Medical Writing Medical Communication The request for proposal process: A brief overview for trainee medical writers

Volume 25, Issue 2 - Medical Communication

The request for proposal process: A brief overview for trainee medical writers

Abstract

This article gives an overview of the request for proposal (RFP) process, which can often be challenging for those new to medical communications. Four key areas are outlined: understanding the RFP process, teamwork, the pitch process, and seeking feedback. For each area, advice and recommendations are provided with a view to helping, in particular, those who have to engage in business development activities for the first time.

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