MedComms Careers Guides

Our careers guide about medical writing has been published every year since 2009 and has now been joined in January 2018 by a sister publication, which describes careers in account management.

The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management

By Lindsey Heer, 1st edition published January 2018

Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 13.12.12As 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.

This issue includes seven personal profiles written by current specialists in leading MedComms agencies, describing their personal journeys in to MedComms 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 account management is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in January 2018, and it will now be updated every year.

From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications

By Dr Annick Moon, 10th edition published March 2018

careersguidecover_369x524This 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 careers guide is freely available here and published by Burntsky Ltd. We update the guide every year and the latest edition was published in March 2018.