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How Do You Identify a Practice Gap for CME Activities

An essential skill for medical communicators involved in creating materials for continuing medical education (CME) activities is learning to identify a practice gap by conducting a gap analysis.

October 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Numbers Matter: Essentials of Medical Statistics

How are you with numbers?

It’s important for all medical communicators to master the essentials of medical statistics. Medical writers are not the ones carrying out statistical tests or procedures, but they may be responsible for interpreting and reporting statistics.

October 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Making the Case for Writing Compelling Case Studies

This blog is based on content presented by Scott Kober, MBA, and Eve Wilson, PhD, ELS, FACEHP, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference, as well as a panel discussion co‑hosted by AMWA’s Delaware Valley and Mid‑Atlantic chapters.

Crafting compelling case studies is a marketable skill for medical writers, especially those working in continuing medical education (CME). Demand is strong among medical education companies for freelance writers who can write brief screenplays for patient case simulations delivered via proprietary computer platforms.

September 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Getting Technical: Is There a Difference Between a Medical Technical Writer and a Medical Writer?

Both terms describe someone who communicates medical and health information to specific audiences.

A medical technical writer is another term used to describe a medical writer. From our perspective, the terms are interchangeable. Medical writing is technical writing for medical and health concepts.

September 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Principles of Instructional Design for Medical Writers

This blog is based on content presented by Deborah Anderson, PhD, MT(ASCP)SH, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

The term “instructional design” may not sound familiar to some medical writers, simply because they were never formally taught this concept during their education. However, many writers incorporate the principles of sound instructional design in their medical writing without realizing it. In most instances, they develop these skills while learning on the job. 

August 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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Three Keys to Freelance Success

Freelance success is possible. As today’s work landscape rapidly changes, more talented professionals are leaving traditional employment settings, or are interested in supplementing their income, and are finding value in the flexibility and economic opportunities presented by freelance work. 

August 2, 2021 at 8:30 AM

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