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A field guide to medical writing training - Volume 22, Issue

Teaching medical writing is a varied, interesting, and satisfying role. You might find yourself teaching PhD students to write theses, laboratory scientists to write posters, clinicians to write papers, or professional medical writers to improve…

Writing for mixed-media training programmes - Volume 25, Issue

Effective learning and development tools are important in spreading and consolidating knowledge within any pharmaceutical or biotechnology company. Medical communications professionals may be involved in creating training materials for many…

Teaching scientific writing using the learner-centred approach - Volume 22, Issue

Learner-centred teaching is particularly suited to the teaching of scientific writing. The underlying premise of the learner-centred approach is simple: the learner will better assimilate new information if it is built on what they already ‘know’…

On educating the medical writer - Volume 22, Issue

Most medical writers received their education on the job rather than through formal education. These writers may have gaps in knowledge when compared with lists of competencies published by professional organisations in the clinical research and…

The changing face of medical writing in India - Volume 22, Issue

Economic liberalisation has led to an influx of clinical research and a boom in the medical writing industry in India. Medical writers in India at present contribute mostly to medical communications, health journalism, and academic medical…

Medical writing in the Middle East - Volume 22, Issue

Medical researchers in Middle Eastern countries have been forced to confront the fact that scientific publication has become the cornerstone of knowledge dissemination and academic promotion. Regional initiatives, such as the foundation of the…

Teaching scientific writing to non-native English speakers - Volume 22, Issue

Scientists and clinicians around the world are facing the tyranny of publishing in English in journals with high-impact factors. The workshop format is not suitable for language teaching. Participants in workshops on scientific writing whose first…

New myths about English - Volume 21, Issue

My first 39 myths about English were published in The Write Stuff in a series of articles between January 2006 and January 2008. The myths are mainly drawn from claims about English made by participants at my training events on the use of English…

Profile: An interview with Dawn Bentley: How personal branding can advance your professional career! - Volume 24, Issue

According to Wikipedia, coaching is ‘training or development in which a person called ‘coach’ supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal’.1 While on the other side, ‘personal branding’ is defined as ‘people and their…

Selling evidence over the counter: Do community pharmacists engage with evidence-based medicine? - Volume 22, Issue

Community pharmacy has been recently criticised for selling products which do not have a rational or robust evidence base. Available evidence suggests that pharmacists understand and are willing to embrace the concepts of evidence-based medicine…

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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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