About AMWA

The association's mission is to promote excellence in medical communication. Through an extensive educational program, various publications, and unparalleled opportunities for networking, AMWA encourages and enables medical communicators to extend their professional expertise. Learn more About Us.

About Medical Communications

What is medical communication, and what do medical communicators do? Where do they work, and what do they earn? AMWA provides information about the field of medical communication, support to break into the profession, and opportunities to hone your skills.

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What's New at AMWA?

Be the first to become Medical Writer Certified (MWC™)
Bring your professional expertise to the forefront by earning the MWC™ credential. The first certification of its kind, the MWC™ demonstrates that you possess the foundation of knowledge required for medical writing. More.   

Participate in the 2015 Salary Survey

Let's talk money! The 2015 AMWA Salary Survey is open to all medical communicators. Available now through May 15.

Support AMWA

For 75 years, AMWA has been the leading resource for medical communicators.
By making a tax-deductible contribution to AMWA, you become an important part of our legacy.


AMWA Lines of Communication

Welcome to AMWA's blog, Lines of Communication. Discover new posts here on the homepage, or visit the Lines of Communication main blog page to find more!

  • What Do YOU Make?

    Salary is usually a taboo topic. No one wants to let others know what he or she makes. But admit it, you want to know what other people make, right? Well, you have to give a little to get a little, so open up and participate in the 2015 AMWA Salary Survey. In the end, you will know what your colleagues make, yet all individual information will be anonymous and confidential. It is a win-win, if you ask me.

  • Read all about it! EMWA, AMWA, and the new CORE Reference

    Last year during my presidency I spoke and wrote about an exciting partnership between the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and AMWA: the Budapest Working Group (BWG). The BWG just issued an important press release and I wanted to share it with you right away. Click here to read all about it!

  • #givingtuesday

    December 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday. But any day is a great day to make a tax-deductible, secure online donation to AMWA! Give back to the organization that is The Resource for Medical Communicators--you will get so much in return!

AMWA Journal

The AMWA Journal is a nationally circulated, peer-reviewed publication that aims to be the authoritative, comprehensive source of information about knowledge, skills, and opportunities in the field of medical communication worldwide. The AMWA Journal is the official publication of AMWA and is delivered quarterly to AMWA members as a member benefit. 

AMWA Freelance Directory

The AMWA Freelance Directory is a searchable online directory of freelance medical writers.  AMWA members working as freelance or contract medical communicators may choose to list their services in the directory. Employers can easily search the listings for the medical communicators to meet the needs of any project. This free, convenient online directory is an essential tool to find the perfect freelancer.


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Join us for a special 75th anniversary celebration at the end of the 75th Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.