The ability to write up results and contribute to the medical literature is an important skill in a number of professions, including pharmacy practice. Some pharmacy residency programmes require that their participants produce a manuscript of publishable quality (although it may never actually be submitted); however, there is rarely any formal training in medical writing skills. In a recent original article, a group of pharmacists suggested that a structured residency rotation dedicated to medical writing should be considered to fill the knowledge gap that often accompanies medical writing skills in these students.1 This may have implications for training other healthcare professionals and professional medical writers.
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