If you are thinking about a career change and want to get started in medical writing, read on to learn the qualities required for most jobs as a medical writer.


To start with, a medical writer needs to understand medical concepts and ideas, keep an eye on regulatory and research related information, have a keen interest in the development of pharmaceutical products, working knowledge of the healthcare/ pharmaceutical industry and above all have impeccable writing skills. It goes without saying that a genuine, demonstrable understanding and interest in the industry is essential. To make a good medical writer, you have to have a range of skills such as good language/grammar user, understanding of literature and reference searching, interpretation and presentation of data and most importantly the ability to take into consideration the ethical, regulatory and legal issues. Our Healthcare Communications Consultant Julia Walton points out that having a science degree, if not a PhD as well, is a must and ideally also some experience of writing in a medical communication agency setting, perhaps as an intern. Life in agencies is fast paced and deadline driven, so medical writers also need good time management and team working skills.


For more information on medical writer jobs, please visit our website www.media-contacts.co.uk or contact our team who will be more than happy to assist. If you feel you maybe suited to a different type of role, we also specialise in various areas including account executive jobs, conference producer jobs, creative director jobs and publishing jobs in London. Please contact us for further information.

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