Prepare to pass the Exam

It is never too early to start preparing for the exam. You may start preparing before you apply, but you will need to be approved to sit for the exam before you can register to take the exam. 

Content Outline

Reviewing the Examination Content Outline is a great way to begin preparing for the exam. 

The Content Outline can help you assess your knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas that will be tested in the Medical Writing Certification Examination.

All exam questions relate directly to the knowledge, skills, and abilities linked to the 5 domains of the content outline (Gathering, Evaluating, Organizing, Interpreting, and Presenting). 

Preparation Resources 

The Medical Writing Certification Examination covers broad aspects of medical writing. Even experienced medical writers may find it necessary to complete a review of areas within the field for which they are less familiar. 

Watch the video Earning The MWC®: What You Need to Know to help you prepare. 

See Appendix 3 of the Applicant and Candidate Handbook for representative examples of questions that will be on the certification examination.

A select list of additional resources is available in the Applicant and Candidate Handbook.

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