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FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Kickstart your medical writing career

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This specialist workshop is for anyone applying for an entry level job in MedComms. It is subsidised by the Sponsors of FirstMedCommsJob.

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This is a FirstMedCommsJob Workshop, run online using the Zoom platform and led by Sarah Nelson, independent medical writer and coach.

These workshops, which build on the extensive, free, information resources at First`MedCommsJob.com, will enable participants to better prepare for their interviews with the MedComms agencies. And to learn and participate in the same way as face-to-face workshops, without facing the cost of travel and accommodation.

They include short PowerPoint presentations and interaction through exercises, discussion, breakout sessions for small groups and pairs, and opportunities for asking questions and making comments throughout. 

Attendees will be sent details directly for the Zoom meeting a few days before the start of the workshop.

All attendees will receive a certificate of completion and have their name recorded here.

Note: Numbers are strictly limited to ensure maximum engagement for the attendees.

Timing and breaks

The sessions start at 09:30 and finish at 13:00 UK time. We will be online from 09:20 to troubleshoot any IT issues. However, even the keenest of participants in the most engaging virtual workshops can only sit in front of a screen for so long! So, rest and refreshment breaks are scheduled during each session, with time at the beginning and end for introductions and final questions.

Sarah Nelson PhD is a medical writer and coach from Green Pen Solutions. Sarah has been a medical writer for over 13 years. In her previous position as an editorial director in a MedComms agency, Sarah hired many medical writers and has valuable insight into the interview process. Her current role focuses on helping medical writers find success in their careers. Participants will work through an example writing test during the workshop. Unfortunately feedback on other writing test applications cannot be provided during the workshop. Please contact Sarah Nelson if you are interested in 1:1 coaching which includes feedback on individual’s writing. View Sarah's LinkedIn profile here.

Aim and content

The medical communications industry continues to grow and offer multiple opportunities for science graduates. Medical writers are in especially high demand.

Medical writing is a rewarding career but getting a foot in the door can be difficult. It’s disheartening to apply for job after job without feedback to maximise your chances of success.

This half-day workshop is designed to give you valuable insight into what MedComms agencies are looking for in entry level candidates:

In part 1, participants will learn what to expect from pre-interview writing tests and gain expert tips on writing a successful submission.

In part 2, participants will prepare for the interview and learn how to highlight the right experiences, strengths and skills that agencies are looking for.

The full programme is below.

Learning objectives

After the workshop, participants should be more confident when applying for medical writing positions within MedComms agencies.

Preparation

No preparation is required before this workshop, however you are encouraged to explore the information resources provided, free of charge, at FirstMedCommsJob.com.

Programme:

09:30: Introductions and using the Zoom interface

Zoom: screen setup and how to participate by chat, non-verbal communication, polls and breakout rooms

Part 1: How to ace the medical writing test

Learn what to expect from pre-interview writing tests and gain expert tips on preparing a successful submission.

11.00 BREAK

Part 2: How to stand out during the interview

Prepare for the interview and learn how to highlight the right experiences, strengths and skills that agencies are looking for

12.15 BREAK

Q&A

Informal discussion about careers in MedComms – Peter Llewellyn of NetworkPharma

13:00 FINISH

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