A collection of useful open access articles describing careers in medical writing, both in MedComms and in regulatory writing, from the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), published online in April 2019. You’ll find lots of personal stories and insights into the working life of medical writers.
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From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications
By Dr Annick Moon, 11th edition published March 2019
This guide focuses on medical writing careers in medical communications, in particular in MedComms agencies. The MedComms industry provides consultancy services to pharmaceutical companies, and the role of the medical writer is to use science and language to deliver these services successfully, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines.
The aim of this guide is to give you the information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of medical writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview.
This issue includes nine personal profiles written by current medical writing specialists in leading MedComms agencies, describing their personal journeys in to MedComms and the day-to-day work they now do as well as an updated directory of agency contacts.
The 11th edition of this careers guide about medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in March 2019, and it will now be updated every year. Continue reading
The 2nd Edition of the annual careers guide, ‘The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management‘ has just been published and in this webinar the author, Lindsey Heer, offers advice on how to prepare for that first account management job in MedComms, and what to expect. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.
Recorded 24 January 2019 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management
By Lindsey Heer, 2nd edition published January 2019
As we explain in this guide, the terminology, job titles and specific roles of account managers or project managers in MedComms agencies can vary, but effective account management is always critical. This new guide helps explain how that happens in practice and provides you with an understanding of both the challenges and the rewards that come from a career in MedComms. We believe reading this guide will give you the edge to getting that first job.
In this synchronised audio and slide show, Jane Smith, Director at AMICULUM, provides an agency perspective on MedComms; what we do, how we do it, what we look for in a new staff, and the training and career opportunities ahead. This presentation was recorded at the Open Careers Event, FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms, held in Manchester on 13 September.
[Find out more about AMICULUM here]
Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing
By Linda Harrison, 1st edition published June 2018 [Download your copy
This new guide focuses on medical writing roles in the HEOR/market access arenas, but will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about the business of ensuring access to new medicines and devices for patients. If you have an interest in the commercial aspects of healthcare delivery and in helping deliver value to patients, a passion for writing and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, then working in HEOR/market access might be for you. This guide will provide you with an in-depth introduction to this specialist area.
This issue includes seven personal profiles written by current specialists in leading HEOR/market access companies, describing their personal journeys and the day-to-day work they now do, and an up-to-date directory of agency contacts.
The first edition of this careers guide about HEOR and market access medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in June 2018, and it will now be updated every year.
Chris Bartley, Managing Director, Havas Life Medicom, explains how success in account management critically depends on understanding what clients want – not necessarily what they say they want.
Recorded 7 March 2018 at a MedComms Networking event in Oxford. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
[Find out more about Havas Life Medicom here]