What are the suggestions & advice for an aspiring medical writer while applying for a job? — R Voice

What are the suggestions & advice for an aspiring medical writer while applying for a job?

For a Research Assistant, being a Pharm.D graduate

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  • Kakoli Majumder
    Kakoli Majumder Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 341 admin
    edited October 31 Answer ✓

    While I don't have first hand experience with medical writing, I'm speaking from my experience as a writer of educational content for researchers - the most important thing for anyone wishing to write scientific papers ( whether for themselves or on behalf of others) is to read the available literature. A medical writer would need to familiarize themselves with different types of articles published in medical journals. The medical researchers who usually employ the services of a medical writer are super busy doctors who would not want t spend too much time explaining what they expect you to produce. You'd need to be familiar with academic writing, creating tables and figures, understanding how to write a case study versus how to write a meta-analysis or document a clinical trial. This will ensure that you quickly understand what the researcher wants and how to write a manuscript based on the data they provide.

    Here are a couple articles I had written a few years ago which you might find useful to start off with:


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