JAAD Editorial Mentorship Program

The JAAD Editorial Mentorship Program is designed for young physicians who are interested in developing critical appraisal and editorial skills. Selected participants will be assigned a mentor. Under the supervision of this mentor, participants will have the opportunity to review a variety of manuscript submissions, including prospective studies, retrospective studies, surveys, reviews, and letters.

In the video below, Tammie Ferringer, MD, discusses the process of reviewing JAAD articles.


  • The program lasts one year, beginning and ending with the AAD Annual Meeting.
  • Mentees review up to 12 manuscripts during the one-year program.
  • Program participants are expected to complete an evaluation upon completion of the program.


  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must be fewer than 10 years since completing residency/fellowship training.
  • Must have the desire to learn and develop appraisal and editorial skills.

Application materials

In addition to your completed application, you also must submit:

  • One letter of recommendation from your ADLP mentor, residency program chair or program director.
  • Executive curriculum vitae (limit of no more than three pages).


You can add both documents as part of your online application or you can send them to Jaime Campbell-Kraus.

Please email Jaime Campbell-Kraus with any questions at jcampbell-kraus@aad.org or call (847) 240-1350.

How to review a JAAD article