MedComms Essentials: What is involved in the writing test and what is its purpose?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Jill Bowers (Project Leader), Amelia Markey (Scientific Services Director) and Lauren Oswald (Associate Medical Writer) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “What is involved in the writing test and what is its purpose?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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MedComms Essentials: How do I stand out when developing my CV and cover letter?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Jill Bowers(Project Leader) and Amelia Markey (Scientific Services Director) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “How do I stand out when developing my CV and cover letter?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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MedComms Essentials: What background and qualifications are required?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Jill Bowers (Project Leader), Amelia Markey (Scientific Services Director) and Jade Murdoch (Senior Medical Writer) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “What background and qualifications are required?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Combining writing and project management – the hybrid role in MedComms

In this webinar, we hear from representatives from the Helios Global Group who talk about their agencies and the hybrid roles they offer; these roles provide experience in both the project management and medical writing aspects of medical communications. You’ll learn about what they look for in an entry-level candidate, how bespoke training can help you shape your own career path, and what the career prospects are across the group. Members of the panel are David Harvey (Scientific Project Services Director), Victoria Heneage (Associate Scientific Project Lead), Sarah El-Sheikh (Scientific Lead) and Natalie Wood (Scientific Project Leader). 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 07 July2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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McCann Health Medical Communications sharing the experiences of their first FuEL participants

Back in November 2020, McCann Health Medical Communications launched Future Experts and Leaders aka FuEL, their launchpad for successful careers in medical communications. 7 months later we hear how their first FuEL cohort are settling in, how they’ve benefited from FuEL’s training and community elements and the advice they have for those thinking of moving into medcomms roles. Daniel Cicognani (HR Business Partner) will be joined by current FuEL participants: Trang Au (Associate Medical Writer), Abbie Daniels (Associate Account Executive), Sam Depetrillo (Associate Regulatory Writer) and Nicholas Strange (Associate Editor). And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and particularly anyone who wants to maximise their chances of gaining a job at McCann Health Medical Communications.

Recorded 01 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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I work in HEOR/market access…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing (published June 2021)  we invited people working in HEOR/market access to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in HEOR/market access as it provides the opportunity to combine my scientific knowledge and passion for healthcare, medical advancements, business development and health economics whilst enabling me to build on my regulatory knowledge. Market access is a highly rewarding and intellectually stimulating career path. It provides the opportunity to make a positive impact towards patient access to novel medical therapies and technologies, by supporting pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations to navigate complex global market access landscapes through the development of effective market access strategies and tools.”

Chris Bradshaw, Associate Market Access Writer at Prime Access (a Prime Global Consultancy)

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Careers guide – HEOR and market access medical writing 4th Edition

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By Linda Harrison, 4th edition published June 2021 [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 twelve 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 fourth edition of this careers guide about HEOR and market access medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in June 2021, and it will now be updated every year.

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Life outside of the lab – understanding a career in medical communications

Do you have strong scientific credentials, but the lab isn’t for you? Are you interested in a job that deals with cutting-edge developments in medicine? If so, watch this recording of a webinar from the Helios Global Group, ‘Life outside of the lab – understanding a career in medical communications’.

You will learn about medical communications, how to successfully start a career in ‘MedComms’, the recruitment opportunities that are available at Helios and what to expect from the application and interview process. The Helios panel, Liam Burnham (Associate Scientific Director), Anoja Dissanayake (Scientific Project Lead), Sarah El-Sheikh (Scientific Lead) and Philippa Griffiths (Scientific Database Coordinator)  – all of whom have been in your position and know what it’s like to love science but want something beyond the lab.

Recorded as a live webinar, 3 June 2021, by the Helios Global Group and is included here with their permission.

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