4 rockin' reasons to enroll

Here's what makes our courses a cut above the rest and a perfect fit for you.

  • Super short videos - so you can learn anywhere, any time. Nano-learning for the win!

  • Get feedback from your teacher - ask any questions at any time, and get detailed feedback on any course assignments.

  • Lifetime access - so you get access to all new content, including the answers to questions that other students have asked.

  • Join our Medical Writer Directory with a link to your LinkedIn, portfolio and website.

  • Translate your clinical knowledge into a remote-working skill

    Learn how to put your clinical knowledge to good use as a confident medical writer and discover a world of remote working opportunities.

  • Save time

    Information, guidance, and community. Your one-stop shop to becoming a medical writer. You won't need to waste time looking anywhere else.

  • Lifetime access

    You get lifetime access to the course and resources, including all future updates. You'll be part of a wonderful community of people looking to achieve the same goals to help support you and boost your confidence when you need it most.

Fundamentals of medical writing

Course content

    1. What you will learn

    2. Copywriting assignment

    3. Resources to look forward to

    4. What is medical copywriting?

    5. How do you get started in medical copywriting?

    6. What is search engine optimisation (SEO)?

    7. SEO is best friends with these...

    8. SEO is not just about keywords

    9. 3 steps to make your content SEO friendly

    10. Let's get with the times!

    11. What is a blog post?

    12. Snazzy headlines

    13. Body copy: Flawless introduction

    14. Body copy: The meaty bit

    15. Body copy: A strong ending

    16. What is social media marketing?

    17. Why you need to take advantage

    18. Your fail safe formula for ANY content

    19. Know your limits: Characters and word counts

    20. Emojis and symbols

    21. Why consistent style leads to engagement

    22. Why pictures need text too

    23. Hashtags and keywords

    24. Ask your audience

    25. If in doubt - check and reference!

    26. Pick a platform

    27. What is print copy?

    28. Print size and word count limits

    29. Keeping in line with the ABPI Code

    30. What is web copy?

    31. Landing page formula for success

    32. Award winning real life example

    33. Your go-to website for accessibility

    34. Key webpages to focus on

    35. Get instant wins with THIS...

    36. The dynamic trio you need to sell ANYTHING

    37. User interface copy

    38. Finishing touches for your footer

    39. Top tips for web copy

    40. Create a short piece of copywriting using the resource pack provided

    41. Top tips to help you complete your assignment

    42. Get your bonus course: Medical writing skills for beginners

    43. Live session notes

    1. What you will learn and resources

    2. What is SEO

    3. Why do you need to know SEO

    4. Helpful websites for SEO

    5. Easiest way to maintain SEO

    6. SEO pyramid part 1

    7. SEO pyramid part 2

    8. Search demand curve

    9. Marketing funnels

    10. TOFU

    11. MOFU

    12. BOFU

    13. Loyalty

    14. What is link building

    15. Different types of links

    16. On page SEO part 1

    17. On page SEO part 2

    18. Off page SEO part 1

    19. Off page SEO part 2

    20. Off page vs on page SEO summary

    21. How SEO applies to social media

    22. What is Google SERP

    23. Where to put your key words

    24. What is Schema

    25. Top tips for smartphone friendly content

    26. What is SEO keyword strategy

    27. 3 core types of content

    28. What you need before you write

    29. How to find key words

    30. 2 ways to find key words

    31. SEO demo - Tool 1

    32. SEO demo - Tool 2

    33. SEO demo - Tool 3

    34. SEO demo - Tool 4

    35. Key word competition and key factors to consider

    36. Organic vs paid - pay per click (PPC) marketing

    37. How long should a key word be

    38. Anchor text

    39. Topic clusters

    40. Rich media

    41. Thin content

    42. Duplicate content

    43. Buyer personas

    44. Search intent

    45. How to track SEO performance

    1. Key takeaways and resources to look forward to

    2. What is regulatory medical writing?

    3. Examples of regulatory medical writing

    4. What is a regulatory board?

    5. Who does the ABPI Code apply to and what does it cover?

    6. How does the ABPI Code tie in with the law?

    7. Why does the ABPI Code exist?

    8. The ABPI Code

    9. These are BANNED phrases or words

    10. What promotion is, and examples of promotion

    11. Promotion and social media

    12. Examples of promotional writing and recommendations

    13. Medical writing fonts

    14. What you MUST include in a promotional medical writing piece

    15. Stage one: Desktop research

    16. Stage two: Drug development “R&D”

    17. Stage three: Marketing

    18. SEO is not *just* for content and copy

    19. Use SEO in line with the ABPI Code

    20. What is done in-house?

    21. SEO is not *just* about keywords

    22. Live session notes

    1. Introduction

    2. What you will learn

    3. Resources to look forward to

    4. The pressure to make progress

    5. Work life balance

    6. Long term goals and quality of life

    7. Rule 1: Does perfect balance exist?

    8. Rule 2: How to set stepping stones

    9. Rule 3: Does money matter?

    10. Rule 3: What matters more than money

    11. Rule 4: Micro goals

    12. Rule 5: Is a routine necessary?

    13. Rule 6: Can you say no?

    14. Rule 7: Can you go on holiday?

    15. Your desk setup

    16. Eye care and breaks

    17. How to handle stress

    18. How to hit pause on social media

