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How to Find a Medical Writing Mentor and Become a Mentor

I don’t make my living as a writer; let’s get that out of the way right now. However, I recruit writers and managers/directors of groups of medical writers, and I’ve been a mentor to many people. I’ve seen people succeed and fail, overcome obstacles and get back up again. A mentor or two (or more) can catapult an average career into a stellar career if you align yourself as early as possible with people who will be in your corner as you navigate your future.

September 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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10 Best Practices for Managing a Remote Team

In medical communication, as in other fields, it’s increasingly common for team members to be scattered across the country or around the globe. It’s important for managers to have the skills needed to make their remote teams successful—no matter where employees are located. Managers of remote medical communication teams face challenges including

  • Retaining valuable team members in the face of global competition
  • Ensuring that expectations are met on both sides of the working relationship
  • Keeping a remote team up to date on trends and changes in your field
  • Having the information needed to report to your superiors 
  • Obtaining the technology needed for remote team success 

Here are some tips for addressing the challenges of managing a remote medical communication team.

July 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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