Medical Writing Vaccines and Immunotherapies PhD student: A medical writer in the making!
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Volume 27, Issue 1 - Vaccines and Immunotherapies

PhD student: A medical writer in the making!

Abstract

With the ever-increasing stock of PhD holders and the diminishing number of permanent academic positions, alternative careers are in demand. Before the impostor syndrome marches in, these graduates need to realise that there can be a bright future, which is even possible outside of academia. However, they require appropriate guidance to find their true calling. Medical writing could be a perfect fit for many with a background in life sciences. During their research years, PhD students acquire key skills that could be cornerstones of a medical writer´s portfolio. Unfortunately, they may not realise this right match until it is too late. In this article, I discuss the precious dexterities of PhD students that could shape them as medical writers. As an added bonus, certain tricks and practices are revealed to complement this intriguing process.

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