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    INFORMATION

    The following third-party resources are worth exploring further if you want to work in medical communications (MedComms) in the UK:

    Specialist jobs board:

  • NextMedCommsJob

    Professional bodies:

  • ABPI
  • EMWA
  • HCA
  • ISMPP
  • SfEP

    Industry news, views and information

  • Pharma Executive
  • PharmaFile.com
  • PharmaTimes
  • PMLive
  • pharmaphorum

    Free version of Medical Writing Careers, a themed issue of The Write Stuff from EMWA, published March 2011


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    MedComms Networking is an informal initiative, led by Peter Llewellyn of NetworkPharma, encourages networking and dialogue amongst individuals working in and around specialist medical education, medical communications and medical publishing businesses primarily based in the UK.

    Please help spread the word and, if you are already working in MedComms, sign up for our weekly newsletter by emailing Peter Llewellyn.


    Related Sites

    European CME Forum

    Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp)

    KeywordPharma

    A Day in the Life of MedComms

    MedComms Forum

    MedComms WorkBook

    NetworkPharma tv

    NextMedCommsJob

    The Publication Plan

    STARTING OUT IN MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS

    Medical communications (MedComms) agencies provide consultancy services to the pharmaceutical industry to help raise awareness of medicines via education and promotion. Read on if you want to know more about a career in medical communications in the UK. On this page you will find our free careers guide as well as videos from MedComms Specialists, a map and directory of all the UK offices of MedComms agencies, news of upcoming careers events and reports from previous events. To stay in touch and to be alerted about relevant events and news, simply sign up to our newbies email list If you have any questions at all, anytime, please contact Peter Llewellyn.

    Webcasts | AudioBoos and Videos |Directory and Map of office locations | Events


    WEBCASTS...

    Introduction to Careers in Medical Communications (MedComms)
    Recorded 16 January 2014, Oxford, UK

    This unique series of free webcasts provides a valuable introduction to career opportunities in Medical Communications (MedComms).

    These recordings were made on 16 January 2014 in Oxford, at a MedComms Networking Careers event.

    You will find other, older but still relevant, webcasts from previous events at NetworkPharma.TV

  • Anna Palmer, Darwin Healthcare Communications
    The agency perspective; what we do, how we do it, what we look for in a new staff, and the training and career opportunities ahead.

    WEBCAST:

  • Mina Varsani, Freelance MedComms Specialist
    Been there, done it, got the tee-shirt. Life in MedComms.

    WEBCAST:

  • Karen Kent, Windhorse MedComms Services
    Tricks and tips for gaining that elusive first job.

    WEBCAST:


  • IN THEIR OWN WORDS...

    We've asked a number of MedComms specialists, using their own style and words, to explain their work and to pass on tips to people looking to start a career in medical communications.

    Christina Untersperger is a Trainee Medical Writer at Caudex Medical and in this AudioBoo, recorded at the MedComms Networking Careers event in Oxford on 16 January 2014, she talks about how she made the journey in to MedComms and her experience of the job so far.

    AUDIOBOO:

    Cleo Hall is an Associate Medical Writer at Darwin Healthcare Communications and in this AudioBoo, recorded during the Day in the life of MedComms initiative on 12 June 2013, she talks about her experience so far of the MedComms business.

    AUDIOBOO:

    Stephen Moore is a Trainee Medical Writer at Caudex Medical and in this AudioBoo, recorded during the Day in the life of MedComms initiative on 12 June 2013, he tells us about his day to day work in MedComms.

    AUDIOBOO:

    Jane Tricker is a Freelance Medical Writer and in this AudioBoo, recorded during the The Day in the life of MedComms initiative on 13 June 2012, she talks about how she made the journey in to MedComms and her experience of the job so far.

    AUDIOBOO:

    Nigel Eastmond is a freelance medical writer and consultant, trading as Eastmond Medicomm, and here he talks about his background and his day-to-day work in medical communications.
    Recorded May 2011, Derbyshire, UK

    VIDEO:

    Ken Sutor is an accomplished medical writer with 15 years of experience in healthcare communications and he started his own business, trading as Ascendancy Medical Writing, in 2010.
    Recorded May 2011, Cheshire, UK

    VIDEO:


    Google map showing offices of MedComms agencies around the UK and Ireland.


    View UK and Ireland Map of MedComms Agencies in a larger map here which also includes a clickable listing of all the agencies on the map. So you can search the map by location or by agency name.

    Additional maps are available as follows: [Asia-Pacific region map of MedComms agencies] [Mainland Europe (ie excl. UK and Ireland) map of MedComms agencies] [North America (USA) and Canada map of MedComms agencies] - please note these are all a work in progress. Please get in touch if you spot errors or omissions. Additional maps are being developed to cover other regions of the world because unfortunately a bug in Google Maps restricts the number of places you can usefully list on any one map.


