Upgrading from general to medical writing on the company dime
June 11, 2012 12:16 PM Subscribe
My employer is offering to help me train up to become a professional-calibre English-language medical writer. What resources are available to help me?
posted by Shepherd to Education (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I live in the province of Quebec, in Canada, and have a 15-year history in professional non-medical writing (everything from long-form journalism to fiction to ad copywriting). I'm about a 90-minute drive from Montreal and 2.5 hours from Québec City. Ottawa isn't an impossible distance, nor are most things in the U.S. northeast.
I'm happy to consider things that need doing outside of company time, but frankly, I'm learning this for the job and feel that it's appropriate to pursue this on the job – or at least get a full day out of it. So I'm especially interested in distance education and/or conference/seminar opportunities. Mentoring is definitely something I'd like to consider as well.
The best solutions are ones that give me some sort of tangible CV-boosting accreditation.