An Introduction to Medical Writing

Learn more about the world of medical writing!
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (234 ratings)
3,692 students
40min of on-demand video
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Learn what the day-to-day job of a medical writer is like
Decide if medical writing is a good choice for you
Learn what types of opportunities are available in the medical writing business
Learn what type of background you need to be successful in medical writing


  • Have an interest in medical writing and wanting to learn more.


  • Are you interested in learning more about medical writing?

  • Want to know what it takes to be a medical writer? 

  • What kinds of work and pay you can expect?

You've come to the right place!

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.

This course is for anyone interested in learning more about medical writing. In particular, anyone with a clinical background (MD, PharmD, RN, DPT, etc.) or a life-sciences background (MS or PhD in a life science or chemistry, like immunology, cell biology, or biochemistry) can greatly benefit from this course.

Who this course is for:

  • Healthcare professionals, life scientists, and anyone with a health background interested in writing as a career option.


Pharmacist and Medical Writer
Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,362 Reviews
  • 17,323 Students
  • 7 Courses

I am a community pharmacist with over 10 years of practice experience and medical writer with over 6 years of experience. I have written for a wide variety of publications, including consumer health, trade journals, peer-reviewed publications, grants, continuing education, and provider education.

I started writing for pharmacy publications as a hobby and grew it into a business that generates enough revenue to allow me to practice pharmacy part-time. I love to teach others and have precepted students on rotation, guest lectured at pharmacy schools, and taught workshops on a wide variety of topics.

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