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Call for Papers on Climate and Graduate Medical Education


The Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) is seeking submissions related to climate and graduate medical education (GME) for a journal supplement to be published in 2024. These manuscripts may be submitted in any JGME article category. The goal of this supplement is to enhance access, for GME programs worldwide, to curriculum, faculty development, assessments, and other resources on climate change and GME. Where there are gaps, articles providing specific research directions, for enhancing our understanding of the intersections of patients, trainees, training programs, and those marginalized or underserved by health care, are strongly encouraged.

Examples of Potential Intersections of Climate and GME

Climate determinants of health 

Can residents counsel a patient who must work outside during extreme heat (eg, construction, agriculture, landscaping, or package delivery workers)?

Vector-borne conditions

Can residents describe how climate change–related occurrences, such rising temperatures, storms, fires, flooding, and power outages, produce different vector-borne conditions?

Climate-related disasters    

Can residents identify which clinical conditions are most at risk for decompensation in situations of severe weather (eg, heat, cold)?


Can residents identify which medicines may promote heat exhaustion, stroke, or dehydration?

Health center access and power loss       

How will residents and faculty access the health center during flooding and other extreme events, or prolonged blackouts?

Authors can find guidance on how to submit a manuscript on the JGME website: When submitting articles for the climate supplement, indicate the topic area (eg, curriculum, assessments, faculty development, other) in your cover letter. Submissions are due by January 15, 2024. Please contact with any questions.


A Renewed Call for Papers on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Over 3 years ago the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) issued a call for papers related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in graduate medical education (GME). Since then, we have published a large number of articles in areas ranging from program recruitment, assessment, curriculum, and faculty development to cross-specialty institutional initiatives.  

We are re-issuing this call for papers to continue these ongoing, essential conversations. As before, manuscripts focusing on any area relevant to GME are welcome, in all JGME article categories.

Authors can find guidance on how to submit a manuscript on the JGME website: Please indicate in the cover letter that the submission is in response to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice call. Papers on this topic will be reviewed preferentially at any time.

We recommend reviewing the standards for publishing on health inequities prior to submitting manuscripts. Suggested resources include:

Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change resulting in health equity. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability, and age. 

Health Equity1
Health equity is the principle of providing everyone the opportunity to attain their full health potential while no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of their social position or other socially determined circumstance. 

Inclusion is a core element for successfully achieving diversity. Inclusion is achieved by nurturing the climate and culture of the institution through professional development, fostering difficult conversations, education, policy, and practice. The objective is creating a climate that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all and encourages engagement and connection throughout the institution and community.

Justice is defined as eliminating practices and policies that have disparate impact on minority groups.


  1. Association of American Medical Colleges. Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Collection. Accessed May 29, 2020.


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