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CTSI Manuscript Writing Intensive Course

CTSI Manuscript Writing Intensive Course

Complete one manuscript in 10 weeks.

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to promote the dissemination of research findings through training on best practices in manuscript writing and interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration in that process.

This course aims to reduce participants’ anxieties, speed up progress, elevate quality, and achieve success in writing competitive manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

Objectives

  • Increase participant confidence and self-efficacy in the writing process
  • Enhance participant ability to critically evaluate the written work of self/others
  • Improve participant capacity to effectively provide, receive, and utilize feedback
  • Encourage participants to recognize and seize opportunities for future collaboration and/or professional writing development

Intended Audience

This course is intended for clinicians, investigators, and other faculty at MCW and our partner institutions who are at any stage of their career and who would like the structure, pacing, accountability, guidance, and support to complete one competitive manuscript in 10 weeks to disseminate their research. Participants may bring a manuscript to work on that is at any stage of preparation: outline, partial or first draft, or rejected submission.

Structure of the Course

Four participants in different disciplines who are working on unrelated research projects form a small cohort to support each other in the manuscript writing process.

Cohorts will meet for one 2-hour session each week for a total of 10 weeks. Attendance at each session is mandatory. In addition, outside of the weekly sessions, participants are expected to spend approximately 2 hours per week making progress on their own manuscripts, and 2 hours per week critically reading a cohort member’s manuscript. Thus, the total weekly time investment for this course is approximately 6 hours.

Dates and Times

  • 1st Quarter: January 4 — March 12
  • 2nd Quarter: April 5 — June 14 (no session on May 31, Memorial Day)
  • 3rd Quarter: July 5 — September 13 (no session on September 6, Labor Day)
  • 4th Quarter: October 4 — December 17 (no session during Thanksgiving week)

Time Options

  • Mondays, 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Mondays, 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM
  • Tuesdays, 8:00 AM — 10:00 AM
  • Tuesdays, 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Wednesdays, 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM
  • Thursdays, 8:00 AM — 10:00 AM
  • Thursdays, 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
  • Fridays, 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Fridays, 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

* Please note: We will only be able to run those timeslots in which four people have registered.

Mondays

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Mondays

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Tuesdays

8:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Tuesdays

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Wednesdays

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Wednesdays

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Thursdays

8:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Thursdays

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Fridays

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fridays

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

* Please note: We will only be able to run those timeslots in which four people have registered.

Enrollment Capacity

Sessions will be limited to 20 participants comprising 5 small cohorts of 4 participants each.

Facilitator Biography

Pat Walsh recently retired as Professor Emerita of Professional Communication at Alverno College. While engaged in her teaching career, she built a thriving freelance business as a professional writing coach who specializes in empowering health care researchers to write for publication. Pat has helped countless individuals and teams across institutions write manuscripts that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.  A positive and encouraging writing coach, Pat creates inclusive learning environments where professionals with a growth mindset flourish.

Course Cost

Participants are invited to apply for a $600 stipend to participate in this professional development opportunity to enhance their scholarship efforts.

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PARTNERS

VersitiChildren's Hospital of WisconsinVA Medical CenterMarquette UniversityMSOEUWM