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Medical Writing

Overview

Medical Writing careers can be rewarding careers and also launching pads for careers in regulatory affairs, medical affairs, FDA and the pharmaceutical industry. Careers may focus on writing documents for physicians and the public or focus on regulatory documents to help gain approval for drugs and biologics. Careers can also span writing training manuals, multimedia, editing and ghost writing journal articles.


Amy Chung is a Senior Manager of Medical Writing and Communications at NeoStem who shared her passion for her career with ASPET.

Quote symbol I have an extremely diverse project portfolio each day: on any given day I work on anything from abstracts, to marketing brochures, to regulatory submissions, to congress booth exhibits! All of these projects are inter-related, and all activities boil down to effectively communicating the science behind my company’s products. As a result, some titles that a medical writer can wear on any given day are:

  • data analyst
  • medical liaison
  • clinical educator
  • literature landscaper
  • quality reviewer
  • editor
  • project manager
I’ve found that medical writing is an extremely interdisciplinary field that allows collaboration with clinicians, regulators, R&D, marketing, clinical education, biostatistics, data management, legal departments, public relations, pharmaco/health economics, and a wide-variety of other teams. It’s truly a unique field that embodies infinite learning potential."