Medical Writing & Pharma

Hey ChatGPT? Tell Me a Story

By Jeanette Towles / January 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Hey ChatGPT? Tell Me a Story

We asked ChatGPT to tell us a story about a medical writer; here’s what it got right and what it got wrong. Like many of you, when ChatGPT appeared in the news recently (mainly in reference to stories about students misusing the technology), I was curious. There have been many times in recent years when…

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Building a Training Curriculum for Business Education

By Synterex / November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Building a Training Curriculum for Business Education

Business skills matter. Download this poster, presented by Synterex at the 2022 American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) conference, or scroll down for a text-only version. Background Managers need the ability to orchestrate a company’s resources in a way that balances value proposition against cost and other multidisciplinary dynamic factors. Because medical writers tend to learn…

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Dealing with Difficult People

By Synterex / November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Dealing with Difficult People

Difficult people exist in any profession. Download this poster, presented by Synterex at the 2022 American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) conference, or scroll down for a text-only version. Sooner or later, you’ll have to work with someone whose personality clashes with yours. They may be a coworker, a client, a vendor, a boss, or a…

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Checklists for Medical Writers

By Synterex / November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Checklists for Medical Writers

Checklists are a great tool. Download this poster, presented by Synterex at the 2022 American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) conference, or scroll down for a text-only version. We have a complicated job. Every day there are new tasks to manage, learn, and get right. No matter how much experience and training you have, relying on…

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What Does a Regulatory Project Manager Do?

By Synterex / August 31, 2022 / Comments Off on What Does a Regulatory Project Manager Do?

If you work for a team that tackles complex tasks, you are likely familiar with the benefits of having a project manager. Project managers ensure that the team achieves its goals within the given budget and time constraints. But do you know what a regulatory project manager is, and how their specialized expertise can help…

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Meet Synterex’s 2022 Medical Writing Internship/Fellowship Recipients

By Synterex / June 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Meet Synterex’s 2022 Medical Writing Internship/Fellowship Recipients

Each year, Synterex is proud to welcome students and postgrads to a medical writing internship or fellowship. Our current intern, Alex, and our current fellow, Katelyn, answer some questions about the experience so far. What is your educational background? Alex: I am a rising senior at Clark University, currently studying for a major in Biology…

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Key Takeaways for the Medical Writer from FDA’s Public Meeting: Supporting the Future of Rare Disease Product Development

By Jeanette Towles / February 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Key Takeaways for the Medical Writer from FDA’s Public Meeting: Supporting the Future of Rare Disease Product Development

FDA’s public meeting on February 24th left no uncertainty as to the future direction of drug development in rare disease: Patient-centric approaches that incorporate patient and caregiver input at all levels to ensure that clinical trial endpoints are robust and meaningful; and Utilization of patient data (registries, cases, natural history, and real world evidence) to…

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Defining ‘Medical Writer’ in a Job Description When the Role Defies Definition

By Jeanette Towles / February 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Defining ‘Medical Writer’ in a Job Description When the Role Defies Definition

When you look at job descriptions for medical writers, have you noticed that, regardless of the size of the hiring company, you end up with an array of interpretations of the role? Here are some examples: Medical writers may or may not write briefing books, write or review labels, or assist in regulatory responses Medical…

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