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Volume 23, Issue 2 - Regulatory Writing Basics

Journal Watch: Dedicated medical writing rotation for pharmacists, publication of drug industry funded research, and evidence-based medicine for clinical decision making

Abstract

The ability to write up results and contribute to the medical literature is an important skill in a number of professions, including pharmacy practice. Some pharmacy residency programmes require that their participants produce a manuscript of publishable quality (although it may never actually be submitted); however, there is rarely any formal training in medical writing skills. In a recent original article, a group of pharmacists suggested that a structured residency rotation dedicated to medical writing should be considered to fill the knowledge gap that often accompanies medical writing skills in these students.1 This may have implications for training other healthcare professionals and professional medical writers.

References

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