Meet Oxford PharmaGenesis

In this webinar, we’re joined by Paul Farrow, Group Communications Director at Oxford PharmaGenesis who tells us about the different roles within their teams, what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects. This video is one of a series we recorded, along with a panel discussion, at our Meet the Agencies event in May 2020.

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 18 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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Meet Envision Pharma Group

In this webinar, we’re joined by Anne Clare Wadsworth, Global Business Unit Head at Envision Pharma Group who tells us about the different roles within their teams, what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects. This video is one of a series we recorded, along with a panel discussion, at our Meet the Agencies event in May 2020.

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 18 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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Meet Fishawack Health

In this webinar, we’re joined by Diane Sutherland, Group Professional Development Director at Fishawack Health who tells us about the different roles within their teams, what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects. This video is one of a series we recorded, along with a panel discussion, at our Meet the Agencies event in May 2020.

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 18 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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Meet Helios Medical Communications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Elena Mills, Business Unit Director at Helios Medical Communications who tells us about the different roles within their teams, what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects. This video is one of a series we recorded, along with a panel discussion, at our Meet the Agencies event in May 2020.

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 18 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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Meet Ashfield Healthcare Communications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Katie Johnson, Talent Acquisition Associate at Ashfield Healthcare Communications who tells us about the different roles within their teams, what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects. This video is one of a series we recorded, along with a panel discussion, at our Meet the Agencies event in May 2020.

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 18 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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Working in MedComms at Parexel

In this webinar, we’re joined by Jessica Beishon (Scientific Team Lead) and Jo Fetterman (Senior Scientific Specialist) from Parexel who talk about their company, what MedComms means for them and the different roles within their teams. You’ll learn about what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects across the group. 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 13 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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I work in MedComms…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications (published March 2020)  we invited people working in medical writing and editing positions in MedComms to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in MedComms because it allows me to contribute to the development of new medicines for patients, and be up to date with the science, without having to do lab work anymore!”

Kerry Acheson, Editorial Director at Prime Global

“I work in MedComms because it provides challenges every day. Communicating complex ideas in a way that is engaging and innovative is often tough but, when it comes together, is always rewarding.”

Richard Anderson, Head of Creative Content at Synergy Vision

“I work in MedComms because it’s interesting and challenging to work at the forefront of clinical science, and to employ both scientific and creative mindsets in unison. No 2 days are the same, and the job definitely keeps you on your toes, but it’s really rewarding to see the results of the teams’ hard work and the positive impact it has on patients’ lives.”

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Careers guide – medical writing

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By Dr Annick Moon, 12th edition published March 2020

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. Continue reading

The Allegro training programme – an update

In this webinar, we are joined by Katie Johnson, Talent Acquisition Associate at Ashfield Healthcare Communications and Eleanor Thomas, Medical Writer and a graduate of the Allegro programme. We hear about the development of the Allegro programme for aspiring Medical Writers over the past two years – taking the total number of people who have started their medical writing careers with Ashfield to more than 100 since its launch in January 2018 – and about how it continues to develop and support the needs of the business. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career, Ashfield Healthcare Communications as a company, and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

Recorded 11 March 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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Working in MedComms at Wave Healthcare Communications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Linda Brown (Programme Director), Charlotte Wilkinson (Senior Programme Manager) and Ella Withey (Editor), of Wave Healthcare Communications, who talk about their own personal journeys into MedComms. We also explore the overall journey that Wave has taken as a company, and the work they do today to provide compelling traditional and digital medical education programmes to support ethical pharmaceutical companies. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career, Wave Healthcare Communications as a company, and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

Recorded 4 March 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
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