It’s been almost six months since the first EMWA Internship Forum (IF) in Munich. See what our IF team have to say about their first IF experience on pages 62-63.
Even though we are already planning the next one for the spring meeting in Birmingham in May 2017, we also need to look back at the lessons we learned in Munich. And more important, we want to know whether the IF is serving its purpose. So I requested IF participants to share with us a status update on their quest of getting into medical writing. We are happy to hear from Sara Rubio who landed an internship through IF. Zou Yen Lee did not get an internship but nevertheless is determined to get into the field and finding creative ways of gaining knowledge and experience while applying for medical writing jobs. Ananya Malladi missed the IF by a couple of months. But she’s making up for lost time by gobbling up all information she can find on the EMWA website and other resources about medical writing. Three aspiring medical writers with three different stories to share. I think we all agree, they have come to the right place.
Finally, I thank Kathryn Lee for sharing with us her experience as speaker at a careers event in the UK. We need more people like her to engage with and mentor the likes of Sara, Zou Yen and Ananya!