What Are the Most Important Medical Writer Qualifications?

With the continued growth in health care technology, pharmaceuticals, and services, there are multiple possible entry points available to writers and editors who have a passion for medicine and health. Both at the beginning of your career and as you advance in the field, it’s important to continually work to ensure you have the qualifications that it takes to succeed and advance.

September 3, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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Medical Writing Courses That Can Help You Advance In Your Career

Until recently, most writers in the field of medical communication entered the field without formal training. Some started out with scientific or medical degrees and previously worked as scientists, physicians, or pharmacists before transitioning into medical writing. Others began as journalists and built a career by writing about health and medicine.

July 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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Advantages of a Medical Writing Certificate

A medical writing career requires being a lifelong learner and networker.

To begin working in the field, medical writers need specialized skills and knowledge to obtain jobs. Advancing in the field means constantly building on that base. In addition, professional connections are helpful in the beginning of your career and in order to advance.

June 24, 2019 at 2:10 PM

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How To Become a Medical Writer

For as long as people have been reading about health and medicine, there have been medical writers writing about it. Medical writers communicate important knowledge about diseases and treatments to a variety of stakeholder audiences ranging from healthcare professionals and regulatory authorities to sales representatives, payers, patients and caregivers, and more. Medical writers clarify the complex, make scientific information accessible for the intended audiences, and empower people across the spectrum of healthcare to make informed decisions. Before you can even begin thinking about a career in medical writing, you need to know what medical writers do, where they work, and the variety of documents they produce.

June 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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