Medical Writing Medical Education Writing, publishing, and disseminating a medical review

Volume 25, Issue 4 - Medical Education

Writing, publishing, and disseminating a medical review


Have you been commissioned to write a review? Reviews are useful for drawing attention to issues and benefits related to a product. One thing they are not, however, is something to be feared, if you are organised and have a clear idea from the beginning about how you want to approach the topic of interest. Your role as the medical writer is to draw up a brief from minutes taken at the initial advisory board meeting and, following approval, to write the review. This includes incorporating input from the authors and comments from the peer reviewers. Consequently, the entire process may take several months. In general, writing a review is a straightforward process that can actually be quite enjoyable, as you learn a lot about a particular topic in a relatively short amount of time.

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