A Career Conversation With the Accidental Medical Writer

PORSCHIA PARKER | March 18, 2019

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Are you familiar with the medical writing profession? If not, you could be missing out on one of the most flexible and rewarding careers in life sciences. A few months ago, we spoke with seasoned recruiting professionals and profiled the top 10 non-traditional careers for life science professionals. Medical writing and communication was highlighted as an interesting career option on the list. We recently interviewed Cyndy Kryder, the current President of the American Medical Writers Association, to find out more about the field.

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