Careers guide – HEOR and market access medical writing 2nd Edition

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Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing

By Linda Harrison, 2nd edition published June 2019 [Download your copy

This 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 eight 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.

The second edition of this careers guide about HEOR and market access medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in June 2019, and it will now be updated every year. Continue reading

Ask AMICULUM about life in healthcare communications

In this webinar, as part of our celebrations on #MedComms Day 2019, we’re joined by Tom Davies, Kirsty Liversidge, Chloe Mapp and Damian Reynolds, from AMICULUM’s Manchester and Bollington offices for an online discussion about life and careers in healthcare communications, featuring members of their editorial, client services and recruitment teams. Have you ever wondered about what the day-to-day of a medical writer is like? Are you interested in learning more about innovative client projects, or international travel opportunities? It should be of particular 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 And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 12 June 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv Continue reading

From grad school to en rules: Five things I’ve enjoyed about moving out of the lab and into MedComms

Alex BinksThis article has been contributed by Alex Binks, an Associate Medical Writer at Publicis Resolute.

After spending more than three years doing cancer research in a lab for my PhD, I knew that it was time for a career change. Although I loved the people, my research, and the ability to put “Dr” on every online form I could get my hands on, I felt myself gravitating more and more towards opportunities to explain science to wider audiences. As a result, I made the switch to MedComms and started work as an Associate Medical Writer at Publicis Resolute. Here are a few of my favourite things about the move from lab life to working in a MedComms agency. Continue reading

Working in medical writing with Fishawack Communications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Elena Garonna (Editorial Director), Lizzie Hutchinson (Editorial Director) and Heather Shawcross (Editorial Project lead) from Fishawack who will talk about working within their group of global healthcare communications specialists. Specifically they’ll talk about the role of the writers and explain what they look for in entry-level staff, and the training opportunities and career prospects. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. 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. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 05 June 2019 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv Continue reading

My first medcomms job

Emma PerryEmma Perry, a Senior Account Executive at Publicis Resolute, has written an acrostic, spelling out her enthusiasm for medical communications…

Many people ask me how I started working in medical communications, and the answer is quite straightforward.

Essentially, I really enjoyed the fast-paced environment and day-to-day variety in my previous PR agency, but I missed the science! Continue reading

In conversation with the medical writers

In this webinar, we’re joined by medical writers from four different agencies who talk about their own journeys into MedComms and their current roles, the day-to-day working life of medical writers, training opportunities and career prospects. The four writers are Simran Grewal (Medical Writer at Helios Medical Communications), Joe Pickering(Medical Writer at Mudskipper), Linda Townsend (Medical Writer at Ashfield Healthcare Communications) and Tim van Hartevelt (Associate Medical Writer at Oxford PharmaGenesis). And we answer questions from the audience.

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 8 May 2019 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv Continue reading