What does a Medical Writer do?

Medical writers are the unifiers between scientific medical knowledge and written communication for various institutions including hospitals, academic medical centers, or pharmaceutical companies. They often follow one of two paths: scientific medical writing or non-scientific or marketing medical writing. Medical writers translate drug trials and medical study findings as well as clinical data to put into presentations to regulatory documents and for medical journal abstracts that are distributed to a professional audience.

Medical writers focus on writing the advertising copy, news releases, and educational materials for general audiences. They work alongside doctors, scientists, and other relevant health professionals to develop their content and create information that is distributed to patients including leaflets or pamphlets or websites and educational materials which include slides and posters. Medical writers need a minimum bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in journalism or English and experience in health and science writing as well as fluency about regulation and approval within the medical field.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Medical Writer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹5,54,062 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹3L
Median: ₹6L
₹11L
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PPDPPD
Medical Writing Manager
24 Oct 2019

“Good systems and resources”

Porterhouse MedicalPorterhouse Medical
Medical Writer
3 Feb 2021

“Long hours only if absolutely necessary (but doesn’t anyone professional pull it out of the bag if needed?).”

Quotient SciencesQuotient Sciences
Medical Writer
19 Aug 2019

“I often have to work late and feel like my salary is not reflective of my work.”

AbbottAbbott
Medical Writer
22 Jan 2021

“Professional development opportunities are great.”

IndegeneIndegene
Medical Writer
10 Sep 2019

“This puts tremendous pressure on the few resources who demonstrate the ability to work on the project.”

AshfieldAshfield
Senior Medical Writer
16 Jun 2021

“Good investment into career development and plenty of training opportunities.”

IlluminaIllumina
Marketing Science Writer
26 Jun 2020

“Great opportunities for career growth and development.”

Q² SolutionsQ² Solutions
Medical Writer II
4 Sep 2020

“Limited career ladder and continually understaffed.”

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