Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect

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Venue: The Windsor Centre, 15-29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
Date: 12 July 2018

This one-day workshop is designed for those who intend applying to work as a medical writer for a MedComms (medical communications) agency. Led by John Dixon, Trainer in scientific writing and presentation skills, this is a FirstMedCommsJob.com initiative.

The programme is split into 10 topics, encouraging you to be: prepared, clear, readable, coherent, concise, relevant, accurate, visually aware, correct and consistent. We will use examples and short exercises to illustrate important points. Over lunch, a recruitment consultant from Media Contacts will join the group to pass on tips about writing your CV.


Open MedComms Careers Event – London, June 2018


Venue: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW
Date: 27 June 2018

We’re back in London after a three year absence! This will be the sixth time we have run this event in London and once again we expect an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and from other universities and organisations further afield, who will meet with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session that presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options. Everyone welcome!


FirstMedCommsJob: Meet the agencies day

Venue: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PA
Date: 14 May 2018

This will be our third one-day intensive MedComms careers workshop, which provides the opportunity for delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry to get up close and personal with a number of leading employers. The format is designed to give delegates as much insight as possible into life in the different agencies and to be able to compare and contrast those working environments. This event is all about talking direct and in depth with the MedComms specialists about the practicalities of getting the first job and then of the working life in the agencies, so attendees are expected to have already made themselves familiar with the information provided online at www.FirstMedCommsJob.com.