    UPCOMING EVENTS... UPCOMING EVENTS...

    We now run annual events in Oxford, Manchester and London and details of upcoming events are always listed here as soon as they are confirmed. If you sign up to our email alert you will automatically hear about new events but also about new entry level job vacancies, internships and other relevant information.


    CAREERS WORKSHOP - 19-20 MAY 2014 - OXFORD

    This will be the seventh time we've run this 2-day workshop with funding from Oxford University and the support of several leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry hear from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We are able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.

    Venue: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PA

    Please note applications for this event have to be made through Oxford University, and that applications from outside Oxford University are welcomed. A modest charge is made to delegates from outside Oxford University.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    LUNCHTIME CAREERS EVENT - 1 JULY 2014 - LONDON

    Everyone is welcome at this, our fifth London careers event, which we are delighted to be presenting in association with the University of Westminster. Anyone who is looking to understand career opportunities in MedComms is welcome. Once again we will have an enthusiastic audience of mainly post-docs and PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and from other institutions and organisations further afield, who will meet with a number of MedComms professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.

    Venue: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

    This event is free of charge for delegates to attend.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    PREVIOUS EVENTS... PREVIOUS EVENTS...

    Below are links to reports of previous careers events some of which include copies of the presentations to download.


    15 April 2014 - Lunchtime MedComms Careers Session, Manchester University

    [Post-event report here.]


    16 January 2014 - Lunchtime MedComms Careers Session, Oxford University

    [Post-event report here.]


    10 July 2013 - Lunchtime MedComms Careers Session, London

    [Post-event report here.]


    20-21 May 2013 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    [Post-event report here.]


    24 April 2013 - Lunchtime MedComms Careers Session, Manchester University

    [Post-event report here.]


    10 January 2013 - Lunchtime MedComms Careers Session, Oxford University

    [Post-event report here.]


    13 July 2012 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Institute of Education, London

    [Post-event report here.]


    24-25 May 2012 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    [Post-event report here.]


    8 March 2012 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Manchester University

    [Post-event report here.]


    9 January 2012 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Oxford University

    [Post-event report here.]


    15 July 2011 - MedComms Careers Session, Institute of Education, London

    [Post-event report here.]


    23-24 May 2011 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    [Post-event report here.]


    10 January 2011 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Oxford University

    [Post-event report here.]


    5 July 2010 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Imperial College, London

    [Post-event report here.]


    24-25 May 2010 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    [Post-event report here.]


    11 January 2010 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Oxford University

    [Post-event report here.]


    11-12 May 2009 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    [Post-event report here.]


    12 January 2009 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Oxford University Post-Docs

    [Post-event report here.]


    1 July 2008 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Oxford University Post-Docs

    [Post-event report here.]


    17-18 April 2008 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    [Post-event report here.]


    18 December 2007 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Manchester University Post-Docs

    [Post-event report here.]


    11 July 2007 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Oxford University Post-Docs

    [Post-event report here.]

    WHAT ELSE?

    Can we help you find that elusive entry level job in MedComms?

    Read what successful candidates have had to say here.


    Starting out in Medical Communications
    is sponsored by Windhorse MedComms Services and Darwin Healthcare Communications.


    Email Alert

    If you would like to be alerted about new information and events aimed at people interested in a career in Medical Communications (MedComms) in the UK, please sign up here.


    From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications, written by Dr Annick Moon, Published by NetworkPharma

    Updated 2014 careers guide, From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications


    Windhorse MedComms Services

    Entry-level Consultancy and Recruitment

    Windhorse MedComms Services offers a specialist recruitment consultancy for scientists and academics wanting to move into medical communications. This is a new service within the med comms industry set up specifically to support entry-level candidates.

    [FIND OUT MORE HERE]


    Darwin Healthcare Communications


    Aspire Scientific Ltd

    Looking for paid work experience in MedComms/medical writing?

    Aspire Scientific Ltd offer paid work experience to talented and suitably qualified UK-based individuals who have or are working towards a PhD. If you would like to find out more, then please email Jane Woodrow, with a copy of your CV and, to showcase your writing skills, a 250-word summary of your current research focus.


    MedComms companies featured in the updated 2014 careers guide, From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications:

    Adelphi
    Amiculum
    Aspire Scientific
    Axon
    Choice Healthcare Solutions
    Darwin Healthcare
    Envision Pharma Group
    Excerpta Medica
    Facilitate
    Fishawack Group
    Havas Life Medicom
    Highfield Communication
    InScience Communications
    Insight Medical Writing
    KnowledgePoint360
    McCann Medical Group
    Nucleus Group
    Oxford PharmaGenesis
    PAREXEL MedCom
    Porterhouse Medical
    Prism
    Virgo Health Education
    Watermeadow

    [DOWNLOAD CAREERS GUIDE HERE - PDF FORMAT]


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