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What does a Medical Information Specialist (MIS) do?

Posted on: 18 Oct 13


What does a Medical Information Specialist (MIS) do?

Typically, a Medical Information Specialist:

  • Reports, and receives instructions from, the Medical Affairs Director (MAD);
  • Culls periodic reports from all the staff of the Medical Department and prepares write-ups for publication in the newsletter of the company or in public newspapers;
  • Prepares press releases which are meant to announce impending product launching or recently launched product(s) supported by the results of clinical trial(s) done locally or abroad;
  • Represents the company in scientific fora and other gatherings wherein the medical use(s) of the product(s) is/are discussed; and
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned to him by the MAD.

  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, or Journalism;
  • Preferably with some units in courses related to marketing, business, statistics, or life sciences;
  • Has worked in a newspaper or pharmaceutical company, or related field, for at least 3 years as Medical Science Liaison, Medical Information Specialist, Science News Writer, or as Science Research Specialist in a government agency.

A Medical Information Specialist, after at least 5 years, might progress to a Brand Manager, or Clinical Data Manager.


Mike Wood - Editor

Last updated on: 18/10/2013 11:30:08

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