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Volume 28, Issue 1 - Careers in medical writing

Medical Communication

Abstract

Training medical writers has never been an easy task – there is a specific and demanding set of skills needed to tease out the crucial messages from data, manage stressed and pressured teams effectively, and keep up with the constant changes in the regulations and updates to templates. It is rare that an individual has all of these skills and most must be acquired and honed. There are many different suggestions and methods to train writers – all with varying degrees of success and aimed at slightly different outcomes. This article suggests a holistic app - roach of medical writing apprenticeships that the authors have been using for many years, based on the principle that medical writing is a craft not a defined check list, and the best way to learn any craft is from a skilled and experienced “master craftsperson”.

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