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Medical writing courses

Cost: $39.99

Medical Writing for Healthcare Professionals

Break into the medical writing business today!!

  • Are you a healthcare professional who wants to make some extra money on the side using your clinical training?

  • Would you like to get paid to create content that also helps you keep your clinical skills sharp?

  • Would you like to be able to use medical writing as a resume booster so you can expand your opportunities within your specialty?

  • Are you looking to move away from clinical work and interested in making a career change to medical communications?

This course is for you!!

Cost: $ Varies Depending on Course

ClinSkill Digital Learning Academy

Offers numerous courses in medical writing!

  • Diploma in medical writing

  • Diploma in medical journalism

  • Diploma in clinical research and medical writing

  • Diploma in pharmacovigilance and medical writing

  • Diploma in regulatory affairs and medical writing

Cost: $ FREE

An introduction to medical writing

This course gives you an introduction into the world of health, science, and medical writing. Learn what kind of education most medical writers have, how much they earn, a medical writer's typical schedule, and more!

You get lifetime access to this course so you can always come back to it!

This course is divided into the following sections:

  • Inside the life of a medical writer: Learn what a medical writer does, where they work, what types of work they do, the day-to-day schedule, and how much they can earn.

  • Where to learn more: I'll leave you with plenty of resources so you can take the next steps that are best for your career! This includes both resources from me as well as outside resources you might find helpful on your journey into the world of medical writing.

COST: FREE

eCTD Training from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

For aspiring regulatory writers, the FDA has a free course to go over their eCTD submission process. It's hard to beat free training!

COST: SEVERAL THOUSAND $ US

UC San Diego Extension Course

For aspiring regulatory writers, the FDA has a free course to go over their eCTD submission process. It's hard to beat free training!

COST:

Digital package price:

$850 member | $1,235 nonmember

Print package price:

$975 member | $1,275 nonmember


AMWA Essential Skills Certificate Course

Learn the basics of medical writing from the American Medical Writers Association


COST: VARIES


James Lind Institute

Offers numerous programs and diplomas in clinical research and development, including:

  • Clinical research and regulatory affairs

  • Pharmacovigilance and medical writing

  • Regulatory affairs and medical writing

  • Medical writing​

COST: MUST REQUEST


Harvard University

Elevate your communication skills with this one-year certificate course. Offers three tracks:

  • Writing for medical and scientific journals

  • Writing for the public

  • Writing grant proposals

COST: $8,640


University of Chicago

Master the fundamentals and best practices of medical writing, editing, and communication

COST: $500 member/$365 non-member


Regulatory Writing Introductory Course

From the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, this course will teach the fundamentals of regulatory writing.

Professional Societies

great websites about writing

Grammarly

The Grammarly blog has tons of good articles explaining everything from how to use a hyphen to the differences between active and passive voice

Writing and Publishing Guidelines

Citation tools

Free and my personal favorite!

articles

free images for presentations, etc.

With Canva Pro, you can access 100+ million photos, videos, audio, and graphics you can freely use anywhere you want.

Only $9.99 per month

Other cool stuff

The easiest way to get a great looking portfolio.

You can check out my portfolio as an example of what this site can do.

When I was first starting out, I really needed my resume to yell 'medical writer' and not 'pharmacy manager.' The folks over at TopResume did a killer job and I started getting more interviews pretty quickly. I highly recommend them!

Perfect for the digital nomad writer. I've got a mailbox from this company and their dashboard is easy to use and rates are very reasonable. Choose from thousands of locations and have your mail scanned in, opened, and even checks cashed!

Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is the #1 database that connects journalists and sources. You can use it to get backlinks to your site by serving as a source, or use it to get sources if you are a writer. Highly recommended!