Getting into Medical Writing



Evguenia Alechine


Clare Chang

Group members:

  • Peter Llewellyn
  • Namrata Singh
  • Alexandra Sanfins
  • Francesca Capellini
  • Virginia Chachati
  • Raquel Billiones
  • Sarah Hopwood
  • Claire Gudex
  • Barbara Bartolini
  • Ivana Turek
  • 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. 

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

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

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