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What does a Medical Writer do?

Posted on: 30 Sep 13
What does a Medical Writer  do?

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What does a Medical Writer do?



Typically, a Medical Writer:

  • Reports to, and receives instructions from, the Medical Affairs Director (MAD);
  • Assists the clinical trial investigators in organizing and writing their final technical report;
  • Arranges and coordinates the publication of the final technical report in established journal(s)—be it local or international;
  • Works closely with the Medical Education Specialist (MES), Medical Information Specialist (MIS), or Medical Science Liaison (MSL) in the preparation of press releases and public information materials;
  • Gives feedbacks and comments on the promotional and educational materials being drafted by the Brand Managers, MES, MIS or MSL;
  • Conducts training on medical writing needed by some staff of the Medical Department;
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned to him by the MAD.
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Journalism, or Mass Communication;
  • Preferably with some units in courses related to life sciences, such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, pharmacy, biology, zoology, and medical technology; or in courses related to business administration, sales, and marketing;
  • Has worked in a newspaper or pharmaceutical company, or related field, for at least 3 years as Medical Science Liaison, Science News Writer, or as Science Research Specialist in a government agency.
A Medical Writer, after at least 5 years, might progress to a Brand Manager.

Mike Wood - Pharmiweb editor

Last updated on: 30/09/2013

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