Medical Writing Careers in medical writing Thriving (and not just surviving) in a VUCA healthcare industry
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Volume 28, Issue 1 - Careers in medical writing

Thriving (and not just surviving) in a VUCA healthcare industry

Abstract

VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The healthcare sector is considered a VUCA industry, constantly changing through rampant mergers and acquisitions, rapidly evolving regulations, and leading-edge innovations. So how does one build a career in this VUCA world? I share my career journey and the survival guide that helped me thrive and grow as a regulatory medical writer in the healthcare industry.

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