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
Medical writing

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
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Medical Writing Books

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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!

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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.

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Physician NonClinical Careers

Medium

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.

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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.

Doximity

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.

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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.

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