Medical Writing for Healthcare Professionals
What you'll learn
- Build a medical writing business from scratch
- Find and GET high-paying clients in the medical and life-sciences fields
- Grow your business to a part-time or even a FULL-TIME income.
- Write efficiently, so you finish faster and keep your clients happy.
- Learn to write for the web as well as CE monographs and presentations
- Learn the basics of taxes and law, including what to look for in a freelance contract.
- Be a healthcare professional (pharmacist, nurse, doctor, physical therapist, etc) interested in pursuing medical writing.
- OR: be a scientist in the life-sciences field
- OR: Be a student in one of these areas interested in medical or science writing as a career path
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!!
Learn how to start a successful medical writing business and find companies needing writers with clinical skills just like yours. Explore the exciting field of medical communications!
You can work from home or anywhere in the world as a digital nomad. Work flexible hours!
You get lifetime access to this course with your investment in your development and growth.
This course is divided into the following sections:
Finding the work: Maximize your job search to open the door to hidden and hard-to-find opportunities.
Getting the work: Pitch successfully to clients and build your portfolio so you can make a lasting impression.
Using the tools: Learn tips and tricks with Google Docs, Google Slides, and Powerpoint, the three most commonly used software in medical writing.
Writing the work: For many students this is the most valuable portion of the course. I will demonstrate in front of you how to efficiently lay out and write articles for the web, CE monographs, and CE presentations. I’ll give you tips for working with editors and show you how to finish your references efficiently so you can get paid faster. We'll also go through preparing documents for Medical, Legal, and Regulatory (MLR) review!
The business of writing: We’ll talk about taxes, finances, and law so you can run your business.
Resources: I’ll leave you with resources you can use regularly long after you finish this course.
Other things you'll learn include:
How to build your portfolio and present it to clients to impress them!
How to get experience even if you don't currently have any experience.
How to find images of nearly anything you can use for your presentations.
How to use LinkedIn successfully to promote yourself as a medical writer and get work.
How much medical writers can earn.
Research scientists in the life sciences fields have also found this course to be invaluable to kick starting their scientific writing career. This course will review how life scientists and researchers can take their training and education and use it to start getting writing work.
Please note I am a U.S.-based medical writer. I have worked for companies in Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, but most of my clients are American. While I believe the vast majority of the course material applies to any medical writer, you may find that portions of this course are targeted more towards U.S. medical writers.
Just read what my students have to say:
It was an eye-opener as there was a lot to learn. The instructor delivered the lectures in an easy-to-follow format. - Maureen O.
I found Alex's course to be helpful to find potential jobs. (I found one!) The reference section and powerpoint were extremely helpful as a medical profession who hasn't made presentations in awhile! - Courtney D.
Lots of great information-- like drinking from a fire hose. It's helpful to be able to back up and review parts that went by too quickly or that I didn't see because I was taking notes. - Therese G.
Alex is an excellent presenter, the course is comprehensive, and I learned a lot of tips and tricks, and things I would not have considered. It was very useful to me as a clinician exploring medical writing as a career. Excellent value for money. Great work and thank you. - Greg T.
Who this course is for:
- Healthcare professionals or students interested in becoming a medical writer.
- Scientists or students with a background in the life-sciences fields.
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.