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In this presentation, Brandon May, freelance medical writer and owner of May Medical Communications, LLC, describes 5 types of medical writing.

Read the blog post that accompanies this slide deck at http://maymedcomm.com/5-different-types-of-medical-writing/

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5 Different Types of Medical Writing

  1. 1. 5 Different Types of Medical Writing BRANDON MAY MAY MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC WWW.MAYMEDCOMM.COM
  2. 2. What is Medical Writing?  Medical writing is a highly specialized form of technical writing  Niche field  Features several profitable sub-niches  Each of sub-niches produce different types of content  5 Types of Medical Writing:  Medical News  Continuing Medical Education (CME)  Manuscripts  Regulatory Documents  Patient Education
  3. 3. #1 - Medical News  Concise journalistic-style stories that summarize the latest findings in clinical research  Can be short and sweet, or they can be feature stories  Conference coverage  There’s a need for many medical writers to write medical news  Medical news is great intro for a new medical writer
  4. 4. #2 - CME  Physicians require CME credits to keep credentials updated  A CME program addresses current “gaps” in knowledge  To address these knowledge gaps, a CME medical writer might help create:  Needs assessments  Slide decks  Literature review articles  Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) - http://acehp.org/
  5. 5. #3 - Manuscripts  Pharmaceutical, medical device, CME, and biotechnology companies publish articles in medical journals on a regular basis  Manuscripts are the draft form of these articles that are submitted to medical journals  Writing and submission  Author–approved outline  Regular meetings with authors
  6. 6. #4 - Regulatory Documents  Type of technical writing required by regulatory agencies  Pharmaceutical companies need regulatory writers to write:  New Drug Applications, Clinical Study Reports, Investigational New Drug Applications, Common Technical Documents, and more  Most formal, relies less on creativity and more on concise facts  Challenge for some writers  The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) – http://www.raps.org
  7. 7. #5 - Patient Education  Less formal and simpler in its use of terminology  That doesn’t mean patient and consumer education is easy to write – far from it!  Easy to digest and use simple terminology
  8. 8. Should a Medical Writer Specialize?  Specialization allows a writer to focus and become an expert  Despite this narrow approach, there’s still plenty of work  Variation may make some writers happier  Medical writers are detail-oriented and can understand medical and scientific concepts no matter the therapeutic area
  9. 9. May Medical Communications, LLC  May MedComm, LLC, is a full-service medical communications company, providing freelance medical writing services for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, contract research organizations, hospitals, medical news publications, and CME companies across the globe.  If you’re looking for a freelance medical writer for your next project, email brandon@maymedcomm.com.
  10. 10. Thank you!

In this presentation, Brandon May, freelance medical writer and owner of May Medical Communications, LLC, describes 5 types of medical writing. Read the blog post that accompanies this slide deck at http://maymedcomm.com/5-different-types-of-medical-writing/

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