FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Self-review skills for medical writing success

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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 Eleanor Steele, independent medical communications consultant and training specialist.

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.

Eleanor Steele is the MedComms Mentor. With over 15 years’ experience of medical writing and leading teams of writers, she is well-placed to deliver the training you need to succeed as a medical writer. She has used her experience to develop a practical and flexible approach to training and mentoring, suitable for supporting medical writers at any career stage. View Eleanor's LinkedIn profile here.

Aim and content

During this workshop, Eleanor will train participants hoping to become medical writers on how to approach writing and reviewing their own work so that their content is of a high standard.

The workshop will be focused on developing practical skills. It will include tips and tricks to help you ace medical writing tests, but will also be relevant for your future career as a medical writer

The full programme is below.

Learning objectives

After the workshop, participants should be more confident when developing and reviewing written content across a variety of formats, and understand the standards required within MedComms agencies.


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


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

Secrets from the MedComms Mentor’s content development and reviewing process. Learn how to limit errors while writing and hone your self-review skills.

10.50 BREAK

Part 2

Tips for self-reviewing different types of document. Understand your individual reviewing strengths and weaknesses, and how you can use both to your advantage.

12.00 BREAK

Part 3

Making a plan for targeted and efficient self-review to ensure your work reaches the required standard without needing to take forever.


Informal discussion about careers in MedComms – Peter Llewellyn of NetworkPharma

13:00 FINISH

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