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Harvard Medical School Global Academy is a learning center for postgraduate, online medical education, in Harvard Medical School’s division of Global and Continuing Education. We provide doctors, researchers, and health care professionals around the world with medical education that is current, authoritative, trustworthy, and accessible.

Guest Submissions:

When submitting content to Lean Forward for publication, please email Include “Lean Forward” in the subject line, and follow these guidelines:

Subject Matter:
Our tagline is: Join the conversation on medical news.

Lean Forward, a blog of HMS Global Academy, is focused on creating conversation around issues of public health policy, medical ethics, and health care delivery—issues that are in the news or that aren’t being talked about but should be.

All posts must be original. They cannot be published elsewhere online, nor can they be offered to other online entities for publication once they appear on Trends in Medicine. Duplicate content is detrimental to a website’s ranking, and ultimately, will adversely affect the author as well.

Minimum of 250 words. Please submit as an MS Word document.We will provide a featured photo.

Do not include images with your posts unless you own the rights to them, and be prepared to back up your claim if such is the case. Images may not be copied from the internet.

Other Copyrighted Materials:
You must properly cite all source material you include in your posts including charts and graphs, and provides links to resources that are available online. The HMS Global Academy Team reserves the right to remove material from your post that is not protected under Fair Use.

You should hear from us within two weeks as to whether your post is accepted for publication or not. If accepted, you will be asked to provide a high-quality head shot and a short bio to include at the end of your post. You may also use your bio to link to outside material you want your readers to explore, such as a profile page or additional publications you have authored. We reserve the right to remove links that are not a good fit for the Harvard Medical School or Harvard Medical School Global Academy brand.

HMS Global Academy is offering credentialed health professionals $150 for an accepted guest post, or $500 for three accepted guest posts delivered within two-months time.