Which quarters does Bruin Medical Review recruit?
For the 2021-2022 academic year BMR will be recruiting for the Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 cohorts.
How many people read BMR?
We launched this publication in September of 2020. Despite just having launched, our quarterly viewership has grown to nearly 5,000. We hope to continue growing our newsmagazine in the months and years to come.
What are BMR's goals and mission?
BMR's has one goal — to make health information accessible. Our mission is to improve health literacy by publishing a wide-range of content. We train our members to explain complex topics at a middle- or high- school level to accommodate the average national literacy level.
What do you look for in an applicant?
Though helpful, we don't require prior experience. BMR provides extensive writing and design training during your admit quarter. Instead, we are looking for individuals who have a passion for improving health literacy and who are organized, able to follow deadlines, committed and willing to learn.
How is the organization structured?
The publication process is structured and broken down into a cohort system. We publish content on a rolling basis. You will be paired with an editor who will work with you closely to develop your work into a publishable article or infographic. Your work with then move along the publishing pathway to our copy editor and Editor-in-Chief who will review and edit all articles prior to publication.
What is the interview like?
The purpose of our interview is to get to know who you are. We have already reviewed your application and resume, now is the time to let your personality and passion shine through!
What is the time commitment like?
As with any organization, we do expect our members to be able to prioritize their work with BMR. Members are required to attend general meetings and cohort meetings. General meetings occur twice monthly. Cohort meetings occur weekly. Members will work on their articles and infographics outside of these meetings.
Can I reapply to BMR if I am not accepted?
Yes! Many of our members have applied more than once. When reapplying, be sure to emphasize how you've grown since your first application.