About Medical Communication
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Medical communication is the development and production of materials that deal specifically with medicine or healthcare.


AMWA members are medical communicators who write, edit, or develop materials about medicine and health. They do this by gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting information in a manner appropriate for the target audience.  Professional medical communicators have communication expertise, awareness of ethical standards, and health care knowledge.  
  
Materials prepared by medical communicators, collaborating with others or working independently, include the following:
   
  • Patient education brochures, news articles, website content, and books for the general public
  • Journal articles and continuing education monographs for health care professionals
  • Regulatory documents for government agencies
  • Grant proposals for research scientists and institutions
  • Sales training and marketing materials for the pharmaceutical industry
           
     

Professional medical writing support helps authors and sponsors to disclose their research in peer-reviewed journals and scientific congresses in an ethical, accurate, and timely manner, with the ultimate aim of advancing patient care. 

 

The best way to learn about medical writing, build your skills, make useful contacts, and explore career opportunities is to join AMWA and get involved with its regional and national activities.  AMWA's mission is to promote excellence in medical communication and provide educational resources in support of that goal.

 

For those interested in becoming a medical writer, our Toolkit for New Medical Writers offers useful information on how to start a career in this career. 

 

 

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phone:  240. 238. 0940
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