    19. Reach out if you need help

    20. You should NEVER do this

    21. Have you thought about this?

    1. How to create a website introduction

    2. What you will learn

    3. Course assignment

    4. You want to own your work

    5. You will understand the internet better

    6. How to get started

    7. What is your domain?

    8. How to choose your domain

    9. How much is a domain?

    10. What is a host and how do you choose one?

    11. Create your first page

    12. The 4 key pages you need

    13. Home page and menu

    14. It's all about the data: behind the scenes

    15. What are pages?

    16. How to create a page

    17. What are posts?

    18. Alternatives to creating your own website

About this course

  • £1,185.00
  • 377 lessons
  • 5.5 hours of video content

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Victoria Kinkaid

I found this course really useful for starting out in medical writing! I really enjoyed how everything was in video format and these videos were short to keep you engaged. There are plenty of useful resources included too! A MUST for anyone who wa...

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I found this course really useful for starting out in medical writing! I really enjoyed how everything was in video format and these videos were short to keep you engaged. There are plenty of useful resources included too! A MUST for anyone who wants to commence a career in medical writing!

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  • What will I learn in the course?

    Everything you need to know to become a medical writer as a beginner, whether you want to enter the role with no experience, or you want to switch career. You will also have the opportunity to get your work published, create pieces for your portfolio, and learn how to pass writing tests and interviews.

  • Who can do this course?

    This course is for you if you have a science degree or are a medical professional. You can be a pharmacists, doctor, dentist, vet, nurse, paramedic or other allied healthcare professional. If you have a science degree such as a Bachelor of science (BSc), Masters or PhD then you can also take this course.

  • Can I get a job after I complete this course?

    We have helped many people get jobs using the content we are sharing within this course. If you need help to get a job, we do offer a consultation service and can work with you one on one for an extra helping hand to support you in finding a job.

  • Will this course help me get clients?

    We have helped many people get clients using our knowledge that we’re sharing with you in this course. We give you a game plan, direct message and email templates, and many more resources to help you pitch yourself as a medical writer to clients and potential employers. You will also be part of an exclusive community where we can link you up with clients and share job opportunities.

  • Who is teaching this course?

    Hass and Virginia, who are two pharmacists from the UK with Masters degrees who became medical writers and now work remotely while living abroad. As Hass and Virginia are in different time zones, we can accommodate you for live sessions wherever you are in the world. If you miss a live session, it will be recorded and you can email us any questions you have.

  • What kind of course is this?

    We know that life can get busy sometimes, and we want this course to fit around you. We’ve designed this course to includes a collection of videos that you can watch at your own pace. We have weekly live sessions where you can ask us questions directly. So if you’re watching a video and have questions about what you’re learning, jot them down and bring them to the session. You can also email us the questions before a live session so we can answer them while you’re there. If you choose to do the course without live sessions, we will give you feedback on your work, and you are welcome to join our exclusive community.

  • Will I get a certificate after completing this course?

    You will get a certificate after completing this course from both of us at the Write Clinic. Although the course is not a formal qualification, the content is based on real-life best practices of medical writing and the extensive experience of healthcare professionals Hass and Virginia.

  • Will I have access to the course after I finish it?

    You will have access to the course after you finish it, as it is lifetime access. This also includes all updates to the course, and resources in the community.

  • Does this course come with a community?

    We do have an exclusive community for the people who pay to join this course. You can work through all the assignments with other students and get lifetime access to the community, including all the resources we post within it.

  • What is the Medical Writer Directory?

    The Medical Writer Directory is a page on www.writeclinic.com which has an inclusive list of medical writers from all over the world. Once you complete the course, you will have a listing in the Medical Writer Directory with your name, and links to your LinkedIn profile, medical writing portfolio and website.

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Your teachers for this course

Virginia Chachati

A pharmacist turned medical writer with tremendous experience in creating courses and educating new and upcoming medical writers. Highlights include writing for the NHS, online doctors and producing award-winning website copy for a hospital in Central London.

Hass Thwaini

A specialist clinical pharmacist turned medical writer, honing close-to-a-decade of experience within the healthcare industry. Hassan has worked with a number of healthcare brands, from small independent clinics to world-leading pharmaceutical companies.

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