Getting into Medical Writing

Getting into Medical WritingMembers

Chair:  Evguenia Alechine      Co-chair:  Clare Chang

Group members:

  • Peter Llewellyn
  • Namrata Singh
  • Alexandra Sanfins
  • Francesca Capellini
  • Virginia Chachati
  • Raquel Billiones
  • Sarah Hopwood
  • Claire Gudex
  • Barbara Bartolini
  • Ivana Turek
  • Zoya Ashabi
  • Abe Shevack (Ambassador’s programme collaborator)  

GIMW group objectives

The aim of the Getting into Medical Writing group is to support new EMWA members in smoothly and successfully starting their career path as medical writers.

The GIMW group meets virtually every month. 

If you are an experienced medical writer interested in contributing to creating resources for new EMWA members and aspiring medical writers, please contact Evguenia Alechine at

If you’re new to medical writing, keep an eye on upcoming activities run by this group that will be announced via EMWA’s newsblast, the web page and on social media. 

GIMW group activities

Running monthly online calls to organise new activities and resources

Organising the GIMW session at EMWA conferences

Creating resources for new EMWA members and aspiring medical writers

Supporting new EMWA members and aspiring medical writers

Working in collaboration with the Ambassador’s programme

Medical Writing journal

If you want to share your experience getting your foot in the door with new EMWA members, you can contact Ivana Turek and publish an article in the Getting Your Foot in the Door section of the journal.

If you’re an aspiring medical writer and you want a chance to get feedback on your writing and showcase your writing skills with the community, you can contact Evguenia Alechine and publish your first article in the My First Medical Writing section.

Upcoming events

Open & virtual session on September 23
EMWA is pleased to offer a fully virtual Getting into Medical Writing open session. In this session, experienced medical writers and EMWA members will present and discuss the vast career path of medical writing and how EMWA can help you achieve your professional goals in this rewarding career path.
This 3-hour session will cover the basics, starting with an introduction to medical writing, networking opportunities, how to navigate EMWA and its offerings, and the upcoming autumn conference in Riga, November 22. Aspiring/new medical writers will have the chance to network with other medical writers, ask questions, and connect with colleagues. 
This is a great opportunity for those who are not yet members of EMWA. So share with your network and spread the word!
When: Friday, September 23rd, 2 - 5 pm CET
Non-members of EMWA should create an account to register for the event. Keep in mind that the event has limited capacity. Once it's full, the registration will close automatically.

Past events

Joint PV SIG and GIMW Meet & Share

On June 9, 2pm CET, we will have our joint GIMW and PV SIG Meet & Share entitled "Demystifying pharmacovigilance writing for new and aspiring medical writers”.

We will discuss: Introduction to pharmacovigilance (PV) writing, how to get a PV writing role as a fresh graduate, experience sharing from aspiring, new, and experienced PV writers, and more.

This will be an interactive session with a chance for aspiring or new writers to ask questions. email to receive your registration invite.

June GIMW Group Open Meet & Share

On June 23, 6 pm CET, we will discuss soft skills and transferable skills from academia that you can leverage to successfully get into medical writing. We will also discuss how these skills can improve your CV/resume and LinkedIn profile and how to use them in strategic ways. We warmly welcome all new and aspiring medical writers to join this discussion. Save the date and email to receive your registration invite.

Resources for new medical writers

A Career in Medical Writing

New career guide for medical writers (draft, in review).