Cheeky Scientist | Medical Writing Organization

Medical Writing Training For PhDs

Transition Into A Top Medical Writing Position In Industry

Here's What You'll Learn


Medical Writing Hiring
The complete workflow of how to get hired into a Medical Writing position, including building your portfolio and acing writing and editing tests.

Industry Specifics
Insider information of the medical writing industry, including the types of positions available and how to build relationships with professionals in the field.

Career Progression
Insider information on climbing the career ladder as a Medical Writer including essential skills you must master and what this looks like in different industries.

Private Mentorship
Exclusive access to a private group of Medical Writers currently working in the industry across the globe.

Position Map
Access to listed and unlisted Medical Writing positions, including information on freelancing and setting up your own business.

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From the MWO Program Leader

The program gives you access to a network of experienced medical writers and, unlike other programs, is exclusively focused on PhDs and their unique transition struggles.

"The Medical Writing Organization was born from the need to provide PhDs with a comprehensive and tailored program to nail a successful career in medical writing. We worked hard to put together a very advanced but easy-to-follow program. The program goes in depth into every aspect of the unique medical writing hiring process -including hands on writing and editing tests- as well as all you need to know to stand out in the crowd and climb your career ladder. The program gives you access to a network of experienced medical writers and, unlike other programs, is exclusively focused on PhDs and their unique transition struggles. MWO is run by medical writers with experience in different fields. If you have a PhD and want to become a medical writer, this program is for you."

Evguenia Alechine, Ph.D. MWO Program Leader & Science Communications Specialist

About The Program

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The career prospects for Medical Writers are very favorable. With current trends towards more disclosure and publication of biomedical research results, the demand for Medical Writers is increasing. Not only that, this position is a proven stepping stone to management level promotions or transitions into other industries such as regulatory affairs, clinical research and even marketing. Medical Writing positions can be found in a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sectors. The position also comes in many different flavors, such as editing, regulatory writing, journalism, medical communication and translation. The biggest misconception regarding Medical Writing positions is that it's an 'easy' transition for a PhD given their time spent writing their thesis and submitting journals articles for publication. This is not true. In reality, you must leverage many transferable skills in addition to proving your ability to communicate through writing and editing tests. The Medical Writing Organization by Cheeky Scientist will provide you with a solid foundation for your medical writing career. That’s because this course sheds light on everything from where to begin your job search to how you can prepare for the interview process. If you fully leverage your training we are confident that you’ll be one step closer to joining the ranks of medical writing professionals.

What People Are Saying

The CSA Medical Writing Organization (MWO) collection of writings, authored with transitioning scientists in mind, is truly an insightful and informative resource for anyone thinking about a career in medical writing.

Anand Devasthanam, Ph.D.

"The CSA Medical Writing Organization (MWO) collection of writings, authored with transitioning scientists in mind, is truly an insightful and informative resource for anyone thinking about a career in medical writing. It describes with vivid clarity that communicating science to a diverse audience is at the crux of medical writing. Dispelling the notion that medical writers spend all day writing, it clarifies that progressing in the field requires building experience in client communication, working with multiple stakeholders (scientists, physicians, quality, regulatory, legal) and leading document development in a cross-functional environment. The MWO collection also showed me that medical writers are committed to professional development, mentoring and positively representing medical writing to both internal and external customers. This recourse is definitely a keeper that I will recommend for anyone interested in breaking into and growing within the fascinating world of medical writing."

Anand Devasthanam, Ph.D., Medical Writer II, Parexel

MWO program provides accessible informative content at a reasonable price while offering access to other experts in the same fields.

"After reviewing the Medical Writer's program, I am very impressed with the scope and the detailed information of the modules. It gives a broad overview of the Medical writer opportunities and will help with choosing the right career path for many graduates worldwide. MWO program provides accessible informative content at a reasonable price while offering access to other experts in the same fields. After completing my Ph.D, I have transitioned straight to a Medical writer role and I couldn't be happier to choose this career path. Every day helps me grow both personally and professionally. I am sure this program will help sharpening your creative minds to grow and achieve your dreams! Success comes to you when you take the first step and this should be yours if you want to have a better understanding of Medical writers' career path."

Vidhi Thakkar, Ph.D., Medical Writer, Smith & Nephew

Vidhi Thakkar, Ph.D.

The content presented in the CSA's Medical Writing Organization (MWO) is exactly what I could have used two years ago when I first became interested in a career in medical writing.

Robyn Marty-Roix, Ph.D.

"The content presented in the CSA's Medical Writing Organization (MWO) is exactly what I could have used two years ago when I first became interested in a career in medical writing. While I've recently transitioned into a senior medical writer role, it took me a few years to make the jump into a writer position. I have no doubt that if MWO was available a few years ago, I would have secured a medical writer position from the start. Not only do the MWO modules describe the various medical/science writing positions and their deliverables, the interview and writing test preparation modules were spot on compared to my interview experience. The opportunity to get feedback on writing test examples is invaluable. And while I'm currently working as a medical writer, the content is applicable to me now because it provides content on building relevant skills and provides information on professional organizations to further aid in training."

Robyn Marty-Roix, Ph.D., Principal Medical Writer, Boston Scientific

I wish the MWO was around when I was looking! It would have saved me a lot of time!

"Considering that medical writing is such a large and diverse field, MWO covers the topic both in depth and breadth. I have learnt so much about other fields of medical writing beyond my own (regulatory writing). You learn about the target audiences, companies and niche areas and functions that medical writers can explore and further develop – some of which are also relevant for those already in the field and would like some future directionality. In addition to the fundamentals, you also learn about the industry in different regions, how to make yourself more visible for potential employers, and learn tips on how to interview and tackle medical writing tests. I wish the MWO was around when I was looking! It would have saved me a lot of time! "

Clare Chang, Ph.D., Associate Manager in Medical Writing, dMed Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Clare Chang, Ph.D.

I really enjoyed reading the description of a medical writer's day-to-day in their own words!

Mansi Khanna, Ph.D.

"I wish this material was available to me when I was job hunting! The material is very focused, easy to read and follows an organic order. It covers a wide range of topics, yet very in-depth. There are a few things I particularly enjoyed. First, the Medical Writer's Lifestyle module. I really enjoyed reading the description of a medical writer's day-to-day in their own words! It was very convincing and a great way to validate the topic being discussed. Second, the Medical Writing Skills Module. Here, there is an excellent graphic on the required skills broken down into the categories of: Transferable, Medical Writing, and Additional. Finally, Applying for a Medical Writing Job Module: I love the Cheeky stories! The personal touch is very valuable! Also very valuable are the list of resources in the various modules that prospective and even established writers can avail of in terms of professional bodies, courses and books."

Mansi Khanna, Ph.D., Regulatory Writer, Synchrogenix

I appreciated the practical tips and hyperlinks to references, useful reading materials, websites and courses.

"The Medical Writing Organisation provides a really comprehensive view of the field of medical writing (sensu lato), which is useful for aspiring writers hoping to transition, as well as existing writers wanting to improve and progress in their careers. I like that it's written in a personalised perspective for PhDs coming out of academia and helps them find their ideal spot within the broad field. I appreciated the practical tips and hyperlinks to references, useful reading materials, websites and courses. All this was nicely underlined with testimonials from actual medical writers, which gave it more real-life flavour."

Sonia Vyskocilova, Ph.D., Associate Medical Writer, Ashfield

Sonia Vyskocilova, Ph.D.

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