This is one of the most common questions we get asked throughout our courses, and the answer is rather simple:
🏖Medical writing is an umbrella term used to describe a number of written processes used to help make medical information more available to both the public and healthcare professionals.
🏥Yes, having a background in healthcare can be of tremendous benefit, but it doesn’t mean that you necessarily need a healthcare degree to get into medical writing.
🧪People of a science background are well in the know about all there is to do to research, find accurate information, and articulate that information in a way that makes sense to the reader.
💊And, the good news is that medicine and science are pretty intertwined.
So, if you know your science, there’s a pretty high chance you’ll get to grasp many medical terms rather quickly.
If you’re a scientist, researcher, or PhD, and have the following traits:
1) You find joy in continuous education
2) You’re a literary wizard and love all things writing
3) You know how to research and find credible information
4) You’re ready to take your career in a new and exciting direction
Then you may be the ideal candidate for a medical writing role.
The only difference? You’ll be replacing your Bunsen Burners and test tubes with laptops and notepads, and you’ll switch your environment from lab to home office.
P.S. On the topic of Bunsen Burners, do you remember what your favourite experiment during chemistry class was?