material. Mentors can assess your performance during the critical phase of your learning curve and adjust the pace accordingly. They can level up your skillset by asking you challenging questions, addressing areas of weakness, to help you learn faster (shift the curve to the left). Alternatively, mentors could extend the duration of the program from 1 year to 2 years to expose you to a wider range of topics (shift the curve to the right) while having regular conversations with you on your editorial tactics.
We invite GI fellows and those at the early stages of their career to join our mentorship program. The deadline to apply for the 2021 program is June 15, with the next cohort beginning on July 1. Please contact the GIE editorial office for more information or to apply.
GIE is most grateful for the mentors who generously shared their valuable time and expertise behind the scenes to train tomorrow’s endoscopic researchers. Our peer review mentorship program started as pilot project in 2015 and has evolved into a well-established program due to the purposeful enthusiasm of our mentors.
Peer Review Mentors (2020-2021)
Abdul Aziz Aadam, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Seiichiro Abe, MD, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Joseph Anderson, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH
Antonio Facciorusso, MD, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Foggia, Italy
Tim Gardner, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH
Cesare Hassan, MD, Poliambulatorio Nuevo Regina Margherita, Rome, Italy
Ryan Law, MD, University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Felix Leung, MD, Los Angeles School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens, Greece
Kevin McGrath, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Carlos Micames, MD, Bella Vista Hospital, Puerto Rico
Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Patrick Pfau, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Surinder Rana, MD, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
Timo Rath, MD, Department of Medicine, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Harry Snady, MD, EUS Imaging, New York, New York
Anthony Teoh, MD, Deputy Director of Endoscopy and Associate Professor in The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tony Tham, MD, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Ireland
Jeanin van Hooft, MD, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Holland