It is up to the writer to uphold academic integrity and avoid plagiarism. Here are a number of resources that discuss what to consider when writing to insure academic integrity:
When writing, it is important to have a clear idea of what you want to say as well as who your intended audience is. These resources discuss some of the things to keep in mind to make sure you get your point across clearly and concisely.
Article from American Scientist about the importance of writing with the reader in mind.
This guide explains how to build a persuasive argument and anticipate and respond to the reservations of readers.
Describes features of a well-written argument and provides examples.
Concise guide to the style and function of scientific writing.
Types of Writing in Medicine
Throughout the course of your career in medicine you will be expected to produce writing in a number of different formats. The Writing Center at UNC at Chapel Hill has a number of short guides available on a wide range of topics about writing.
Some types of writing you may be expected to do, although not an inclusive list, include:
- Annotated Bibliographies
- CVs and Resumes
- Grant Proposals
- Literature Reviews
- Thesis Statement
- Scientific Reports
This guide developed by the University of Toronto also contains information on a wide range of writing types. Note: To access the full-text on a topic, select either the PDF or HTML link to the right of the topic name in the table of contents.
Grammar and Style
The following resources are helpful for using proper grammar and spelling of medical terms.
A direct link to this resource is not currently available. Selecting this link will take you to the main STAT!Ref page. To access Stedman's, choose Tools & Features above the list of titles on the left side of the page, then select Stedman's Medical Dictionary from the resulting menu.
A basic medical dictionary created for the general public, but a good resource to check spelling of medical terms.
A great resource for medical eponyms - drugs or disease named after a person.
In-depth guide by the Capital Community College Foundation about grammar and how to avoid common writing mistakes.
Resources for International Students
Some language resources for writers who are not native English speakers and would like a little extra help or practice.
Contains tutorials and interactive practice activities that teach the user how to avoid common ESL errors.
Originally written for Korean scientists in the biomedical sciences, this guide offers helpful information to other non-native English speakers.