Peer Review Week Day 4-PM

JBJS is helping celebrate Peer Review Week 2017 by formally recognizing some of its top reviewers for their contributions. Each day during Peer Review Week 2017, JBJS will profile six different top reviewers on OrthoBuzz each morning and afternoon. This afternoon, let’s meet Joshua Gary, Sarah DeWitt, and Karen Troy.

 

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Joshua Gary, MD
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Having an impact on the quality of research published in the “journal of record”for orthopaedic surgery.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
Look for times between surgeries or when traveling or after family has gone to bed.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS should publish research that drives the future of musculoskeletal medicine and provides high-level evidence for or against current treatments.

 

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Sarah DeWitt, MD
OSFA

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Being the middle-aged private practice orthopedist with kids, I like being able to do something semi-academic. I am science geek at heart, but just cannot manage all the demands of academia and shepherd a family at the same time. This is my way to have my cake and eat it too!

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
It is always hard. But, I find that to go to a course and earn CME is more time consuming than this. So I do it on a weekend when my kids are doing homework.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
I would like to see JBJS offer more free online CME options. We orthopedists need a steady diet of intellectual nourishment and there are so many barriers. More paperwork. More work to maintain income. More regulations and requirements. So anything that can make this easier to do in the few hours we have left is positive.

 

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Karen Troy, MD
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Exposure to new ideas, engagement with the orthopaedics community. Reviewing helps me keep my research current and clinically relevant and makes me a better writer.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I just block it out. If I am publishing articles, then reviewing is part of my professional obligation.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
JBJS plays an important role in disseminating research and highlighting areas of opportunity and need for the community.

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