Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Collaboration of the Month

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Aim: to have a featured-standard article by the end of the period through widespread cooperative editing. This collaboration is part of the WikiProject Medicine project.

Every month, a topic will be selected from this page that will be the focus of editing for some members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine. The article may or may not yet exist. Topics may either relate to medical basic sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, and so on), or clinical medicine (illnesses, surgical procedures, and so on). The project aims to fill gaps in Wikipedia, to give users a focus and to give us all something to be proud of.

Any registered user can nominate and vote on articles (See 'voting' below). This collaboration uses approval voting. You don't have to be involved in the field of medicine to participate: every opinion is valued, both for article suggestions and to help ensure that articles are not too technical. New articles will be selected at the end of each month (see the record of previous collaborations).

To notify other users of the collaboration, a user can use the {{CurrentMCOTM}} template.

For individuals wishing to notify others of articles being created or for which they seeking collaborators, or ask for completed pages to be peer-reviewed, please see the project's talk page.

How to make a nomination[edit]

Nominations may be made at any time. Nominators must be registered users. To make a nomination, follow the following steps:

  1. Edit the list of nominations and paste the following text at the bottom: {{subst:MCOTWnew|article name|~~~~~|your reason for nominating|~~~~}}.
  2. Change the text accordingly (for example, {{subst:MCOTWnew|Histiocytosis X|~~~~~|September 17, 2018|It has an "X" in its name.|~~~~}}).
  3. Please add |MCOTW=nom to the {{WPMED}} template on the article's talk page ex: {{WPMED|class=|importance=|MCOW=nom}}



Monthly view count of 70k+, currently in pretty shoddy state. LT90001 (talk) 08:07, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

This is also rated top importance. I "vote" for this as I think it might potentially draw more contributors. Lesion (talk) 14:44, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Great candidate, but this is one of the few articles being edited as part of the UCSF elective - but just for another week. Perhaps if we are to select this, we could wait until January? -- Scray (talk) 21:54, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Psoriasis is Dec, so I understand this would be Jan. Lesion (talk) 21:59, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


A top-importance article of fundamental importance to this project. --LT910001 (talk) 14:39, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

  • I have the feeling that this is already a reasonably good article and would get more benefit from rigorous review against quality standards and perhaps external review. JFW | T@lk 21:07, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


  • This was a previous MCOTM collaboration already in 2011. Peter.Ctalkcontribs 18:41, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


A top-importance article of fundamental importance to the project. --LT910001 (talk) 14:39, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Agree that this should be getting attention. JFW | T@lk 21:07, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Rheumatoid arthritis[edit]

A common and disabling disease that deserves better. Given the copious literature it would ideally suited for collaborative editing. JFW | T@lk 21:05, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


  1. --WS (talk) 11:12, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Hearing loss[edit]


  1. a top importance grade C article. Some high importance articles I'm aware of that would be good for some collaborative effort are snoring, Oral cancer andpost nasal drip. Matthew Ferguson (talk) 19:22, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
  2. Definitely. Major cause of disability in many age groups. JFW | T@lk 20:42, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


Please vote for as many candidates as you like. Any registered user can nominate or vote, provided the user's first edit occurred before the nomination. You don't have to have any special knowledge of medicine to nominate or vote. To vote, simply edit the appropriate section and sign your account name by adding # ~~~~. Supporting an article will be taken as a sign of your willingness to help improve the article (at least in some small way) if it is selected, but it doesn't represent a binding commitment.

  • Oppose votes have no effect (approval voting is used).
  • If you believe that a topic does not fall within the scope of this project, please mention your objections in the "Comments" section.
  • At the end of every month, the article currently with the most votes will normally be selected to be the new collaboration, although collaborations may be extended from time to time (for instance, during featured article candidacy). In the case of a tie, the article nominated first will normally be selected.
  • To remain in consideration, articles need to have at least one new vote per month. If an article fails to achieve this, it may be renominated after at least two months. You may wish to see the archive of successful nominations.


Please note your interest in this collaboration at Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Participants.

List of active participants
  1. Doc James
  2. Peter Coti
  3. LT910001
  4. JFW | T@lk
  5. BakerStMD T|C
  6. Matthew Ferguson (talk)
  7. --Ozzie10aaaa (talk)
  8. -- CFCF 🍌 (email)
  9. TylerDurden8823
  10. Sapientia42
  11. Tirab (talk) 08:49, 22 July 2018 (UTC)


Tools and templates
For nominations
  • {{subst:MCOTMnew}} sets up new nominations. It should be substituted on to this page by anyone wishing to nominate an article.
For user pages
  • {{CurrentMCOTM}} is the announcement banner for the current collaboration. You may wish to place it on your user or talk page. To encourage participation by possibly interested people, leave this with a friendly note on other people's talk pages, especially those who voted in favor of the current article. Use {{subst:CurrentMCOTM}} if you want the article names to be fixed (rather than automatically changing each time a new article is chosen).
  • {{user-MCOTM}} is a userbox that can be placed on your user or talk page to advertise the current medical collaboration of the month.
  • {{subst:MCOTMthanks}} can be used to thank voters for being involved in the selection of the article and editors for improving any selected article. Includes an announcement of the current article.
  • {{subst:The Teamwork Barnstar|message ~~~~}} can be awarded to people that worked well together on a recent article.
For project maintainers
  • {{WPMED|MCOTM=nom}} is placed in the WikiProject Medicine banner on the talk pages of articles currently being considered for MCOTM. It places articles in Category:MCOTM candidates.
  • {{WPMED|MCOTM=cur}} is used to indicate that the article is now the subject of the current collaboration.
  • {{WPMED|MCOTM=prev}} is for articles previously selected as the collaboration of the month.
  • {{Collab-medicine}} is a small template containing just a link to the current collaboration. It is transcluded elsewhere for automation.
  • {{Collab-medicine-prev}} is a small template containing just a link to the previous collaboration. It is transcluded elsewhere for automation.