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#022A: Medical Writing Training Programs: Teaching the Next Generation of Regulatory Medical Writers


  • Kim  Jochman, PhD

    Kim Jochman, PhD

    • Senior Principal Medical Writer
    • Merck & Co., Inc., United States

    Kim Jochman is a Senior Principal Medical Writer at Merck. She has a Ph.D in biological psychology and has been a regulatory medical writer since 2007, with experience across a broad range of document types, development phases, and therapeutic areas. Kim is passionate about training, mentoring, and process optimization. In her current role, she leads a variety of training, technical, and strategic initiatives to maximize the quality and efficiency of the authoring process. These include developing and conducting trainings on lean authoring & data interpretation, creating a training program for brand new Medical Writers, and supporting the structured content authoring program at Merck.

  • Julia  Forjanic-Klapproth, PhD

    Julia Forjanic-Klapproth, PhD

    • Senior Partner/President
    • Trilogy Writing & Consulting, Germany

    After receiving her PhD in Developmental Neurobiology, Julia became a medical writer in 1997. In 2002, she co-founded Trilogy Writing & Consulting, a company specialized in medical writing of regulatory documentation. She is now Senior Partner and CEO, and continues to bring her enthusiasm and experience to client projects, writing a wide array of clinical documents. She has been President of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), is an experienced trainer of medical writers, and runs workshops for EMWA. AMWA, DIA, and pharma companies around the world.

  • Linda  Yih

    Linda Yih

    • Senior Director, Medical Writing Services
    • Parexel International, United States

    Linda Yih is a Senior Director in Medical Writing Services at Parexel International. As the global lead for People Development, Linda focuses on professional development and retention of writers as well as managers. She is decentralized in CT, USA.