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The Medical Writing module is designed to familiarize medical communications professionals with the preparation of written responses to specific drug information questions.

Feedback from Our Participant(s)

I have found these modules to be indispensable for any individual in the role of a Medical Communications Professional (MCP) in the pharmaceutical industry, whether they be new to this role or a more seasoned colleague.  I recommend this program be incorporated into a Medical Communications training plan for all MCP team members, as it covers the foundation work processes of a MCP's role very nicely.  As a seasoned MCP myself, the modules were very helpful to identify how we are currently practicing, and where improvements could be made based on following the industry's best practices as it relates to medical communications.  Also of great value, the ability to earn ACPE credit as a pharmacist as well as the opportunity to receive a DIA Medical Communications Certificate upon completion of all 9 modules, really adds credence to embarking on this educational opportunity as a "no-brainer".

Featured topics

  • Industry regulatory guidelines
  • Editing and writing abstracts
  • Principles of concise writing

Who should attend?

New medical communications professionals

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to better perform the following functions:

  • Explain the regulatory guidance that governs industry-generated written responses
  • Describe the anatomy of a complete written response
  • Revise an abstract for accuracy, completeness, grammar, and brevity
  • Write an abstract (< 400 words) of a clinical study in a clear, concise fashion

The module takes an average of 2.0 hours to complete. (Note that this is an average time. People learn at different rates, and they explore resources and examples at different paces.)

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