University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

WMJ Editor-in-Chief Search

Call for Applications

Deadline to apply: May 13, 2022
Click here for a complete position description

The Wisconsin Medical Journal is seeking candidates to serve as its next editor-in-chief (EIC). The incoming EIC will succeed Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, who has served as editor since 2019 and has been appointed editor-in-chief of Family Medicine.

WMJ provides a forum for the clinical and professional issues of our time and for the future. For the editor, it is a window on the scholarship that will shape our profession. ”

John J. Frey, III, MD, WMJ Editor-in-Chief, 2006-2019

The EIC will report to the WMJ Publishing Board and will be responsible for working with WMJ staff, deputy editor(s), and the WMJ Editorial Board to shape, lead, and execute the journal’s important mission: to provide an opportunity to publish original research, case reports, review articles, and essays about current medical and public health issues.

The EIC will serve a three-year term, with the potential for renewal, that will commence in June 2022.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a faculty member at MCW or SMPH
  • Have a record of successful previous publications in peer-reviewed journal(s)
  • Possess a broad medical vantage point
  • Have extensive knowledge of research methods
  • Possess excellent writing and editing skills
  • Be able to understand, assess and advise on the medical, social, political and economic aspects of the health care enterprise
  • Have demonstrated success planning and executing strategies designed to meet organizational communication objectives

Previous experience as an editor or associate editor is strongly preferred, as is prior editorial board experience. This is a volunteer position that averages 4 to 6 hours per week.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following by May 13, 2022 to with the subject “Editor Search”:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A one-page letter of interest summarizing why they are qualified for the role
  • A current conflict of interest form (download here)


The WMJ is an indexed, peer-reviewed journal published since 1903 that is owned and operated through a collaboration between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).