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Aim: to substantially improve a medicine article each month through cooperative editing. This collaboration is part of the WikiProject Medicine project.

Every month we will select a topic from this page to focus our efforts on. Topics may relate to medical basic sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, and so on), or clinical medicine (illnesses, surgical procedures, and so on). The project aims to improve medicine articles, and to give medicine editors an opportunity to collaborate.

Anyone can nominate and vote on articles. 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.

How to make a nomination

Anyone is free to nominate an article/topic at any time. Nominations may be made at any time using the following steps:

  1. Check past successful and expired nominations to make sure your topic hasn't been recently nominated.
  2. Edit the list of nominations and paste the following text at the bottom: {{subst:MCOTWnew|article name|your reason for nominating|~~~~}}.
  3. To get the attention of any talk page watchers, you can add |MCOTW=nom to the {{ WPMED}} template on the article's talk page ex: {{ WPMED|class=|importance=|MCOW=nom}}


Venous thrombosis

Super common condition with multiple etiologies, including some brought about by this pandemic, yet the article would need a good update to properly reflect all this! Spyder212 ( talk) 01:36, 23 November 2020 (UTC) Reply reply



Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Listed as GA a little more than seven years ago, it could probably benefit from a round of updating. This would (I hope) not be too difficult, especially if User:Doc James and/or User:Jfdwolff (the original GA nominator and reviewer) were willing to help out. WhatamIdoing ( talk) 22:16, 9 May 2021 (UTC) Reply reply



  • Glad to see so much interest! I'll update the templates to "run" this for June 2021. If folks prefer to start earlier, certainly feel free to do so. Looking forward to it. Ajpolino ( talk) 23:47, 14 May 2021 (UTC) Reply reply
I've posted a link to some review articles on the article's talk page. Maybe we could spend the next week collecting a few sources, so we're ready to go at the start of June. WhatamIdoing ( talk) 06:15, 26 May 2021 (UTC) Reply reply
 Done It's official. Ajpolino ( talk) 03:35, 3 June 2021 (UTC) Reply reply

Metastatic breast cancer

Truly awful article with very poor treatment section, of major importance to many people


  1. MaryMO (AR) ( talk) 22:09, 31 August 2021 (UTC) Reply reply

Comments .


Anyone can vote for as many candidates as they would like. You don't need any special knowledge of medicine to vote. Simply edit the Support section and sign your account name. Supporting an article will be taken as a sign of your interest in helping improve the article (at least in some small way) if it is selected, but it doesn't represent a binding commitment.

This project uses approval voting, so all that matters is the number of "Supports" a topic gets. If you believe a topic is a poor choice for this project, mention your objections in the "Comments" section. At the end of each month, the article with the most votes is normally selected as the new collaboration. In the case of a tie, the article nominated first is normally selected.

To remain in consideration, articles should have at least one new vote per month. If an article fails to achieve this, it may be archived. It can be renominated after at least three months. You can see the archive of successful nominations.


List of active participants (who may occasionally receive a talk post or ping to discuss project issues):

  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. Tirab ( talk) 08:49, 22 July 2018 (UTC) Reply reply
  11. SandyGeorgia ( Talk) 13:53, 29 October 2020 (UTC) Reply reply
  12. Graham Beards ( talk)
  13. Spyder212 ( talk) 00:58, 23 November 2020 (UTC) Reply reply
  14. Cas Liber ( talk · contribs) 18:51, 11 May 2021 (UTC) Reply reply
  15. MaryMO (AR) ( talk) 18:25, 1 September 2021 (UTC) Reply reply
  16. JenOttawa ( talk) 14:48, 17 September 2021 (UTC) Reply reply


  • {{ subst:MCOTMnew}} - to nominate an article on this page.
  • {{ WPMED}} has parameter |MCOTM= to support this project. |MCOTM=nom for nominees, |MCOTM=cur for the current collaboration topic, |MCOTM=prev for previous collaborations of the month.
  • {{ CurrentMCOTM}} - the announcement banner at the top of this page. Feel free to leave it somewhere visible to remind you (and others) to keep up with each month's target. Substitute the template ({{ subst:CurrentMCOTM}}) for a version where the current collaboration is fixed (e.g. to post on another editor's talk page).
  • {{ user-MCOTM}} - a userbox advertising the current collaboration of the month.
  • {{ subst:MCOTMthanks}} - a thank you template that includes the current article.
Project maintenance
  • {{ Collab-medicine}} contains the name of the current collaboration. Other templates use this to update.