Medical Writing Resources

Are you looking for a way to get into medical writing? Maybe you aren’t sure where to start, or even how to get started, for that matter.

That's why we've curated this page of medical writing resources. With posts that show you the how and where to find opportunities, courses to help you sharpen your skills, links to professional organizations, as well as further readings, you are sure to find what you need here.

This page was designed to be useful to clinicians, new medical writers, and clinicians looking for a nonclinical option to add to their careers.

Medical Writing Guide

A collection of articles on medical writing

Medical writers seeking to add new skills to help stand out in a competitive market can find courses for consideration at affordable prices. I recommend going into a course with a clear objective to reduce risk of information “collecting dust.” 

We also have some links pointing towards well-known and reputable professional medical editorial societies. These are small, tightly-knit communities that are so worthwhile to join. In addition to the personal value, most also have generous resource libraries to help jump start your career in medical writing.

We invite you to discover how your involvement in this quiet but influential field can benefit the healthcare industry, your profession, your patients, and of course, yourself.

Medical Writing Courses

Stanford's Online Science Writing Course

  • A completely online, self-paced course
  • From Stanford University; this course takes about 24 hours of your time to complete
  • The deadlines are flexible and you can purchase with or without the option of a certificate
  • Great for beginners
Online Science Writing Course by Sanford University

Nascent Medical Communications Online Medical Writing Course

  • A completely online, self-paced course that covers the basics of how to find freelance medical writing opportunities
  • Great for early-career medical writers or clinicians looking to start medical writing
New Paid Survey Panel MD for Lives
Clinicians Who Register for MDForLives Survey Panel Earn an Instant $20 Bonus

Medical Writing Books

Featured Book
shared by a reader

Publishing Your Medical Research

Publishing Your Medical Research by Daniel Bryne, faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Modern MedEd reader. 

Thanks for sharing with the community, Daniel!

View the Slideshow Presentation of Publishing Your Medical Research on Slideshare

Favorite Platforms

Oakstone Today

We like their CME products, so we promote them as much as possible here.

We also like the folks there and appreciate another platform that'll hear what we have to say.

Oakstone Board Reviews

Physician NonClinical Careers Podcast


A free blogging and monetization platform with the technical stuff done for you.

Our Medium publications are generally shorter versions of our original works found here. We do not make any serious attempt to monetize them, but Medium dose impose a limit on free articles for non-paying members.

If you want to support us, signing up for a paid Medium membership through our invitation link helps us out.

Medium Logo


Real medical cases from the healthcare professionals who managed them.

This is a great platform for medical education, sharing knowledge and experience, and turning doom scrolling into, well…something less negative.


Professional networking online for clinicians. Like all social networks lately,  combatting misinformation is a challenge, even when one might expect the members to know better.

Useful for sharing career highlights with colleagues, as well as sharing our latest articles and works related to medical writing. 

The free suite of tools (Dialer, Fax, etc) are a nice draw and quite useful to be honest.

Doximity Logo

LinkedIn (personal)

I use LinkedIn in a similar way to Medium, at least when it comes to creating content and publishing.

The difference is that LinkedIn is completely free to use. Feel free to send me a connection and maybe give Modern MedEd a follow while you are there.

LinkedIn (company)

We've got a small but growing following!

Feel free to connect with me personally and follow Modern MedEd if you feel so inclined. Thanks!

Medical Writing Guide

Here's a Quick Way to Get into
Medical Writing

Medical writing for healthcare professionals and those with a scientific background can be a lucrative area of work. Learn how to become a medical writer and start earning extra income outside of patient care while improving it at the same time.

medical writing

7 Steps to Take to Become a Successful Medical Writer

Learning how to become a medical writer – a successful medical writer – can be a challenge for anyone. Medical writing is a popular aspiration for healthcare professionals seeking a nonclinical career. This post will guide clinicians and other aspiring medical writers through seven steps to help you get started.

Read More »
HARO For Clinicians

A Public Relations Tool for Clinicians

Many healthcare professionals like to keep their heads down and do good work. However, that comes with at least one major drawback: a public relations challenge. In this article, you'll learn about one simple tool that makes public relations for clinicians insanely easy.

Read More »

Quickly & Easily Find CME
Based on Your Learning Preferences

(18 modailties found)

Click the icon or title to go straight to the most relevant section of the website for that particular CME format.

Audio CME Courses

Listen to your CME while pretending you've found the secret to multitasking.

Clinical Decision Support CME

Experience next level CME with AI-powered clinical decision support tools.

CME Conferences

Miss CME meetings? Take a look at some real-life (and virtual) CME events!

CME with Gift Card Rewards

CME with gift cards and other rewards to stretch your CME allowance further than ever.

Medical Calculators that Earn CME

Earn CME credits at the point of care for using the tools you already know and trust.

Medical Spanish CME Tutoring

Take your communication to the next level and increase access to care for entire communities.

CME Subscriptions

Pay once, access CME for two or three years in dozens of specialties. Updates included.

Online CME Activities

Now that you know you don't HAVE to travel for CME anymore, why would you?

Psychedelic CME

Stay ahead of the game with the latest research in psychedelic medicine. Patients will be asking.

Procedural (Hands-On) CME

Learn essential procedures from home with the same professional materials more cost-effectively.

Question Bank CME

Engaging board-style vignettes with CME credit that adds up quickly and easily.

Travel CME

Learn about essential updates from somewhere you've never been before.

Unlimited CME Credits

Earn all the CME credits you could possibly need (or want) from one CME purchase.

Wilderness CME

Enhance your medical survival skills by practicing in real-life environments with experienced instructors.

Video CME

Visual learners have more options than ever for finding quality CME that speaks to their style.


Learn stuff. Ski. Repeat.
Get paid for claiming "SKI-M-E" credit.

CME Cruises

Earn CME on a river. Or earn CME credits at sea. Don't forget to claim your "SEA"-M-E.

Augmented Reality CME

Give it a few years and it'll be cool.
Just you watch.

Our CME Values: Quality Certified

We work with independent CME providers that do not accept industry funding.

ANy CME we recommend meets the following standards:

Providers not meeting these standards may be mentioned for sake of completeness or topic relevance.
Our relationship will be clearly disclosed.