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Pediatrics 75 Reflections: Rachel Moon, MD

March 29, 2023

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Always try to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. This way, you will always be learning, and it will keep you humble.

What’s your favorite part about being on the editorial board of Pediatrics?

The editorial board of Pediatrics is comprised of amazing, thoughtful people who are truly committed to making Pediatrics the best journal possible. The discussions that we have about new content are always centered on the question: What will bring the most value to our readership? We fully recognize that many of these decisions will not result in an increased impact factor (and may actually be detrimental to the impact factor), but there has been a strong consensus that we need to have sections such as Diagnostic Dilemmas & Clinical Reasoning, Family Partnerships, or Advocacy Case Studies in the journal, because these types of articles bring important knowledge to our readership—and ultimately, benefit our pediatric patients and communities.

Why did you want to join the editorial board?

So much about how we get our information and learn has changed in recent years. This is particularly true for the current generation of digital natives. People get their information in email alerts, blogs, podcasts, and social media. Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation out there, and it's critical to get as much evidence-based information out there. I applied to become Associate Editor for Digital Media to help bring the evidence-based, practice-changing content in Pediatrics to everyone who makes decisions, whether it be on an individual basis or a wider scale, regarding the health and care of children.

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