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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Peer Reviewing Education and Mentoring Program 

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Applications for 2022 are now closed. 

About the program

The program provides formal, hands-on experience in the journal peer review process for early-stage movement disorders professionals.

Participants will learn the skills necessary to provide a good peer review, including a thorough understanding of the review process, awareness of ethics and strong mentorship. 

There are two ways to participate:

  • Mentees - Young members who will be paired with a mentor for supervised peer review with feedback. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have an established mentor for peer review. The ideal candidate will have experience with authoring papers and may have experience in doing peer reviews.  

  • Peer educators - Young members who will participate in peer review educational activities independently. We are looking for young members with more peer reviewing experience or a strong existing mentoring relationship. Any candidate with experience serving as an editor for a journal will be considered for this role only.  

All applicants will be considered for both positions. 

The program will consist of:  

  • Reading materials and listening to podcasts about peer mentoring. (All participants) 

  • Online and teleconference mentoring sessions with experienced MDS Journal Editors. (Mentees only). 

  • Virtual peer-reviewing workshops. (All participants)  

If selected, the expectations are:  

  • Mentees will be expected to review all didactic materials, complete at least three reviews supervised by their mentor, and complete one review which will be discussed at a virtual workshop.  

  • Peer educators will be expected to review all didactic materials and complete two reviews which will be discussed at virtual workshops.   



Candidate Requirements

  • Be part of the MDS Young Members Group. 


You will be required to submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief letter of statement describing why you should be selected to be part of this program as part of your application.  

Applications for 2022 are now closed


Program Coordinators  

Daniel Garbin Di Luca, MD  
Alana Kirby, MD, PhD  
Shweta Prasad, MBBS 
Christopher Goetz, MD  

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